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Volunteer Coordinators and Managers of Ecological Restoration Programs

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Volunteer Victoria

620 View Street

#306

Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

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Volunteer coordinators and managers of ecological resources have created tremendous communities of volunteers across the CRD. There is a lot to celebrate!

There is also opportunity for growth and innovation, along with some challenges to face as volunteering trends change in the CRD. In this facilitated conversation we invite you to:

1. Network with other (paid or unpaid) volunteer managers of natural areas ecological restoration programs in the CRD.
2. Share best practices for volunteer program management, including successful strategies for volunteer recruitment, training, recognition and retention. Can we answer the question: How can we help make each of our programs stronger, while avoiding competing with each other for volunteers?
3. What strategies are successful for engaging different demographics? For example, how can we attract more families to volunteer, youth, or university/college students to address an aging demographic of restoration volunteers?
4. Brainstorm ideas for collaborations that would make all of our programs stronger. An example of an upcoming successful collaboration is the "Garry Oak Meadow Marathon Volunteer Challenge" being coordinated by Travis Muir of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
5. Initiate a forum (either online or another workshop to be held in the future) for sharing Best Management Practices (BMPs) for ecological restoration of natural areas in the CRD. This could include sharing new techniques discovered for managing particular invasive species (e.g., Scotch Broom, Himalayan Blackberry), propagating native plants, stewarding populations of plants of cultural significance or species at risk, enhancing the value of our restoration areas for pollinators, birds and other wildlife, etc.

Facilitator: Tracey Gibson, Manager of Learning and Training, Volunteer Victoria



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