CMHA celebrates National Volunteer Week

Posted April 16, 2018 by Site Manager

CMHA Oxford volunteers are a vital part of our team.  By giving generously of their time, talents and energy to support the work of our organization throughout the year, volunteers make many of our programs possible.

That’s why from April 15 to 21, CMHA Oxford joins organizations across the country in celebrating Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week.  Volunteering can take many forms.  At CMHAs across the country, volunteers are found working on special projects or programs, within fundraising activities such as Ride Don’t Hide, or serving on local boards.  All of these activities help improve quality of life for individuals and families who are affected by mental health issues.

At CMHA Oxford, volunteers help by driving people to their appointments and groups for their recovery journey, meeting with people at the Oxford Self Help drop-in centre or one-on-one, plan special events like Ride Don’t Hide and Women & Wellness, and support the branch through promoting programs and services.

From all of us at CMHA Oxford, thank you to the amazing volunteers we work with every day.  We truly appreciate your dedication in helping us support our community.

The reliance on our valuable volunteers is just one of the many ways that CMHA branches work to keep our services and supports available as we face rising operational expenses.  This needs to change.  Help us to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care.  With your help, we can send a strong message ahead of Ontario’s June 7, 2018 election.