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After a three year hiatus due to COVID-19 Kings Volunteer Resource Centre will once again be hosting a symposium focused on the interests of volunteers, organizations that involve volunteers and board members. This full day symposium will be held at NSCC Kingstec Campus on May 17 from 9:00-3:15. The day will include a keynote presentation, workshops and networking opportunities over lunch.

The theme of the symposium is, “ Embracing Our Lessons Learned From Covid-19”.  COVID-19 presented new opportunities for voluntary organizations to serve individuals and communities as well as highlighting some challenges that need to be addressed. The key note speaker, Annika Voltan, Executive Director of Community Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) will address this theme. The theme will be further developed in workshops on advocating for social justice, recruiting volunteers, supporting diversity, adapting and collaborating to address uncertainty, the efficiencies implemented by the Red Cross during  COVID-19, and protecting and promoting human rights.   

Participants can register for two workshops (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) so organizations may want to send several representatives to ensure that they access all the available information provided at the symposium.

Pre-registration for this event is required at a fee of $10.00 (including lunch). Information about lunch options for those with dietary restrictions is available when registering. Registration for the Volunteer Symposium is being processed through Eventbrite at

Keynote Speaker...


Kings Volunteer Resource Centre is happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for our 5th Volunteer Leadership Symposium is Annika Voltan of  Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia.

Annika Voltan is the Executive Director of Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS), where she works to develop the capacity and influence of the community impact sector. She was previously the Executive Director of Inspiring Communities where she worked to help grow the field of systems change through fostering activities related to nesting social change initiatives, evaluation and learning. Annika has experience working across federal and provincial government departments, academia and the business sector. She has a PhD in social entrepreneurship and has research interests in networks and social innovation. Annika has three young children and can be found exploring nature and the local craft beer scene.

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