At Families Living Well Society, there are many opportunities where you can share your gifts and talents. A broad range of tasks allows you to be involved; from being on the front lines or behind the scenes, and varying in levels of commitment.
Volunteers contribute their time in a variety of areas including:
- Set up Crews
- Child and youth programs
- Organization support
- Photography and video productions
- Spiritual guidance and counseling
- Family support
- Meal preparation and assistance with cooks
- Food hampers—preparing and delivering
- Bread pickup and delivery
- Clothing/household exchange organizing
- Cleanup crews
- Part of Prayer Group
- Special Events Volunteer
- Administrative/Leadership support
- Resource facilitators
- Get work-related experience – It’s a chance for you to polish transferable skills many employers are looking for: interpersonal, communication, team work, problem solving, adaptability, and time management skills.
- Learn new skills or share existing skills – Consider a position where you can learn new skills while strengthening existing ones.
- Explore an occupation or industry – Exploring a new career through volunteering can give you a better understanding of the rewards and challenges involved, as well as the position available.
- Expand your connections – Meeting people and making new friends can potentially connect you with other contacts and career opportunities. Additionally, other volunteers or staff can become references for future positions.
- Help you explore and understand your community – While working in the community, you are exposed to issues such as poverty, health and wellness, minorities, and social injustices whereby you can learn and better understand issures from these experiences.
- Get to know yourself – What are your values, skills, goals and interests? Knowing yourself is crucial towards your overall satisfaction and well-being.
- Build confidence and self-esteem – Helping others leads to a greater sense of self-worth and accomplishment. Doing something that makes you feel active, productive, and useful can increase your confidence.
- Pursue a personal interest – Take a break from the everyday and do something different. Pursuing a personal interest or hobby can give you a break from your routine to create balance and add an extra dose of fun to your life.
- Feel valued and vital – Volunteering is associated with a wide range of social benefits and physical and mental health rewards. Volunteering strengthens your social ties across a wide range of communities.
Feel free to contact us via email or phone to inquire about our volunteer opportunities and getting involved. If you are a post-secondary student, we have also partnered with SCIP to provide internships.