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Here's why summertime can be a great time to volunteer

Have time on your hands this summer? Summertime is a great time for many, especially students who may have a few months of free time, to volunteer and reap its rewards. If you’re one of the lucky ones with more time on their hands in the summer, consider keeping your skills (whether life skills or more academically driven) sharp, or gain new ones, meet new people and have new experiences.

Using his strengths to give back: Meet Jason, a logistics volunteer

Meet Jason, a Canadian Red Cross volunteer who uses his technical skills to focus on logistics. Volunteers like Jason play a critical role in making sure responses to disasters run smoothly, and the supplies that are needed get where they need to go. 

A lifetime of community service recognized by Canada's highest award for volunteers

Cor Zandbergen has been helping people his entire life. In 1971, as an 18 year old, he joined the Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service in the town of Mackenzie, B.C. Since then, he’s been an active volunteer with the Vancouver Police Department, Vernon Search and Rescue, and of course the Red Cross. In fact, you would have to try pretty hard to find a time when he wasn’t volunteering to better his community.

In her words: a Nova Scotia fisher finds time to volunteer

Volunteer Tammy Saunders joined the Canadian Red Cross in the spring of 2012. A self-employed commercial fisher, Tammy says the seasonal nature of her work gives her portions of the year that she likes to fill with volunteering.
 

Floods: “Red Cross volunteers are helping us get through this”

At the Rigaud public library, a dozen people impacted by the floods have come to meet Red Cross volunteers in order to register and receive emergency assistance. In the waiting room, the mood is unpredictable. Laughter can quickly give way to sorrow, and for good reason. This is the second flood in three years for most of the residents here.

Meet Elizabeth: a Red Cross volunteer helping in emergencies here and abroad

Elizabeth (Liz) McMahon has a big job at the Red Cross field hospital in Mozambique – she makes sure the doctors and nurses have all the medicines and medical equipment they need. It’s busy​ from the moment she, and the 3,000 various medical items associated with the field hospital, arrive in country.

Partners in life and volunteering

The couple who volunteers together, stays together. At least that’s been the case for Peggy and John Pinkerton. Married for 63 years next month, the two worked together in the insurance industry prior to retirement and have been Red Cross Meals on Wheels volunteers for more than two decades.
 

The dedication of Sally St. Lewis, a Red Cross volunteer around the world for 60 years

Raised in the small Caribbean island of Dominica, West Indies, Sally St. Lewis was instilled with a sense of community through her parents, family and village; and Sally carried this in her travels across the world, and especially as a Red Cross volunteer for over 60 years.

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