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How do I nominate a volunteer online through Do Some Good?
Submit your online nomination form through our partner, Do Some Good. If you don’t already have a Do Some Good profile, you will be asked to authenticate yourself by inputting a valid email address. Once submitted, you’ll be invited to continue your journey to Do Some Good in your community, building your own volunteer profile so you can show your support for charitable organizations that matter to you.
We joined Do Some Good in 2014, and have since been working together to positively impact our communities through volunteer engagement.
I want to share #SimpleGenerosity with someone who might be interested. What’s the best way to do that?
That’s great news! We’re excited that you’re excited about the program. Share #SimpleGenerosity with others in one of several ways:
- Send them the link to the program details on our website.
- Ask any of our in-branch team members for program information. They’ll point you in the right direction.
- Direct them to our #SimpleGenerosity page on Do Some Good.
Do I need to notify my nominee before I submit my application? What if I want it to be a surprise?
We’ll be publishing and promoting the stories of our volunteers on our social media channels and Do Some Good. Because of this, we recommend that you notify your nominee that you are submitting an application on their behalf. That said, we love surprises too! If your nominee is selected, and you haven’t notified them about the application, we will connect with them directly to ensure they’re OK with having their story told, so to respect their privacy.
If #SimpleGenerosity selects 40 volunteers, why haven’t I seen someone selected from my community yet?
We'll be selecting 40 outstanding nominees from communities throughout B.C., in regions where First West Credit Union operates. The selections will be announced quarterly; April, July, September and December. Stay connected to our social channels and Do Some Good to be inspired by all the good things happening from volunteers across B.C.
What happens after I submit my nomination?
All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee of enthusiastic First West employees representing each of our divisions. Once submitted, nominations will remain eligible through two selection reviews, a period of right months from the date of submission.
Can I submit more than one nomination?
Absolutely! We encourage you to submit applications for every volunteer who is making a difference in their community.
If my nominee volunteers for multiple organizations, can they be selected more than once?
No, volunteers can only be selected once for #SimpleGenerosity. However, it’s possible that multiple volunteers will choose to direct their donation towards the same charitable organization. There’s no limit to how many times an organization can be chosen by successful nominees.
Who can I call to find out if my nominee is going to be selected?
In addition to profiling the winners, we’ll be giving shout outs to “notable nominations” on Do Some Good. We appreciate each and every application, and are so inspired by these stories that we want to showcase as many positive volunteer stories as possible.