Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs serve the community’s greatest need. Donating blood is a nation-wide need that touches most every Canadian so Kin is formally reviving our relationship with Canadian Blood Services.
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I have been a police officer for 19 years. I have seen families from all walks of life, those with a great deal and those without. I quickly learned that it didn’t matter how many parents or how much money, what does matter is how much love there is in the home, rules and guidance for children and role models in a young adult’s life. Anyone can influence the life of a child, even a stranger.
Keeping in touch is so important - whether it’s with donors, members of an organization or club like Kin Canada, and especially friends and family. Here at Kin Canada, one of our values is inclusiveness. We seek involvement from our diverse communities, and to do so, we cannot rely on social media and email alone.
As National Volunteer Week draws to a close, I hope you feel valued and appreciated by your community and those who benefit from your gifts of time and energy. If you are part of Kin, not only do you volunteer for your club’s specific events and causes, but you might also have involvement in helping grow membership and recruiting extra volunteers. Volunteer Centres are a pillar in any community and are there to serve volunteers, non-profits, and as a result, the community’s needs. Connecting with your local volunteer centre has many benefits - some obvious, and some less known.
We give so much of ourselves as volunteers, and sometimes we lose balance in our lives. Work-life balance is one thing, but even more special and elusive is the work-life-volunteer balance.