Volunteer Spotlight

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New Friends, Making a Difference, all part of the Deconstruction Experience

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

After retiring from a thirty-year career as a systems analyst with a large multinational, Richmond Hill resident Charlie Packwood was looking for a volunteer experience where he could actively give back to the community while meeting interesting new people.  He found the perfect fit on Habitat GTA’s Deconstruction volunteer team. Charlie Packwood began his career as [...]

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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