Volunteer Administrators Network to launch February 5 in Cornwall

The United Counties of SDG building as it appeared in 2017, with stucco-covered Visitor's Centre (former Warden's Residence) visible at the left side of the frame. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SDG — A new network for administrators, managers and coordinators of volunteers for the SDG, Cornwall and Akwesasne region (SDGCA) is launching on February 5. The purpose of the network is to provide support to volunteer administrators through sharing of knowledge and best practices. 

“Our objective is to enhance volunteer experiences in SDGCA, foster volunteer engagement to improve retention in our organizations, collaborate as a network to bridge volunteer gaps, and to share best practices and strategies on volunteer recruitment and on-boarding,” says Carilyne Hébert, Executive Director of the Social Development Council (SDC). The network is being formed and supported under the SDC’s umbrella. 

The Volunteer Administrators Network (VAN) will meet eight times a year. These meetings will each focus on an important topic in the volunteer world such as volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition and much more along with an opportunity for members to network. The first meeting taking place on February 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Benson Center will focus on the impact of criminal record checks on volunteer recruitment. Representatives from both the Cornwall Police and the OPP will be speaking to the matter. 

Membership to the network is free. To get your ticket for this inaugural meeting please visit https://vanmeeting.eventbrite.ca.

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