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Featured Volunteer Stories

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    Voluntourism in Central Alberta

    01 Oct, 2015

    10 years ago Mariana Moreno traveled to Canada from Brazil to take part in an exchange program, living for 8 months in Strathmore with the Kreft family.  This cemented a lifelong friendship with the family, especially her exchange 'sister' Jordyn.  When th…

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    Sheila Bannerman, 2015 Red Deer Citizen of the Year

    11 May, 2015

    While preparing for National Volunteer Week 2015, Volunteer Central had the honour of meeting a wide variety of community engaged volunteers willing to take part in our celebratory exhibit at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, on display until August 2…

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    The Sanchez Family- Giving Back

    04 Feb, 2015

    The Sanchez family are a glowing example of giving back to your community.    "We volunteer as a family because we enjoy helping others.  When we moved to Canada, we appreciated how much help we received, and now we want to give back."  Noe, Elizabeth, a…

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    Featured Volunteers - Esther Hutchison

    22 Jul, 2014

    Esther began her volunteer service with the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in April of 1996 assisting front counter staff several months. While she enjoyed volunteering in this capacity, her real passion was in books. In August of 1996 Esther began volunteer…

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    Featured Volunteers - Edward and Kate

    08 Apr, 2014

    For any person in a long-distance relationship, finding a way to connect with your partner can be difficult. For Edward McIntyre, volunteering with the Red Cross has given him a chance to be by his girlfriend’s side, Kate Hoferkamp. With Edward living …