Friday, December 02, 2005

Dear Volunteer - You Are Fired!

Dedicated to The International Volunteer Day

This is an unbelievable act of one of leading Ontario Art Gallery that had sent a letter to their 4-long year’s volunteer after she suggested a few enhancements for more fair artists’ treatment and some process improvements.
For an immigrant from a country behind the former Iron Curtain it was a psychological shock. So much for democracy…

Dear Volunteer,

Re: Membership Termination

I am writing this letter to inform you that your membership with the XYZ Volunteer Committee has been terminated effective immediately.
The Executive Committee made this decision as a result of your conduct at the Event and your recent criticism of the Volunteer Committees’ decisions and processes. This behaviour cased a lot of anxiety and disruption amongst other Volunteers. Therefore, termination is in accordance with By-Law Number N Section NN & NNN of the Volunteer Committee.
Enclosed you will find a cheque for $NN.NN which is full reimbursement of your membership fee.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact me directly.


Chair, Chair
XYZ Volunteer Committee

5 December - International Volunteer Day
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About December 5th: IVD and Volunteer Canada
"International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5th each year and is officially recognized by the United Nations as a day on which volunteers around the world are recognized and celebrated for their contributions and dedication.
Volunteer Canada’s goal for the 2005 International Volunteer Day campaign is to collect story leads about inspiring and exceptional volunteers from every part of Canada. Our intention is for this website to become a “hub” for media looking for exciting and unique human interest stories relevant to their geographical area..."

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