How long have you been volunteering for ACVVS? 1.5 years
What do you like about it? I have been volunteering with Lifeline's CVS program since December 2021, which was when I met Marilyn. At the time I was new to the area so I wanted to meet new people and get involved with social activities. Volunteering seemed like a good place to start and it turned out to be a great decision.
Making an older friend who has a wealth of wisdom and life experience is enriching on many levels. We have a number of interests in common and share some very intellectually stimulating conversations.
The other reason why I appreciate the program is because it has given me the opportunity to contribute to the community and gain some experience with mental health support, which is the field of study I am undertaking. Having this experience is an opportunity to find out if I am any good in this field and if I can see a future in it. This is easily one of the best decisions I have made so far.
ACVVS volunteer FAQs
How much time will I be committing to if I am a volunteer?
Each volunteering role will require different commitments of time however we will work around you and your availability.
What are my rights and responsibilities as a volunteer?
All volunteers are treated equally in an environment that supports diversity and are provided with procedures and practices that support the volunteer’s way of working.
Can I volunteer if I work full time?
Most of our volunteer roles are required during business hours with occasional evening or weekend activities. Please consider this when choosing to make a commitment to a volunteering role.
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