The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce has developed a volunteer strategy for Muskoka. Project Manager Jennifer Montpetit says Volunteer Muskoka will support volunteers and community groups by offering training sessions throughout Muskoka.

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There are community conversations happening across the district to give you an opportunity to learn more about the program. Yesterday was their first session in Lake of Bays. Montpetit says it was developed after hearing the community wanted a one-stop shop for volunteers and organizations.

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Some training has already begun, but Montpetit says they need more information on the community’s specific needs when it comes to volunteers. Montpetit says not only will it help volunteer and organizations; it will help generate economic impact.

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Montpetit says they are launching a new Volunteer Muskoka website in February. Below is a list of dates for community conversations. For more information you could go to the Volunteer Muskoka Facebook page or their current website. You can also contact Jennifer Montpetit at Jennifer@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca or call 705-789-4771.

Community Conversations:
Bracebridge: Jan. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sportsplex Conference Room
Gravenhurst: Jan. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre
Huntsville:     Jan. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Train Station (Cultural Station)
Muskoka Lakes: Jan. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Port Carling Community Centre