Only four months into the job, Natasha Albanese, Volunteer Development Coordinator for the City of Leduc, already has a good handle on the volunteer culture in Leduc. She has had the opportunity to get a great feel for the sense of volunteerism and community connectedness. She also realizes though, that the community is complex, fluid and dynamic. As a result she knows that although she has done a great deal of learning there will always be more learning to come!
Providing support for the variety of volunteer organizations within any community can be quite the challenge. Take Leduc for example, they have 68 charitable organizations alone! So how can a one person department support all of these organizations?
One of the largest difficulties is communicating all of the great programs that exist to all leaders. We have all heard of the marketing statistic that an individual needs to view an ad 7 times before they become familiar with it.
Unfortunately, many volunteer departments don’t have a marketing department.
Fortunately, Volunteer Alberta developed a one-stop shop where learners and learning providers can be matched!
This is your chance to benefit Volunteer Departments in Central East Alberta by sharing learning opportunities in your area on www.KnowledgeConnector.ca. This is a chance to connect you and all other leaders in Alberta with quality learning opportunities to create a strong sustainable province.
For more information about volunteer programming in Leduc, contact Natasha Albanese, Volunteer Development Coordinator at 780.980.7177. For more information on how you can utilize KnowledgeConnector contact me, your Regional Capacity Coordinator at 780.945.6134.
I look forward to chatting with you!