Volunteer Spotlight: Sinamys Bagh
Sinamys has been a volunteer with SAGE since July 2021 and is participating in our Companion Calls program. Every week, Sinamys has been contacting a senior who is a member of one of our partner organizations called Progress Place. During their weekly calls, Sinamys and her companion reminisce about their favourite memories and discuss their interests, including TV shows, sports, and music. Sinamys has met with her companion in-person and hopes to join a weekly senior program hosted by Progress Place in the future. Sinamys was inspired to join SAGE to reduce social isolation from the pandemic, particularly in seniors. She hopes to continue to support seniors and to advocate for their wellbeing through volunteering. Sinamys recently graduated from the University of Toronto, with an Honours Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and psychology. Sinamys has extensive volunteer experience, including as a research assistant, at Baycrest hospital, and at an Acupuncture clinic. It is clear that Sinamys is committed to improving the health of her community and we are grateful to have her on our volunteer team.
Companion Callers Still Needed!
📣 New volunteer opportunities are still available with one of our partner organizations, CompanionLink! 📣CompanionLink is organizing a major call program with Nucleus Independent Living in Halton Region. Nucleus is a community service organization that supports independent living among seniors, many of whom live with physical disabilities. There are still around 20 spots left to fill for this opportunity, with the potential for more in the future. 👇 Volunteer details below! 👇
☎️ Volunteers will be calling their companion for 30-60 minutes weekly starting in January 2022. Volunteers will also benefit from extra training opportunities over the course of their volunteer commitment on topics such as crisis management and mental health engagement. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject header "Nucleus Volunteer Application" by January 21st. To stay updated on opportunities with SAGE, sign up for our mailing list!