Why Volunteering is Good: Or How I Changed My Life by Giving Back

A while back, sometime in 2009, I decided I was unhappy with my life. I realized I had to make a change on the inside to see the benefits on the outside. As an unemployed job seeker, I began volunteering for a local community-based business. Once a week I’d take a break from the monotony […]

Gearing up for Papergirl Vancouver

Where will you be on August 24th between 11am and 4pm? This year, somewhere in Stanley Park, Papergirl Vancouver’s volunteer cyclists will carefully pull pieces of rolled art, like newspapers reminiscent of a bygone era, from their bike baskets and distribute them to a delighted, unsuspecting public. “The element of surprise is part of what makes […]

volunteer interview: Jocelyn Sun

“…reignited my enthusiasm for work in an art related field…” Why did you become a Roundhouse Volunteer? The unique heritage architecture at the Roundhouse Community Centre, along with the various programs, appealed to me. I considered volunteering a good way to learn more about what’s going on in this community and to make some new […]

volunteer interview: Edith Cheung

“It’s a fun and rewarding experience that allows you to meet other people in your community.” Why did you become a Roundhouse Volunteer? I decided to volunteer for the Roundhouse because of my interest in supporting the arts. There is a diverse culture in Vancouver and that is highlighted in the programming at the Roundhouse. […]

volunteer interview: Barb Pesner

“…I actually feel I’m receiving more from volunteering than I am giving!” Why did you become a Roundhouse Volunteer? A friend, already a member, encouraged me. At the time I was also volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Society and I felt joining the Roundhouse would be a nice balance. How much time do you devote to […]

volunteer interview: John Westaway

“…just a little bit of a commitment is all that is required to make a difference.” Why did you become a Roundhouse Volunteer? To try something new, to give back to my community, to meet people and have some fun. How much time do you devote to volunteering? About 10 hours per month. What has […]