Volunteer West Island, in keeping with its mission, strongly supports and encourages all those interested in becoming volunteers, promoting volunteerism in the community, or setting up a volunteer program for their employees or group members.
Volunteerism strengthens the fabric of a community. Get involved! Encourage volunteering and help make YOUR community a better place to live, work, and play!
Volunteer work can show you how to use and hone skills you already have, enable you to develop new ones and discover abilities you didn’t know you possessed. Skills you acquire through volunteer work are transferable to the workplace and can increase your level of employability in today’s competitive job market. Increasingly employers demand that potential new hires be well-rounded, community-minded workers with ample volunteer experience.
Volunteer work provides much-needed assistance to local non-profit community organizations offering crucial services to residents and can also result in positive outcomes for volunteers: references from supervisors, helpful contacts, pertinent work experience, and sometimes even offers of employment.
Volunteer work builds skills sets, increases confidence, and provides a sense of satisfaction.
Here are some ways to start your search for meaningful volunteer opportunities. Begin with where you are now. Compile lists.
Some questions to consider are:
Examine your lists to see if they have areas in common, or lead you in a particular direction. Check the Volunteer Opportunities to look at some of the volunteer positions available.
Whether you have a particular volunteer opportunity in mind, or are open to a variety of options, please complete the online volunteer application form. A Volunteer Coordinator will contact you shortly to discuss possibilities to help you find a match between your interests and schedule and the needs of community groups looking for volunteers.
Please contact (514) 457-5445 for information or to volunteer.