On volunteering

Volunteering is one of those win-win propositions that people often talk about. By donating your time to a worthwhile organization you can gain new skills, expand your network and gain some Canadian experience while the agency you volunteer at gets the benefit of your skills and experience for free. Win – win.

The above benefits are obvious but did you know that volunteering can strengthen your immune system, reduce your blood pressure and adds years to your life? Volunteering also affects our self-esteem and how happy we feel. By helping an organization that takes care of others we are also taking care of ourselves.

Volunteer Victoria has an on-line database of opportunities. You may want to check it out.