Tag: Volunteering

Need a reason to volunteer? Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier

Did you know that older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling? They are receiving a health boost!  A study published in Psychological Bulletin shows evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits and we thought it was worth sharing again. Among the key findings: Volunteering is associated with reductions in…

Need a reason to volunteer? Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier

Did you know that older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling? They are receiving a health boost!  A study published in Psychological Bulletin shows evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits and we thought it was worth sharing again. Among the key findings: Volunteering is associated with reductions in…

Giving Tuesday

Because we were saving ourselves for something better. Giving Tuesday. GivingTuesday is a National Giving Day on Tuesday Dec 1st, 2015. It’s a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to…

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…