Volunteer of the Month - November 2014
Paola Marchegiani is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month!
Paola joined our Children’s programs volunteering team in April and has contributed almost 100 volunteer hours!
Paola has a radiant personality and is always eager to be engaged in the community and find ways to give back. She provides child minding at our Cooking with Friends program, giving moms the opportunity to take part of the program while their children are in her very capable hands. She is also an excellent cook and has taught our participants how to make gnocchi and bruschetta.
Here is her story:
“My name is Paola Marchegiani and I am from Italy. I have a degree in Biological Sciences. I worked for some months as a teacher in the middle school, 3 years as biologist volunteer in a hospital and 20 years as IT specialist. My hobbies are reading and cooking; but what I love the most, is to meet people and be with them.
I moved to Calgary on December 2013 with my husband (he works in Calgary) and my daughter (she is 23 and enrolled on a master’s degree at the University of Lethbridge). As soon as I arrived to Calgary, I looked for some associations that help immigrants and Immigrant Services Calgary was an amazing discovery.
I went to ISC for the English Language assessment and started to go to the Maple Leaf Academy to improve my English. Then, I started volunteering for Immigrant Services Calgary in childcare.
Volunteering for ISC allows me to meet and help lovely people who come from other countries and to share our experiences. Furthermore, it helps me to improve my English and play with children. Volunteering makes me feel part of this country and ISC is my home away from home”.
Volunteer of the Month 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