During National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), the Environmental Managers Association of BC recognizes the contributions of our volunteers for their valuable contributions to support the Vision & Objectives of the organization within the environmental sector.
Are you interested in reaping the benefits of volunteering on our Board of Directors or supporting the organization without the commitment of serving a term? Are you passionate about sharing knowledge, encouraging education and creating a forum for environmental management issues in BC?
We are taking nominations to fill upcoming vacant positions on our Board of Directors and providing you with opportunities to experience the benefits of volunteering!
Positions we are accepting nominations for from our member firms in June 2018 are:
Director-at-Large (1 year term)
Director-at-Large (2 year term)
Please email your expression of interest to Pamela O at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pamela can connect you with a Board member to discuss their experience volunteering and give you a broader sense of what is involved.
A link to our current Board can be found here.
Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.
The Conference Board of Canada’s report on The Value of Volunteering in Canada – April 2018 outlines the numerous benefits of volunteering.
The Broader Benefits of Volunteering Section Summary*
- Canadians volunteer and donate because they want to make a positive contribution to the community;
- Charitable activities can improve the life satisfaction of volunteers and may improve their health;
- Research suggests that volunteers gain a range of business-relevant skills and can improve their work-related outcomes;
- More and more workplaces are encouraging their employees to volunteer.
* The Conference Board of Canada. 2018. The Value of Volunteering in Canada . Custom Report: 1-16.
Article written by Leanne Harris, President, EMA of BC