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Volunteer Stories

Longtime Volunteer Barbara Herring Shares Highlights From Her Volunteer Experience

“Volunteering at the NCC is the equivalent to world travel,” says long time volunteer Barbara Herring, as the stories and experiences shared with her makes her feel like she has visited another country. With an employment background in corporate equity and diversity, it was natural that when Barbara settled in Peterborough, she would seek an…

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Reflection by Volunteer Support Team Member: Charles Shamess

A Reflection by Charles Shamess, a Volunteer Support Group member Volunteering with Syrian refugee families over the past year has been a roller coaster of emotions. The anxiety that comes as we figure out how to help them settle. The joy when they find homes and jobs. I hear stories of their escapes with horror,…

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Lisa Jackson reflects on being a Volunteer Support Team Member

A Reflection by Lisa Jackson, a Volunteer Support Group member   “The best part of this whole process is that our family has become friends with this Syrian family. True friends who care about one another, beyond the aspect of volunteering.” – Lisa Jackson This experience of helping a new Canadian family settle into our…

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