Symposium putting focus on volunteers

Volunteering and healthy aging is the theme for this years Seniors Symposium held next week.

Volunteering and healthy aging is the theme for this years Seniors Symposium held next week.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is co-hosting this event with the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society on Wednesday.

“Volunteering is a self-reinforcing cycle as it is beneficial for the community, for the individuals who are being helped, for your family and for you the volunteer. No matter who people are, how much or how little time they have to give, volunteering pays off today in immediate satisfaction, and tomorrow in better health,” said Corinne Janow, community liaison for the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre.

The Volunteer Centre is hosting “Discover your Inner Volunteer,” workshops with Donna Davis, occupational stress counsellor. The workshops at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. explore happy, healthy volunteering for seniors.

“Volunteers enjoy better quality of life, live longer and are healthier than non-volunteers. Whether you are a lifelong volunteer or new to the volunteer scene, this workshop will challenge you to revisit your motivations and values and discover your inner volunteer,” said Janow.

Participants are also encouraged to stop by the volunteer centre booth to hear more about volunteering in your community and register free with the volunteer centre.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre is committed to building a vibrant community by connecting people through meaningful involvement. Resource centres are now located in Penticton and Oliver, the volunteer centre promotes volunteering and supports the non-profit sector within the region.

For more information contact Wendy Weisner at info@volunteercentre.info or 1-888-576-5661.