As the end of the OTW’s fourth full term approaches, our Volunteers & Recruiting committee is starting the search for people who are willing to serve on our committees in 2012. Some of our current staff will be returning to the same roles, some will be changing focus and trying new things, and many are ready to share their knowledge and responsibilities. All are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to join them.
Our committees are currently busy reviewing what they’ve done this year and thinking about what they want to accomplish next year, determining how many people each team needs and what those people might be doing. Most of our committees only require one thing: enthusiasm! We can teach the rest (there are exceptions, of course — we can’t impart the experience and knowledge that the Legal committee requires of its members, for example), and we’re eager to find a place for you. Again, please note that while we’re taking information now, we will be forming the committees when we come back from our break in mid-January.
We’re happy to hear from people year-round, but right now we’re focused on assembling the standing committees that make up OTW staff. We take a brief break at the end of each calendar year and reconvene in January, so that’s when you can expect to hear back, and when all of our new 2012 staff will start work. We realize that it can be annoying to wait, especially when you want to help! We ask that you do so, though, because we want to start everyone on the same footing, feeling refreshed and with all the training and orientation they need.