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The Muskoka Foundation Volunteer Handbook Part One Dear Traveler, We here “at” Muskoka are excited that you are interested in connecting to our communities.

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1 The Muskoka Foundation Volunteer Handbook Part One Dear Traveler, We here “at” Muskoka are excited that you are interested in connecting to our communities throughout the world by offering your time, skills and knowledge. Please take your time reading through this handbook and contact us if you have any questions or ideas about doing good as you go! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter to learn about current programs & connect with Other travelers

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7 Workshop Leader: 1 week - 8 weeks (Roughly hours) This choice is excellent for the traveler that would like to make a stronger connection with the youth or adult members of the community. Muskoka volunteers and coordinators have developed a multitud of curricula that is just waiting for eager and enthusiastic folks like yourself to put it into action (adding your own style and creativity) with our various communities. Ranging in content from Photography to Health and Nutrition, from IT to entreprenuerial skills, each workshop includes an entire PDF or Power Point presentation full of information, ideas and activities to get you going. Of course, it doesn't stop there. We recognize that the majority of our travelers join us with a fair amount of experience and knowledge that they would like to share. These workshops are built to give you a solid base, but we encourage and APPRECIATE any new information, concepts and lesson ideas or activities that a volunteer would like to incorporate into their experience leading the workshop. The duration of each workshop varies based upon the subject, the community and the traveler. One could spend a month or two in one community if they choose. Two things to keep in mind: one is that running a workshop will require a minimum of a one week commitment to volunteering at the location, the second is that this is a great way to volunteer in multiple locations. With each location, you will gain more experiences and further develop the course into an easier endeavor for you as the leader/educator and therefore create more enriching experiences for the participants!

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9 Volunteer Checklist: 1.Fill out Getting to Know You form 2. Fill out the Muskoka Traveler Agreement 3. File for and share a copy of your official Police Background check with your Muskoka contact 4. Skype or Phone talk with one of our team members to get you started on the right foot!

10 Australia https://www.nationalcrimecheck.com.au/police-checks- individuals/faqs#h4 Canada living-abroad.htm United States of America criminal-report/1#back United Kingdom living-abroad.htm You can file for your official police background check on these reccomended websites!

11 Thanks for taking this time to learn more about the Muskoka Foundation as a whole. We hope this was a helpful tool for you to become aquainted with our mission and our vision of how the network of travelers, organizations and our staff can work together to do good as we go. The next step is to take a look at at the Handbook Part Two, which includes regional information about our partner organizations and their locations. Or if you are not a traveling volunteer the next step will most likely involve a skype meeting to see which area: Curriculum, Marketing, Design or Fundraising, you are interested in helping us with from home!


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