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Municipal Volunteer Engagement Workshop – POSTPONED

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

THIS WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE, POSSIBLY ON-LINE. PLEASE CONTACT AMANDA FOR DETAILS: ADOSTER@FRCOG.ORG  413-774-3167 x120

Please join us for a workshop & discussion: “It Takes a Village to Run a Town: Finding and Keeping Volunteers for Town Boards, Commissions, and other Town Needs”! Presenters & facilitators include Jen Audley, Montague Finance Committee Chair; Lindsay Bennett-Jacobs, RSVP of the Pioneer Valley Director; and Tom Hutcheson, Conway Town Administrator. Topics to be covered include:

  • current best practices in volunteer recruitment, engagement, and retention given the changing landscape of volunteerism in rural communities
  • “Town Academy” – an innovative program that fosters involvement in Town business by educating residents about the work of Town departments, which has been successfully implemented in Conway
  • Tools to enhance existing volunteer structures in your town

This workshop will be on Thursday  March 12th, 2020, from 6-7:30pm at the Olver Transit Center in Greenfield. (Note: snow date is March 19th.) Parking is available in the Transit Center parking lot in the evening, or across the street in the garage.

There is no cost for this workshop. Light refreshments will be provided. The building is fully accessible; please contact us with any accessibility needs.

To register: please RSVP at registrations@frcog.org with your name, town, position, and email address, or call (413) 774-3167 x101

Flyer for Volunteer Engagement and Town Academy Workshop – March 2020

Organizer

Amanda Doster
Phone:
413-774-3167 ext. 120
Email:
adoster@frcog.org

Venue

JW Olver Transit Center, 1st Floor Meeting Room
12 Olive Street
Greenfield, MA United States
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