EngAGE Volunteer Program
One of the objectives of the Seniors Connect project is to create meaningful opportunities for older adults (55 plus) to participate in the project on numerous levels. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate time and support to initiatives that will reduce social isolation:
- Engage with Seniors Connect Centre Program/Workshop Facilitators – have a special skill or talent to share with others in the community. We are looking for individuals who are willing to share expertise and skill with others in our community through our volunteer program.
- EngAGE with Seniors Connect Advisory Committee Members – NFLA has a core group of advisors who act as counsel to NFLA initiatives to ensure the programs we are offering are supporting the objectives of the Seniors Connect program.
- EngAGE Writers/ Bloggers/ Social Media to help us spread the word about important issues and programs for older adults in Nanaimo.
- EngAGE with A-OK – we are looking for volunteers to take part in the Act Of Kindness Program aimed at solving “one off” issues for seniors who are looking for support in areas that are not currently funded or supported by agencies in Nanaimo. This project can be a one time effort or on-call – it’s up to you! In addition we are looking to support socially isolated seniors who are in there own homes, by providing transportation to and from Seniors Connect programs and functions as well as friendly visiting.
EngAGE with Seniors Connect will offer training and support for those who wish to take part in any of our volunteer programs. Please note, a valid criminal record check is required to work with vulnerable older adults.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering with EngAGE, please call 250-754-3331 x 203 or email us