Covid -19 update – We believe that each of us has the power to make a difference in the lives of others during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our suggestion is to use The GenWell Project as your catalyst to reach out, virtually, to those who might benefit from your outreach. A simple conversation can make a huge difference in the life of someone who is isolated and disconnected during this time and make a difference in your life as well. Reaching out and offering your time and energy to an organization that is helping others is also a great way to feel more connected and have greater purpose at a time when many are struggling with the challenges of the pandemic.
We are so thrilled that you clicked through to our Connect with Purpose page. The GenWell Project is a Human Connection Movement that first and foremost, wants to help people get connected face-to-face with others and experience the fun and health benefits of doing so. For some people a BBQ with colleagues or classmates, a walk with friends or family or maybe a street long activity is exactly what is needed, but for some others that action can be difficult. Building greater human connection through volunteerism is a great way to find purpose, build connection and help the people in your very own community. Whether a food bank, local community center, seniors residence, homeless shelter, or so much more, the connections that you build over time may be exactly what the doctor ordered. While doing good you are building the connections that can keep you and those around you happier and healthier.
A big thank you to our community partners for their suggestions on how those who are getting together face to face can make the world a better place at the same time.
Consider dusting off your bikes, grab a few friends, neighbours, coworkers or classmates and go for a ride to work, school or on a nearby bike trail or park. Commuting by bike is great for your health, helps improve local air quality and can help build positive social connection habits.
Grab your team and go work a shift at your local food bank. A great way to get connected while making a difference in the lives of the people who need it most. Click of more information.
Grab some friends or maybe the team at the office and get connected while helping build someone’s future home. Shelter is one of life’s most fundamental needs and we are sure the connections you make while doing good will last a lifetime.Click of more information.
If you don’t see something that inspires you to reach out and get started as a volunteer and support a cause or project that you find a connection with, or to build greater human connection for your health or those you connect with, we encourage you to check out www.volunteercanada.ca for additional opportunities.