Administrators and Managers of volunteers and volunteer programs work in fast paced environments where we manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and challenges. Although there are many resources available to us, connecting with colleagues within our profession is invaluable.
The PAVRO Mentor Program is open to all PAVRO members! It provides a unique opportunity to expand your learning by way of group support or one-to-one support to further develop skills or knowledge base. It is not intended to replace local communication groups or information portals on volunteer management issues or assist with a job search.
The guiding principles of the PAVRO Mentor Program are:
- To provide the opportunity for knowledge sharing and consultation in a supportive environment
- To foster meaningful relationships
- To encourage the contribution and sharing of expertise, insights and learning from experienced professionals in the field of volunteer management
- To help build capacity and retention in the profession of volunteer management
PAVRO Mentorship Program for 2023
In 2022, after pausing the mentorship program for 2 years, it was identified that there was a desire to connect and find out what other organizations were doing, how they were navigating through COVID, resuming volunteer programs etc. As a result, and with the support of the PAVRO Board, monthly Mentorship Moments was launched. This was initially introduced as a temporary way of staying connected and focus on one topic for each month.
Knowing there is still an interest in Mentorship Moments and also an appetite for individuals to connect with a colleague to work on a more 1:1 detailed topic or project, we are pleased to announce the plans for a hybrid mentorship program for 2023.
This new program will offer an opportunity to both connect for Mentorship Moments while also providing an opportunity for people to connect to work on a specific topic or project.
We are inviting anyone who might be interested in a one-on-one mentorship match for 2023 to attend our first Information Session on January 16th from 2:30 – 3:00. This session will be recorded and shared with those unable to attend. Matches for the first round would start in February and run for a maximum of 6 months. We will offer a second Information Session in September for those who are interested in a match later in the year.
Mark your calendars for Monday January 16th from 2:30 - 3:00pm for further information about involvement with the 2023 Mentorship Program and watch for the meeting details.