Volunteer of the Month - October
Sadia Afrin is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month!
Sadia, an urban planner with five years of professional experience, is passionate about cities, people and people’s everyday movements within the city.
She was born and raised in Bangladesh, but has lived, studied, and worked in many countries before settling in Canada. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Sadia moved to Calgary in the fall of 2014 with her family.
As she says, “I enjoy exploring new places and making connections with the local people.”
Sadia believes in helping others and bringing a positive contribution to their lives. With this optimistic mindset, she joined the Volunteer Program at Immigrant Services Calgary in March 2016. Being an immigrant herself, she felt she could easily relate to the challenges of new immigrants. Also, she wanted to connect with other immigrants and help them to adapt to this new country.
“I consider myself blessed to live in a multi-cultural society where equal acceptance of various cultures benefits Canadians to better mutual understanding and respect.”
Since then, Sadia has contributed over 70 hours, volunteering to provide administrative support, assist in organizing workshops, and engage in community outreach events. She likes reading, cooking and traveling, and possesses excellent analytical and communication skills which made her a valuable volunteer in all the roles assumed.
Regarding her experience at ISC, Sadia says, “I am fully satisfied to be involved with ISC. This organization works diligently at integrating immigrants into the Canadian Society and helping them to explore their full potentials. Being an active volunteer of ISC, it gives me immense pleasure knowing that my volunteer work positively contributes to the new immigrants’ life. Moreover, the volunteering at ISC opens the door to giving back to my community.”
Thank you for your generous support, Sadia. Our sincerest congratulations!
Volunteer of the Month September 2016 | August 2016 | July 2016 | June 2016 | May 2016 | April 2016 | March2016 | February 2016 | January 2016 | December 2015 | November 2015 | October 2015 | September 2015 | August 2015 | July 2015 | June 2015 | May 2015 | April 2015 | March 2015 | February 2015 | 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