volunteers & social media – communication is all at our volunteer get togethers

By Kate Stefanko. Filed in people and places partners, volunteer stories  |  
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Everyone who already knows me (Kate) will also know that I have a bit of a reputation for being something of a pedant

Kate

Kate

(!), so I thought I’d start this post with a definition of ‘media’:

“Communication channels through which news, entertainment, education, data, or promotional messages are disseminated.”

Well – that certainly explains the buzz at our latest people and places social event, when there was plenty of communication among previous and future volunteers, local partners, and us!

 

a packed venue!

a packed venue!

 

Kate’s home found room for over 30 volunteers, as well as the full complement of ‘people and places’ … Mandip and Anita joined us from India, and Adama was with us from The Gambia (although somewhat delayed) …

Dianne talks to Mandip & Anita

Dianne talks to Mandip & Anita

We love hosting our ‘at home’ social events, whether in Kent or Dorset  … and still, after all these years, tend to refer to them as ‘road shows’, because they provide us with opportunities to listen, learn and share … opinions, questions, news and great company! (take a look at the post from Dianne about news from the projects)

It’s inevitable that lots of you aren’t able to be with us when we hold these events … but PLEASE don’t let that stop you from getting in touch with us any time, whether by email, phone, comments on the blog, facebook, twitter … we will ALWAYS be pleased to hear from you …

Meanwhile, thanks to everyone who was able to come and share time with us this year … and we look forward to meeting yet more of our wonderful volunteers in the future!

P.S. thanks to all the kind souls who brought us pressies – we were really touched.

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