The Volunteer

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a simple overview and intro to the rights, duties, and resources a volunteer has. This was completed as a volunteer training workshop for the Central Student Association's Student Help & Advocacy Centre (SHAC) at the University of Guelph.

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The Volunteer

  1. 1. THE VOLUNTEER. Your rights, your duty, & your importance. Jordan Thompson, Director Student Volunteer Connections
  2. 2. The Content. Impact Ability Rights Duty Team Reflect Or IARDTR
  3. 3. your impact for good. You are in a role of influence and power. You’re clients may be vulnerable You are the face of SHAC USE IT FOR GOOD.
  4. 4. your impact for good. you have the opportunity to: - Make a difference in a peer’s life - Create an awesome experience - Build a community - Liven up the atmosphere USE IT FOR GOOD. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” > Nelson Mandela
  5. 5. DOWNER. DOWNER.
  6. 6. UPPER. UPPER.
  7. 7. your ability to volunteer. 1. Showing up IS the half of it. 2. Patience 3. Enjoy it 4. Ask 5. Open your mind
  8. 8. your rights as a volunteer. A volunteer is not a position, it’s a pay category. YOU are now a stakeholder in the organization. (sort of like West Jet, but not quite.)
  9. 9. your rights as a volunteer. Most IMPORTANT RIGHTS. The right: 1. To be treated as a co-worker 2. To a suitable assignment 3. To training for the job 4. To continuing education on the job 5. To be heard 6. To sound guidance and direction
  10. 10. your duties as a volunteer. You have your rights, but you also have a big duty. 1. Duty of Care 2. Duty of Loyalty 3. Duty of Obedience
  11. 11. the team of volunteers. As students, most of us do this: 8/10 volunteers do it to use their skills & experiences 70% of students volunteer to develop skills & experiences The average volunteer donates 3 hours a week of their time
  12. 12. the team of volunteers. F L E X I V O L Flexible Legitimacy Ease of Access Xperience Incentive Variety Organisation Laughs F L E X I V O L
  13. 13. the team of volunteers. Not everything is going to be cupcakes and sprinkles. Keep in mind The vision. Why you are here. Why the team is here.
  14. 14. reflect on your volunteer xp. what? "What happened today?" "What did each of you do?" So what? What did your experience mean to you?" "How do you feel about what happened today?" "What did you learn from today?" Now what? "What will we do the rest of the week?" "What will we do in the upcoming year?"
  15. 15. reflect on your volunteer xp. what? "What happened today?" "What did each of you do?" So what? What did your experience mean to you?" "How do you feel about what happened today?" "What did you learn from today?" Now what? "What will we do the rest of the week?" "What will we do in the upcoming year?"
  16. 16. SOMETHING OF INTEREST.  http://gen- we.com/sites/default/files/GenWe_EntireBook3.pdf

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