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Volunteers’ Testimonials: Share Your Story With the Community

Featured, Volunteering - Personal

Each year, Volunteer Appreciation Week falls in mid-April. For this year’s celebration, we invite you to share a video testimonial of your experience as a volunteer at the Roulant. We recommend that your testimonial be two to three minutes long and include a story about what volunteering with the Roulant’s programming contributes to your life along with an anecdote about …

The Beekeeping Collective Is Seeking New Members!

Beekeeping Collective, Volunteering - Personal

Every year the Beekeeping Collective at Santropol Roulant recruits new members to join and learn about apiculture in a hands-on way while taking care of the hives on the rooftop of the Roulant. Joining a collective is an engaging commitment that typically lasts many months, sometimes years, and unlike the Roulant’s regular activities, activities can be done during evenings and …

A Boo-tiful Volunteer Night

Events, Volunteering - Personal

On November 3rd, we held our Halloween-themed volunteer appreciation party for the second year in a row. In addition to getting together to celebrate our vibrant volunteer community, this evening was an opportunity to meet and chat about what brings us together at the Roulant: food and music! On the agenda: blood-curdling costumes, poutine, karaoke and, of course, lively dancing. …

Festive Invitations!

Events, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

As the first snowflakes start to cover our sidewalks and mark the end of the year, it’s time for us to get ready to host not one but two holiday events! These intergenerational events are a great opportunity for our Meals-on-Wheels clients and volunteers to meet up and enjoy a delicious holiday meal and some crafts activities. Holiday Brunch What: …

A Spooky Volunteer Soirée

Events, Volunteering - Personal

Santropol Roulant opens its doors once again to the volunteer community to invite you to a Volunteer Appreciation Party (Halloween Edition!) on Thursday, November 3. Karaoke, homemade poutine (with vegan and gluten-free options) and drinks (with and without alcohol) are all on the menu to celebrate our volunteers’ daily impact, whether armed with an apron, spade or the Roulant red …

Ending the season on a high note

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm, Volunteering - Personal

On October 6, the Roulant farm hosted our annual 2022 Agricultural Volunteer Appreciation Party. Reflecting the great season for the Roulant’s farm and gardens, this event was a real success for the community. The morning was dedicated to planting garlic, followed by a country meal and a well-deserved rest in the sun, in preparation for the Agricultural Olympics in the …

The Volunteer Experience at the Roulant: Volunteer Survey Results

Volunteering - Personal

Earlier this year, we invited our volunteer community to complete a survey related to their experience volunteering at the Roulant. This opportunity for collaboration between staff and volunteers was designed to better understand what it means to be a volunteer at Santropol Roulant. We wanted your opinion on what we could do to continue to make the volunteer experience better …

Cozying up the Volunteer Lounge

Community Workshops, Volunteering - Personal

If you’ve stopped by the Roulant in the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the volunteer lounge is gradually getting refurbished! This change stems from the wish of community members (volunteers and employees) to make the space more welcoming and accessible. We still have some work to do, but we are already looking forward to this project being …

Urban Agriculture Opportunities with Other Organizations

Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication to the Roulant’s urban gardens since the beginning of May, both the gardens and the schedule are filling up fast! Until more spaces become available, take the opportunity to experience the entire Roulant cycle. 👉 We still need help with the Roulant’s other programs (in the kitchen, for meal delivery and at the …

The urban agriculture schedule will be posted April 15th! 🌱

Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Urban Agriculture volunteering starts on May 2, 2022 and registration will be available starting Friday, April 15th! Please read carefully: ✅You must have completed an information session (regular or special agriculture). 🧒Family volunteering on Tuesday nights from 5:30-7:30 pm at La Cité-des-Hospitalières – these shifts are for you and your children! In an effort to make our shifts more accessible …

Thank you agriculture volunteers 2021!

Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

The invitation was extended on October 1st to all those who have been involved in the farm, urban agriculture or the market for the fantastic work done over the season. Planting 5200 garlic cloves, farm Olympics, food and sunshine were all part of the celebration. A huge thank you for a wonderful season! Photo credits: Nazmus Syed/Santropol Roulant