About Karen Knight

Over 30 Years Experience

I have been providing volunteer recruitment, engagement and training for not-for-profit organizations for over 30 years.

My professional life has spanned many industries, working in both the private and public sectors in various leadership positions.

Through my passion for making a difference in the world, I have gained decades of experience in not-for-profits as a leader and a board member.

I served in Toastmasters International for over twenty-five years, in various roles up to District Director, where I was responsible for one of the largest Toastmasters districts in the world.

There, I had twenty leaders reporting directly to me, and another eighty reporting to them. All volunteers.


I currently serve as the President of the Board of Directors for the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association.

We help create opportunities for personal growth, healing, and connection through a shared experience with horses.

After many years working and volunteering with not-for-profits, I found that many leaders of volunteers have difficulty with aspects of their volunteer programs, whether that be in recruiting the right people, or assigning those people to roles that both support the organization’s mission and keep the volunteers enthusiastic.

Using hands-on experience, combined with the extensive studying and research I have completed in the field of volunteer recruitment, engagement and training, I help solve these challenges for not-for-profit organizations.

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