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Free training offered to local non-profits during Volunteer Week

Training sessions to show non-profit volunteers how to strengthen their organization and gain practical skills
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In celebration of the role they play in the community, Timmins’ non-profit organizations will be able to access a series of skill-development workshops free of charge during National Volunteer Week, courtesy of the Leadership Training Network (LTN).

As a social enterprise of the Cochrane District Social Planning Council, the LTN is hosting these training sessions at the Timmins Family YMCA on Apr. 24-27 to show non-profit volunteers how to strengthen their organization and gain the practical skills needed to succeed.

These workshops will take place 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and are offered in partnership with several local organizations – including the Timmins Chamber of Commerce – which will offer their expertise on the following topics:

  • Monday, Apr. 24: Event Planning 101, with Carmen Swartz, Manager of Member Services, Timmins Chamber of Commerce
  • Tuesday, Apr. 25: Etiquette: Understanding the Impact of Your Social Media Use, with Kait-Lynn Gooch, Regional Outreach Coordinator, NEOnet
  • Wednesday, Apr. 26: Understanding Staff and Volunteer Roles, with Keitha Robson, CAO, Timmins Chamber of Commerce
  • Thursday, Apr. 27: Difficult Conversations, with Lisa Wilson, Owner, L.M.W. Coaching, Consulting and Mediation

“It’s a testament to Timmins’ spirit that so many people tirelessly dedicate their time to making our community a better place by volunteering for local non-profit groups, including the Chamber,” said Christine Bender, president of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce.

“Volunteers truly are the heart and soul of our own organization, as well as the community at large, so we’re pleased to be able to share our experience with them through the Leadership Training Network.”

Non-profit groups can register for these events online, or by sending an email to