Volunteer365: February

I volunteered just over 20 hours during the Family Day long weekend. The first event was Hamilton’s Kidsfest. Kidsfest is held annually at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. According to the event organizers, it’s central Ontario’s largest indoor inflatable show. The show features numerous children’s activities alongside warplane exhibits. As a volunteer, I was responsible for directing parking at this event.  

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Family Day provided me with another opportunity to give back to the community. This time I found myself in Oakville for the Make Your Move Family Day festivities. It’s the fifth year that the Town of Oakville has provided residents with an opportunity to enjoy free activities with their families.

Make Your Move featured hundreds of activities and special events throughout Oakville. I was stationed at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). The QEPCCC is a beautiful multi-purpose facility that promotes the arts, culture, and recreation. What impressed me most about the QEPCCC was the diversity of its programming – they had every program imaginable!

I was responsible for monitoring capacity at a few of the activities. I monitored Zumba in the morning and soap carving in the afternoon. Soap carving was particularly popular, as we were near capacity for each and every single class! Many parents got involved in the activity and had fun carving objects out of soap with their children.

I was active as a Snow Angel after the February 7 snow storm.

I was active as a Snow Angel in response to the snow storm on February 7.

While most of my volunteer hours came during the Family Day long weekend, I was also active as a Snow Angel earlier in the month. I volunteered a total of 24.75 hours this month.