With your help, we can create a community with mental health and well-being for all. You can get involved in many ways:
Donate to CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services. Your donation supports mental health services and gives individuals experiencing mental illness hope for recovery and a better future.
Create Awareness. Participate in CMHA Grey Bruce events to help raise awareness, learn about mental health and connect with others
Host an Event. Inspire others by organizing your own event that supports mental health.
Start a Campaign. Create your own fundraising page and share your campaign to help raise awareness for mental health.
Learn about Mental Health. Sign up for a workshop or learning opportunity through our Public Education program.
- Jackie Ralph, Youth Awareness Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abby Drimmie, Fundraising, Media Relations and Special Events Coordinator: email@example.com
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.
How do I become a volunteer?
To begin, you will need to fill out a volunteer application form. [NOTE: Application forms are available from your local CMHA branch. The information you provide on this application will help us find an opportunity for you that matches your interests. If you are unsure about specific programs you are interested in, or would just like to get more information before applying, then contact us.
We are always searching for skilled and enthusiastic volunteers! Our volunteers play a crucial role in our organization and our community. Without the dedication of volunteers, many programs offered by our local branches would not be possible. We truly appreciate the dedication and initiative of those who unselfishly contribute their time and energy to further our mission.
Mail, fax or deliver it to our Administrative office: 1101 2nd Avenue East, Suite 205 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2J1 or Fax to 519-371-6138
For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Abby Drimmie