Volunteer With Us
Here at CLSA, volunteers are the heart of our organization. From smiling at our reception desks to helping organize social and special events, to serving on our Board and various committees, we couldn't do it without them! Last year our generous and dedicated volunteers donated over 10, 000 hours of their time to us. We are incredibly grateful.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to make difference in your community, positively impact the lives of others, and benefit one's own mental, social, and physical well-being too. A report by the National Seniors Council of Canada found that volunteering promotes positive and active aging, which can actually enhance quality of life in one's golden years.
No matter the task, every volunteer has the potential to make a big difference. If you’ve been thinking about contributing your time to a meaningful cause, this is your chance!
Benefits of volunteering include:
An opportunity to give back to the community
Make a difference in the lives of others
Gain a "Helper's High" by helping others
Feeling like you're part of a team
Gain confidence and self-esteem
Feel empowered, capable, accomplished, and helpful.
Keeps you physically active
Keeps the brain active, which contributes to cognitive health
A chance to develop new skills, or build on experience and knowledge.
Meet new people, socialize, and make friends
Get to know the local community
Which Volunteer position is right for me?
Being a diverse centre means there are a plethora of volunteer opportunities to choose from, depending on your interest, skills, and time commitment. Here is a comprehensive, but not exhaustive, list of CLSA's volunteer opportunities:
Ambassador: Greet and screen members; take temperatures and distribute masks; ensure everyone practices personal hygiene; act as host for instructors and general interest presentations.
Fitness Centre Reception: Assist with greeting, screening, tracking and administrative activities in the Fitness Centre.
Volunteers for CPA Income Tax Clinic: April 13 & 14th, 2021. Appointment confirmations and greeting members.
Front Desk Reception: Answer phones, greet new and existing members, help provide membership, program information, and room keys to facility users, includes some cash handling.
Fitness Desk Reception: Answer phones, greet Fitness Centre users, check fitness memberships, aid Fitness Centre monitors in cleaning and general maintenance, help provide Fitness Centre information, includes some cash handling.
Facility Liaisons: Welcome members into the facility, escort members to their classes, help provide centre schedule information, sell 50/50 raffle tickets, includes some cash handling.
Data entry/Office Support: File management, membership data organization, general miscellaneous office tasks.
Board Member: Works closely with other board members and the Executive Director to organize and implement executive functioning of CLSA
Committee Member: Works with other volunteers in a team to plan, organize, and carry out functions of the specific committee to which they join. Committee examples include - finance, fundraising, special events, clubs, volunteer management, and marketing and communications.
Events: Pre-planning events, event delivery, event execution, and/or post-event activities, seasonal events, and casino or related activities. Specific roles may include event set-up and decoration, event hosting, ticket-taking, bar-tending, bar stock inventory pre-/post- event.