Would you like to help in your community and make a difference?
Our volunteers are an integral part of our care-giving team and they work closely with the Sisters and Staff of the Marian Residence. We encourage team work and strive to build a positive and rewarding environment. As part of our initiative for team-building, we have various events through the year for our volunteers to be able to get together including our volunteer appreciation BBQ in the Summer, and our annual Christmas party.
Why should you lend a helping hand?
- The satisfaction and pride that come from helping others are important reasons to volunteer. When you commit your time and effort to an organization the feeling of fulfillment can be endless.
- It can strengthen your family. Volunteerism is a great way for families to have fun and feel closer.
- Postsecondary students who are pursuing academic placements or who wish to develop some of the skills they have learned volunteering will find volunteering helps them to gain a better understanding of what they can expect in their future career and helps them gain access to potential employers.
- Above all lending hand is a way of serving God in our neighbour and of being truly fulfilled.
Who would be suitable to volunteer at Marian Residence?
Active and Retired Adults
- Active and retired adults who want to spend time serving others and doing good deeds in the community.
- Active and retired adults who want to share in the spirituality and the apostolates of the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate as a lay person, and as a means of living out his/her Christian mission of service and extending the kingdom of God on earth.
- Ontario High School Community Involvement Program: High School Students preparing for graduation. In Ontario, all students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of unpaid community involvement activities before graduating from high school. This forms part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD). Students can choose their own "community involvement" activities and must pursue the activities on their own time. Students may pursue more than one activity to attain the 40 hours required for the program. The purpose of the program is "to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities. (Ontario Ministry of Education, Ministry of TCU, 2002b).
- Summer students wishing to spend their summer vacation doing voluntary service in the community.
- Post Secondary students who are pursuing academic placements to fulfil course requirements.
- Post Secondary students (college and university) who wish to volunteer as a way of developing some of the skills they have learned, giving back to the community while being engaged or as a way to increase their future career opportunities.
All volunteers must fall within the ages of sixteen years and above.
There are many ways to be able to participate including serving meals to the residents, providing musical entertainment for them, helping with gardening, reception on the weekend, etc. The schedule is flexible and works around your availability.