GFOABC IS YOUR ASSOCIATION! We are here to help you serve your communities to the best of your ability. However, we would be nowhere without the ongoing support of our membership sharing their experience and expertise. Here are some of the ways that you can get involved:
Help facilitate workshops (earn verifiable CPD)
Throughout the year we offer over a dozen workshops taught by both paid and volunteer instructors. During each workshop we like to pair a local government practitioner with the lead instructor to provide a relevant and practical perspective on the materials. This volunteer will be required to get familiar with the material and spend the day with the lead instructor. They may present a portion of the material. This is a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills and discover whether you would like to teach future workshops.
Helping develop programs and workshops (earn verifiable CPD)
We need people to assist with workshop development and material review. They may advise on or create content, review material as it is produced or sit in on the pilot offering of the workshop.
Serve on a committee (earn verifiable CPD)
GFOABC has three standing committees: Education, Communications and External Relations. The work of each committee is tied directly to our strategic plan and changes each year as we strive towards achieving our strategic goals. We are always looking for volunteers who have an interest in these areas.
Writing articles for the GFOABC Newsletter (earn verifiable CPD)
If you have always wanted to have your work published, here is your chance! We encourage local practitioners to share their knowledge or experience with the membership through the quarterly newsletter. We are happy to guide you through the process.
Assisting with Conferences
Each year we form a local committee from the area where our Annual Conference is to be held. It usually consists of 6 to 12 members. Individual committee members will take on specific tasks like preparing delegate bags, making local recommendations and volunteering during the event.
If you have an interest in social media, photography, etc. we can use your assistance. Please feel free to make your suggestion of where you think you can help
Volunteer Application Form (Fillable PDF)
Please complete the form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org