With over 12.7 million volunteers in Canada and many in Peterborough, (in fact according to the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough 54% of residents volunteer), we celebrate their contributions to National Volunteer Week.
Being a volunteer can lead to:
Improving your well-being: Helping someone in need or serving your community can offer fulfillment and can reduce stress.
Professional development: 63% of Canadian volunteers feel they have improved their interpersonal and organizational skills.
Contributing to your community:
The economic value of volunteering in Canada is $50 billion each year, according to TD Economics.
Making connections: Volunteering is an opportunity to expand your network and learn about