Volunteers are the backbone of CALL and we would like to sincerely thank all of our dedicated volunteers! We are truly lucky to have such a rich diversity of experience to call upon, their gift of time and talent is immeasurable, and CALL would not be here and now without our volunteers!
“CALL” for Volunteers
This is a great way to get involved in CALL, meet new people and to provide some valuable help. There are many ways to help out at CALL, some are one-time events, while others are longer term and would require a regular time commitment. If you are able to help with any of these, we’d love to hear from you!
Please take a look at the list below, contact information is provided.
CALL needs YOU!
CALL is looking for a volunteer who can help us get a survey of our members completed, one of our first steps is finding some software that would help! This position would:
• Research, analyze and recommend an appropriate survey software application. During research, consider the interrelationship of other software used by CALL, for example, the membership software
• Install and test the acquired software
• Load the survey and monitor the administration thereof
• Run the requested reports on completed surveys
Desired Skill Set:
• Working knowledge of software technology
• Computer programming experience and expertise
• General business knowledge
• Problem solving and problem reduction skills
• Interpersonal relationship skills
• Flexibility and adaptability
Potential Survey applications:
3. FluidSurveys (Canadian)
5. Poll Daddy
6. Ballot Box
2. SURVEY DATA ANALYST
Once we have the raw data from our survey we need a volunteer to help us analyze the data. This position would:
• Point out as necessary any limitations of the existing data
• Ensure decision makers do not misinterpret data results
• Identify trends, patterns and relationships in the data that provide answers to questions posed by report recipients
Desired Skill Set:
• Strong appropriate computer skills
• Ability to use data visualization techniques to illustrate results
• Ability to make results understandable to decision makers
• Familiarity with analysis programs suitable to the needs of CALL’s vision and purpose
Contact Ron Foyer Chaiman of the IT Committee for further information about either of these to positions.
Media Setup Handyman (or Woman!): Do you love the CALL Lecture Series, CALL Cafes? Do you know the basics of hooking up a computer to a projector? Setting up a screen?
In order to continue to offer the great speakers, and the wonderful presentations, we need your help!
Some training is available….You could “shadow” one of our “techies” until you get the hang of it!
If you are interested in volunteering to help set up and take down the technology required to put on these great events, please contact Henri or Kai.
Social Media Co-ordinator Do you want to learn about Twitter? Get some experience with Facebook? Do you want to help CALL join the new millennium? Come join our new born Social Media team!
We are learning too, and think it is really exciting to get CALL onto some of these platforms. There are tools available that will make this a bit easier than it sounds….
Time commitment would be a couple of hours a week. Please contact Louise Dormaar for more information.
Interest Group Facilitator(s): It’s not difficult to facilitate an interest group. You don’t need to be an expert on the subject. You just need to have an interest. You may want to co-facilitate a group with a friend, a partner or a colleague. CALL helps by providing an Orientation Session and ongoing support for new facilitators. Facilitating is fun, satisfying, a learning experience, and an opportunity to meet people who share your interest or passion – exactly why you joined CALL.
Members are encouraged to discuss their ideas for possible interest groups with one of the Interest Area Coordinators. If you would like to propose a topic for a new program or interest group or become a facilitator, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also propose a new interest group verbally at a monthly CALL Café.
CALL Cafés throughout the year – We are also hoping to create small teams of 3-4 people to look after refreshments, usually held one Monday afternoon per month at Rosedale Hall. The plan is for teams to rotate so that we can accommodate people’s schedules and keep the loads light. Please contact Carol Gerein to let us know about your interest and availability.
Annual Board and Committee Nominations (Every Summer)
Are you interested in working on any of CALL’s committees, or perhaps chairing one and serving on the Board? If so, now is the time to let us know!
If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing a CALL committee, or if you want to nominate someone else, please email Patricia Roome at Past President providing your name and, if appropriate, the name of your nominee, along with your telephone and email. Please also indicate which committee or committees from those described below is/are of interest to you.
Of course we also need lots of energetic volunteer workers, too. If you would like more information about committee opportunities, please email Patricia Roome at Past President with your name, phone and email indicating which one(s) interest you , and a committee member will contact you.
CALL Committees are:
1. Community and Public Relations Committee
The Community and Public Relations Committee communicates information about CALL and its activities to the CALL membership, to partner and affiliated organizations, and to the larger Calgary community, in order to advance the goals and objectives of CALL.
2. Fund Development Committee
The Fund Development Committee raises funds through financial sponsorships and grants. Committee members research, identify and apply for grants and sponsorships.
Funds raised may be used for special projects, programming, equipment, rentals and other expenses as needed and as dictated by the specific granting agency or sponsor.
3. Program Committee
The Program Committee is responsible for planning and providing CALL’s programs and activities. Members also recruit and provide orientation to facilitators, as well as work with other organizations to establish cooperative programs.
4. Social Committee
The Social Committee supports CALL members by performing the hosting duties for organization-wide social events that the Board might authorize.
5. Information and Technology Committee
The purpose of the committee is review, make recommendations to the Board and manage the audio-visual and computer technology and associated applications, including the website, for the administrative and program needs of CALL.