Category: Volunteering

Covering anything to do with Volunteer Dept. (recruiting, promotion etc.)

WTSS Volunteers recognized at Ontario Service Award Ceremony

Last month on May 10th, 7 WTSS volunteers were recognized at a special ceremony. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization.  The awards were presented in a special ceremony at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts where recipients were presented with a stylized trillium service pin acknowledging…

Did you know Seniors can Volunteer @WTSSorg?

The Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario highlights two important ways that Seniors can find volunteer work opportunities. But did you know that you can volunteer with West Toronto Support Services? There are many reasons to volunteer with WTSS! You will work with a dedicated team alongside other staff and volunteers. Plus, light refreshments…

Activities for Grandparents and Teens

Grandparents and young adults can use summer vacation to bridge the generation gap and take a break from technology. Next time your young adult takes too much screen time, encourage your child to spend some quality time disconnecting from devices and reconnecting with his or her grandparents: 1. Volunteer for the Same Cause Volunteering builds character, self-esteem, and…

A journey in volunteering @VolunteerTO #VolunteersofTO #NVW2015

As we mentioned in a previous post, volunteering has many benefits.  In fact, several staff at West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) started out as volunteers for many reasons.   Some wanted real world experience, wanted to help the community or in some cases were newcomers to Canada looking to get work experience. The following video…

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night took advantage of the nice weather and access to the buildings patio to host a festive BBQ dinner event. The event is in recognition of all the hard work our volunteer team puts into our agency each year.   You’ll find them assisting with Meals on Wheels, Community Dining, Adult Day…