Valuable Volunteer Program
We want to ensure everyone has the ability to volunteer. The Valuable Volunteer Program is a three year program funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation working to reduce social isolation. It offers enhanced support and works to reduce barriers to any person with disabilities or mental illness looking to find meaningful volunteer opportunities.
"I've enjoyed working here (Red Oak Villa), and it's been fun to get to know new friends,"
Katelyn, VVP Year 2 Client
We want to find you a volunteer position that fits with your needs. Here are the steps:
Step 1 : Recruitment
You learn about volunteering and we learn about you!
Information session for citizens interested in the program + volunteer preparation
Entry one-on-one interview and a survey to learn about your interests/skills/wants
After sitting down with you, we'll reach out to our organizations to find some opportunities that cater to your needs.
Step 2 : Selection
You start volunteering!
Toe in Water Opportunity
Test out an opportunity and get a taste of volunteering
Common practice for some organizations before starting a volunteer opportunity - we'll help you get prepared
No preliminary process - you're in and can get started!
Step 3 : Implementation
We check in with you to see how you're doing!
1/2 Point Check-in
Quick call/email to see how you're doing
Complete a survey about your experience