Share your knowledge and passion – volunteer. Staying active, contributing to your community and making social connections are just a few of the benefits of volunteering.
Older adults have a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge to share that creates positive community spirit and impact. Volunteering gives the opportunity to learn new things and expand this knowledge for personal growth while helping others. Offering your skills, talents and time not only gives purpose but it simply feels good too.
How do I start my volunteer journey?
- To find out more about volunteering with Fraser Health, go to the volunteer section on our website.
- Connect with your local volunteer centre.
Volunteer centres can give advice on how to get started. They have volunteer resources and listings to help guide you.
- Take some time to reflect on your areas of interest or new things you would like to explore and check out opportunities on govolunteer.ca to find your next volunteer pursuit.
- Volunteering and active aging
Learn about volunteering benefits, volunteering and retirement and how to get started.
- Community engagement and connection
Learn how social interaction supports overall physical, mental and emotional health and helps maintain brain health.
- Giving back helps you age well
Learn how to become a volunteer.
- Seniors as emergency response volunteers
HealthLink BC explains how seniors can contribute with emergency preparations and take on volunteer or leadership roles in these situations.
- Volunteer Canada – older adults
See Volunteer Canada's materials about engaging older adults.