From April 20th to April 24th, 2020, North York Seniors Centre celebrated National Volunteer Week. During those days, we said “thank you” in many ways: written messages, photos, quotes, and videos. It was all about showing NYSC’s appreciation to each volunteer who dedicates their time with care to support the seniors living in the community.
In the past year, NYSC volunteers have contributed over 25,700 hours, giving their time to help us, from answering client inquiries to visiting a client in the community, to serving customers a hot meal….the list just goes on and on!
We applaud you for all that you do!
|National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to highlight the impact volunteers have across the country. Here at North York Seniors Centre, we are especially fortunate to have over 250 people share their time and talents with us as volunteers. We work together with volunteers to make those vital and meaningful connections for seniors to strengthen our community.
On behalf of North York Seniors Centre’s Board of Directors, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the volunteers. Thank you for making a difference. Without your support, we could not provide the programs and services we offer to our clients. You truly make NYSC a brighter place.
Thank you, during National Volunteer Week and for every moment you work hand in hand with us.
Thank you to All Volunteers that make a big difference for seniors in our community!
In a week, they serve almost 170 meals and collectively, they commit to about 150 volunteer hours a week!
Let’s big round of applause to our wonderful team of kitchen volunteers: Amber Xu, Aubrey Marshall, Azza Rezk, Carol Hickey, Christina Chung, Christopher Kong, Erick Gonzalez, Esmat Mohammadi, Joyce Clute, Kirsty Wymant, Krishan Goel, Kristina Joie, Lisa Guo, Lloyd Sellers, Lorraine McKee, Lynn Lee, Mahnaz Afsari, Marion Calton, Mary Chang, Maryam Rahimi, Richard DeCastro, Rose Muhia, Rosemary Sravasdiporn, Stella Lee, Sunja Kim, Willy Sun, and Winsome Evans.
The volunteers at the reception meet and help about 350 people come through the Centre weekly, and answer over 340 calls in the week
Let’s give a big round of applause to our wonderful Reception team: Ana Clara Bastos, Andrea Allen, Barbara Levine, Carleen Adler, Carol Ann Smith, Darlene Hareguy, Doreen Scott, Eleanor Mayne, Emma Lesser, Fran Graff, Gayathri Giri, Genevieve Burnett, Gloria Chung, Helen Leonardos, Icilda Savage, Jane Meredith, Jayden Orlotti, Jo-Anne Copeland, Josephine Harauz, Karen Parsons, Len Rudner (photo), Mahrukh Soparivala, Mark Anthony Lawas, Marlyn Reynolds, Nila Mukerji, Noemi Matienzo, Nueva Fernandez, Olive East, Patti Rocha, Raisa Zonis, Sheena Abeysinghe, Shirley Murray, Vicky Thomas and Wendy Francis.
Volunteers from the Stitchers at the Active Living Centre. hand-crafted items are then donated to the Giftshoppe to sell. With their help, they generate on average, revenue of $5,500 in sales annually. In the past year, they have put in over 5,155 hours.
Let’s give a big round of applause to the following amazingly talented and committed volunteers from the Stitchers: Alamtaj Ebrahim Shirazi, Angela Rickett, Anna Petrovic, Daphne Carty, Edith Safar, Eleanor Mayne, Jackie Jenkins, Kit Seelenmayer, Lucette Gojanovic, Marianne Ardolino, Marlyn Reynolds, Mary Imani-Mobarakeh, Michelle Nomura, Pat Smith, Sharlene Su and Suzanne Farache.
Why do they like to volunteer for NYSC?