The benefits of volunteerism are wide and varied in Toronto for seniors. The need to help others and make a positive difference on the volunteers themselves. 97% of senior volunteers feel that they are happier than those who do not volunteer, and volunteers have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life.
When you volunteer you choose to work for another person or organization without pay or other compensation. Organizations and individuals throughout Canada rely on volunteers to provide direct and in-direct services to their communities. There are a million different ways to volunteer. You or someone you know may already volunteer without having recognized it.
Senior Volunteers help out at:
Prime Mentors Of Canada – Be a PMC volunteer mentor, guiding children for one hour a week for 10 to 12 weeks. Work on an exciting project selected by the protege. Enrich the life of a child with your knowledge and experience. PMC offers training and support for mentors so that getting involved is a rewarding experience. For more information contact Lisa Maloney at (905) 882-5482 or email@example.com.
The Dorothy Ley Hospice – Here at the Dorothy Ley Hospice, we have volunteers who are trained and supported by professionals to deliver palliative and hospice care to those in need and to provide quality end of life care that simply cannot be given through traditional health care.
Shakespeare In Action – Shakespeare in Action is a dynamic professional theatre company and registered charity. We have been entertaining and inspiring audiences – 7 to 75 – for over 23 years! We are seeking volunteers to usher our upcoming productions of The Diary of Anne Frank (March 14-31), Romeo & Juliet (April 16-28), and Macbeth (April 16-28). Please contact us if you’re interested!
The Wexford Residence Inc. – A vibrant and caring community of seniors, families and dedicated service providers championing the uniqueness and potential of each and every senior. We are positively prepared to help our clients maintain independence, preserve dignity and to experience life to the fullest.
Mustard Seed/Fontbonne Ministries – We offer a welcoming environment and sacred space for participants and volunteers to develop life skills, creativity, care for the environment and spiritual growth. Located in South Riverdale, we serve and collaborate with the local community and non-profit agencies.
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