Woodgreen’s Caribbean Carnival
On August 9th, 2018, we volunteered with Woodgreen as they hosted their inaugural Caribbean Carnival in Leslieville.
What we did:
- Setting up tables/chairs
- Meal preparation and catering assistance
- Socializing with residents
- Managing and participating in games (dunk tank, ring toss, beanbag toss)
- We got dunked. Yes, the residents had some sick aim.
- Clean up after the event.
How we helped:
- Created connections between generations
- Provided entertainment (we were dunked in water by a number of the residents) 🙂
- Assisted in set up/clean up for Woodgreen Communities staff
- Genuinely felt that our involvement created a positive experience in their community
How we felt:
- That our involvement left a positive impression on the guests
- Motivated (to do more)
- Inspired by the two residents we met that were 100 years old!
Interested in getting involved? Connect with us at brandon@VerityToronto.com to find out more about our monthly volunteer events.