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Free "Lunch & Learn" Series

Lunch & Learn opportunities are free.  Bring your own lunch.  Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided by donation.

When:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays from September 22nd, 2015 - February 16th, 2016

            12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way

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

September 22 - The Changing Dynamics of Volunteering - Marlene Barry, SRVC Coordinator.  There's no doubt about it:  the dynamics of volunteering are changing.  The reasons people volunteer have not changed as much, though the how, where, and when's have.  If we learn to understand and even embrase these changes our organizations will struggle less and even prosper.

Come and find out about the newest statistics and stories.  Share your stories and network towards solutions.  Click here to register

October 6th - Learn about Team Building with Wii Machines - What is a Wii?  It is a games machine similar to XBox and Nintendo.  SRVC has purchased 4 WiiU machines, complete with the 32" TV and WiiFit machines.  These are for use by community organizations for events, fundraising, volunteer appreciation, team building, etc.  We will demonstrate the machines, encourage participants to try them out and look at the 'quick use' guides one of our techie volunteers has created. Click here to register

October 20th - Volunteer Management Overview - Maintaining a strong volunteer program can require some fine tuning to bring the right volunteers through your doors, and keep them engaged and offering their expertise. So what is the recipe for great volunteer recruitment and retention? Join Leanna Hill from Volunteer Victoria in this interactive workshop to learn more about promising practices in the field; and to begin the work of enhancing your own recruitment and retention strategies.  Participants will be able to:

  • Explain current Canadian volunteering trends and their implications on your own volunteer programs
  • Discuss volunteer motivation and its importance in recruiting & retaining volunteers
  • Analyse the profiles of specific target groups of volunteers for your organizations and how to recruit them
  • Discuss strategies for retaining your program’s volunteers
  • Build a next steps plan

Click here to register

About the Facilitator: Leanna Hill is passionate about community and the role that each individual plays in supporting a healthy community. Committed to lifelong learning principles, she has been facilitating workshops and leadership learning opportunities for over a decade, and she holds a Master of Arts in Leadership through Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Arts in French from SFU. She has many years experience working in community serving organizations, with much of that time spent supporting emerging professionals and youth in their leadership development and community engagement. In her various roles within the non-profit sector, Leanna has coordinated volunteers in schools, large-scale community events, and in community centres.

November 3rd - Getting your word out through Newsletters - Facilitator: Sheila Grant - As a child Sheila inherited some of her Dad's drawing talents but her interests were more on crafts than on drawings.
As a married young woman she became an RVer and she and hubby joined an RV club organization that needed a new volunteer to do their newsletter every two months. Knowing of her artistic interests, her hubby volunteered her, and before long she became a publisher of an RV magazine, learning as she went along.  Taking on other projects along the way, especially newsletters for other groups, keeps her life interesting!  Click here to register

November 17th - Self Advocacy - Learn about a new group in Sooke focusing on skill building to help you speak up for yourself effectively. Click here to register

December 1st - Silent Communication - Sooke Harbour Toastmasters presenters will talk about listening techniques and body language, and the strength of quiet observation.  Depending on your source of information, statistics indicated that between 50% and 80% of our communication is done through body language and inflection of voice.  No wonder society has so many challenges with on-line social connections.  Click here to register.

December 15th - Wii Play - More fun with WiiU-  Come play and explore the possibilities.  What is a Wii?  It is a games machine similar to XBox and Nintendo.  SRVC has purchased 4 WiiU machines, complete with the 32" TV and WiiFit machines.  These are for use by community organizations for events, fundraising, volunteer appreciation, team building, etc.  We will demonstrate the machines, encourage participants to try them out and look at the 'quick use' guides one of our techie volunteers has created. Click here to register

January 5th - More Team Building with WiiU -  Come play and explore the possibilities.  What is a Wii?  It is a games machine similar to XBox and Nintendo.  SRVC has purchased 4 WiiU machines, complete with the 32" TV and WiiFit machines.  These are for use by community organizations for events, fundraising, volunteer appreciation, team building, etc.  We will demonstrate the machines, encourage participants to try them out and look at the 'quick use' guides one of our techie volunteers has created.

January 19th - TBD - Tell us what you want to know.

February 2nd - Wii Build Teams - Come play and explore the possibilities.  What is a Wii?  It is a games machine similar to XBox and Nintendo.  SRVC has purchased 4 WiiU machines, complete with the 32" TV and WiiFit machines.  These are for use by community organizations for events, fundraising, volunteer appreciation, team building, etc.  We will demonstrate the machines, encourage participants to try them out and look at the 'quick use' guides one of our techie volunteers has created

February 16th - TBD - We are open to ideas.

More Information:  sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com or 250-642-6364 Ext. 235

 

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