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CAMH Corporate Volunteers help clients with the business of living well

Volunteering promotes good mental health for volunteers and clients

Baking. Gardening. Playingbasketball and floor hockey. Cooking breakfast. Hosting special events. Practising yoga. Sound like an agenda for a fun weekend? It’s actually a list of just some of the many activities that volunteers do as part of CAMH’s Corporate Volunteer Program.

American Express Bank of Canada employees take time out at a basketball game with CAMH clients.

The program links closely with corporations to create partnerships to build and sustain healthy communities. CAMH’s unique Corporate Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for employees to make a difference in their community and their own lives by volunteering at CAMH. Read corporate volunteer testimonials here.

Corporate volunteerism:

  • encourages employees to use their skills and talents in rewarding ways
  • enhances the workplace’s teamwork, develops leadership skills, and boosts morale
  • improves a sense of loyalty and job satisfaction
  • promotes a sense of social commitment and responsibility.
TD Bank volunteers enjoy the goodies they baked with Geriatric Mental Health Program clients and staff.

Staying active and engaged is a way to maintain good mental health by alleviating stress and anxiety, building self-esteem and reinforcing personal relationships. Getting involved and volunteering promotes good mental health.

The CAMH Corporate Volunteer Program offers a variety of hands-on volunteer opportunities across a wide range of CAMH programs. Jim Davey, the program’s coordinator works hard to find activities that meet the needs of the hospital’s programs as well as those of the volunteers. “We try to find activities that match the values of the organization providing the volunteers,” says Jim.

To get involved with the CAMH Corporate Volunteer Program contact Jim Davey at 416 535-8501, ext. 6238 or Jim_Davey@camh.net.

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