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General · 2nd May 2014
Maureen McDowell
Our Volunteer Centre is now OPEN in the Cove Centre! Funded by a New Horizons for Seniors grant to Quadra Circle from the Government of Canada, we link volunteers with appropriate volunteer opportunities in our community. We encourage people who want services and those who want to volunteer to drop in and learn what is available on Quadra Three qualified senior volunteers, Karen Gair, Maureen McDowell and Carol Woolsey, share the duties of the Centre's Co-ordinator. We will recruit, screen, train and match volunteers with assignments.

This service is also available to all community groups who need volunteers, such as Quadra Elementary School, Quadra Children's Centre, the Recreation Centre programs such as May Day, Fall Fair, Community Kitchen and Moms and Tots, Quadra Trails Committee, Salmon Enhancement Society, Quadra Circle's programs and more.

Volunteering at Quadra School is a new project in which we'll draw from our volunteer base to arrange for Quadra seniors and others to provide educational talks, craft demonstrations and reading or mentoring to classes and individual children. Youth can volunteer to help seniors with house and yard chores, learn about the person's history on Quadra, or teach them to use a cellphone for example.

The Community Connections Centre also provides local and other resource materials of interest to seniors, their families and the general public. For example, if you're looking for tradespeople with seniors rates, how to make a will or Advance Care Directive, find a group of others interested in a weekly Bridge game, etc., check with us. If you have a service to offer, let us know.

Do you want a rewarding volunteer activity that suits your skills, interest and available time – whether it's one event or ongoing? Does your group need volunteers? Want to know about programs and services on Quadra? Drop in Wednesday through Sat. from 11am-3pm. Let us help you connect: Call 285-2255.