Can your organization benefit from a skilled volunteer? Mount Royal students are looking for volunteer opportunities to engage with your organization in a more directive and meaningful way while contributing their valuable skills to your organization.
There are 3 projects that Mount Royal students are looking for volunteer engagement opportunities with.
- Students in the ENTR 4431 Leadership Development class are looking for ways to participate in a volunteer project during the fall school term for Mount Royal College. These are students who are looking to volunteer 10 hours with a non-profit organization for this project. The timeline for this project is to start at the end of September, 2008 with a running time until November, 2008. Also, there are opportunities for projects in the winter term.
- An opportunity for organizations who would like to have a student do a full term analysis around leadership and motivation (ENTR 4431)
- A consulting practicum for 4th year students (ENTR 4434) where students do an organizational analysis in mid sized organizations with 10-30 employees. Students are looking for opportunities to conduct systems analysis, streamline reporting processes, and to work with long term planning and marketing/communication issues. This is a term long project, offered both in fall and winter
How the organization will benefit from a project of this nature:
- an opportunity to do some capacity building and organizational assessment with Mount Royal students who will be in the workforce the following year.
- Obtain reaffirmation of what your organization is doing well while identifying some potential inefficiencies in the operations and management systems. Creating a solid action plan to address the issues, processes, gaps in management and motivation, quality control, effective and ineffective communication. Best ways to work with your stake holders and clients. Conducting an evaluation with your external communications/marketing process, the website, assessing the database in relations to current FOIP practices, tracking, utilization of a short term or long term planning process and how communication happens within the community.
- connecting with new ideas and building your volunteer base.
How a Mount Royal student volunteer will benefit from a project of this nature:
- to facilitate the exposure of the student to a non-profit organization that they may apply theories addressed in the classroom to a new organization covering motivation, leadership styles, and organization processes.
- to provide life exposure to a broader range of organizations than the student may or not be currently be familiar with.
- to encourage the student to give back to the community, while gaining volunteer experience.
If your organization is interested in participating with this project please contact the instructor Victoria Calvert at Mount Royal College at VCalvert@mtroyal.ca