Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More simply could not exist without the small acts of kindness from our truly incredible volunteers. They are the very heart and soul of the organization, and their words and acts of kindness help to bring smiles to the faces of all of our clients!
This past year, 705 caring volunteers were actively involved in multiple volunteer activities donating approximately 83,409 hours of their time to help us serve 7,540 clients. That is equal to over 46 full time jobs!
FEATURE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY OF THE MONTH!
If you are interested in any of these volunteer positions please call us at 519-772-8787 or apply under the “Apply” tab.
June is Seniors’ Month and this year’s theme is “Living Your Best Life”. Brian regularly attends CSC’s SMART™ (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) classes and falls prevention programming offered at his building. He struggles with his balance and uses a walker to help him get around, so he says the balance exercises are essential to his routine. To live his best life, Brian wants to be active and do good for others. “You want to leave something for your kids and your grandchildren and by improving yourself during your lifetime, you’ve done your job.”
There are many ways to get involved! We are always looking for caring people to help us fulfill our mission. Whether you have a wide open schedule or only a lunch hour to commit to, we have an opportunity for you! Please call (519) 772-8787 for more information on these or any other opportunities.
Driver Escorts provide escorted transportation to medical appointments using their own vehicle.
Shoppers provide list, group or escorted trips to the grocery store. Volunteers shop and carry as needed.
Friendly Visitors are matched with a client for weekly visits at the client’s home for 2-3 hours once per week. The visits may include outings if the volunteer has a car.
Garden Volunteers help maintain the Kitchen Garden by sowing seeds, weeding, harvesting, assisting with seasonal clean-ups and a variety of other tasks as needed.
Kitchen Volunteers help prepare Meals on Wheels in our Tender Loving Care Kitchen by cutting vegetables, helping to keep things tidy and cooking with our chef.
Meals on Wheels Drivers deliver hot and frozen meals to clients’ homes on a route over the lunch hour, Monday to Friday.
Community Dining Program Assistants assist clients every second week on the lunch hour at one of our community dining locations. Day depends on the location of the program.
Community Dining Drivers provide clients with transportation to one of our community dining locations. Afterwards the volunteer drives the client back home. They can choose to stay and assist with serving food or can just drop off and pick up the client.
Office Volunteers help with tasks at our Breslau office such as coordinating mailings, data entry or other administrative tasks.
Students are needed to cut grass or shovel snow. Earn your 40 community involvement hours helping someone in your neighbourhood.
Our Board of Directors is looking for dynamic, innovative, collaborative individuals to make a difference through governance.
Fundraising Volunteers help with many of the aspects of our key fundraising events, both leading up to and on the day of the event.
Telephone Reassurance Callers make daily ‘check in’ phone calls to provide a friendly contact at a designated time of the day.
Exercise Instructors lead free group gentle exercise classes at community locations, or one on one sessions in a client’s home to help them maintain mobility and independence.
Custom Volunteer Positions can be created! Do you have a skill to share with us? Can you think of a unique way to lend your support? Let us know your ideas and we can happily work on tailoring a custom volunteer position for you!