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 hone skills you already have, enable you to develop new ones and discover abilities you didn’t know you possessed. Skills acquired through volunteering are transferable to the workplace and can increase your level of employability in today’s competitive job market. Increasingly, employers demand new hires be well-rounded, community-minded workers with ample volunteer experience.
Volunteer work increases confidence and provides a sense of satisfaction.
Volunteer work gives much-needed assistance to local non-profit community organizations offering crucial services to residents and also results in positive outcomes for volunteers: references, helpful contacts, pertinent work experience, and sometimes even offers of employment.