The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Kingston is built upon a tradition of volunteering. We value our volunteers and their contributions to the association and the communities where we live and work. Staff and volunteers contribute their efforts toward the achievement of branch vision, mission, and values. They operate under the same philosophy and mandate and provide support to all aspects of branch activity.
Studies show regular volunteering can have a positive effect on mental and physical health. Volunteering with CMHA provides an opportunity to build skills, learn more about mental health, meet new people, and build a more caring community.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering
WHO CAN BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Adults and teens, students, working professionals, homemakers, retirees, the unemployed preparing to return to the workplace, and anyone interested in mental health issues.
HOW MUCH TIME MUST I CONTRIBUTE?
It’s up to you. Some volunteers donate a few hours each week or each month. Some volunteer for specific projects at select times during the year. The amount of time needed has a lot to do with the kind of volunteer work you choose.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER?
Before you apply to Volunteer at CMHA Kingston, please make sure you meet the program requirements. Volunteer Applicants must be:
- A minimum of 18 years old (event volunteers can be 16 years old with parental consent)
- Able to commit to the Volunteer Program for the duration specified on the volunteer posting
- Respect and implement the Vision, Mission and Values of CMHA Kingston
WHAT KIND OF VOLUNTEER WORK DOES CMHA KINGSTON OFFER?
Our dedicated volunteers perform a number of valuable services including:
- Working at fundraisers and special events
- Co-facilitating various programs
- Participating in educational events
- Assisting with office work such as filing and preparing mailings
- Serving on committees and the Board of Directors
Volunteers are a vital resource which strengthens our community and helps to promote change and development. The participation of volunteers at CMHA Kingston enriches and enhances our programs and activities through volunteers who contribute their valuable time, unique talents, skills, and knowledge of our community.
We are committed to ensure effective volunteer involvement in appropriate programs and activities fostered in a safe and supportive environment. In turn we expect that volunteers will act responsibly and be accountable to program expectations and to our organization. Volunteer involvement is based on integrity, respectful and meaningful relationships, and mutually beneficial to the volunteer and our organization.
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HELP SUPPORT US
The CMHA is a non-profit community organization that runs on the generosity of our wonderful community. We need your support to be able to continue to help offer the programs and workshops that we do.Donate Now
Our warmest thanks to our community partners and other agencies that help in our work:
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
- St. Lawrence College
- Queen’s University
- The Child and Youth Worker Program
- The Social Service Worker program
- Peers of the Roundtable
- L&A Addiction and Mental Health Services
- Frontenac Housing Kingston
- Council on Aging
- Ongwanada Family Resource Centre
- CMHA National
- CMHA Ontario
- Pathways for Children & Youth
- 100 Men Who Care
Donors & Funders
Thanks so much to our funders & donors:
- The United Way – KFLA
- The Davies Foundation
- Kingston Foundation for Autism Spectrum Disorders
- The City of Kingston
- Ontario Trillium Foundation
- Iva Speers and Zelma
- Silver Endowment Fund
- Service Canada
- New Horizons for Seniors
- CMHA National
- Candy Stride Program