While this isn’t the first question that may come to mind when deciding to volunteer for an organization, it is a consideration for many.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved and help others, and of the top reasons people give for volunteering, some important ones are; to learn new skills or enhance existing ones, to gain experience that can lead to career advancement, and to grow professional networks.

Our Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy committee volunteers are making a big difference as they work together in their communities. Thanks to them, Steps for Life⁠—Threads of Life’s signature fundraising event⁠—is a huge success each year, raising money to support programs, and raising awareness of the importance of injury prevention. By volunteering for Steps for Life, our committee members are getting involved, helping others, and contributing to Threads of Life’s efforts to provide support programs to more than 2900 family members living in the wake of a workplace tragedy.

Volunteering for Steps for Life also provides the opportunity to enhance leadership, communication, planning and other skills that look great on a resume, to network with health and safety professionals at various stages of their careers, and to align with a well-respected, national organization, dedicated to making work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths a thing of the past.

Steps for Life walks are held across Canada each year during the first week of May. Many of our committees are actively seeking new volunteers to get involved and help organize the event. If you would like to pursue a volunteer opportunity that allows you to get involved, give back, and demonstrate your passion for workplace health and safety, then we would love to hear from you. Drop us a line at [email protected].

Lorna Catrambone
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