Volunteer to Beat the Winter Blahs

Posted on 19th January 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteer, Jackie, helps vulnerable people get through the week
Good intentions come with the New Year. Many of us want to make a difference in 2015, but sometimes it’s hard to get started. In the midst of winter, the cold weather and lack of sunlight can often cause our moods and energy to plummet. Experts recommend activities such as volunteering as a way to  […]

Caring Enough to Give

Posted on 8th December 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army helps vulnerable families at Christmas, but they can't do it alone
Every year, The Salvation Army fills a need at Christmas. But they can’t do it alone The three of them were like all the other kids on their street. They couldn’t wait for Christmas and everything that special day entailed. Their tree was decorated. The houses on their street were lit up cheerfully. School was  […]

How You Can Change a Life This Christmas

Posted on 24th November 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Christmas volunteer brings hope in the midst of brokenness
In high school, Robin’s distorted self-image lead to an eating disorder. Today, at 21, she has turned her life around and this Christmas season is volunteering with The Salvation Army to help others find strength during some of their most difficult days. “Christmas is a happy time for many people, but for those living in  […]

Five Reasons to Volunteer this Christmas with The Salvation Army

Posted on 20th November 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteers help The Salvation Army make Christmas memorable for people in need
Volunteering and giving back is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give this Christmas. As The Salvation Army embarks on its Christmas campaign, it relies on volunteers to make Christmas memorable for people in need. From assisting on our iconic red kettles, to feeding the hungry, to sorting toys and packing food hampers,  […]

Salvation Army in the News

Posted on 3rd October 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
In Canada, The Salvation Army is present in 400 communities. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army during the week of September 29. Regina, Sask. As Saskatchewan’s population grows and the holiday season approaches, the city’s charitable groups such as The Salvation Army are working to combat growing poverty rates. Read  […]

10 Volunteering Facts That May Surprise You

Posted on 2nd July 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteer with The Salvation Army. Photo: 4774344sean / iStock / Thinkstock. Use of photo is granted to The Salvation Army (the Licensee) through a subscription agreement. Downloading of licensed image is restricted other than for personal use, and prohibited from republication, retransmission or reproduction. Go to thinkstockphotos.com for full license information.
Volunteer work is important not only to individuals but to Canadian society as a whole. A 2010 study by Statistics Canada reveals some thought-provoking facts about volunteering. Ages 15-24 represent the highest percentage of volunteers (at 58%). Close to one-half of Canadians volunteer. 1.1 million full-time equivalent jobs are represented by volunteering annually. Single Canadians,  […]

The Importance of Keeping Our Community Food Banks Stocked

Posted on 22nd April 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Dianne’s daughter went through a period when she needed to use a food bank, making Dianne realize just how important these programs are. Now Dianne volunteers at The Salvation Army’s Dunnville Food Bank, where she sees demand for the service increasing.
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Volunteering and its Unexpected Benefits

Posted on 9th April 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the unexpected benefits of giving back to your community are numerous. Volunteering increases self-confidence: Doing something good for others gives you a sense of accomplishment and identity. Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy: Volunteering is especially beneficial to older adults and lessens  […]
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