Volunteer of the Month - February 2015
Congratulations to Wijdan Abdul Ghafoor for being selected the Volunteer of the Month!
Wijdan is a Language Bank Interpreter and translator with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC). This program provides written translation of documents as well as on-site verbal interpretation services. The Language Bank offers certified translations in over 50 languages at an affordable cost. Interpretation services are provided for individual clients and government/community organizations.
Wijdan has volunteered over 360 hours of her time at ISC and has been of tremendous help with Arabic translations. Wijdan has been a true champion; she is patient, polite, punctual, and very thorough. She is constantly looking for ways to improve her skills and even worked on an extra pilot project last year.
Wijdan explains “It’s a privilege to volunteer for ISC. I have enjoyed helping Arabic speaking immigrants break the language barrier with my skills and experiences as a language interpreter and translator. Also, it is a great opportunity to meet new people and to be introduced to different cultures. “
Wijdan moved to Canada with her family and settled in Calgary eighteen years ago. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Baghdad in Iraq and has worked as an accountant in the Ministry of Agriculture in Baghdad. In her spare time she likes to read, sew and play table tennis with her family.
We appreciate her unconditional support and feel lucky to have her on our volunteer team.
Volunteer of the Month January 2015 | December 2014 | November 2014 | October 2014 | September 2014 | August 2014 | July 2014 | June 2014 | May 2014 | April 2014 | March 2014 | February 2014 | January 2014 | December 2013 | October 2013 | September 2013 | August 2013| July 2013 | June 2013 | May 2013 | April 2013 | March 2013 | February 2013 | January 2013 | December 2012 |November 2012 | October 2012 | September 2012 | August 2012 | July 2012 | June 2012 | May 2012 |April 2012 | February 2012 | January 2012 | November 2011| October 2011 | September 2011 | Summer 2011 | June 2011 | May 2011 | April 2011 | March 2011 | February 2011 | January 2011 | December 2010 | November 2010 | October 2010 | September 2010 | August 2010 | July 2010 | June 2010 | May 2010 | April 2010