The Carlington Summit

During the week of April 9 to 15, 2000, Carlington Community and Health Services (CCHS) wished “Happy National Volunteer Week” to over 150 volunteers who enhance the programs and services offered by the Centre. A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held at the TravelLodge Hotel to say “Thank You!” to the many people who help support our services at the main site and all four satellite locations.

CCHS volunteer positions are as diverse as the people filling them. Some CCHS volunteers contribute their valuable skills, time, and energy as board and committee members, adult basic education tutors, Collective Kitchen facilitators, or Community Garden supporters. Others provide medical reception assistance, Chiropractic services and reception support, Good Food Box coordination, children's playgroup support, assistance with various drop-in programs, and much more.

Thousands of hours are offered each month by dedicated volunteers who range in age from early twenties to late seventies. Volunteers come from all walks of life, and they bring a diverse range of life experiences, ideas, skills and energy levels. Each volunteer represents a unique aspect of our community, and each person's contribution is important.

If you are motivated to learn new skills, maintain current skills, practice a language, or gain work-environment experiences, consider getting involved as a CCHS volunteer. Just set up an interview with Melanie Porter, the Coordinator of Volunteers at 722-4000, ext. 246. She will help you find interesting volunteer work that matches your time and skills with the volunteer needs at CCHS.