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Volunteers …Taking the Next Step

Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 5:53 AM

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.


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