Lend a hand: there are many options
• Delivering food for an organization for which volunteers deliver hot
meals to seniors to help them maintain their independence. • Transporting and accompanying seniors to appointments or run
ning errands for them. • Facilitating activities in seniors’ centres: fitness sessions, arts and crafts workshops, bingo, Internet skills, social activities, and recreational and cultural outings.
• Giving time at day cares, camps, schools, museums, community
centres, etc. • Providing company for children at hospitals and rehabilitation cen
tres. • Facilitating cultural and recreational activities. • Mentoring children through organizations such as Big Brother/Big
Sister. • Sharing skills and time at rehabilitation centres for young offenders. • Doing active listening, counselling, and interventions. • Working with homeless youth. • Tutoring children who need help in school.
• Giving time at women’s employment, health, or reference centres. • Doing active listening or sharing specific skills at day centres or shel
ters. • Offering all kinds of aid to single mothers, homeless women, or sex
ual assault victims.
• Visiting elderly residents in extended care facilities. • Staffing snack bars, cafeterias, gift shops, and escorting patients to
appointments. • Palliative care: accompanying terminally ill patients, comforting
and offering moral support to family members.