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Issue No. 13/February 14, 2015

Issue No. 13 | February 14, 2015

In this issue:

  • SRVC meeting Wed. Feb. 18th, 2015 5:30 - 7:30
  • Welcome to our newest members
  • Grantsmanship Tips Evening
  • Further on the Non-Profit Training Series in Sooke
  • HeroWork is looking for New Projects!
  • Part-time Office space for rent.
  • Plan H newsletter
  • Job Opportunities

 

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre monthly meeting

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 at the Sooke Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way.  We will be discussing this year's budget and up-coming training opportunities.

Bring food to share if you can.  Everyone is welcome.  Members are encouraged to bring their challenges and concerns for discussion.

 

 

Welcome to our newest members:

  • Sooke Fall Fair Association
  • Transition Sooke

 

 

 

Grantsmanship Tips Evening

Something special for Sooke's non-profits!  Sooke Region FoodCHI and Sooke Region Volunteer Centre invite you to an informative evening learning approaches and tips to how to source out successful partnerships funding grants.  The money is out there, how can we all bring more of it to our communities?  Rrepresentatives from the Victoria Foundation and VanCity Foundation will join us for the evening.  We need your help - tell us what topics or questions you would find helpful.  

For more information and to participate please complete the on-line survey here or contact us at sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com for a Word document version.  Please complete this survey by February 28.

 

Further on the Non-Profit Training Series in Sooke

April 11, 2015 - Overview of marketing, including social marketing, promotion and communications – What is the difference and how they each benefit non-profit organizations
Finding out what you need to know (research, audience, situation analysis, media and channels)
Proactive public relations (how to develop news releases; identify appropriate media; distribute through key channels)
April 18, 2015 - Introduction to social media (how to use, what to use, time commitment)
Looking the part and insider info - grammar and style, etc; communications tips and challenges
Other (You can add more topics if you wish, and let others provide suggestions of what they would like to learn).

April 15th, 2015 - Individual meetings to follow-up on topics covered and to provide custom feedback.

We would like to hear from you.  Where could you use a hand up?  Are there common needs and gaps.  With your input we can be sure to tailor the workshops to your needs.

Not a member but would like to participate and learn?  Membership is just $25.00 per year for any not-for-profit group or organization. Contact us at 250-642-6364 Ext. 235 or email sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com

 

HeroWork is looking for new projects!

If you haven't heard of this group you need to!!  The HeroWork Program Society organizes modern-day versions of old-fashioned barn raisings for worthy charities who own their building or land. Called Radical Community Renovations, these renovation events are fast-paced, leadership-driven events that bring people, communities, and companies together.


HeroWork is looking for new projects in 2015 and 2016. If you are a registered charity, you own your building, and your space needs a renovation you do not want to miss this amazing opportunity. HeroWork provides the supplies, the volunteers, and the passion to make a difference. Contact 
paul@herowork.com or call (250) 590-4221.

 

Part-Time Office Space for Rent

The Sooke Region Volunteer Centre rents space in the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre 2 half days per week.  The space has additional availability and includes many services.  If you are a non-profit organization, especially one with a youth/child focus, and are looking for part-time space, please contact us at sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com for further details.

 

BC Health Communities - Plan H Newsletter:

Listing promising initiatives underway throughout the province, such as the activities by their PlanH Healthy Communities Capacity Building (HCCB) Grant Recipients.  Also information for Health Community Municipalities.

 

Job Opportunities

Canadian Blood Services is seeking a part-time Volunteer Coordinator. Position is a .80 FTE, $22.95 per hour. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Please visit www.blood.ca/en/job-seekers for more details.
  

Pacifica Housing is seeking a part-time Director of Human Resources and Administration. This position is primarily accountable for human resource management, fund development and corporate development. As a member of the organization's Leadership Team the Director is accountable for participating in strategic and operational planning decisions as well as expanding and enhancing the public profile of the organization. For full posting details and application instructions please visit our website.
 

Pearson College Advancement is looking for a Manager Annual Fund & Stewardship. Full job description is available on their website. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@pearsoncollege.ca

 

The Burnside Gorge Community Association is seeking one part-time Out of School Care Leader as well as multiple on-call positions. Position is approx 10 hours/week, $14/hour. This posting will remain open until the positions are filled. Full job description and application details are available on our Employment Opportunities page.

 

The YMCA-YWCA of Greater Victoria is seeking an Emergency Response Counsellor. Job description is available. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Monica Legge: mlegge@victoriay.com 
 

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is looking for a part-time, volunteer executive director to manage daily operations. The Centre promotes independent living for people with disabilities through its core programs of information and referral, peer support, employment and community development. Ideal for newly retired person. See www.drcvictoria.com for more information.

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