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About Lee Jones

I believe the degree to which our humanity is recognized, honoured, supported and celebrated is the degree to which we will rise to face challenges, stretch ourselves to fulfill our inherent potential, gain competency in skills, and make authentic, productive connections in personal, community and work relationships.

I am a volunteer management professional. I am passionate about cultivating the potential people hold in their work, volunteer and personal lives through professionally designed and implemented volunteer programs.

Cultivating and harvesting the potential people hold in volunteering, work and their personal lives has long been a passion of mine. My volunteer career began at the age of 14 as a youth advocate for people with developmental delays. My volunteer career continues today as co-founder and Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society's Research Information Outreach Team, an initiative which I am proud to say has inspired teams in Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, and Montreal.

I have found a great deal of fulfillment creating, or managing, or growing volunteer programs for Habitat for Humanity London, Canadian Cancer Society (Elgin-Middlesex Community Office), and the Hamilton Naturalists Club.

My work in professional volunteer management has lead to the development of my skills in drafting policies and procedures. I have drafted policies and procedures for Habitat for Humanity London, the Hamilton Naturalists Club, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and London CAReS.

Education and Accomplishments

  • Honours B.A. in Sociology, Western University
  • Fundamentals in the Management of Volunteers Certificate, Humber College
  • London and Area Association of Volunteer Administration (LAVA) - President
  • CTI Coach Training Program, Coaches Training Institute
  • Certified Manager of Volunteer Resources  (PAVRO)
  • Recruitment and Retention Workshop - PAVRO Conference 2015
  • Certificate in Project Management - Western University

Publications

  • "Enhance Volunteer Program Efficiencies with a Volunteer Engagement Team," Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management issue 23.3 Efficiencies for Managers of Volunteer Resources, December 2015.
  • Volunteer Management Manual - Edited for Pillar Nonprofit Network, 2012 

Volunteering

  • 2010-17 Co-founded and Chair Research Information Outreach Team - Canadian Cancer Society
  • 2016 CCS Inspirational Achievement in Volunteer Leadership Provincial Award
  • 2015 CCS Community Impact Award for Volunteer Leadership
  • 2017 Canadian Volunteer Awards, Regional Application Reviewer

 

 

The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club has been fortunate to work with Lee Jones to establish a formal volunteer management program. Lee enthusiastically jumped into this challenging role which has included demonstrating to this long-standing volunteer-led organization the importance of a well established volunteer management program to engage new volunteers and to better recognize existing volunteers. We were fortunate that Lee also developed risk management policies, and detailed role descriptions for over 80 volunteer roles. In order to ensure the volunteer management program is sustained with HNC volunteers, Lee has successfully formed a Volunteer Engagement Team. The VET has attracted both new and existing volunteers thanks to Lee’s creative recruitment ideas. I highly recommend Lee Jones to organizations looking to develop a volunteer management program.
— Jen Baker, Land Trust Coordinator, Hamilton Naturalists' Club
Lee’s passion for wanting to help people through coaching really shines through and is motivating and inspiring as a client. You instantly feel at ease working with her you knowing she is trustworthy, supportive, has a belief in her client and is not there to judge. Lee has a genuine belief in the coaching process and is invested in helping her clients achieve their goals through coaching.
— Krista, Personal Coaching Client
Lee Jones lives out the values of volunteerism in her own life and with her extensive experience in volunteer management she is a stellar choice both as a facilitator and consultant. Lee led a project in partnership with Pillar Nonprofit Network to create a Volunteer Management Manual that could be shared with organizations and those who manage volunteers so they have access to comprehensive information and templates to support a successful volunteer program. Lee put her heart, soul and expertise into creating the manual. Lee also has facilitated dynamic workshops specific to volunteer management and her many years of experience shines through in her presentation. 
— Michelle Baldwin
, Executive Director, Pillar Nonprofit Network
Lee Jones is an innovative leader and facilitator.  She inspires creativity within her teams and allows for each player to hold space for their expertise and insight.    She has a keen ability to provoke stimulating discussion while masterfully keeping the team in focus on actions and outcomes.  Her skills are equally matched in capturing ideas that are cleanly articulated in well-organized critical paths and supporting work documents.  Within the Volunteer Sector, she is innovative thinker and builder – she comes from the prospective and experience from both sides, a community volunteer and a volunteer manager.  She is passionate and highly driven to not only achieve results but prefers to move an individual, an organization or a community into uncharted territory to make change and lead the way for others.  
— Angie Woodcock, Manager, Canadian Cancer Society
Lee Jones is a knowledgeable and passionate professional in the field of volunteer management.  Her workshop was very engaging and informative.  Everyone in attendance left her worksop on Maintaining a Quality Volunteer Program with new knowledge and tools to help support their own volunteer programs.
— Tonya Dendrinos, Program Director, The Centre for Non-Profit Collaboration, Business Help Centre of Middlesex County