The power of people working together can bring about monumental changes. That’s why CMHA Elgin-Middlesex joins organizations across the country this week in celebrating National Volunteer Week.
The theme this year, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen firsthand how powerful volunteering can be, with people supporting family, neighbours and strangers in their community. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that everyone has shown each other, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.
Our volunteers are invaluable partners throughout many programs and services at our organization. Currently, there are approximately 330 volunteers who are serving on the 24-7 Support Line, within our Friendly Callers program, who are involved with our Outreach programs such as My Sisters’ Place and London Coffee House, as well as our rural sites. Although we have had to pause on-site or face-to-face volunteering resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers are deeply appreciated for all that they have contributed to the participants we serve. Volunteers continue to offer much-needed support to hundreds of individuals throughout our communities in remote access capacities within Supportive Response Services; and are a crucial part of our team
If you are interested in volunteering at our branch, visit https://cmhamiddlesex.ca/cmha-middlesex-volunteer-roles/
From all of us at CMHA Elgin-Middlesex, thank you to the amazing volunteers we work with every day. We truly appreciate your dedication in helping us work towards good mental health for all.