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Posts By: Dale Gellatly

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6 Ways That Volunteering Can Benefit Your Career

It’s a busy life. You’re working hard at building your career, balancing your family obligations, staying in shape, pursuing hobbies and finding time to walk the dog. Is it really worth trying to find an extra few hours each week to volunteer for an organization in your community? Yes! There are many benefits to volunteering,… Read more »

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Are you creating memories with your grandkids?

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.” ~Richard Evans These words are perhaps even more true for grandparents than for parents. As a grandparent, you may be tempted to give your grandchildren all the material things that you may have been unable to… Read more »

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Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

“So much has been given to me. I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.” Helen Keller As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we commonly reflect on the things in our lives for which we are grateful. But, cultivating a year round, day by day practice of… Read more »

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Volunteer Recognition Tips

“Volunteers want to be thanked and shown how they have made a difference – they want to know the impact of their contributions.” ~ Volunteer Canada 2013 Volunteer Recognition Study Although National Volunteer Week takes place every April, it is important that we provide ongoing recognition and appreciation of our volunteers throughout the year. We… Read more »

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Volunteers See a World of Possibilities

During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers who help to build our communities through their vision of a better world. Each year, almost 13 million Canadians contribute close to 2 billion hours of volunteer time (Statistics Canada, 2013). They do it because volunteers see a world of possibilities. In a… Read more »

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3 ways that Volunteering Contributes to Positive Mental Health

We often think that volunteering is an activity through which we give to others or give back to our community. That’s true! But it’s a two way street. Volunteers also derive great benefits from volunteering, benefits that include contributing to one’s own positive mental health. Mental health is described by the World Health Organization (WHO)… Read more »

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