We are delighted to announce the CCR Volunteer Council, which is a new structure that has come together to accomplish the following:
To learn more about the Volunteer Council and how you can get involved, please contact
Cassie Lively at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 312-922-6464 x29
What is the Volunteer Council?
The Volunteer Council serves as the governing body for CCR volunteers. Membership on the VC is not restricted to mediators—individuals who devote their time and energy to CCR in other ways are also eligible to run, including the volunteers who work so hard on the CCR fundraiser each year, individuals who work with CCR as trainers and mentors, and others who provide valuable volunteer assistance and support. For a word from the current VC Chair, Cathay Lancaster, read this article.
How is the Volunteer Council structured?
The VC meets monthly and does most of its work through three standing committees; ad-hoc committees may also be formed for specific projects and initiatives.
- The Training & Continuing Education Committee provides key support for our Training and Volunteer Development Departments by assisting with marketing efforts of our Mediation Skills Trainings and developing opportunities for continuing education for CCR mediators and trainers.
- The Outreach Committee helps get the word out about CCR's mediation and training services throughout the Chicagoland area..
- The goal of the Volunteer Community Committee is to enhance the experience of CCR’s volunteer’s experience by creating a community that is rich in connection and learning.
Why should I consider being part of the VC?
Because the VC can’t succeed without you! CCR’s lifeblood is the volunteer community that puts its strategy and programs in motion. This is a great chance for you to develop and hone your leadership skills by becoming an officer or leading a committee or subcommittee; to share or develop your expertise by spearheading an initiative; or simply to make friends and meet more fellow volunteers. This is also an opportunity for you to use your skills in a non-mediator capacity, and in a manner that benefits fellow volunteers, CCR, and you.
Anyone is welcome to get involved with the Volunteer Council – you do not have to be a volunteer mediator to participate. If you are interested in running for a seat on the Volunteer Council or joining on a committee, get in touch with Cassie Lively at email@example.com.
Current Members of the VC:
Cathay Lancaster, Chair