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Volunteers are critical to daily life at Interval House and take on a broad range of activities. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Profile Form and email it with your resume to email@example.com or mail it to the address below:
Attn: Volunteer Program
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1R8
For more information, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-924-1411 ext. 238.
| What motivates you to be a volunteer?
A few years ago I started to become more upset by the stories I was reading about discrimination and violence against women around the world, including Canada. I wanted to turn those feelings into something positive and productive and started looking for opportunities to volunteer with organizations that help women. That’s when I came across Interval House. IH is a great resource for women and families so it’s easy to get behind, and they really support their volunteers.
How has your volunteer position at Interval House helped you in your own professional and/or personal growth?
Up until recently the ESL Committee included 3 other volunteers and we spent over a year creating an ESL assessment tool and curriculum from scratch. I’m really proud of the work that we did. It was really good experience to work as part of a team where everyone had something different to offer. I also think that working on a project that we all knew would take time but would be worth it in the end taught me a lot about patience and commitment.
What does Interval House mean to you?
On one hand, Interval House represents something so positive and important. There are many versions of community and family but at the core I think they’re about support and a safe environment. At the same time, because the need persists for organizations like Interval House, it means that violence against women and children is a very real issue in this country.
What message do you have for the women and children at Interval House?
First, that I’ve really appreciated the time I’ve spent with clients. Second, while I don’t know all of the stories that brought you to Interval House, I’m sure that coming here required a lot of bravery and strength. With the right support and resources you can do amazing things.