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Making the perfect match — organizations with volunteers

Is your club, church, or group in need of volunteers? Have you always wanted to volunteer, but not sure where?
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Organizations that require volunteers—and volunteers who require an organization—will be given the chance to come together on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Thorold Senior Citizens Association and the Thorold Age-Friendly Committee are hosting a Community Engagement Open House, highlighting adult and older adult programs along with volunteering opportunities.

Running from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ontario Paper Company Thorold Seniors' Centre, the purpose of the open house is to match organizations that require volunteers and to showcase those opportunities with people who want to volunteer.

Ideally, said Jean D’Amelio Swyer, chair of the Thorold Age-Friendly committee, organizations will offer opportunities for people all ages, including older adults.

In addition, she told the Thorold News, “This may be the perfect opportunity for high school students to find organizations to complete their volunteer hours and help out the community at the same time.”

Churches, groups, and clubs are all invited to increase awareness and participation in adult and older adult programs and volunteering opportunities at the open house.

There is no cost to participating organizations or to attendees, and each participant will receive a four-foot space to display materials. 

Participants can set up the morning of the event between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 

Doors open to the public promptly at 10 a.m.

Free coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Registration forms are available by emailing the Thorold Seniors Centre at

For more information, call 905-227-2161 weekdays from noon to 4 p.m., or email

The Thorold Seniors Centre is located at 8 Carleton Street South, and features billiards, shuffleboard, and ongoing card games, including euchre and Scopa, starting this fall.





Cathy Pelletier

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