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Helping build a foundation for the future.

Why Volunteer?

 

Volunteering is a great way to meet people: if you are new to the area or just want to get out of the house, volunteering introduces you to other volunteers, people in the community and organization staff. Volunteering often means working with others that have common interests and values. Getting involved in a local community organization helps build your social network of neighbors and friends.

 

Volunteering makes you feel good: Doing something for another person or for a charitable organization can lift your spirits and leaves you with a feeling of a job well done.

 

Volunteering can help you on the job market: Volunteer experience is experience. Whether you are just starting out in the work force, are facing a period of unemployment or just want to add to your resume, volunteer experience is a great way to gain experience and learn new skills.

 

Volunteering is good for your health: Studies have shown that giving of your time as a volunteer has health benefits. Volunteering can improve your mental health, keep you fit and improve your longevity. It can also help improve your self-esteem, and over all quality of life.

 

Volunteering is FUN: Volunteering is often hard work but it is also fun. There are many events that you can volunteer at and enjoy yourself at the same time.

 

Volunteering is a way to make a difference in the lives of others: You may not realize it or be directly connected with an individual who is helped but the time you spend volunteering for the foundation does matter and ultimately makes a difference in the lives of patients seen at Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

 

Volunteering helps keep healthcare close to home: We need volunteers to keep the Foundation strong. We have many volunteer opportunities that work with individual’s different skill sets and time commitment availability. All of these volunteer positions matter and work towards supporting quality healthcare in our community.

 

There are a number of ways you can help through volunteering your time and skills:

  • Join a Committee
  • Host a Community Fundraising Event
  • Organize a Workplace Fundraising Campaign
  • Volunteer at an Event
  • Be an Ambassador – Help Spread the Word, Promote the Foundation, Public Speaking

 

Contact the foundation office at foundation@smhosp.on.ca or call 705-435-6281 x 1262 for more information on becoming a volunteer.