Volunteer with Ontario's Geospatial and Information Community!
Volunteers are our lifeblood! BeSpatial / urisa ontario has been so successful because of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, committee members, and directors. We could not operate without the time and talent that our members freely provide. And in return, volunteers receive many benefits, including professional networking opportunities and professional growth. Volunteering is a great way to network with peers and colleagues in the GIS and IT industry. It is a great way to meet new people and establish professional relationships.
We encourage all members to become involved with the BeSpatial community - positions are available in many areas. Please consider volunteering for a director position or a standing committee. The Eastern, Western and Northern Ontario Sections are looking for dedicated volunteers to help carryout GIS events in those areas.
A Board Director serves a two-year term beginning at our Annual General meeting (AGM) and up until the AGM in April/May time frame. Board members are responsible for setting policy and determining the direction of our association. A director must attend at least 7 meetings each year (5 Board meetings, the annual Strategic Planning and the AGM). Teleconference is available during some board meetings. The full term includes two - 2 year terms (4 years).
Standing committees meet once a month in varying locations or by teleconference. Standing committees include:
If you are unable to volunteer as chair or for a regular committee member position at this time, then please consider helping with a task for a committee.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
Annual BeSpatial program event and EXPO
We are looking for volunteers to help with the registration desk and the map gallery.
The responsibilities would be:
Participate at Affiliate Association Events
When exhibiting, we require volunteers to help man the booth and answer questions.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of the preceding opportunities, or would like more information,
please e-mail: INFO
In order to volunteer, submit articles or speak at a program event, we do prefer that you are a current member.