January Volunteer of the Month

January 2013 - Mavis Ren

The volunteer of the month is Mavis Ren, an outstanding Office Support and Interpreter Volunteer.

Below is her story.

“My name is Mavis Ren.  I have felt in love with this country since the first time I visited to Canada. I studied a bachelor degree of Commerce with major in Finance and Marketing and an MBA degree at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.  After graduation, I began my career and worked as administrator and accountant in China until 2012. Then, I moved back to the lovely country Canada.

I began volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary since October 2012. I would like to use my experiences and skills to help more newcomers settle down as soon as possible. I am delighted to meet people from different cultures every time I volunteer. ISC is a big family to me. Everyone is very nice, respectful, and helpful. Thank ISC for providing me great volunteer opportunities to explore myself and help people.”

Mavis is a great asset to the Volunteer Program team. As an office support volunteer, she helps Immigrant Services Calgary staff with a variety of clerical and administrative duties. Always eager to provide support and share her knowledge and skills with us. As a cultural interpreter, Mavis helps newcomers and service providers overcome their language barriers by verbally translating back and forth between all parties.  She is often called on short notice to assist clients at various hospitals, legal offices and social service offices throughout the city.

For Mavis is really gratifying to know that her volunteer job is making a difference in the lives of our beneficiaries.

Congratulations Mavis and thank you for all you do for ISC!


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