Volunteer of the Month - October 2014
Madeeha Rahim is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month.
Madeeha Rahim came to Canada five years ago from Pakistan. She immediately enrolled in classes to upgrade her courses and to improve her English. Her heart to serve the community brought her to ISC where she signed up as a Cultural Interpreter. Madeeha enjoys this position as she feels she is playing an important role in providing services to newcomers to Canada. This year, Madeeha began volunteering with our Seniors Program’s English Literacy classes. Here, she assists our facilitator with teaching basic literacy skills like: alphabets, numbers and simple sentences. She enjoys working with the students and explains that it is gratifying to see their confidence increase as they learn new concepts.
Madeeha loves the Canadian outdoors and it doesn’t matter which season! In winter, her favorite activities are sledding and snowball fights. In the summer, she likes going shopping, doing gardening and taking active part in various events happening around the city.
Madeeha says “I love helping people, especially newcomers to Canada. Recently I have started working part time as a Financial Advisor. I think that it is a good place to work and help new immigrants as they have little or no knowledge on how to save money and get along in a different culture. I like my new job as well as doing volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary as both include helping people, especially newcomers to Canada, to better understand their new culture and lead a better life for themselves and their families”.
Madeeha is a great asset to our volunteer team as she is reliable, dedicated and exhibits the highest of standards!
Congratulations for being the Volunteer of the Month!
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