Mental Health Pilot Program
“Our volunteer project manager has advanced us from the dark ages of financial reporting to the current day. Now the organization is at the professional level that it needs to be. We are very grateful for Stig and volunteers like Stig. We couldn’t even hire for this job, because we first needed to understand what needed to be done, and Stig helped us doing just that. Volunteer help like Stig’s is priceless and the ripple effect is endless.”
Note that the YMCA has since run 3 more projects sponsored by PMV!
The program is now being made operational which means that the YMCA is allocating funds to staff and schedule the program regularly. Big time win. Support for people without a lot of resources to get help.
Volunteering with the team at YMCA was a great experience. I would recommend volunteering through PMVThe program is now being made operational which means that the YMCA is allocating funds to staff and schedule the program regularly. Big time win. Support for people without a lot of resources to get help.
Youth Mindfulness Group Pilot Program
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities. They provide a safe, welcoming place where they nurture every kid to reach his or her full potential.
In October 2014, the YMCA turned to PMV for help in leading the generation of a project plan and providing general project management for organizing and conducting mental health support workshops for youth suffering from anxieties.
Over the next eight months, volunteer Project Managers Ann Louise Filbert (ALF) and David Horan worked with the initiators of the project to plan, create and ultimately bring to life two, six-week pilot programs. The two PMs work on the project, totaling 150 volunteer hours, included: Funding Application, Project Planning, Budgeting, Status Reporting, Risk Management Planning, Presentations, Creation of Program Materials and Documentation, Creation of a Marketing Plan and Materials, Research and more.
The project resulted in the successful creation and execution of two Youth Mindfulness workshops, along with the generation of supporting research and the recruitment of community partners. The success of this pilot program resulted in its operationalization for the YMCA, with more workshops having taken place since and funding applications for future extension of the program.