Volunteers …Taking the Next Step
Prince George, B.C.- Residents of Prince George have already proven this city is home to many who like to volunteer. Those who became known as the “Green Jackets” during the 2015 Canada Winter Games showed the volunteer spirit is alive and well in this community.
Volunteer Prince George is offering a series of workshops to help some who like to volunteer learn more about moving up in the ranks. There is lots to learn if someone wants to be a board member of a non profit society or wants to find out about sources of funding for the various projects and programs offered by so many non profit societies in the community.
Sarah Foot is the General Manager of Volunteer Prince George and says the workshops are a way for many organizations to develop succession planning “If an organizations takes time to invest in its volunteers so they can take that next challenge, then they will find they ( the volunteers) will remain with that organization.”
Volunteering isn’t just about showing up to help says Foot “It’s about bringing passion and enthusiasm, bringing those skills you already have and training to develop new skills.”
There are four workshops in the series set for this fall says Foot “The focus is on Board basics, in order to ensure their society is meeting all the standards needed in British Columbia.”
Foot says lots of people start off helping out for a few hours, but as their experience grows, they start seeking out leadership positions “These workshops will give them an idea of what it’s like to be on a Board in a leadership position.”
The sessions will feature people who already have Board experience and can offer tips and advice to those looking to move up.
“It is so exciting the Prince George is such an incredible giving community” says Foot
Registration for one or more of the sessions has to be completed by September 15th. Registration forms are available by clicking here.