Volunteer management is a dynamic, many faceted field. Our members represent a diverse cross-section of volunteer management. Aside from the invaluable networking advantages, you can benefit from being a member in so many different ways through:
Providing an avenue to learn about agencies within VCASL. Members meet at different agencies for meetings. Time is set aside at most meetings to learn about a member agency.
Members inform each other of their own agency upcoming events, i.e. Fund raising or social events.
During Volunteer Week, agencies are invited to participate in promoting their agencies and volunteering. A PowerPoint presentation has been developed as well the website www.volunteersarnia.com
During Volunteer Week, VCASL arranges for newspaper coverage for all participating agencies in VCASL and promotes the concept of volunteering in our community. It’s also an avenue to give thanks to volunteers.
VCASL arranges for the ‘Volunteer of the Week’ segment in the local newspaper. This segment recognizes the individual volunteer, the agency and promotes the benefits of volunteering in our community.
VCASL hosts a Volunteer Recognition Evening during Volunteer Week. This event gives thanks to our volunteers, recognizes agencies within VCASL and promotes volunteering as a whole. The media generally covers this event.
VCASL is building a resource library of materials for member agencies. Agencies are encouraged to add to the resource list.
VCASL has provided speakers/workshops for agency members.
VCASL provides an opportunity for agencies and interested indivisuals in the Sarnia-Lambton community to network and share ideas and concerns.
Membership is open to anyone (organizations or individuals) who utilize and work with volunteers, or who have an interest in volunteering, volunteerism, or volunteer management.
Each member must have a representative attend the bi-monthly meetings, which are held the first Tuesday in February, April, June, October, and December.
Each member must actively participate in and contribute to the VCASL.
Each member pays an annual membership fee, currently $50.