Volunteer training set for Vernon

Volunteer B.C. and the administrators of Volunteer Resources B.C. will present four workshops over two days

Provincial organizations are coming to Vernon April 12 and 13 to deliver training to local organizations that depend on the assistance of volunteers.

Volunteer B.C. and the administrators of Volunteer Resources B.C. will present four workshops over two days on screening and engaging volunteers, information on the new B.C. Societies Act, board governance, recruitment and management.

“Many organizations rely on volunteers, including our own,” said Lynn Belsher, executive director of the NexusBC Community Resource Centre, which is hosting the local training.

“We are bringing the training to Vernon as part of National Volunteer Week.”

A workshop being offered is on the changes to the new societies act.

“Organizations will need to make sure they are in compliance with all of the new regulations,” said Belsher.

The training will cover major changes and how to transition your organization without losing sleep.

Organizations struggling with board recruitment will benefit from the training as well, according to Belsher.

“Participants will learn new strategies and approaches to board governance, recruitment and management,” she said.

“Screening and engaging volunteers will be covered over two workshops. The first will help organizations to re-energize their volunteer screening and create effective interview techniques. In the second workshop, participants will learn how to engage volunteers so they feel satisfied in the work they do.”

Seating is limited to allow for interaction and conversation.

The training cost is $100 per participant.  Lunch is included both days.

To register for the workshop, go to www.nexusbc.ca or phone the NexusBC Community Resource Centre at 250-545-0585.