Definition of a Volunteer...
Someone who contributes time, effort and talent to meet a need or further a mission, without profiting monetarily.
Vaughan Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America (VPVA) has two (2) types of volunteering opportunities. These two group of volunteers which are Member volunteers and non-member public volunteers. A brief explanation on the difference of each groups is as follows:
Member Volunteer: consists of the members of Vaughan Chapter needed to continue running our eight mandated programs which are the member programs. National PVA wants to see more member involvement and participation in your chapter. As you know there are many areas and many things you can do no matter your disability to earn volunteer hours necessary to participate free of charge at planned events These hours are accumulated monthly and you may use them to attend an event or outing that requires funding sponsorship – but only if you have the necessary hours on file so that the Vaughan Chapter can fund your request. Getting involved and volunteering for the chapter not only benefits the chapter but it also benefits you as a member, athlete and participant.
These are many areas which you can volunteer at and start earning hours and helping the chapter move forward. Attend a membership meeting (beginning to end), Chapter representation at any community outreach functions, Memorial Day Parade, Office clerical when needed, Awareness month, Serve on a local committee VFW, American Legion, City, County or State, Represent the chapter at an activity (pre-approved), Volunteer to work at a chapter event six hours or more (non-participant), Sign up a voting member, Sell candy, Serve on a local event committee, Write an article for the newsletter, Serve on a chapter committee, Mailing preparation at chapter office.
Public Volunteer: Vaughan Chapter welcomes anyone that wishes to volunteer in our various outings and events that we have throughout the year. We are always in need of able bodies to help us in different areas such as loading, unloading, setting up, serving, cleaning, feeding, decorating and even driving our chapter bus. If you are a student or an individual that is in need of community service hours; this is the place for you to volunteer. If you are a person that wants to donate your time, talents, care, love to our spinal cord injury veterans you are very welcome to assist us in the office or at any functions. Please contact us at (708) 947-9790 so that we may mail you a Volunteer Registration Form. Thank you in advance for your willingness to give back to the veterans who sacrificed their all for our country