Volunteers: Scouts need volunteer commissioner

Do you enjoy seeing young people develop in positive and exciting ways?

Do you enjoy seeing young people develop in positive and exciting ways?

Do you have an unfulfilled dream to make a difference for others?

Do you find reward in being outdoors?

Growth in the youth membership of Scouts Canada is creating a need for enthusiastic and energetic people in support and leadership roles. Scouts Canada is looking beyond as well as within its membership for the right individual.

If the three questions above apply even slightly to you, consider volunteering for this position: area commissioner for the Central Okanagan (Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country).

The area commissioner is the chief volunteer for Scouting in the communities of the Central Okanagan, working closely with a team of volunteers and staff, and is responsible for supporting more than 570 youth and adult members.

The focus of this job is networking with people, connecting the right individuals to necessary tasks and roles, then supporting, motivating and inspiring them to achieve results.  A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated is essential.

Typical roles and/or responsibilities may include but are not limited to membership management, communication, program support and evaluation and volunteer recruitment and development.

The ideal candidate will be a motivating team builder, an organization developer, and be able to register as a member of Scouts Canada.

This volunteer position requires 16 to 20 hours per month on average and is supported with role specific training. It is beneficial that the commissioner has a flexible time schedule and the support of their family.

This role includes an expense budget, web meeting software and telephone conference tools.

If this volunteer position appeals to you, please forward your cover letter and resume to Will VanDelft via email: will.vandelft@shaw.ca, or to Warren Edis at wedis@scouts.ca.

For further information go to www.signaturesites.ca/volunteerscoutscanada.

Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre. Go to www.kcr.ca for other volunteer opportunities in the Central Okanagan.

250-763-8008, ext 24



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