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Who Are We? The Senior Connector program is a volunteer program offering resources and referrals in both languages, English and French, to seniors and their families. Senior volunteers provide face-to-face contact, connecting seniors with community information and services in Halton. The Connectors empower seniors with the knowledge to help them make informed decisions.

Reach Out to Us! Receive support and information in areas of interest in a confidential and safe environment. Speak to a peer who is educated in providing senior support. Ask a Senior Connector about:

• Transportation & Driving
• Community Resources
• Health Services
• Housing Options
• Volunteer Support
• And much more...
How Can You Find Us? Senior Connectors are located throughout Halton in places where seniors congregate, shop or reside. To find a Senior Connector in your area please call: 1-855-395-8807 ext 2 or 3

Do you want to become a Senior Connector volunteer? Click here and on "Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!" button to apply.

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Few things in life are as rewarding as knowing you have done something in a very tangible way to help someone less fortunate than yourself. You can experience that feeling by becoming a Compassion Society volunteer. Duties range from sorting clothing, assisting clients with finding items, setting up, cleaning, distributing food, stocking shelves and administrative tasks. Volunteers are the backbone of Compassion Society, located in Burlington. You’ll be doing something REALLY worthwhile if you’ll consider becoming a Compassion volunteer.
Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities to get involved.
To apply, click on the position title to read the details, then on the Yes, I’d like to Volunteer! button on the top.

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How Canadians can help?
As Syrian refugees arrive in Canada and Halton over the coming months, there are many ways that we can help them get settled. Volunteering with an organization that supports newcomers in your area is a great way to ease their transition into the community.

To find an organization supporting refugees: 
• National: Citizenship and Immigration Canada
• Ontario: • Lifeline Syria     • Project Hope     • Refugee 613
• Halton: HMC Connections (Halton Multicultural Council Connections)

More resources on How to Help Syrian Refugees in Halton

Thank you for your interest in helping support Syrian refugees in Canada.

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Volunteers, this is your moment! Celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) on December 5th!

 

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This Saturday, December 5th,we invite Halton organizations to encourage their volunteers and members to share their volunteer stories in celebration of International Volunteer Day.

We're also encouraging you to tweet your volunteer contribution and mention @VolunteerHalton.

CELEBRATE and INSPIRE OTHERS! Tweet out (sample):

I @VolunteerHalton with @xyzorganization Are You? #InternationalVolunteerDay #IVD2015 #actioncounts #volunteer

Celebrating #InternationalVolunteerDay December 5! The world is changing. Are You? #Volunteer #IVD2015 #actioncounts


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is reminding people around the world of the difference that they can make. Visit www.volunteeractioncounts.org

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A Volunteer is someone who chooses to act of their own free will in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit. Not everything done by volunteers is labeled as volunteering. In a school, it might be called community service, community involvement or an internship. In professional society, it may be referred to as pro bono. In the streets, it is called neighbourliness or civic engagement. At church it is referred to as lay ministry. In a group of peers, it may be self-help and in a protest it would be called activism.

Would you like to get involved to provide a needed service, solve a problem, advance a worthy cause, or you are looking for personal development?

Perhaps you would like to make contacts, learn skills, gain work experience, build self-esteem, or find a paying job? If so, this is how to start on your path:

-  Ask yourself "What do I want or expect from a volunteering experience?" and "How much am I willing to give of myself?"

-  Talk to family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances about their experiences and suggestions.

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Find a matching volunteer opportunity

We provide a "catalogue" of volunteer positions. Our Volunteer Centre offers referrals and a volunteer opportunities online database to receive information about current volunteering opportunities in the Halton communities.

Steps to volunteering  

1. Search our online database to see what is available in the community.

Read more: How to get started?

 

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