Presenter: Lisa Mort-Putland, Executive Director, Volunteer Victoria
In the last six months tens of thousands of volunteers were furloughed from formal volunteer programs while tens of thousands of new volunteers entered the volunteer marketplace because they were furloughed from their paid work. Shifts, challenges, and opportunities are abundant and many of us in the volunteer sector are wondering “what is next?” In this conversation and virtual workshop we will unpack how COVID-19 impacted volunteerism in the short-term and explore how the non-profit sector might respond to new shifts, expectations, trends, and realities for the long-term. What tools are available to help us plan forward? And how will we say goodbye to the practices and traditions that will not survive on the other side of COVID-19?