When asked why they volunteer people often state it is because they enjoy the volunteering they do, are learning new skills, are giving back to the community, feel good about themselves through their volunteering and are having fun. Many believe that they have gained by being more knowledgeable about mental health and mental illness.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life: men, women, students, people who are retired, working full or part time, people with disabilities, people preparing to re-enter the work force and new Canadians. Why not join them and make volunteering you gift to your community?
WHAT MAKES A GREAT VOLUNTEER?
- The ability to treat all individuals with respect and dignity
- Kindness and compassion
- Reliable and punctual
- An interest in working in and learning more about mental health facilities
- Good listening and communication skills
- Well-motivated, friendly and interested in people
- A commitment to the Mission and Values of Treasures
- The ability to fulfill the time commitment of the volunteer role