In celebration of #NationalVolunteerWeek, we want to say thank you to all of those who continue to give back in their personal and professional lives.
Volunteers from across the city have come together during this critical time to care for those in need and have truly proven to be the backbone of society when the most is at stake. This week, we thank and salute you along with our healthcare heroes and those working in essential services during this time.
Our Chapter would not be where it is today without the support of our members who have contributed countless volunteer hours and ideas to help us in delivering quality professional development opportunities and education to fundraising professionals and those in the non-profit sector. This week we want to take the time to recognize just a few of you…
Our On-site Event Volunteers
While our Chapter events would not be possible without the help of our many volunteer planning committees & our volunteer Board members, logistically speaking, we would not be able to put on our events without the hard work and support of our on-site volunteers.
These are the individuals you see greeting you at the entrances, helping to get you checked-in at registration, helping to get you set-up and sorted on our event app, helping to get you to and from each of your sessions (and to many of the off-site receptions and parties), and who do it all with a smile on their faces despite putting in long hours on their feet each day (and not to mention sweating it out with us Chapter staff helping to move heavy bins and boxes around before the doors open and before the sun’s even up).
We’ve had a number of different volunteers each year at our conferences helping us to make them the best they can be and we have always been very appreciative of our on-site team’s support.
Below are just a few of our many volunteers who helped us to raise the bar and raise the work at Congress this past year:
Wendy Quick, CFRE, Indspire
Kristen Brennan, Camp Quality Canada
Molly DeHaan, Southlake Regional Health Centre
Becca Darbyshire, Plan International Canada
Cass Nagar, Interval House
Shobi Sivaraj, Right To Play
Patricia Vidov, Operation Smile Canada
Tori Peacock, SickKids Foundation
Mo Waja, Blakely Inc.
Laura Champion, Blakely Inc.
Sonya Swiridjuk, CFRE, War Child Canada, Sonya Swiridjuk Consulting
Sam Barr, University of Toronto
Scott Jeffries, Stephen Thomas Ltd
Ashley Benson, The Terry Fox Foundation
Shannon Carkner, CFRE, JDRF Canada
Humber College Fundraising Management class
While we still don’t know what the future of the events landscape will look like following COVID-19, we will continue to work with our Chapter volunteers to best deliver engaging education programs & networking opportunities to our members. We could not do it all without you!
On behalf of all of us at the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, happy National Volunteer Week and THANK YOU! 💖👏