This week Volunteer Canada and The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association celebrate Canada’s millions of volunteers during the annual National Volunteer Week (NVW).
Volunteer Canada states that “the National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.
The theme is a nod to our past, a reflection of our present, and a wink to our future. The Value of One, the Power of Many was the theme for National Volunteer Week in 2001, The International Year of Volunteers. It beautifully reflects the individual and collective efforts, we have seen during the pandemic, and it sets the tone for re-imagining the next 20 years as the value of one act and the power of many enables us to thrive together.”
At Community Care for Seniors we’re always recruiting new volunteers because there are more seniors to help, more things to be done. At the present time, we have lots of room for more volunteers at the Thrift Shop, visiting and calling seniors, driving to medical appointments, delivering Meals on Wheels, helping on the reception desk or assisting with online active living programs.
Studies show without a doubt what we’ve always known…that volunteers live longer, healthier, happier lives. Feel free to go into Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street (when we’re not closed for lockdown) and ask the volunteers about their experiences in the shop. They will happily share with you the great time they have giving their time in this way. These volunteers will encourage you to contact the office staff and apply.
If you’re interested in volunteering then give us a call at Community Care and start the conversation. You’ll talk with a co-ordinator who will find out your interests and time and work with you to find the right placement. Call 613-476-7493 today.
Volunteer Canada states that involved Canadians build strong and connected communities to create a vibrant Canada. Prince Edward Community Care has a history of over 40 years providing services to help seniors live at home. Call today and find out more about volunteer positions and services too. If your group would like a guest speaker please ask and we’ll accommodate your request. We help seniors live at home.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes