Volunteers are our most valuable resource. Their contribution, for the betterment of each community, is significant. Through their many volunteer hours we are able to reach out to support residents living in our smaller more isolated communities.
One of the core volunteer programs at RFCS is Frontenac Transportation Services (FTS). Between April 1 2016 to March 31 2017 our drivers have driven 6,141 drives, totaling over 748,000 km. This is an increase of 20,000 km over last year. They volunteered over 18,400 hours behind the wheel. Our volunteers use their own vehicle to provide rides to those in need. These drives can be medical appointments, shopping or even visiting friends. Some of our drivers also drive for Meals on Wheels and Day Away programs for Community Support.
- Join a committee: The Seniors Community Advisory Network representing North and Central Frontenac or the Northern Rural Youth Partnership
- Volunteer to drive for Meals on Wheels, the Adult Day Programs or Frontenac Transportation
- Help at a special event
- Assist in a program – youth afterschool, foot care clinic, reception or diners.
Just call 613-279-3151 to volunteer for our seniors or adult program, children, youth and family programs. Let us know what interests you.
It can be very hard to pick one person out of all our volunteers to be the volunteer of the year, but each year we are able to find a volunteer who stands out for their contribution. This year the award goes to Robert Greer, a volunteer who has been driving for NFCS for 30 years, since the program first started. Robert goes above and beyond just driving people to appointments. Last Christmas, we had an individual who needed a ride to get home to spend Christmas with his family. He could get a ride as far as Perth and we were contacted to see if anyone would drive him home on Christmas day. We knew exactly who to call and sure enough Robert said yes. Very seldom does Robert ever say no. Well, except for Wednesday night he always has a big date with his bingo dauber. Now we have never had to ask him to give up his bingo, but I think he would probably even do that for us. Robert has a big heart and shows it to our clients on a regular basis. Thank you Robert for always being available for us.