Thank you for a fantastic 2018-2019 Program Year!
Please note that TAVA meetings and workshops are on break in July and August. We look forward to seeing you on September 12, 2019 for Maggie DiStassi's workshop on "The Mindful Leader: Making the Shift from Reactive to Responsive one Moment at a Time".
TAVA Member Spotlight
Name: Candy Keillor
Organization: Centennial Infant and Child Centre Foundation
Role: Development and Communications Coordinator
Working in the Volunteer Engagement Sector for: over 5 years
Been a part of TAVA for: approximately 5 years
Candy is TAVA's incoming President for 2019-2020. In the past year, she has volunteered as TAVA's Vice President on the Executive Committee. Thank you Candy for your continued dedication and leadership!
"Network, network, network. So often the volunteer manager is the driving force behind recruitment, training and engagement, which can feel isolating. I recommend joining TAVA where you will meet like-minded professionals."
Volunteer shortages. We all have busy lives and time is a precious resource. Recruiting and retaining volunteers can be a challenge especially for longer term roles.
Network, network, network. So often the volunteer manager is the driving force behind recruitment, training and engagement, which can feel isolating. I recommend joining TAVA where you will meet like-minded professionals. The combined expertise in any given meeting will offer insight and support for those who have chosen this profession. I love that so many sectors are represented and each person brings something unique to the table.
I teach Pilates which I love, and I volunteer...not just with TAVA but with various organizations working to address food insecurity & poverty. One of my favorite quotes is “we all have two hands, one to help ourselves the second to help others.”