Interview with Romain Sorlin, head of the Volunteer Hub, on the set up of volunteers national committees:
Following the creation of the Volunteer hub in January 2020, many of our volunteers wanted to take an active part in the association’s various projects (communication, awareness-raising, partnerships, sponsorship, technical and scientific). We therefore decided to create national committees to gather and organise all the ideas proposed.
Our volunteers are very proactive and highly motivated by the idea of taking action alongside us on subjects that they master or on which they would like to learn.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by volunteers, from 18 to 66 years old, coming from many different backgrounds, who are determined to be proactive on specific projects beyond their local involvement.
The organisation of the committees:
The committees are organised through our network of volunteers.
For example, for the National Corporate Partnership & Philanthropy Committee, several volunteer regional delegates have offered to leverage their skills and professional experience in this area. Subsequently, we will offer our volunteers to complete the teams via mission sheets defined by the commission at the time of its creation. This will therefore be a real commitment on the part of our volunteers to national missions for the development and orientation of the association.
Three committees have been set up:
Corporate Partnership & Philanthropy
Created in November 2020, it includes 6 volunteer regional delegates from all over France. In the coming weeks, our Director of Corporate Partnership and Development will train the volunteers who will join this commission.
It will be created at the end of December in order to help the Awareness-Action hub to design and produce tools for school and out-of-school environments and for institutional partnerships.
Science & Technique
Creation planned for the beginning of 2021 on the basis of the missions and actions defined by our technical division.
Area Manager Monaco and South of France for TASAKI (Japanese jewellery house and the world’s leading pearl producer), implementation and development of the brand and business.
I am Regional Delegate for the PACA region. I disseminate TSC’s raison d’être and messages in the region. I make known its projects, in particular the Manta boat. I organise clean-ups, look for volunteers, raise awareness and make the association known to institutions. But everything is still to be developed within the delegation!
With my friends, we very quickly evoked this desire to commit ourselves more to TSC and the Manta project through corporate partnership. For my part, it is obvious and I wish to put my knowledge, skills, ideas and network at the service of this beautiful project.
As a business engineer for local authorities, I carry out audits of roads, air quality and mobile coverage throughout the territory.
I am the Departmental Delegate for the Pays de Loire regional delegation in the Loire Atlantique area. In this capacity, I organise collection campaigns and manage the partnership and sponsorship centre at county level.
In addition to my commitment as a volunteer with The SeaCleaners, this National Corporate Partnership & Philanthropy Committee is a natural fit for me, it is a continuation of my skills and my enthusiasm for responding to a necessary and ambitious project, led by a team that will enable the Manta company to succeed. Every day I share this personal commitment through common values, skills and projects that help me move forward and allow me to be in tune with my view of the environment. Once again, I am responding to a collective challenge, which nourishes my DNA.
Sales manager office furniture and garden furniture.
As Regional Delegate for The SeaCleaners for the Gironde, based in Bordeaux, I organise information, awareness and clean-ups. I am currently looking for new volunteers.
The SeaCleaners project has three main areas of work – societal, industrial and scientific. Apart from our mission to raise awareness, educate and prevent in order to make current and future generations responsible for eco-gestures, in order to reduce the problem at source, it seems crucial to me to be able to work together with representative institutions and companies at regional and national level. Their skills, network and dynamics will be important assets for the success of our projects. This is why the National Corporate Partnership & Philanthropy Committee is essential in my eyes.