- Mike Kirk still coaches at PCHS, the school he worked at for 35 years. In the fall he helps coach boys and girls softball and in the spring he coaches Bantam girls touch football.
F.A.C.E.S. (Foster a Child to Excel in Society)
Blankets for Homeless - Looking for Wool
Lorraine Pawlusiak and Pat Machin (retired John Rennie teacher) are crocheting blankets for the homeless. They would appreciate any wool donations you can make. Dark colours would be preferable but I am sure they would take anything.
Little Brothers / Les Petits Frères
The West Island Women's Centre, a non-profit, Centraide-supported organization that offers courses, outreach programs, support groups, and activities for women and pre-school-aged children, is seeking volunteers.
At the same time, they are inviting course proposals of any type. Of particular demand would be personal development/empowerment courses (i.e. assertiveness, public speaking, effective communication, etc.), a currents events/news and discussion group, internet and social networking instruction, and any type of special interest/hobby/pastime course.
Please contact them for further information.
Meal Assisting - 7 days a week, lunch and dinner (full
On Monday afternoons we have an art class; if there is anyone who has any experience at all, that would be wonderful!.
As always, there are opportunities to visit with those residents who are lonely or do not have family.
If you are interested in any of the above, please contact:
Volunteer West Island
Here are the latest volunteer opportunities. If you find anything that is of interest to you or to anyone you know, please let me know and I will provide you with the name and phone number of the person to contact.
Voici notre derniers besoins de bénévoles. Si vous trouvez quelque chose qui vous intéresse, répondez et je vous ferai parvenir le nom et le numéro de téléphone de la personne à contacter.
Coordonnatrice, Recrutement des bénévoles
Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment
514 457 5445, ext.227
Volunteer West Island is the only volunteer recruitment organization in the West Island. VWI has been helping the community since 1967, promoting volunteerism by recruiting, training, and referring volunteers for many non-profit community groups that serve the community.
|Volunteer West Island teams up with these non-profit West Island groups, supplying them with a cadre of dedicated volunteers who support them in the provision of a wide variety of services to their clienteles. VWI itself offers outreach and on-site programs and services aimed at keeping seniors connected in their community and able to remain in their own homes, enjoying as high a quality of life and autonomy as possible, for as long as possible. These activities involve a large number of volunteers and are, for the most part, volunteer-driven.|
Volunteering is a great place to be! Volunteer opportunities include something for everyone: individuals, young people, groups, companies! With volunteers and community organizations working together, there are endless possibilities for making our community a better place to live, work, and play!
For detailed information about
volunteering opportunities at
Volunteer West Island, please
consult the VWI website,
Should you have any questions,
do not hesitate to contact them
at (514) 457-5445, # 227
(individual); #226 (youth); #
229 (groups and corporate).
Join the Team and make a difference to your community!
Volunteer West Island
The West Island Palliative Care Residence
The West Island Palliative Care Residence is currently
looking for volunteers to help provide an atmosphere of caring
and support for our terminally ill patients. Listening to
and conversing with patents and their family members and
carrying out small, practical tasks contributes to their
comfort. A mandatory training course (18 hours) prepares
volunteers for this role and is offered following an interview
Please contact Gwen Connors at 514-693-1718 if you are interested in learning more about this rewarding opportunity.
Please visit their website for more on their mission and vision.
The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre
A cancer diagnosis is never easy … the WICWC is here to help. The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre exists to empower people who are experiencing cancer with compassionate support and comprehensive information for mind, body, and spirit. Programs and support services (free of charge!) are offered to both cancer patients and their caregivers.
Please see the volunteer application form on their website.
Un diagnostic de cancer n’est jamais facile …mais notre Centre est là pour vous aider. Le Centre de bien-être de l’Ouest-de-l’Île pour personnes atteintes de cancer existe pour habiliter les gens qui sont aux prises avec le cancer par un soutien bienveillant et une information exhaustive pour l’esprit, le corps et l’âme. Un soutien gratuit (!) est offert tant aux patients atteints de cancer qu’à leurs aidants.
Vous trouverez le formulaire d’application des bénévoles sur leur site Web.
Centre de bien-être de
l’Ouest-de-l’Île pour personnes
atteintes de cancer