Kamloops Timeraiser – Networking Goldmine


Timeraiser 2017 takes place at the Rex, (417 Seymour Street) on Friday, November 10 at 7:00pm.

Follow this link for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/360337677744860/

 

Are you a university student needing work experience? Want to engage in the community? Interested in volunteering but not sure how to get started?

Organizer September Kuromi describes Timeraiser as “part silent art auction, part volunteer fair and part social outing.”  It’s all about volunteer matchmaking—like speed dating for volunteers and agencies.

Participants connect with different agencies and find organizations that best match their skill set to the agency’s needs.  In order to bid on artwork, you are required to make matches.

Here’s the catch—instead of bidding on art with money, you bid with volunteer hours.

The winning bidder has one year to complete their volunteer hours. If you win with a bid of 80 hours, you can spend those hours at one agency—or could do one hour at 80 organizations. Variety is the spice of life! More likely, you could spread your promised hours between 3-5 organizations. Again, it’s your choice. Once the work hours are complete, the artwork is all yours!

Twenty different charitable agencies will be in attendance.  The evening will feature the artwork of 18 local artists.

Ultimately, the event encourages a culture of volunteerism and introduces individuals to the vast number of opportunities available within the community.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Mingle with non-profit organizations at 7 pm.  Amid the perusal of artwork, match your skill set with agencies that suit your life best. Bidding starts around 8 pm. Bidding is optional. Even if you don’t win artwork, there are still connections to be made.

There will be live music, appetizers, a cash bar and an excellent selection of artwork.

Volunteer opportunities connect potential volunteers with such worthwhile organizations: Project X Theatre Company, Interior Community Services, People in Motion, Family Tree Family Resource Centre, Oncore Central Services, Kamloops Arts Council, Literacy in Kamloops, Habitat for Humanity, Adaptive at Sun Peaks, Writer’s Festival, Barnhartvale Horse and Hiker Association, Kamloops Festival of the Arts and the Canadian Cancer Society.

A representative from each organization will answer questions and explain responsibilities.

Purchase tickets online: www.kamloopstimeraiser.ca

For more information, contact September Kuromi. September@SocialFire.ca or (250)319-9470.

Check out social media for more details. facebook.com/TimeraiserYKA or twitter.com/#TimeraiserYKA

 

Why volunteer? Why not!

Develop your skill set.

  • Gain experience in a variety of fields
  • Learn about communication, marketing, organization, and task management
  • Practice public speaking, project planning and problem solving
  • Increase self-confidence.

Community Connections

  • Develop and broaden your support network
  • Meet professional contacts, make new friends

Build up your resume.

  • Test out career options
  • Receive extensive training

Networking

  • Connect with professional organizations

Happiness and Health

  • Combat depression, stress, anger, and anxiety
  • Reap the rewards of a job well done

 

Did you know that TRU also offers support with volunteering opportunities?

www.tru.ca/careereducation



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