Training is within reach of Sooke region volunteers

Whether you are already a volunteer or considering volunteering, check out the local training being offered at the volunteer centre

hether you are already a volunteer, considering volunteering, or even just plain curious, check out the local training being offered under the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre’s Recruit, Retain and Retrain project.

The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Free Lunch and Learn opportunities means this training fits everyone’s budget. Discounts are offered to volunteer centre members, with further discounts when two or more volunteers from a non-profit organization register for the same workshop.

Travel subsidies are available for residents from Beecher Bay to Port Renfrew who are travelling 20 kilometres or more.  If there is enough interest, Sooke Region Volunteer Centre will bring training to the regional communities.

Topics range from board governance and fundraising to volunteer management and Memorable Meetings.

The Lunch and Learn series runs on the first and third Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the volunteer centre office, starting Sept. 22.

Two hour week-day afternoon and week-day evening workshops will be supplemented with the occasional four hour or full-day Saturday opportunities.  For the full schedule, please go online to sookeregionresources.com/calendar-events.

In addition to increasing the skills of existing volunteers, the volunteer centre is looking to engage people in new and improved ways.  If you are not already volunteering, though have considered it, the centre wants to know what is holding you back.  Are there training or education opportunities you believe would give you the confidence to take action?

If you haven’t done so already, please complete our short online survey at tiny.cc/lvmqyx

To find out or share information please contact Marlene Barry, coordinator, at sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com, check out the website at sookeregionresources.com, or stop by the office at the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way on Tuesday or Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

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