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Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba Volunteerism Survey Telling the stories of retired teachers’ volunteer activities


Dear RTAM Member,


We are conducting this survey on our members’ volunteerism in order to collect evidence of our individual and collective contributions to Manitoba society. We hope that the results of the survey will be of benefit to all our members in the following ways:


 for use in working on behalf of member interests and benefits;  to recognize and celebrate our contribution to our communities; and  to inspire the volunteer work of others.


To conduct the survey, RTAM has hired PRA Inc., a research firm based in Winnipeg. When compiled and tabulated, the results will be reported in the media, in local community papers, in KIT, and on the RTAM website. Our plan is to share this survey instrument and to compare results with those of kindred organizations. Even if you do not volunteer, it is important to get feedback from as many of our members as possible.


We anticipate that it will take you about 10 minutes to complete this survey. All responses will be anonymous. There are two ways to complete the survey:


 you can access the survey online by visiting www.rtam.mb.ca  you can complete this survey and return it by mail, fax, or email (scanned)


We are asking you to complete the survey by June 30, 2014. All those who complete and return the survey will be entered into a draw for one of four $100 VISA gift cards. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact the RTAM office at 1-888-393-8082 (toll-free) or 204-889-3660 (Winnipeg).


For the purposes of this survey, we have suggested the following definition of volunteering.


Volunteering: providing a service without pay to anyone (not living in the same household) or to the community or environment. This service is provided either directly, on one’s own, or indirectly, through a group or organization. Section 1: Demographics 1a.


Please indicate your RTAM Chapter (listed in alphabetical order); choose one: 01 Boyne


02 Dauphin Area 03 EMR


04 Hanover 05 Interlake


06 Intermountain 07 Neepawa


1b.


08 Northeastman 09 Okanagan


10 Portage La Prairie


11 Retired Teachers of Winnipeg 12 RWTA 13 Riel


14 St. James Assiniboia If you are a member of a second RTAM Chapter, please indicate


01 Yes ► Name of second Chapter: _____________________________________________________ 00 Not a member of a second RTAM Chapter


2. What are the first three characters of your postal code? _____ _____ 3.


How long have you lived in your current community? 1 Less than 1 year


4. 5. 6.


Gender: Age:


1 Female 1 55-59 2 60-64


2 1 to 5 years 1 Male


3 65-69


How long have you been retired? 1 Less than 5 years


2 6 to 9 years 3 6 to 9 years 4 70-74 3 10 to 19 years 5 75-79 _____ 4 10 years or more 6 80-84 4 20 years or more


INSTRUCTIONS: Please read each question carefully and check () or write in the appropriate response. You may use any writing utensil (i.e., pen, pencil, etc.) that you choose.


16 n KEEP IN TOUCH | Spring 2014 7 85 or older


15 Southwest Assiniboine 16 Swan Valley 17 The Pas


18 Thompson 19 VanIsles


20 Westman (WREA) 00 Not a Chapter member


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