Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


  • What will I have to show for my training? 
Apart from acquiring skills and knowledge, as well as confidence and contacts, you will receive an attestation if you attend the entire "Essentials" series. 
  • What do workshops cost?

All full-day training sessions are $100 per person, including lunch ($90 for organizations which are VBM Member Organizations). Half-day sessions are $50 per person ($45 for Members). 

  • Where do the workshops take place?

All sessions are held at the Volunteer Bureau of Montreal, 2015 Drummond Street, Suite 300, Montreal (Peel Metro). We are also able to offer you in-house training on the essentials of volunteer management, as well as many others subjects. Contact us at 514.842.3351 for more information. 

  • How long are workshops?

Full-day workshops begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Half-day sessions run from 9 to noon. Please arrive a few minutes early so that we can start on time. 

  • What do I do about lunch?

The VBM is pleased to provide a light lunch during full-day sessions. Coffee and other refreshments are served at all workshops. If you are vegetarian, please let us know at least a week in advance, so we can make proper arrangements. 

  • How many people will be in my group?

In order to provide an optimum learning environment, the VBM limits registration to 12 participants per workshop. 

  • Is my organization a VBM Member?

Memberships are valid for a year, ending June 30th. Your organization may join or renew its Membership at any time during the year. For more information, please contact us at 514.842.3351.

  •  What if I can't make it to a workshop?

If you are unable to attend a session for which you are registered, please notify us immediately at 514.842.3351. Note that we will charge a $20 administrative fee unless we are informed five working days before the workshop.

  • What if the workshop is cancelled?

The VBM reserves the right to cancel any session for which we have not received a minimum of six registrations. In case of cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

For further information, please contact us at 514.842.3351.