OCS Annual Outcomes Report 2014-2015
Volunteers and Donors Thank You Volunteers!
In 2014-2015, volunteers contributed more than 32,000 hours of service to the community through their affiliation with OCS programs. While this is a decrease of 13% in total hours from last year, we have experienced an increase in skilled volunteers offering their abilities in support of our clients and programs. This year’s volunteer contribution equates to more than $622,000.00 in donated service/wages. OCS employed 415 volunteers in 2014-15, with approximately 320 in active service at any given time. In addition, we employed 30 practicum students across disciplines. More than 240 of these volunteers worked weekly shifts for the Fraser Health Crisis Line, which operates 24 hours a day, every day. OCS volunteers are involved in many other areas of our organization as well, and engage in a range of activities including supporting children and parents, painting and repairing our facilities, providing administrative support, gardening, cleaning, teaching, tutoring, and greeting clients and guests. Many of OCS’s programs would struggle to operate without the commitment and dedication of those individuals who generously share their time, expertise and commitment with us. Options makes an effort to make volunteers feel like part of the family through ongoing recognition activities. Volunteers receive Milestone pins for giving 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1000 hours of their time. Between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015, 39 volunteers received pins ( Figure 1) .
In addition to the Milestone Pins, Options celebrates National Volunteer Week every year. In 2014, our more than 300 volunteers received an OCS branded water cup and a Spirit Kit. The kit contained items to remind us to focus on the small- but-so-very-important things in life.
If you would like to volunteer, OCS would like to meet you!!
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