Connecting volunteers at Chilliwack symposium

Volunteers urged to join in networking opportunity

The Volunteer Network Group of the Upper Fraser Valley is hosting a training and networking volunteer symposium at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Running from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Apr. 9, lunch included, this day will cover topics like communication and cultural sensitivity, volunteering with children, volunteers and boundaries, and social media.

Members from the Volunteer Network Group of the Upper Fraser Valley developed the Volunteer Symposium as a way to celebrate the fantastic volunteers in the region during National Volunteer Week. The day is open to all Upper Fraser Valley volunteers.

The keynote speaker will be Lucy Fraser, Director of Programs for the Chilliwack Hospice Society. She will discuss communication and cultural sensitivity associated with volunteering. Other speakers include Herb Joe from the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (Xyolhemeylh), Cari Moore from Chilliwack Community Services, Patti Lawn from the Chilliwack Community Arts Council and Theresia Reid from the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch, payable in cash or cheques made out to Chilliwack Community Services. To register call 604-793-7203 or email moore@comserv.bc.ca. Registration cut off is March 31.

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