Volunteer of the Month - December 2013

 

This month, our "Volunteer of the Month" section is dedicated to the more than 700 people who volunteer with the agency.

Why?

December 5th is International Volunteer Day, designated by the United Nations to thank volunteers around the world and to increase awareness of their contributions to society. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme created a website called “Volunteer Action Counts" where volunteer activities can be shared and celebrated on a global scale.

We are thrilled that our submission was selected to be featured on the site. You can read it here:  http://www.volunteeractioncounts.org/en/ivd-2013/ivd2013-actions/item/3003-isc-s-volunteer-team.html 

ISC strives to ensure its volunteer positions benefit volunteers by enabling them to interact with people from different cultures, by enhancing their interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, and by instilling a sense of personal fulfillment through helping others in the community. 

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our volunteers, particularly: 

Interpreters and Translators: Your knowledge of languages, effective communication skills, and professionalism are an asset to our organization. You remove language barriers and enable beneficiaries to have equal access to community programs and services. 

Employment Coaches and Mentors: By building and improving resumes, conducting mock interviews, and helping with online job applications, you increase beneficiaries’ confidence and ultimately help them find employment. 

Office Support and Workshop Assistants: Your tireless efforts and standards of excellence enable ISC to run smoothly. 

Mosaic Family Resource Centre Program Volunteers: Your compassion and commitment to our programs enables children and parents to feel safe and welcomed in their new communities. 

Income Tax Volunteers: Helping clients with filing their income taxes ensures they receive the benefits to which they are entitled. 

Special Events Volunteers: Your creativity and enthusiasm always brings so much to all of ISC’s events. 

Senior and Youth Volunteers: With your dedication, talents, and skills, you really make a difference in our community.  

Board Members: Your leadership, wisdom, and experiences guide our team to provide the best services for beneficiaries. 

Thank you for all your contributions to ISC. You make Calgary a great place to call home.