Jeff Brown, Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council – KidSport KW Chapter
Since 1988, the Kitchener Sports Association has hosted a volunteer recognition dinner to celebrate individuals in Kitchener Waterloo for their valued contributions to minor sport. Numerous minor sport clubs are invited to nominate their “Volunteer of the Year”.
This year, the KW Sports Council nominated Jeff Brown who since June 2015has been the Co-ordinator of Human Resources with our KidSport KW Chapter.
As a professional HR specialist, Jeff possesses the experience, qualifications and knowledge that are vital to accomplish the mandate our KidSport Chapter.
Jeff prepares and posts the job descriptions with several agencies and online sites, receives and reviews the applications, speaks with the volunteers and then meets with them and the Chair, communicates with the volunteer about police checks and other requirements, maintains a data base of general volunteers, contacts general volunteers for KidSport events, and makes recommendations about various HR policies and procedures.
During the past year, several key volunteers with our Chapter portfolios had to withdraw due to work or family commitments. Jeff dedicated extensive time and effort to find new, qualified individuals to accept these roles.
Jeff utilizes his expertise and experience to manage our volunteers in a professional and compassionate manner.
When we host events to raise funds, Jeff works at these too.
Jeff recommended that our Chapter join the KW Volunteer Action Centre and the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce. This year, he recommended that we apply for grants to hire post-secondary students to perform important tasks that exceed the time commitment of our volunteers. Consequently, this summer we were successful in obtaining a Canada Summer Jobs grant.
And finally, Jeff has encouraged our Chapter to apply for student volunteers from Conestoga College, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Please join me in recognizing Jeff for his commitment to the KW Sports Council, KidSport KW and our community So That ALL Kids Can Play!
Congratulations and thank you Jeff Brown!
John Cooper, President
Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council