Volunteer Cochrane

Volunteers are people from all walks of life, all ages and stages.  What they have in common is the desire to make a difference in their community, and in their own life, by giving their time and expertise.

Check our list of local volunteer opportunities and organizations that love volunteers.

Note:
many organizations require volunteers to get a criminal record check. Find out how.
  
Considerations Before Volunteering
  • Where are my interests?
  • If money was not an issue, what would I do with my time?
  • What skills do I have to offer?
  • What kind of commitment do I want to make?
  • What will fit with my lifestyle and availability?
  • Do I support the values and mission of the organization I'm thinking of volunteering with?

Volunteering Reasons
Volunteers are essential to our way of life and have a positive impact on the way our communities develop and operate. You'll also have:

  • Opportunities to meet new people and become familiar with the community.
  • Satisfaction that comes when providing service.
  • More excitement in your life.
  • Opportunities for continuous  learning and personal growth.
  • Career development, items for your resume, new job skills.
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Opportunities to help solve local issues and become a leader in your community.
  • A chance to give back and make our community a better place to live.
  • New challenges, skills and experiences.
  • Lots of fun!

Volunteer Cochrane is one of 200 volunteer centres in Canada that offer services dedicated to supporting volunteers and the non-profit organizations that engage volunteers in their community.  Volunteer Cochrane hosts a variety of events and programs to promote volunteerism, to raise awareness of the value of volunteering and to celebrate the contributions of volunteers.