Volunteers are our stars – they make our community shine!
Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills and meet new friends. Whether you are available to volunteer a couple of days a week or only once a year, we have a place for you on one or more of our Volunteer Teams.
The family has long been seen as a basic building block of our communities. Family volunteering can be an important part of a cycle of positive change. It also brings a great deal of joy, togetherness and fun! Teach your children how to be good community members through your example. So volunteer, as a family, for the health of it!
Listed below are our volunteer team opportunities at the MFRC:
- Child, Youth and Teen
Assist with events and programs.
- Special Events Team
Help recruit volunteers for events, assist prior, during & after special events and organize appreciation events for volunteers.
- Life & Learning
Help organize workshops, seminars or information sessions, arrange seminars with guest speakers. As a volunteer, you may want to facilitate a workshop (crafts, baking, painting etc.)
- Board of Directors
The board is comprised of volunteers who provide leadership and direction to MFRC staff. You will learn how to set policies, survey the military community to determine its needs and make long-range plans.
Volunteer for Vitality
Donating time just may help you live longer!
Whether its volunteering at your local community centre or at the library, the time and support you give to help others just may help you as well. Studies have shown that people who volunteer, experience improvement in life satisfaction, well-being, and overall health. Perhaps due to the increased social interaction and meaningfulness of volunteer work, donating time just may help you live longer.
Real-Age benefit: having a good social support system of family and friends can make your real-age up to 3.5 years younger! (from RealAge website)