Volunteer Spotlight

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Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

This year Habitat GTA celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Week along with other organizations across Canada.  Habitat GTA participated by hosting 37 events across the affiliate as a way to provide recognition to our very dedicated and committed volunteers.   During the week of April 24th-29th, 2017 Habitat GTA awarded 12 recipients with awards based on our [...]

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Simon’s Life changing Global Village Trip to Fiji

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

“My advice to anyone who participates in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village Trip, is to go into it with an open mind…” Simon's Habitat for Humanity volunteer story spans 8 countries and 4 continents. A regular on our Pinery Road build site 4 - 5 days a week, his commitment as a volunteer crew leader [...]

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 [...]