Paul Fromm Supports Volunteerism in
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October 14, 2014
Dear Ms Strong:
Yes, I can wholeheartedly support volunteerism as a way of giving back to the community, building community and strengthening our city.
With the approaching municipal election, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage all mayoral candidates to consider what they can do to support and promote volunteerism in our community.
First, I’d like to share that we’ve greatly appreciated the on-going support and partnership with the City of Mississauga over the past 6 years since the launch of Volunteer MBC. As the local Volunteer Centre serving Peel Region, our mission is to promote and support volunteerism in an effort to connect all people to meaningful volunteer opportunities.
As you know, the needs are greatly increasing for the delivery of community programs, services and support for individuals and their families who make our community their home. The organizations that provide these programs, services and support rely on volunteers to support their day-to-day operations. Volunteer MBC is here to help and we are hoping that you, too, will also be able to lend your support.
For your reference and interest, here’s a quick snap-shot of what we do:
- We offer a referral/matching service for volunteer placement within the community for all ages to include youth, seniors, newcomers and groups;
- We serve the corporate community with various programming services that engage individual and team volunteering;
- We provide education and support for volunteers and community service agencies and organizations through topic and issue related workshops, comprehensive and informative programs, and community outreach;
- We strive to be a strong voice to support and promote volunteerism through advocacy, community outreach, public and media relations.
In 2013, our Volunteer Centre referred over 29,000 individuals to volunteer roles in our community, 15,000 of which were within the City of Mississauga. As October 27th comes near, we would like to ask that you include the voluntary sector in your platform. Our vision is to create “a united community through volunteerism that ensures a safe and healthy environment where people truly care for each other.” With the City of Mississauga’s continued support of Volunteer MBC and the work that we do, we know that we can make this vision a reality in our community.
Can we count on your support?
Volunteer MBC is your local volunteer centre!
The future rests in our helping hands!