Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Kootenay Lake Summit Committee!

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Kootenay Lake Summit Committee!

The 2023 Kootenay Lake Summit is coming up soon and we are looking for 4 dedicated volunteers to help us plan and deliver this event! This is an awesome opportunity to gain leadership skills and help develop an event that is important for addressing issues impacting Kootenay Lake. 


About the Kootenay Lake Summit

If you’re new to the FoKLSS community or are hearing about the Summit for the first time, this is an well-attended annual event that inspires and educates the Kootenay Lake community on a topic they care about. This year, our supporters voted on a speaker series covering the topic of land-use issues affecting Kootenay Lake.

We are excited to share that this will be the first in person Summit since 2019, so you and your fellow lake lovers can meet for the first time or reconnect, and engage in valuable discussions.

We still have lots of details to flesh out for this year, which is why we need a small, but mighty volunteer committee to help!

Listen to or watch the 2022 Kootenay Lake Summit 



Kootenay Lake Summit Volunteer Committee:

As a Summit committee member, you are responsible for helping FoKLSS develop a successful 2023 Kootenay Lake Summit. You’ll help offer ideas to make the event fun and engaging, determine logistics, complete various tasks depending on your role, and support staff during the day of the event. All committee members are required to attend monthly committee meetings. This is a unique leadership opportunity that has an impact on Kootenay Lake, gives you valuable experience, and connects you with like-minded people.

Time commitment: 5-10 hours per month from March-May

Experience/skills required: Team oriented, good communication skills, and a passion for protecting Kootenay Lake. That’s it! Having experience in event organizing and committees are an asset. FoKLSS staff, along with the volunteer chair, will support you wherever you need it!

Volunteer Positions Available*: 

Summit Administrator (filled):
Role: Writing minutes during committee meetings, sending out invitations to organizations, politicians, individuals, etc.

Summit Prize Sponsor Coordinator (filled):
Role: Approach businesses to donate prizes for silent auction, pick up and drop off prizes, develop silent auction table for event, etc.

Summit Communications Coordinator (filled):
Role: Share event with Facebook groups, news outlets, develop press release, distribute posters, etc.

Summit Volunteer Coordinator (filled):
Role: Recruit and lead volunteers who will help during the day of the Summit

*More details will be provided once you have joined committee


Next Steps & How to Apply:

  1. Fill out a volunteer application here
  2. Send Joelle Burnie an email (outreach@friendsofkootenaylake.ca) with the position you are interested in 
  3. Joelle will set up a meeting (virtual or in person) to share more information with you and so we can get to know each other

Committee meetings will begin in late February, so please let Joelle know if you are interested by February 15th