Celebrate Volunteer Week … then take a Workshop

The Oliver Community Arts Council recently became a member of the SOS Volunteer Centre as is already starting to reap some benefits. Information about volunteering with the OCAC (or any of its fourteen member groups) has been added to their new volunteer directory.  Members and member groups are now invited to two new Volunteer Centre events:

The Friends of the Oliver Library and SOS Volunteer Centre present
A Celebration of Volunteer Week
Tuesday April 12
10 a.m.- 12 noon
Oliver Regional Library

Celebrate Volunteer Week and the publication of the 2011 Volunteer Opportunities directory. Check out the arts council page!  The Volunteer Centre will be handing out information and the new 2011 directory, and signing up volunteers to their database. Coffee and goodies will be available.

Volunteer Expectations and Volunteer Self-Care
Thursday May 12
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Oliver Community Centre
FREE – Limited Seating (10 – 15)

Recommended for non-profit Board members and volunteers. Learn about setting clear and reasonable expectations for your volunteers, the rights and responsibilities of volunteers, and how volunteers can enjoy their experience while avoiding burnout.  The volunteer self-care portion is presented by Donna Davis, a registered professional counsellor living in OK Falls. She’ll discuss the stress side of volunteering: “When life stressors and helping starts to hurt.”

For more information, to volunteer, or to join the Centre as a non-profit society looking for volunteers, contact

Corinne Janow, Community Liaison
South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre (SOSVC)
“Creating a community network to coordinate volunteer efforts.”