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Volunteer Connector: Community Links

The Saskatoon Council on Aging held the third annual Volunteer Connector event on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at the Saskatoon Field House.  The cold stormy weather was no barrier for the older adults and communities agencies who participated at the event.

The Volunteer Connector links older adults and community agencies in mutually beneficial partnerships. Older adults find volunteer opportunities to stay active and contribute to worthwhile community causes. Community agencies benefit from the knowledge and experience of older adult volunteers. Older adults are dedicated and skilled volunteers that contribute hours of valuable work to charities and non-profits each year.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners; Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatoon Public Library and Revera. 


The Volunteer Connector was followed by a professional development session that focused on a presentation on ageism by Mercedes Montgomery and Elliot Paus Jenssen.

Key messages from the presentation:

  • Become aware of ageism as a socially constructed, learned prejudice – that can be changed!
  • Understand the harm ageism causes.
  • Recognize ageist attitudes, language (in self and others, in the media and in institutions).
  • Dare to challenge ageism, change the culture.

 

 

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Get Connected with Volunteering!

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in the New Year,  our volunteer fair is the place to be! Come to our Volunteer Connector and “get connected” with agencies and organizations that are seeking older adult volunteers.

When: February 1, 2019  8 am to 11 am
Where: Saskatoon Field House [court area]
Parking: Free, use main lot, enter your license places in machine in the Field House lobby
Cost: FREE
Refreshments will be available

Phone 306-652-2255 for more information

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Refreshments courtesy of: 

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Bus Buddy – Get Where you need to go

Bus Buddy Volunteer:

B:  Becoming a participant in the Bus Buddy Program gives you confidence to ride the bus.

U:  Using your bus pass, knowing where to ring the bell and getting on and off the bus safely are learned while riding the bus.

S:  Schedules, Bus Routes, Transfers and Bus Stops are explained so you are ready to ride the bus.

B:  Being with your volunteer for three trips gives you time to asks lots of questions.

U:  Using the bus gives you more independence to travel around the city.

D:  Destinations depend on where you would like to go and on what you would like to do.

D:  Doing errands, going to appointments or meeting friends for coffee are just some of the reasons to ride the bus.

Y:  You are the most important part of the Bus Buddy Program.

Being a Bus Buddy Volunteer is so much fun. 

I love it!   Kathryn