Silver Creek has a rich history of volunteerism--we were founded by volunteers and 40 years later volunteers continue to play a strong role in our thriving organization--in the classroom, the office, in our newly constructed naturalized play space, and on the Board of Directors. And many of our fundraising activities were established by volunteers from the community--these funds being crucial to the operations of Silver Creek.
We always welcome volunteer help. You must be over 18 years of age to participate in our volunteer program. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Sue DiBlasio, will be happy to review your application, interview you and show you the hands-on work that happens at Silver Creek. We will try to meet your needs as you so generously offer to help us. Please note that a Vulnerable Sector Police Check must be satisfactorily completed, and your immunizations up-to-date before you can start as a volunteer. We also request a minimum 10 months commitment to the program.
We encourage your support for one morning or one afternoon per week in the classroom, or to assist in the office, and/or helping at our fundraising events. We have a newly established gardening opportunity with our naturalized play space. We are run by a volunteer Board of Directors and can use your expertise in administration, finances, PR, ways and means, or positive attitude and energy! Parents are a huge bonus on the Board, as are community members.
Click here to see how some of our volunteers have been honored for the work they do at Silver Creek.
Thank you for considering offering your time and talents to help us help the children.
I am extremely pleased with the teachings that Silver Creek provided for my daughter. I have noticed quite an improvement in her knowledge of the alphabet, numbers, and colours. I am looking forward to my son joining Silver Creek in 2011. I know the education he will receive there will benefit him.
Since Xavier has been diagnosed with Sandhoff disease, my family’s lives have been turned upside down. It has been difficult for us to find a place for our family in the community. And then we found Silver Creek, it is like a second home to us. I would love the opportunity to give back to Silver Creek.
My daughter first attended Silver Creek when she was 2 years old and it was the first time I left her in the care of someone outside our family. The teachers and staff at Silver Creek were so empathetic and understanding and made the process less stressful for both my daughter and myself.
The staff at Silver Creek see the children as a ‘whole child’ i.e. well beyond any special needs that they might have, and see them as individuals with lots of strengths in different ways. For me, I have learned that the more work I can put into helping my child, the more she will be able to achieve her goals, and they can be small goals so we can celebrate success often. You are a very special group of people and you have definitely made a huge positive impact in our lives.
I will never forget the moments when interacting with my children’s teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapist and volunteers how obvious it was they were fulfilling their truest calling in supporting them and all children. I feel profoundly lucky and grateful knowing that my children’s path forward is brighter now because of them.
The staff at Silver Creek have definitely exceeded my expectations in every way. They genuinely care about the children and work tirelessly every day for the benefit of the children. They also have a wealth of knowledge and have become my trusted advisors whenever I have questions or concerns about my child.
The staff at Silver Creek have definitely exceeded my expectations in every way. They genuinely care about the children and work tirelessly every day for the benefit of the children. They also have a wealth of knowledge and have become my trusted advisers whenever I have questions or concerns about my child.
I am always in awe at the great variety and quality of the activities that your staff bring to the outdoor space. The range of activities and the attention to detail is quite a feat. Amazing really. Thank you for all that you do.
Polly Sutton, Mother of Ethan
Silver Creek offers one-on-one attention to all children that strives to bring out the very best in each child, regardless of what their needs are. By far, one of the best benefits of the program is the staff, who are loving and supportive and who go well beyond expectations on a daily basis.
I cannot thank you enough for the exceptional care and love the Silver Creek Staff has shown my child. It will forever be a wonderful memory in Ella’s life and a great start to her educational career. Thank you.