Supporting your community through volunteering

hands in shape of heart

By Lynn Matisz ’13

In these challenging times of uncertainty, many of us want to give back but are unsure of how or where to start.

While social distancing has changed the way we interact, there are still a number of ways you can volunteer your time to help others – whether it is running errands for a neighbour or lending your time or expertise to local organizations.

Not only does volunteering directly benefit members of your community, but it can also create a strong sense of connectedness and purpose,as well as support your skill development.

“There are so many great ways to get involved”, shared Kimberley John, Campus to Community Program Assistant, in a recent webinar by Mohawk Alumni. “If you play guitar or piano, or speak another language, you could be a virtual mentor to a high school or elementary school student by providing some feedback over video. The YWCA in Hamilton is also looking for people to make masks.”

Explore the different volunteer opportunities available in your community:

Hamilton area

Mohawk College Volunteer Listings

*For more information please contact the Campus to Community Program at [at]

Across Ontario

Spark Ontario

Across Canada

Charity Village

Or visit Volunteer Canada to find your local Volunteer Center

Register to watch a recording of the Mohawk Alumni webinar “Building Community in a Time of Social Distancing”