Volunteer Alberta: VSP Funding is here to help

Volunteer Alberta

The costs associated with volunteer screening can be a burden for many organizations. VSP Funding is here to help.


With the Government of Alberta’s support, the Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations to support Vulnerable Sector Checks as well as organizational development in the area of volunteer screening.

Looking for screening resources and templates? Check out our Education & Training page.

Volunteer Screening Development Grant

The Volunteer Screening Development Grant is designed to support the development of effective screening practices and processes. The grant provides up to $3,000 to support nonprofit organizations facing resource and capacity challenges in the area of volunteer screening. Eligible organizations must work with vulnerable populations and engage volunteers in approved positions of trust or authority.

Approved applicants for the Grant must participate in foundational learning by attending the webinar, Screening Volunteers In. Not Out. Approved applicants will receive an access code to participate in this webinar for free and can attend the webinar after submitting the application.

And new for 2020, approved applicants will have an opportunity to connect with and learn from their peers in a community of practice pilot!

Volunteer Screening Development Grant applications for 2020 are now open!

Please review the Volunteer Screening Development Grant eligibility criteria before applying.