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Volunteer Pierre Paquet on the front lines during COVID-19

Pierre Paquet has been a Red Cross response volunteer since October 2019. His help is needed during disasters such as house fires, larger-scale emergencies such as floods, or various humanitarian activities that mobilize the Red Cross volunteer force. He tells us his story on the ground.

In his words: one young volunteer shares why he got involved with Red Cross

Joshua Makarov was a university student when he decided to give back to his community by volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross - here's why:

A summer season of helping for a Saskatoon volunteer – all from her backyard

When COVID-19 gripped the country, locking down everything, Jean-Anne Booker wondered how it would affect her volunteer work with the Canadian Red Cross. It turned out that there was no need for concern as the Red Cross quickly pivoted to continue to provide much-needed assistance. It also turned out that Jean-Anne had one of her busiest summers since she started volunteering with Red Cross four years ago.

Rudimentary to flourishing: COVID-19 and virtual volunteering

There was a bit of a surprising silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic for a Saskatchewan-based Canadian Red Cross volunteer Alex Bull. The move to virtual-based volunteering has taken her from “barely” able to turn on a computer to supervising a team of Safety and Wellbeing volunteers using technology.
 

Safety protocols mean Red Cross volunteers can help where needed during COVID-19

Even during COVID-19, the Red Cross is on the ground, helping where we're needed. 

Quarantine to volunteer: One Saskatoon man’s story

From sailing across the Pacific Ocean to isolation at a Canadian military base for two weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken Al Stickney of Saskatoon on a strange journey that ended with a new volunteer position with the Canadian Red Cross.

Red Cross volunteers in Ottawa provide wellness checks amidst pandemic

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian Red Cross volunteers are working in local communities to assist the most vulnerable populations.
Volunteers such as Luc and Adele are administering door-to-door Safety and Wellness checks in Ottawa.

Lending a helping and virtual volunteer hand in Halifax during COVID-19

Sandra Christie of Halifax has been a Canadian Red Cross volunteer for four years, drawing on her background as a registered nurse to lead a Safety and Wellbeing team that has been providing virtual support by phone to people feeling isolated, anxious or needing unique help addressing issues relating to COVID-19.

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The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

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