"The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others." ~ DeAnn Hollis
We are working diligently with both our community partners as well as the Museum to discuss ways to streamline the Volunteer program in order to provide effective service to our current and prospect volunteers. Further to this, new Volunteer referral cards are being added to the program. Any new volunteer referred to by a current volunteer includes them into monthly giveaways.
We are proud to announce the Volunteer program will now be called “Simcoe Strong" to reflect the strong commitment of our volunteers for the residents that we serve. Volunteers have been outfitted with their new Simcoe Strong Vests. The vests help to identify the volunteers and give them the recognition they deserve around the home.
Rebecca Arbour has been hired as our new Youth Volunteer Outreach Coordinator. Her role is to spread awareness within the community about volunteer opportunities at Sunset Manor, as well as assist in the volunteer orientation and implementation process within Sunset Manor. Rebecca has been very active in the community in this recruitment role, going into elementary schools, high schools, as well as community centres and libraries.
We're looking for individuals to enhance and enrich the lives of our residents through various roles such as friendly visiting, meal assistance, special events, volunteer co-ordination, and much more. For more information, contact Rosa Athanassoulis at 905-729-2267 ext. 5080
Thank you to the ongoing service from each and every one of you. Our programs and services would not be possible if not for the assistance and dedication of our volunteers.
Celebrating our student volunteers in the co-operative education program is something we are very proud of. We are thankful to have developed a partnership with local schools in order to provide support, educate, and help establish home, resident and student goals. Thanks Melissa for an amazing semester!!
From left to right: Rebecca Arbour (Youth Volunteer Coordinator), Amber Stevens (PSS), Sherri Burke (PSS), Melissa Collings (Student), Rosa Athanassoulis (PSS Supervisor) & Edward Banville (PSS).
Volunteer Coffee talk was a hit! Thanks to all the volunteers and residents who joined us for our first ever Coffee Talk in February and May. We had a total of 14 volunteers in attendance. Thank you to Simcoe Village for supplying the goodies. Please come join us at our next gathering on Wednesday, August 22 from 3PM to 4PM. See you there!
Want to Volunteer?
There is an opportunity to assist with a new program called Cyber Seniors - assisting a resident with using an IPad, teaching skills such as using email, Facebook, skype, etc. Other volunteer opportunities for students include meal assistance and program assistance. Contact Rosa Athanassoulis (ext. 5080) for more details.
Go to our Volunteer Programs webpage and find out how to volunteer with us -
Janet on Piano
Alyssa joining us for Christmas