Volunteer with GFOABC
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 talented membership. Here are some of the ways to 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 discovering 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 four standing committees: Education, Finance & Administration, Communications and External Relations. The issues change and vary every year. We are always looking for volunteers who have an interest in these areas.
GFOABC and LGMA appoints members to serve on the Joint Municipal Pension Committee. Represent GFOABC and LGMA on the Municipal Pension Plan Liaison Committee.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteer Application Form (fillable pdf)
Please complete the fillable pdf form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org