Volunteering (These services are currently suspended due to the pandemic)
Most of our volunteers work with individuals served by Valoris. Volunteers are also taken on for fundraisers for the Valoris Foundation of Prescott-Russell or other community events in which Valoris is involved (e.g. Family Day).
At Valoris, volunteer work is an activity that emphasizes exchanges between individuals and their community. It stimulates communities and energizes them, while fighting social exclusion and encouraging actions that enable individuals to play increasingly more socially valorizing roles.
You can get involved in the following ways:
Accompany a person with a developmental disability in their community through social, cultural and/or recreational activities. Help that person make a place for themselves in a group through modeling. That person may simply be too timid, uncomfortable, afraid or lacking the necessary skills to relate in a group.
Valoris also offers adults who have benefited from pairing programs the chance to become volunteers with the help and support of their Community Integration Counsellor. This enables them to help someone who is living similar challenges to those that they have overcome.
This program offers youth the chance to connect with people of their own age through social, cultural or recreational activities in their community. As a volunteer, you are paired with a child or a teen in your community to accompany them on outings or activities in the community. This connection promotes personal development and community integration among youth based on their strengths and skills.
Your involvement in this program depends on the needs and challenges encountered by the child or youth with whom you are associated. It involves tutoring or help with homework.
Apply your personal and professional skills by taking part in a range of activities offered in different Prescott-Russell communities. The proposed activities are not necessarily directly related to the individuals served by the organization.
Another option is to get involved indirectly in certain agency projects such as fundraisers or the Communities That Care project.
We are also present at several community activities organized by municipalities such as on Family Day, the Christmas parade and Canada Day.
The volunteer drivers service gives individuals served by Valoris the chance to get driven to activities or appointments in their community or outside the area. Drivers volunteer their time, but their mileage is reimbursed based on a rate determined by the agency.
Every volunteer is a partner in Valoris’ mission. We work hand in hand with anyone who wishes to invest themselves in their community.