Letter: Clarifying volunteer centre

Volunteer centre co-chairs explain laundromat survey

Thank you so much for the article on the Sooke Family Resource Society (SFRS) laundromat survey and the volunteer centre committee progress (Jan. 18/12). This is just one paragraph which we feel needs clarification.

Sooke Region CHI partnered with CASA to obtain the grant for hire a coordinator. The umbrella concept is to provide support, training and networking opportunities for the over 160 non-profit organizations and societies in the Sooke region.

Additionally, it will support volunteers and assist making connections between volunteers and groups who need volunteers.  However, the VC will not be managing or coordinating volunteers within each organization.  That will still be the responsibility within each organization.

Marlene Barry & Jodie McDonald

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Co-Chairs