Giving back through volunteering

Volunteers are the glue that hold communities together.  Volunteers build and support programs and develop positive relationships for all ages.  There are opportunities to get involved that suit virtually all situations – long term, short term, sector or location specific.   If you have some time to volunteer, consider reaching out to one of our local schools. You can get in touch through the links on the About Wards 1 and 2 Schools page.

For me, volunteering is a privilege.  I’ve learned and laughed alot and made friends through each experience.  Currently, I am involved in a few volunteer activities.

  • Local clean up coordinator, Earth Week
  • Park Ambassador family, Sedgewick Forest
  • Communications support for fellow Oakvillian, Madhu Nagaraja’s successful 2012 Lake Ontario Swim, and 2015 and 2018 Team Chile. Go Madhu!  For more information, visit www.itsnotaboutswimming.com/
  • Volunteer advisor for CESO, “one of Canada’s leading volunteer-based development organizations focused on improving the economic and social well-being of peoples across Canada and in more than 120 countries.” (www.ceso-saco.com/)
  • International Association for Public Participation, Great Lakes Chapter Vice President
  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Council member and Chair of Stakeholder Engagement Task Force
  • Professional Standards Board for the planning profession in Canada, university accreditation site team visit chair
  • Rock Your Locks supporter
  • Halton Learning Foundation Benefit Bash team
  • Kerr Street Mission community dinners team

Thank you to the Rotary Club for recognizing these activities with a Paul Harris Fellowship for service above self.  Teamwork is the best work.

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