Volunteering with CMHA Weyburn Branch
We are always searching for skilled and enthusiastic volunteers! Individuals who get involved with CMHA play a crucial role in our organization and in enhancing the well-being of our community.
Your support helps us improve the lives of people living with mental health and/or addiction challenges and we truly appreciate the dedication and initiative of those who unselfishly contribute their time and energy.
CMHA Weyburn is a volunteer driven organization that depends on volunteers like you to help us provide mental health programs and services.
We can use help in many different areas of interest and skill:
- participation on our board and advisory committees
- community displays and presentations
- friendly visitor
- sharing your talent for programming
- mental health information referral
- writing for Transition magazine
- community event planning
- resource development/fundraising
Who can volunteer?
Typically, individuals must be 18 or older to volunteer in our programs; however, we will try our best to find a valuable opportunity for anyone wanting to get involved/contribute their time… with CMHA. In particular, we encourage people who have experienced a mental illness themselves to volunteer as a way to engage with the community, and provide great inspiration to others. Volunteering is a way to give back to the organization and make a difference.
People volunteer for different reasons. Many want to gain experience, acquire new skills, meet new people or expand their network of contacts. Others want to give back to their community, help someone or promote a worthwhile activity. They volunteer because it makes them feel good.
If you’ve ever wondered about the value of supporting CMHA, consider these facts:
- One in five people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime.
- One in eight Canadians will have a condition serious enough to receive hospital care.
- Canada has one of the highest suicide rates of children and youth under 21 in the world.
What kinds of volunteer opportunities are there?
There are many ways to volunteer. The opportunities available to you will vary depending on the branch or region of CMHA that you get involved with. Volunteering could mean anything from providing bereavement support to people who have lost someone through suicide, to getting involved in fundraising activities like bingo or corporate golf tournaments, to sitting on a board, to providing office support. to working on a special project or program.
How much time does it take?
Positions are available to accommodate just about any schedule, and can be a regular weekly or monthly commitment, or a one-time activity.
Volunteering is at the core of any charitable organization. It is about giving, contributing and helping other individuals and the community at large; it is working with others to making a meaningful contribution to a better community.
Give the gift of yourself, your time, your effort, and discover the benefits of volunteering.
Studies show that regular volunteer activity can have a positive effect on mental and physical health. Volunteering with CMHA provides the opportunity to build skills, learn more about mental health and meet new people, while helping build a more caring community. Because of the benefits of volunteering, we especially encourage those personally affected by mental illness to volunteer.
To find out more and to volunteer with the Canadian Mental Health Association Weyburn Branch, please contact our Program Director Tasha Collins.
404 Ashford Street
Weyburn SK, S4H 1K1
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!