Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Volunteers Local Gatherings

Volunteers and Non-profit Organizations: The Strength of our Communities

You are cordially invited to attend a Local Gathering in your community (see list below). Join community partners, colleagues, fellow staff, volunteers and members of community boards to participate in a networking and learning event.
We will:
~ celebrate our success
~ share our best practices
~ examine ways to strengthen volunteerism & the voluntary sector in NS communities

Discussions on what we can do to strengthen the sector, and the recommendations made during the Gatherings will be taken on to a provincial gathering in the fall of 2010. An information training workshop, as well as meal and nutrition breaks, will also be provided.

Local Gatherings Dates and Locations
Barrington, February 18th, Barrington & Area Lions Club
Bridgewater, March 6th, Bridgewater High school
Halifax, March 4th, St. Andrews Community Centre
Amherst, March 11th, Amherst Fire Hall
New Glasgow, March 30th, NSCC, Stellarton Campus
Windsor, March 31st, Kingsway Gardens Retirement Residence
Municipality of Clare , April 10th, Université de St. Anne
Truro, April 14th, Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Kentville, May 4th, NSCC, Kingstec Campus
Port Hawkesbury, date and location tbd
Antigonish, date and location tbd

To register, or find more details on the Local Gatherings, go to the Volunteerism website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/volunteerism/

Local Gatherings are a joint initiative of the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection (Volunteerism and the Voluntary Sector) and local community partners.

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