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Volunteer Airdrie welcomes new program manager to the team

By: Allison Chorney

  |  Posted: Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 11:13 am

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Volunteer Airdrie has a new face.

Program Manager Lyne Allain was hired to fill the role earlier this month.

“I’m most looking forward to helping others realize how important volunteering is and how they can make a difference in the community,” Allain said in an email to Airdrie City View.

In her new role, Allain will be working with the Volunteer Airdrie board of directors to manage the growth of the organization, promote volunteerism in Airdrie and help the organization expand.

Allain has previous work experience with non-profit organizations and a background in volunteer development and management, non-profit administration, marketing and community development.

She has a masters degree in museum studies from the University of Toronto, a certificate in arts management and a bachelor degree with honours in anthropology with a special interest in linguistics and communications.

Prior to joining Volunteer Airdrie she worked at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, the Toronto Railway Museum and Nova Scotia’s Museum of Natural History.

“My marketing experience is something I am excited to bring to the role of program manager,” she said. “A portion of my role at Volunteer Airdrie is to promote volunteerism in order to build a stronger community. Thanks to my marketing background I am currently working on new ways we can promote volunteerism, as we currently have a large need for volunteers for the many volunteer opportunities listed on our website.”

She said Volunteer Airdrie helps strengthen non-profit organizations in and around Airdrie with training and development to improve the organizations’ ability to engage volunteers and develop the organization.

“In doing so, we are building a thriving community,” she said.

Allain added Volunteer Airdrie also promotes volunteerism in the community by educating individuals on the benefits of volunteering.

For more information on Volunteer Airdrie or to see a list of available volunteer positions, visit volunteerairdrie.ca


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