Volunteer Spotlight

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Volunteering together is a great way to stay connected with your teen

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

Volunteering became a topic of conversation for Lisa Simmonds-Kim when her son Justin was going into Grade Nine as he contemplated how to fulfill his community service requirement. The plan was to find something interesting and more long-term where he could complete the full 60 hours required by his high school. “Initially we looked at Habitat [...]

Family Selection Committee plays a key role in Habitat’s homeownership process

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

The Family Selection Committee plays an important role in Habitat for Humanity GTA’s homeownership process; each of the three regions that we serve - Brampton/Caledon, Toronto and York – has an FSC dedicated to it.  For most families, this group of volunteers will be their first point of contact with Habitat for Humanity GTA. The homeownership [...]

Queen’s U Engineering Student Credits Habitat GTA for “My Best Summer Ever”

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

“Before beginning my volunteer position with Habitat GTA, I saw it as a way for me to give back to my community, but I never realized I would be the one receiving the gift,” says Miah Kortekaas, a fourth year Civil Engineering student at Queen’s University who chose to forgo full-time paid work last summer to [...]

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A Sweet Volunteer Gig

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

If you have a sweet tooth, it’s a dream job.  Surrounded by jujubes, gummy bears and candy canes, volunteers have been working steadily since mid-October packaging candies, frosting tubes, and cookie walls in preparation for the launch of Habitat GTA’s Gingerbread Build campaign.  Pamela Politano is a dedicated Habitat GTA volunteer who has worked as a Gingerbread Build volunteer for the past two years helping behind the scenes with preparations. […]