Our traditional Day of Caring is a one-day event (usually held every June) that creates impact, bringing together dedicated individuals and local community groups for a fun day of volunteering by completing projects to benefit Thunder Bay!! Each year, we usually have upwards of 150 volunteers that come out to help with approximately 15 community projects including jobs such as cleaning up neighbourhoods, gardening, painting (inside and out), cleaning up offices, moving equipment or furniture, volunteering at special events/client service projects, helping to prepare meals, and more.
We are devastated that COVID-19 has put a halt to this fun day of volunteering the last two years … AND this is why we want to introduce the newly re-designed MINI DAYS OF CARING!!
What is Mini Days of Caring?
Caring for our community shouldn’t take place in just one day. Really, it should be EVERYDAY. So, we are going to be doing an OPEN CALL for the rest of the year for any type of projects or volunteer needs. We want to help local organizations and groups in our community with what they need, whether that be a project that they need help with or simply a few extra volunteers for an activity that they are doing. AND, on the flip side, we want to offer these meaningful opportunities to family, friend, and workplace groups that want to get involved, be engaged in community, and give back to help support the city we call home. And, did we mention that Mini Days of Caring is an Inter-generational opportunity!! People of all ages are welcome!
PARTICIPATING IN MINI DAYS OF CARING IS SIMPLE:
1. If your local organization or group has a project that you need volunteers for, complete the form below.
2. If your group or workplace want to get involved and volunteer for a Mini Days of Caring project, review all opportunities below and sign up. (Opportunities coming soon – all throughout the Fall)
A HUGE heartfelt THANK YOU to our Presenting Sponsors:
LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER?
We want to provide your family, friend, or workplace group with a meaningful opportunity to volunteer and give back by participating in Mini Days of Caring. Participating as a business provides you with a unique team-building and community engagement opportunity for your employees. We encourage our volunteers to leave their wallets at home and instead donate their time and skills to help complete projects for local organizations and groups who need our help. Past volunteers have enjoyed getting their hands dirty and being able to see the results of their efforts right away, along with feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment when they are able to make such a difference and impact for local organizations that need help.
We want to ensure that COVID-19 regulations are followed and encourage you to sign up for one of the projects below with a group of people that are already together with on a regular basis. Volunteer opportunities will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Signing up to volunteer is simple: 1. Review the volunteer opportunities below 2. Pick the one that interests you / your volunteer group most 3. Sign your volunteer group up under the project you wish to help with 4. We will connect with you and the project lead and coordinate the project
|Example Organization||Example Project Name #1||Example Details (Description, volunteers, time, etc.)||Example Volunteer/Apply|
|Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
||Fisherman’s Park West Climate Change Awareness Project||Description:
Rehabilitation at Fisherman’s Park West is a project undertaken by Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council. Management of invasive species, reestablishment of wildlife habitat, and creation of coastal wetland are the main goals of the Fisherman’s Park West Climate Change Awareness Park. Together, we will restore the park by returning the area to a more naturalized condition which will provide valuable breeding grounds, shelter, and forage for migratory waterfowl, birds, and pollinators, while also creating a space where the public can explore and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape. The main tasks for the volunteer day will include landscaping (raking, digging, moving mulch, spreading seed), installing trees, shrubs and perennials, watering plants, and site clean-up.Time Commitment:
Volunteer time slots are from 10 – 1 P.M. OR 1 – 4 P.M.Volunteers Required:
Approximately 30-35 volunteers are needed for each time slot
Are YOU an organization or group that has a project that you need volunteer help for?
We would love to have you complete the form below to apply for help!
It’s simple: 1. Apply for the project / volunteers online using the form below 2. We will contact you to go over application and discuss details of your project 3. Once approved as a project or volunteer engagement opportunity, we will share this opportunity with workplaces and our networks to secure volunteers needed 4. We will connect with you once volunteers have been secured