Why not volunteer?
Volunteering makes up the very fabric of the community. According to Statistics Canada, the number of volunteers are growing faster than Canada’s population! Almost 13.3 million Canadians volunteer each year. This group of people completed more than “2.07 billion hours in their volunteer activities: a volume of work that is equivalent to just under 1.1 million full-time jobs.” However, only about 10% of the people accounted for 53% of the work – what does that mean? We need to get more people out volunteering in the community.
So why should you (or your organization) consider volunteering?
- It’s an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the community
- Meet new people and make new connections
- Learn new social skills
- Become more engaged & self-aware
- Build teamwork skills
- Do good work
Often times, the reason given for not volunteering is a lack of time. The good news is that there are opportunities out there for every type of volunteer. Are you into sports? Coach a team. Do you like writing? Take minutes for a board. Interested in history? Spend a afternoon at a care facility.
Many of our employees are involved in various volunteering activities, on their own and through Rogers.
Here are some places you’ll find our volunteers:
- Hull Services – Rogers Insurance charity of choice
- Habitat for Humanity
- Calgary Stampede
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Seba Beach Fire Department
- Run for L’Arche
- The Sinclair Charity Golf Tournament
- Food bank
- Relay for Life
If you are unsure of where you can volunteer, a good place to start is by checking out what options are available through the organization you work for, or through your local volunteer agency such as Volunteer Calgary.
Many organizations rely on the work of their volunteers and you could be making a huge impact!
Do you volunteer?
Comments are closed.