Please save the date for an upcoming event: Volunteer and Work Opportunities in Community and International Development: A Critical Analysis, Questions to Consider and Ideas to Explore.
Date: Tuesday June 11, 2013
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
6:30-7:00: Registration / mix and mingle
7:00-7:45: Guest Speakers presentations and Q& A
7:45-8:15 – small group discussion
8.15 – 8.30: Summing up and closing.
Location: Woodwards Building Skyroom (10th floor), 131 Hastings Street, Door access Buzzer number #1111
Cost: SIETAR BC Members Free: Non-members: $8.00 Students: $5.00
RSVP by: June 9th 2013. Please indicate your attendance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook or LinkedIn page.
Summary: Are you currently working or volunteering in community or international development programs? Are you thinking about exploring work in either field? With a focus on local and global opportunities, this workshop presents two dedicated and experienced speakers who have founded charitable organizations, provided extensive community-based services, and have supported many volunteers and staff to best serve the communities they work with. This session explores critical questions for volunteer or employees working in community-based international or local programs:
• What qualities make an effective volunteer or employee in the area of international and/or local development?
• How does one balance the needs of a volunteer with those of a community?
• What are some best practices in the field of development, and what advice will help volunteers to become effective and supportive change-makers?
• What are some critical challenges that a volunteer/staff could face in the field, and how should one address these challenges?
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