Volunteering is at the heart of May Court life, and part of being a member is to be committed to offering time regularly in support the Club's work. Women who enjoy using their existing skills, or who want to learn new ones within a trusting and supportive environment have a natural home in the May Court Club. If you aren't a member, you can still volunteer for some activities as a Friend (see below).
The Club has opportunities to:
- participate in teams working on May Court events or projects
- volunteer in local organizations, or in Club-led programs
- use or develop leadership, organizational and other skills.
Volunteers work within one or more of three general areas:
- as a volunteer in a community organization that reflects the May Court's mission
- leading or working on an initiative, project or volunteer program led by the Club
- working within the Club to achieve its goals, or to ensure it runs smoothly and responds to emerging needs.
VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY
Since its first days, members have represented the Club and its goals as volunteers in local organizations and institutions. Today, we have volunteers in various locations, and we're working to build our base as a community resource for organizations in need of volunteers for short and long-term support.
We work closely with individual members to identify their interests and to find a placement that matches their interest.
VOLUNTEERING IN A MAY COURT PROJECT
Every year, the May Court leads or participates in projects and fundraising programs that contribute to the causes we support in the community. There's always demand for members to join the team or contribute a specific skill to achieving our projects' goals. Often, there's an opportunity to build confidence and skills in fundraising, leadership or other roles within a project.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP RUN THE CLUB
It takes many hands to keep the Club running smoothly, keeping in touch with the community, and making sure it stays relevant to needs in Niagara. There's plenty of opportunity to use your skills to help May Court thrive, or to develop new skills in our friendly and supportive environment.
VOLUNTEERING AS A 'FRIEND' OF MAY COURT
There's always room for more help, and we welcome women, men and students to help with fundraising and service activities.Volunteering as a Friend is also a great way to get to know the club before joining. If you'd like to volunteer on an ad hoc basis, or for a single project, check out what we offer, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll call you for a no-obligation chat about volunteering as a Friend.
MAY COURT VOLUNTEERS
May Court fundraisers in action
FROM THE ARCHIVES
1935 - 2018
“If you look back through the history of the St. Catharines May Court Club you will realize there are absolutely no limits to what we, as volunteer workers, can do.”
[MCCSC President 1957]
Student volunteers are a big help at the May Court's annual Ladies Who Lunch fundraiser
May Courters and Friends lead and staff the distribution of Christmas gifts to children in the Region.