Giving Back: Where to Volunteer this Season
If you want to help make someone else's life brighter by donating your time, Park Property Management has a few suggestions where you can volunteer.
Most public libraries need volunteers to help them get materials into the hands of those who cannot visit the library. A Visiting Library Volunteer needs to be at least 20 years old with a valid driver's license and background check. The Stratford Library is currently in need of volunteers for Reading Buddies, a program that pairs volunteers with children to share their love of reading.
In Kitchener, the Sunbeam Centre is always looking for outgoing volunteers to help with friendly visits, recreation assistance, decorating, and more. Your help can make a lasting difference for their clients. Volunteers must be 14 years or older and reliable. The Sunbeam Centre is within walking distance from our Kingsway Drive apartments and on a major bus route.
The Canadian Red Cross provides countless services to those in need. In Etobicoke, volunteers are needed to help deliver hampers from the Food Bank and driving seniors and individuals to appointments. In Toronto, WoodGreen Community Services needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. Volunteers must provide a valid driver's license and background check.
Adopting a pet is a wonderful way to enrich your life and the life of an animal; however, adopting isn't always possible. If you'd like to help a furry friend, the Burlington Animal Shelter, just minutes from our Elgin Street apartments, is looking for volunteers to walk dogs, comfort cats, and more.
There are countless ways to give this holiday season. Look to your community and find ways to help those around you. If you need inspiration, check out these suggestions:
- Volunteer to shovel snow in your neighbourhood.
- Donate money to the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign while you are shopping.
- Check in on elderly neighbours and offer to assist with their shopping or cleaning.
- Donate to your local food bank by dropping off non-perishable food items or household items.
- Join the Moving Hope campaign and leave winter hats, mittens, scarves, and coats in waterproof bags around your city for the homeless.