More than 1,200 people volunteer with Bissell Centre every year. They contribute over 15,000 hours of time in total! So much of what we do is only possible because of these wonderful, generous people. That’s why we are celebrating National Volunteer Week this week!
We will be honouring over 100 volunteers this week during our celebratory lunches and appreciation activities. It’s a privilege to show them how much we love them!
Below are a few quotes from some of our amazing volunteers about why they are inspired to work with us:
“This is a chance to give back to the community in any way I can!” – Xavier
“I volunteer to participate in and improve my community as I was homeless in my youth. I now want to help provide opportunities for others’ successes” – Mike
“As a volunteer, I am empowered to do so much and because of that I have a real sense of purpose!” – Yovella
“You really become part of the team and staff are so friendly!”
“I love the welcoming environment, you always feel accepted at Bissell Centre” – Ivy
“I volunteer to be involved with a diverse and beautiful community of people.” – Jessica
“Bissell Centre helped me realize I wanted to work with children as a career and gave me insight to my life’s purpose.” – Shannon
“It always feels like time well-spent, I feel purposeful.”
“I volunteer to give back to a community that was there for me. To also put smiles on the faces of others.” – Constance
“Volunteering at Bissell Centre has allowed me to learn new skills, meet new people, and enhance core leadership qualities.”
Join our Volunteer Community!