Volunteering allows me to contribute and to stay connected to my peers.
The CES adopted National Mentoring Program for Evaluators, increasing its scope and linking it to a broad range of Canadian evaluators.
The program was developed from scratch by a grassroots group of evaluators. Based in three cities across Canada, we initiated efforts separately and came together as a group in the spring of 2009. In 2011/2012, we launched a website to help Canadian evaluators who wished to be mentors, mentees, or both, connect with each other. If you’re interested, the website is http://www.evaluationmentoringcanada.ca/
I was pleased to be able to help out with the 2014 CES National Conference (Ottawa). I provided ideas and a little design support to this excellent group of volunteers working together. Credit to the co-Chairs, Isabelle Bourgeois and Jane Whynot, and to the c2014 Organizing Committee who made volunteering with this group fun and satisfying. Find them at http://c2014.evaluationcanada.ca/c2014-organizing-committee/.
Previously, I volunteered with Canadian Evaluation Society – British Columbia and Yukon Chapter. Over the years I have volunteered in different capacities with cesbcy: Member-at-large, Vancouver area events coordinator, Vice President, Representative to National Council, and later Webmaster.