UPCOMING EVENTS

 

BRAIN FITNESS - Chemainus/Crofton

2015 Dates to be determined.

 

Thank you to the Cowichan Communities Health Netowork for their generous support of the 2015 Brain Fitness Program.

 

 


 

To Donate
Become a Member
Membership Type
Become a Volunteer

Supported Transportation

Volunteer as often as you like. Make it once per week, Once per month, how often you accept a ride is up to you.  This program offers rides to medical appointments for seniors who no longer drive.

 

Meals on Wheels

Deliver hot and nutritious meals to seniors.  Openings for holiday relief work are available.

 

Become a Board Member

Ensure the ongoing programs and services for seniors are secure in Cowichan.  Work behind the scenes with policy and procedures, fundraising and advocating for seniors.   The Foundation is recieving resumes until January 15th 2015 from those interested in Board or Committee positions.

 

To Register to become a volunteer contact:

Vicki Holman
Executive Director
250 715-6481

cscfoundation@shaw.ca

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WELCOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Re:  Volunteering And The Gift of Time

With the season of giving upon us there are many opportunities to donate to local level, provincial, national and even international charities. But one local charity is looking for something different. At this time the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation is looking for a gift of time.  "Volunteers are a gift from the community that is invaluable to many programs and services in the Cowichan Valley, including our senior population," says Vicki Holman, Executive Director of the Foundation. "We have opportunities for volunteers who may wish to make a monthly commitment, weekly or even a few times each week." 

Getting to a medical appointment for a senior who no longer drives can be a challenge.  A group of dedicated volunteers are what is needed to ensure that all seniors have access to medical care throughout the Cowichan Region.  Another group of dedicated volunteers provide support for the Meals on Wheels program in the Duncan area.  Behind the scenes volunteer board and committee members ensure the ongoing operations of the foundation.

With the coming holiday season the roster of available volunteers shrinks and more bodies are required to fill the gap.  "With almost 50 people on the roster for programs and board positions throughout the year it is hard to believe we need more people.  With the winter holidays and the summer holidays we are often left short of helping hands, putting stress on those who are left to pick up the extra work,"  says Holman.

The Foundation provides an orientation for volunteers and assists with the paperwork to get volunteers registered. Volunteers provide a helping hand for a vulnerable population and are expected to have a criminal record check.  For those driving, a drivers abstract, current drivers licence and a vehicle suitable for access by seniors are required.  "The process is worth the effort as the whole volunteer experience can be very rewarding," says Holman. "Sometimes there are great friendships created by offering to help."

For information on volunteering call 250 715-6481 and talk to Vicki Holman, or visit the website at www.cowichanseniors.ca .  The Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation is a registered charity and operates to advocate for seniors programs and services in Cowichan.

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  Contact:                Vicki Holman
                                   cscfoundation@shaw.ca
                                   250 715-6481

 
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Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation
135 Third Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1R9
Phone: (250) 715-6481   |   Fax: (250) 746-8819
Email: Cowichan Seniors Community