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Rideaucrest's fall volunteer recruitment fair is on

September 21, 2015 –

Would you enjoy volunteering to garden, read to residents, assist with programs and special events,  or work in a coffee shop and gift boutique? 

Rideaucrest Home, the City's long-term care facility, has a variety of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.  Take the first step and come out to their fall volunteer fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Home's family room at 175 Rideau St. 

"Rideaucrest's Auxiliary Volunteer program needs you!  Our volunteers are so dedicated – and it's because they are able to create and enjoy meaningful experiences and enrich the lives of our residents," says Shiela Thompson, supervisor resident programs and services.  Staff will be on hand to speak to the benefits of volunteering and what each opportunity involves.

Students: volunteering at Rideaucrest can be used to achieve the mandatory 40 hours of volunteer service required to attain a secondary school diploma (volunteers must be 13 years of age or older).  

Can you see yourself in one of these roles?

  • Internet Café tutor
  • Coffee shop attendant
  • Wii Games leader
  • Music director or choir leader
  • iPod/MP3 music project helper
  • Musician/performer
  • Games leader (cards, Scrabble, etc.)
  • Recreation program leader
  • Friendly visitor
  • Porter
  • Mail and newspaper delivery person
  • Meal time assistant
  • Photographer
  • Scrapbooking helper
  • Rummage box co-ordinator
  • Reading group leader
  • Travelogue leader
  • Social companion
  • Developer of a portable reading cart
  • Reading cart librarian

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.