Sometimes we have pre-conceived ideas around what volunteering looks like, but there are so many ways to get involved and many of them involve using the skills you already have! If you're looking to gain experience or just want to give of your time, this is a great place to start.
Here's a round up of some new volunteer positions:
Traine Construction and Development recently donated a dual drum sander and a compressor to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan in support of their new ‘Up Project’. ‘Up’ is diverting furniture and products from the local landfill and repurposing them for resale. Amazing!
Ramona Scott of Raider Hansen and Alanna Thomson of BC Safety Products presented Habitat for Humanity Staff with $250 for safety gear and $250 for tools in support of Habitat's new Up Project. Thank you very much!
Community support is essential to Habitat-through donated labour, donations of money, tools, products and building materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses. Next build-Lake Country.
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan's Chris Wirtz and Kathleen Lemieux stopped by today to thank Refresh Financial for our partnership with Habitat over the year. We're excited to continue this great relationship in 2019 on several fronts. . . stay tuned!
Is your NPO involved in Social Enterprise activities, or considering it? Join us for a BDO and United Way capacity building workshop on social enterprise at BDO on November 22. Workshop format includes a discussion panel with Andrew Greer from Purppl, Sarah Nelems with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan and Ryan Cucheron from Venture Training in Vernon. Tickets are only $15 and includes lunch! https://socialenterpriseworkshop...
Four reasons why facilitating community involvement and various forms of volunteerism can boost employee performance and, ultimately, the bottom line. EVP's (Employee Volunteer Programs) are just good business. Here's a pic of the crew Refresh Financial working with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan to build houses this summer. Tell us about your workplaces' community involvement and ways in which you volunteer to build more effective workplaces.
Big HUGE shout out to all the volunteers at the Carter Build Week Projects. Building 150 homes across Canada in celebration of Canada150. Refresh Financial is working with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan to build a home in Vernon for a family to call their own. Are you part of the initiative locally or in other communities? Share your story or post a pic.
Mayor challenges citizens of Kelowna and other communities throughout BC and all of Canada to give their time in the "150 for 150" Volunteer Challenge. Help celebrate Canada150 and make our country even better!