National Volunteer Week: Recognizing volunteer impact

Many non-profit organizations in our community will host activities to recognize the difference that volunteers make in their organizations.

So what are you doing to celebrate National Volunteer Week? Here are some events to consider.

If you are working with groups of volunteers, why not attend the free workshop to become certified in using Volunteer Canada’s new volunteer experience recognition program.

The PREB website will help you identify skills and tasks accomplished using human resources terms understood by potential employers.

You save time and produce professional references that your volunteers who are job hunting or advancing in their careers can use with their resumes.

The PREB certification training will be held Tuesday, April 8, from noon to 1 p.m., at Kelowna Community Resources, 120–1735 Dolphin Ave. in Kelowna. Register at www.kcr.ca. Bring your own lunch and we will provide a sweet treat.

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Do you like to chat on the phone? Do you know a volunteer you would like to thank?

Then come on down to the Okanagan Heritage Museum to access the VOLUNT-HEAR HOTLINE sponsored by Volunteer Canada and Investors Group.

Dial 1-855-372-5077 toll-free and leave a national message. Give your name and community, the name of the volunteer you are honouring and describe what they did to make an impact in your life.

Your message can be downloaded from Soundcloud and we encourage you to share these stories through social media.

The VOLUNT-HEAR HOTLINE will be open at the Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue, on Saturday, April 12th between 11 am and 3 p.m.

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Do you volunteer as the director of a board for a nonprofit organization?

Because of the collective leadership of boards, many people in our community are fed, clothed and housed. They connect with counselling, recreation, health, places of worship and so many other resources that strengthen them as individuals and families.

Attend the Board Impact Forum on April 14  from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rotary Centre for the Arts to learn more about the collective impact you help make and meet other board directors to share ideas.

The Board Impact Forum will explore The Influence and The Issues through a moderated panel with time for entertainment, dessert and networking.

Seating is complementary, registration is recommended through www.kcr.ca, Community Services, ‘workshops and training’.

Many non-profit organizations in our community will host activities to recognize the difference that volunteers make in their organizations.

Join the crowd and celebrate National Volunteer Week.

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