Volunteer Corner

Organizers of the annual Beaches Spring Sprint are looking for help keeping participants on track at this year’s event. Race Marshalls, water handlers, and a clean-up/recycling crew are all needed on race day, Saturday, April 11. Check in at the east side of the Silver Birch Boathouse at 8:30 a.m. Instructions and volunteer hats will be supplied. Volunteers with first aid certification are asked to bring that along. Please confirm your availability by emailing springsprint@hotmail.ca.

Volunteers are needed at two Beach locations to help out with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Campaign in April. If you can donate a few hours to sell fresh daffodils or daffodil pins, your help would be greatly appreciated at Beach Valu-Mart and Loblaws Victoria Park Market. Funds raised during Daffodil Month go to research and support services for local patients and their families. To register, visit myccsschedule.ca.

WoodGreen Meals on Wheels relies on volunteers to help provide nourishing meals to seniors in the East End, and as community need expands, more help is needed. Drivers with a good driving record and their own cars can volunteer as ‘drivers, while ‘runners’ accompany drivers to assist with deliveries. A gas allowance is provided to drivers and a transportation allowance to runners. If you can spare a few hours a week, contact Danielle at 416-645-6000 ext. 1109 or volunteer@woodgreen.org.

Neighbourhood Link Support Services needs volunteer drivers and runners to help deliver Meals on Wheels to people living in the Beach and East York. If you are available once a week between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., please contact Lina at 416-691-7407 or email ttrifonova@neighbourhoodlink.org for more information.

Beach Metro News welcomes your help getting the word out to everyone in our East End readership area. Volunteer carriers deliver papers to houses on their street or neighbouring streets every two weeks. The job takes about half an hour, depending on the size of the route. Please call our distribution manager Phil Lameira at 416-698-1164 ext. 24 or email phil@beachmetro.com if you would like to join our team.

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