>Nan Hawthorne wrote:
>We would love to hear your stories of what CyberVPM has offered you as you practice your profession. Please post your thoughts and reminiscences to this list.,
Hello fellow cybervpm members,
I joined this list last summer just after making a career change from
counselling to volunteer management. At the time I was new to town and this was just a job to make ends meet until I found work in my own field, but once I started here, I really came to love the job and the new growth opportunities it provided. I found and joined this list plus a couple of others, but I must say it is this group that has provided me with incredible resources and support, both on and off list. I have learned so much from the talented people here. It was this group that suggested I attend the AVA academy training in October, who responded to my struggles with policy, who provided excellent ideas for targetted recruiting and who have provided
great ideas for things like volunteer recognition. Whether I am the one who posts the question or not, I certainly gain from the responses. I have also had the occassion to pass on some of my own experience to others which I really appreciate as I certainly prefer a give and take relationship. *G*
This is a welcoming and positive group of people, professional, dedicated, human and serious with just the right amount of whimsy and sense of fun.
I have referred other VM's in town to this list although I haven't seen any of them here yet. They don't know what they are missing.
Thanks for being here and for sharing your wealth of experience.
Volunteer Resources and Grief Support Programs
Prince George Hospice Society
Phone: 563 - 2551
Fax: 563 - 2503
motto to live by: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, drink in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"