Volunteering in your community is not just about giving back. It also helps you gain new skills and experiences, better health and more friends. Volunteering gives you a chance to contribute to the kind of community you want to live in. There are many benefits to lending your hand to your community. Not only can you make your community stronger, but you can also help yourself. Are you retired and bored? Then why not get out of your comfort zone and meet new people and feel like you’re truly part of Grey/Bruce Counties? Maybe you’re just in between jobs or recently moved to the area and would like to meet new people. Volunteering is a great place to start! I highly recommend it!

Not sure where to start in your volunteering journey? Your reason for volunteering should begin where your passions lie. That way you’ll be more committed to your volunteering work and your impact will be greater. Do you love helping at fun events? Maybe you love animals? Maybe your true passions lie in helping Seniors, the Displaced or Disabled who really need your support. There are so many opportunities to lend your hand to those who need it.

There are many organizations in Saugeen Shores looking for Volunteers right now. You can start your search at the Bruce Grey VolunteerConnection.ca.

This website provides an easy to use format to look for volunteer opportunities in all of Grey and Bruce Counties. You can filter by Category (such as Event Coordination & Support, Recreation & Sports etc.), Suitable For (such as Adult, Senior, Youth, etc), and Organizations (Grey Bruce Animal Shelter, Home and Community Support etc). 

Once you find a volunteer opportunity, you can click on the opportunity to find out all the information you need to start. 

You can also look for the Leisure & Volunteer Fair held annually at the Plex in Saugeen Shores (COVID19 dependant). 

Get out of your comfort zone and help our amazing community by becoming a Volunteer today! I promise that you’ll find it rewarding. You can thank me later! xx

Thinking about moving to Grey/Bruce? Contact the Saugeen Team!