Volunteer Stories

Valued and Powerful Volunteers of Waterloo Region

The following stories from Waterloo Region volunteers and volunteer managers share the Value that one volunteer can bring to a community and the Power that contribution can make to creating change in our community. 

Emma’s Story

Emma’s Story

She wanted to get to know the community and had a passion for animals. Emma reached out to volunteer as a Puppy Raiser in 2019 and has been a huge help ever since....

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United Way Waterloo Region

Sector Advocacy

Volunteering brings value to peoples lives and when you combine the work of all those volunteers whether individually or in a corporate group it really has the Power to change our community...

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Asma’s Story

Asma’s Story

Before coming to Canada from Jordan, I knew the importance of volunteering. Back in Jordan, volunteering is significant....

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Kathy's Story

Kathy's Story

Kathy created a Facebook filter that people can impose in the background of their selfie photos to bring awareness to volunteerism...

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Wazee Senior group story

Wazee Seniors Group Story

Shirley N, our senior mentor and volunteer has been able to work with our Cultural Group Facilitators to run a successful virtual group program for Black seniors....

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Shubham's Story

Shubham's Story

Shubham, although relatively new to the youth council at Langs, demonstrated strong interest and initiative by getting involved in numerous virtual programs as a co-facilitator...

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Scott’s Story

Scott’s Story

Scott and his son Matt were looking for opportunities to get involved in the community. They were able to help out at the House of Friendship kitchen preparing food for the men's shelter...

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Allyson's Story

In giving my time, I got back so much more in return: friendships and relationships with other volunteers, a sense of belonging and purpose, and the satisfaction that comes along with a clean donation storage space...

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Tina's Story

Tina is an exceptional educator who learned about ToastyToes Waterloo Region a few years ago. She shared the message of ToastyToes at her school, connecting it ...

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Charles's Story

Charles is an amazing volunteer and ambassador for the Kidney Foundation of Canada, he is a member of the Local Waterloo Wellington and District Chapter Board and on the National Board...

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Serap's Story

I started to wonder about my neighbours and how they were dealing with this situation? Did they need any help? …  I decided to knock on my neighbour’s doors...

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Richard's story

Richard's Story

On his 74th birthday, Richard was on a Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region build site helping to construct his 74th home for local families...

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Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

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