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June Professional Development Meeting & AGM

June 20, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Many Benefits of Volunteering

Motivate, mobilize & developing leaders through volunteering.  Get inspired at the professional development meeting.  Discuss your volunteer experiences with other likeminded people. 

If you missed the presentation, here is an interview with Maria.

Volunteering is important in many ways, bringing measurable benefits to organizations, the community, and individual volunteers themselves. Maria will talk about these benefits, and lead you through a process of self-reflection to help decide what types of volunteer opportunities would best suit your skills, interests, and availability. She will also show you how to use the Volunteer Ottawa website to find high-quality opportunities to contribute to the vibrant Ottawa community.  Come and explore the many positive rewards volunteering can have on your life and bring a friend that might be interested too.

Maria Lahiffe is the Education Coordinator with Volunteer Ottawa. In this role, Maria coordinates all aspects of the VO Education program, including recruiting instructors, developing instructional content, and marketing. Before joining VO in early 2016, Maria worked in a diverse range of roles and organizations, including Outreach Coordinator for Queen’s University , K-12 teacher for a public school board, Senior Chemistry Teacher at a Secondary School in Ghana and Environmental Engineering Consultant in Northern BC. Maria has been a lifelong volunteer, serving on a number of boards, volunteering overseas, and helping numerous local organizations in small ways. A proud alumna of both UBC and UOttawa, Maria is a member of both the Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.


$15.00 AGM & PDM

$10.00 AGM & PDM Student

$5.00 Student - no meal

$0.00 Future STEM Volunteer



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1701 Woodroffe Ave
Nepean, ON K2G 1W2



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