(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Why Windsor…”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)
Confession: I regret that for many years now I haven’t offered my time and talents as a volunteer to a non-profit community organization here in Victoria. Initially I moved away from volunteering because of burnout from many years of over-involvement, and in recent years the time stolen by my commute has affected my desire to serve; however, after a good long break from such extra-curricular commitments, volunteering is something I’d definitely like to consider when we move to Windsor.
Since I’ll be working part-time (at least at first), getting involved as a volunteer shouldn’t be a problem in terms of schedule… plus, in addition to giving back to the community, volunteering may well be a good way to meet people (maybe even make some friends) in my new city!
I’m not sure where I’ll end up, but in preparation for my search I thought I’d start collecting links that will give me some options and help me to decide:
Windsor-Essex County Volunteer Centre Database
Volunteer Services, Windsor (Canadian Relocation Systems)
Windsor, Ontario Volunteer Opportunities (canadian-universities.net)
Volunteer opportunities (kijiji)
I should be able to find something through one of the above links, but as always, other suggestions are more than welcome!