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5 Excellent Reasons To Attend Our Seniors Fair

Posted By Kelly Harbour, Community Engagement Coordinator, July 25, 2017
Updated: July 24, 2017
 

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Are you a boomer or a senior? Looking for a great way to give back to your community?

Join us for our free Seniors Volunteer Fair, where you'll meet face-to-face with 25+ non-profits recruiting volunteers like you.
Whatever your age, interests and skills or the amount of time you want to give back there are non-profits that would love your help.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
North York Seniors Centre
21 Hendon Avenue, near Finch & Yonge

Whether you want to plant flowers, deliver meals or read with children, this is a great event for you to attend. Here’s why:

 

1)  Share your skills

You have incredible skills and experience to share. You might have been a teacher, a custodian, a parent or shopkeeper, or you may know how to organize events or cook a meal for 20 people. Whatever skills and experience you’ve gained over the years, there will be non-profits out there who could use your help.

 

2)  Find out about some great non-profits

The non-profits that will be at the Seniors Volunteer Fair are doing great work in the community. This includes Habitat for Humanity, Hospice Toronto, Ernestine’s Shelter, Toronto Botanical Gardens and Toronto City Cultural Events, to name a few. These organizations are building homes, providing end-of-life care, assisting in emergencies, exploring natural beauty and celebrating our city. At the fair, you can find out how to lend a hand and help them with the great things they are doing. Check out our Seniors Volunteer Fair webpage to learn more about which non-profits are attending. 

 

3)  Volunteering leads to endless possibilities

People gain in all sorts of ways from volunteering. Volunteering has been proven to improve people’s physical and mental health, It is also a great way to meet people and make friends. You can learn so much from volunteering about yourself and your community. Volunteering provides a sense of meaning and  impacts the community around you. …. The possibilities are endless.  Check out Colin’s story to learn how volunteering changed his life. 

 

4)  It’s convenient

We are making finding a great volunteer opportunity easy for you! The North York Seniors Centre is two minutes from Finch TTC station. The building is fully accessible. There is parking close by. You’ll be able to meet 25+ great non-profits in your city. All of the organizations are looking for senior volunteers and will be promoting opportunities in North York and across the city. What could be better?

 

5)  Network and meet organizations in person

A volunteer fair is a great way of meeting face-to-face with representatives from the organization. They’ll be able to learn more about you and you’ll be able to ask them questions too. You can find out crucial details like whether they provide TTC tokens, or how much of a commitment they expect, in order to see if the organization is a good fit for you. 

 

So what are you waiting for? We hope to see you at this unique event!

If you have any questions check out our Seniors Fair webpage or give Hamdi a call at
416-961-6888 ext 241.

 

 

Kelly Harbour is Volunteer Toronto's Community Engagement Coordinator. She coordinates a team of hardworking volunteers who represent Volunteer Toronto at community events. She is the voice of our Volunteer Times newsletter and assists the many events and programs we organize to inspire people in Toronto to volunteer.

Tags:  Retirement  Senior volunteering  Seniors  Skills  Toronto  Toronto seniors 

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