Volunteers make a critical contribution to the sustainability of the nonprofit sector, enabling our organizations to deliver programming and services, and connecting us to new swaths of the community. It really does “take a village”, and volunteers are an important part of the team.
Over the last two years, many arts organizations in Newfoundland have experienced a significant decline in the number of volunteers working with their organizations* and we want to help.
This program offers four organizations a chance to develop their work to recruit and work with volunteers.
Participants may be looking:
- To recruit volunteers for the first time
- To re-engage volunteers after a period of quiet
- To diversify your current cohort of volunteers
- To learn about new tools and recommended practices that will help build stronger relationships, and help volunteers become an integral part of the success of your organization.
Participants will receive:
- Two one-on-one coaching sessions to understand the unique needs of your organization, and help find useful tools and resources to help you meet your goals efficiently.
- Two group coaching sessions, to work with, and learn from a small group of peers across the province.
Participant organizations submitted expressions of interest and were accepted in Dec, 2022, and this work will take place during the winter and spring of 2023.
Questions about this initiative? Reach out to Amy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*20 organizations who participated in ArtSupport NL reported that their volunteer numbers fell 46% collectively from 2020-2022.
These sessions will be facilitated by Bettina Ford. For the past 17 years Bettina has been employed by the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador (CSC NL). She provides training on non-profit governance and management and delivers workshops to help organizations in the non-profit and public sectors plan for and engage people in volunteering. Bettina assists with program design and informs research and policy development for the community based sector. An accomplished key-note speaker and presenter at conferences, she is a skilled facilitator who has worked with leaders province-wide, bringing people together to plan, collaborate and build communities.
She is no stranger to the volunteer sector, having served two terms on Gander town council in her twenties and this fall, after a 24 year hiatus, was elected Deputy Mayor. While her history of community involvement is vast, most relevant is her recent participation in a local, staged production of The Vagina Monologues to raise money for Cara Transition House.
This project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ce projet est financé [en partie] par les gouvernements du Canada et Terreneuve et Labrador.