It takes a village as the old adage goes. Here and now, this remains the central theme to ensuring people are connected to the resources they need in order to succeed, whether it’s a first job, a new friend or simply finding that one thing that brings them joy. Our dedicated staff work hard to create those connections, find those jobs, connect to those friends, and find that one thing, but they can’t do it alone. The people in our service need you, their village. Whether it’s a small monetary gift, an hour a week, or a few months of your time as a placement student, it all adds up, and provides that amazing network of connections that build the foundation for people to succeed.
“Time is your most precious gift, because you only have a set amount of it.“ Rick Warren
This generous group of people donate their time to develop cherished connections with people in our service. Often these relationships span years and offer intangible benefits to both the volunteer and the person supported. Whether its simply spending time with another person, teaching a skill or affording someone the opportunity to do something they love, we offer a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences at our organization. No previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) necessary, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
“Volunteering with an individual from Array Services for the last 7 years has been a very positive and rewarding experience for me! Over this time a special bond and friendship has formed between us! The staff have always been very friendly, supportive and available as a liaison between the individual and myself for communicating changes in scheduling, etc.” Rose Larmer
For more information or to apply to become a volunteer please contact our Volunteer and Student Placement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.“ Helen Keller
We have the vision, the passion and the ability to help the people in our service get what they need, often funding is our only limitation. With your help we can take our supports to the next level and provide more opportunities for people in our services to flourish.
People in service have dreams, hopes and unexpected needs that arise. After monthly bills are paid, the average person in our service has approximately $150 left each month to pay for their other expenses. Attending community activities, classes and holiday trips are things that are often not achievable.
To help bridge the funding gap, Array Services has engaged in the following fundraising activities:
- Delta Club Bingo – Thank-you to Delta Bingo and Gaming for their ongoing support of our programs and services. Delta has been a fundraising partner with array Services for over 20 years.
- Community Paint Nite
- Behind Closed Doors at Lansdowne Place in Peterborough
More help is always needed. Please keep us in mind when considering charitable donations, estate planning or looking to honour the memory of a loved one.
We are always investigating improved service delivery through innovation and technology. One way we do this is by actively seeking out grant funding opportunities in an effort to explore and implement best practices within our sector and beyond. For more information on what grants we’ve been fortunate enough to secure and what we’ve done with them, please see our News and Events page.
A student placement is one of the most rewarding learning experiences for those looking to work in any field. A placement at Array Services will afford students the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people in a unique American Sign Language (ASL) environment. Students will learn first hand the significance of interpreting behavior as communication, the complexities of informed choice for those who are non-verbal while exploring accessibility on a whole new level. A challenging and infinitely rewarding student placement experience, we’ll ensure you are equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to move forward in your career path.