This week is National Volunteer Week!
All week, KW Hab will be sharing stories about a few of our amazing volunteers and we are sharing their stories because we are tremendously grateful for everything they do! KW Hab relies on volunteers and this past year has been no different. Even though a lot of our more formal volunteer opportunities were not available because of COVID-19, we have had so many informal volunteers helping along the way. Sewing masks and gowns, volunteering at Our Farm, and volunteers who previously volunteered at our Welcome Centre or in Community Participation programs shifting to provide friendly phone calls to help reduce isolation. It goes on…Other volunteers have helped with various projects such as supporting our Communications Coordinator, researching for an Early Learning workshop, converting an in-person training to a virtual one, and developing online program activities. Because of the virtual nature of these placements, it has been difficult to track hours, but the impact these volunteers have made, and continue to make, has been invaluable to KW Habilitation.
Shalinie has been our volunteer at LEG Up! for the past 6 months. She has been a wonderful asset to our team! Shalinie has continued to support LEG Up! Online weekly, with our virtual classes. She has helped to provide fun and interesting facts during our academic and cooking classes and she has assisted with the preparation of our crafts kits, which has been extremely helpful! Shalinie also writes delicious recipes for our LEG Up! participants to prepare over Zoom. On top of all of this, Shalinie provides encouraging and ongoing support to all who attend. We are so thankful to have her volunteer with us at KW Hab!