CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS The Community Foundation of Mississauga is looking for volunteers to help us with our signature events. Whether you’re interested in getting more involved with the Foundation, looking to give back to the community, or just want to join in on a day of fun, we have many opportunities tailored to fit you! All of our volunteers play an important part in the success of the Community Foundation. Our work would not be possible without the dedicated and talented volunteers that give themselves and come to assist with various aspects of our operations. Volunteers share their talents, skills, and passions to enhance the services we provide for our community. They participate in conversations that help us to fulfill our mission—to create sustainable support for community needs in Mississauga by building partnerships with donors and stakeholders who establish endowed and other related funds, to maximize our community impact by ensuring that we identify and understand community needs, and to invest in solutions. By working alongside qualified and trained staff, volunteers augment the services provided by our staff team. Whether you can volunteer a few hours a day, a week, a month, or a year, your contribution will be of great value towards realizing our vision—a strong, vital community that has the resources it needs to ensure quality of life for everyone. SIGNATURE EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE Volunteers on planning committees attend regular meetings over the course of one year and many continue their stay, for many years. Our volunteers are essential to the success of the events by identifying and enlisting the support of local businesses and organizations, and are active participants in all facets of the event from acquisition of silent auction items, procurement of sponsorship, ticket sales, coordination of print materials, assisting in documentation, spreadsheets, and presentations, event day set-up, post evaluations, and thank-you cards. Planning and organizing events takes time, passion, and creative thinking. With support from other volunteers and the organization’s staff, you will be a part of something truly extraordinary in your community. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results. EVENT DAY VOLUNTEERING Special event day volunteer opportunities are “one-offs,” in which volunteers are required to only commit for the event day. Despite having a much shorter commitment, they are vital to ensure the success of the event. Volunteers will be assigned various roles which will collectively ensure that the event runs smoothly such as greeting guests, working at our registration desk, and/or other activities unique to each event. If you are comfortable working with others or independently, can problem solve effectively, are friendly, outgoing, and have an approachable personality, we want to hear from you! VOLUNTEER BENEFITS The benefits of becoming an event volunteer are not just for the event and the general community, but also for the volunteers themselves. Volunteering is a great way to give back to our community and meet a variety of people from all walks of life. As a volunteer, you can see behind the scenes of events, get closer to the action, and play a role in making the event possible. Other benefits include: · Developing professional skills, including event planning, logistics, and donor development · Obtaining experience in building and working with committees · Gaining personal satisfaction in knowing you have supported a great cause · Having the opportunity to meet new people · Gain visibility in the community Please join us—if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for one of our signature events, please respond below. We look forward to hearing from you! Corporate Partners are instrumental to the success of the Community Foundation and its work. Not only do our community champions support the Foundation financially, but they also volunteer with us, advise us, and provide their valuable expertise. Our Partners stand firmly beside the Foundation as we journey to expand our capacity, to support our community, and increase our impact each and every year. Join them, and join us, in volunteering and helping to make a difference.