Volunteering is the most fundamental act of citizenship and philanthropy in our society. It is offering time, energy, and skills of your own free will. Volunteers impact virtually every aspect of society including health, education, social, youth, sports and recreation, culture, the arts, and the environment. By celebrating the efforts of volunteers, we create opportunities to raise awareness about the vital contribution you have made-and continue to make-to Canadian communities and society as a whole.
All L&A SOS volunteers are entitled to regular recognition, with each program and activity and we take every opportunity to recognize you and say thank you. We believe that recognition is not simply an event, gift or award-it is an on-going process in all we do to attract, direct, motivate, and retain volunteers.
L&A SOS also gratefully acknowledges the staff members who are the volunteers coordinators.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Meet new people;
- Cultivate personal growth;
- Gain new experiences;
- Take on new challenges;
- Get a new perspective on your own problems;
- Feel good and build self-esteem;
- Fulfill the need to be needed;
- Take pride in sharing your knowledge and abilities;
- Keep your body active;
- Keep your mind active;
- Stay healthy;
- Volunteer involvement strengthens communities.