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Workshop helps groups create volunteer program

Fort Macleod groups are encouraged to attend a workshop Thursday, Sept. 22 designed to help them attract volunteers to their organization.
The Southern Alberta Sustainable Communities Initiative will host the workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pincher Creek.
The workshop is designed to help community service organizations design and deliver a compelling volunteer program.
The workshop will explore the motivations and expectations behind volunteering, potential barriers to volunteering, and possible solutions.
The workshop will also examine the essential qualities of the volunteer experience that ensure both the volunteer and the service organization achieve meaningful outcomes.
Participants will work through a design process in which these learnings are applied to the situation in their home organizations.
To deliver this program, the Southern Alberta Sustainable Communities Initiative has partnered with highly regarded Canadian consultants Chris Jarvis and Angela Parker of Realized Worth, who specialize in providing training and hands-on involvement in the design and implementation of outstanding and sustainable volunteer programs in both the private and public sectors.
Space is limited in this workshop. To engage as many community service organizations as possible, organizers may limit participation to one individual per organization.
To reserve your spot, contact Celesa Horvath at or the Southern Alberta Sustainable Communities Initiative office at 403-627-1750.