Supporting URSA is helping clients live life to the fullest. Together with our community, we are changing people’s lives. This is a wonderful experience not only the individuals we serve, but for staff and volunteers as well.
Almost all URSA clients are on AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) and do not have additional income to spend on room makeovers. Our While you Were Out campaigns are a great way to get involved and impact someone’s life. Redoing a client’s room for them while they are out of the house can include: painting, new furniture, new lighting, and more!
All of our homes also require assistance with gardening and yard cleanup every spring and fall. Our clients greatly enjoy getting outside and assisting in sprucing up their yards.
URSA also has a fully wheelchair accessible Retreat Centre outside of the city where clients can go for rest and relaxation. The Centre requires a significant amount of work throughout the year and volunteers are greatly appreciated. Help is needed with: yard work, painting, cutting wood, etc.
Individual volunteering may include a number of activities where you work with an individual or a small group of individuals. URSA is always looking for people to come in and help with household tasks, entertaining and spending time with clients and building relationships.
The possible volunteer opportunities are endless and make great team building activities. Please contact URSA for more information on these options and see what a difference a day makes in the lives of our clients.
Who can volunteer for us?
- Anyone over the age of 18
- Groups (music groups, businesses, churches, etc.)
- Students, parents and grandparents
- People who want to make a difference
URSA is always eager to work with for practicum students looking for placement.
We require a police information check for both the safety of our clients and all people who work or volunteer with us. URSA can process this for you.