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Join a SOVI Committee!

SOVI is currently looking for volunteer sub-committee members to join our team. Four new sub-committees have been created, including:

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Outreach and Networking
  • Education and Training
  • Youth Engagement

The proposed breakdown of these newly-formed sub-committees is as follows:

Marketing and Communications

Objective:

To develop and implement an integrated marketing and communications plan that builds awareness of BCCIC, SOVI, and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as local individuals and organizations doing work in international development throughout Greater Victoria.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Communications planning
  • Marketing materials
  • Media relations (engagement, media releases, and public service announcements)
  • Social media
  • Photography/videography

Outreach and Networking

Objective:

To identify opportunities for community outreach, networking, and strategic partnerships for organizations committed to international development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Member recruitment
  • Partner recruitment
  • Identify opportunities for community engagement
  • Development and nurturing of strategic alliances
  • Provide recommendations around strategic events and networking opportunities
  • Develop list of potential stakeholders

Education and Training

Objective:

To create or identify educational and capacity building opportunities for individuals and organizations involved with international development and the Sustainable Development Goals throughout Greater Victoria.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Workshops on skills for development practitioners
  • Organizational capacity building
  • Develop a library of resources (be the ‘SDG’ expert)
  • Research other educational opportunities across South Vancouver Island
  • Make recommendations around integration of educational events or opportunities to be included in International Development Week

Youth Engagement

Objective:

To facilitate youth engagement around international development work and the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure they have a voice in all Chapter activities and events.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Youth recruitment
  • Identify opportunities for training
  • Make recommendations around youth-focused events.
This is a great opportunity to join a fun, passionate group while making a difference in the world!

If you are interested in volunteering with any of SOVI’s sub-committees, please contact our Regional Coordinator at sovi@bccic.ca.