Non-profit societies such as school parent associations depend solely on volunteers to be effective. Not only do these organizations have a volunteer board that decides on the group’s direction and events, but many volunteers are necessary for those events to be successful.
Volunteers are important to SUCCESS for a variety of reasons:
More people helping out means less overall time commitment per person so spread the word and get your neighbours and friends on board too. Wouldn’t you rather volunteer if it only meant an hour of your time every few months, rather than a few hours every month?
Less time commitment per person means an increased likelihood of volunteer and board member retention which means a more effective and efficient group. Relearning and reconnecting every time the group changes is wasted time that could be better spent working towards raising funds for the school.
More people mean more and/or larger fundraisers and that leads to more funds for the school and better efficiency.
Volunteering teaches children about the importance of giving back, teamwork, and working towards a common goal. Get your kids involved. It’s exciting to help raise funds for their new school.
Fact: Parent associations are the only way schools are going to get the funding they need for programs, equipment and tools not included in CBE funding
Fact: Parent associations NEED volunteers to be effective and effectiveness increases with the number of volunteers
Fact: If everyone expects someone else to volunteer instead, there will be no volunteers
Don’t wait for someone else to step up. Contact us to find out about the many ways you can help out. We will have many different opportunities and can find one that suits you. Help us be effective and help us ensure our students have the best tools possible for learning.
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