Profile of our volunteers
A person who chooses to do volunteer work does so out of some self-interest. The art of recognizing the person we need lies, first of all, in our ability to identify his or her personal needs and interests and to determine how well we can satisfy them. We get the best out of people to the extent that we help them to fulfil some or all of their needs.
The Needs Most Often Expressed
- Acquire a new experience and new knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Assume responsibilities in keeping with my potential, my interests, and my motivations.
- Compensate for an unsatisfying job.
- Create contacts and human relationships.
- Feel useful and valued.
- Learn to manage stress and overcome my fears.
- Achieve my personal potential and do something meaningful.
- Be known in my entourage.
Qualities We Seek in Our Volunteers
- True, authentic, and straightforward.
- Sincere in their offer to volunteer, convinced that the work they’re assigned is worthwhile.
- Willing and able to honour commitments, reliable.
- Positive and able to go from talk to action.
- Prepared to do what’s needed to become more efficient.
- Open and receptive to advice from supervisors and colleagues.
- Respectful of committee members and Carnival organizers.