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Start Volunteering in Guelph

volunteer group hands together in guelph, Guelph Apartments, Apartments Guelph, Apartments for Rent in Guelph, Guelph apartment rentals, Apartments in Guelph, Apartment rentals in Guelph, Guelph Apartments for RentGive back and do some good for the community by signing up for volunteer opportunities. Volunteering has a variety of benefits outside of its impact on the community and organization. Families and individuals can improve their lives by giving back, meeting new people and boosting their social skills. Remember even the littlest tasks and a few hours every week can make a real difference to organizations, people and even animals in need. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has outlined some benefits of volunteering that will motivate Guelph apartment residents to get out and give back to their community.

 

Impact On Organization

Many organizations are currently understaffed and unable to pay individuals for their work as most, if not all, profits are going towards the organizations and the people they help. The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre welcomes all individuals who are interested in becoming volunteers to regular information sessions. Located at 683 Woolwich Street, the community centre is a one-minute drive and four-minute walk from the Sienna Apartments, a two-minute drive and a nine-minute walk from the Regency Court – Kathleen, a six-minute drive, nine-minute transit commute and 32-minute walk from the Sovereign Apartments and a seven-minute drive and 18-minute transit commute from the Terrace Towers Apartments and Park Towers Apartments. Contact Becky MacDonald at 519-823-1291 ext. 2096 for information about volunteering.

 

Connect With Others

Participating in your community’s volunteer initiatives will give you the opportunity to interact with the community and its people on a more personal level. If you’re looking for a way to get out of your Kortright Apartment or Belle Ayre Apartment, meet new people and make new friends, volunteering is a great way to reach out to others. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local or a new to the area, volunteering is a fulfilling activity that everyone can get involved in. Overcome shyness or fear of meeting new people and enhance your self-esteem by practicing and developing your social skills in a space without judgement or pressure.

 

Good For Minds and Bodies

Doing good for others can provide a natural sense of accomplishment and increase self-confidence. Volunteering requires you to communicate and interact with your community and has been shown to help combat depression. Initiatives with pets and animals have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and improve overall mood. Since 1893, the Guelph Humane Society has been rescuing and sheltering animals in the Guelph and Wellington Communities. The organization is always looking for regular volunteers who can make a weekly commitment. Special events volunteers to help with fundraisers and newsletter deliveries are also needed. Learn more about volunteer opportunities that include dog walking and fostering animals on their website. Located at 500 Wellington Street West, the Humane Society is a nine-minute drive from the Driftwood Apartments and The Diplomat Apartments, an 11-drive from the Pioneer Apartments and a 12-minute drive from the Inverness Apartments.

 

Finding Volunteer Positions

 

Volunteer Guelph Wellington

Operating with a mission to serve the County of Wellington and the City of Guelph, Volunteer Guelph Wellington believes that each and every member of the surrounding areas has the ability to help build and support their community. It is estimated that there are hundreds of non-profit and charitable organizations in need of volunteers and this is where Volunteer Guelph Wellington comes in. Find volunteer opportunities in Guelph and Wellington County by visiting their online database, their offices (no appointment necessary) or reviewing their weekly recruitment ads, which outlines up to six organizations that are seeking volunteers. Located at 46 Cork Street East, the volunteer centre is a six-minute drive, 13-minute transit commute and a 33-minute walk from the Regency Court Apartments – Speedvale. The site offers other resources including Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities, Understanding Police Record Checks and Fast Fact sheet on Group Volunteering.

 

The City of Guelph

Whether you’re a student, adult or senior, the City of Guelph has volunteer opportunities with that will fit with your lifestyle and schedule. Park programs, special events and weekly programs are some of the activities where they recruit volunteers. Choose from long-term or short-term commitments including museums, boards, centres, camps and school age programs. If there are additional questions or you require more information, email volunteer@guelph.ca.

 

Give back to your community and to yourself by making a point of volunteering this year in Guelph and surrounding regions. Located at 3, 7 and 11 Delaware Avenue and 329 Speedvale East, Williams and McDaniel’s Cherryblossom Apartments, Maplewood Apartments, Juniper Apartments and Appletree Apartments offer residents of Guelph ideal rental options and exceptional amenities.