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Volunteer Profile: Amy Du

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community.

Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Amy Du:

Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I came to Canada with my husband one year ago from China. In the first couple of months, I had gone to English corners that are in libraries and coffee shops every week to improve my English skills as quickly as possible. There were lots of very kind volunteers who taught me English and told me how to live like a Canadian. I quickly adapted to life here with their help. When I could speak English more confidently, I considered looking for a volunteer position in which I can do something for other people.  
What is your volunteer / student role?  Child-minding volunteer  
How long have you been with Carizon?  5 months 
Why did you choose Carizon?  Carizon is a fantastic organization. It provides programs and services to help children, youth, adults or families facing challenges in life.  
What do you enjoy most about working with us?  There are a bunch of experienced staff and friendly volunteers on our team.  
Tell us about some of the skills you’ve been able to use and/or develop.  As a volunteer at CarizonI not only learned some skills on how to care for babies, such as feeding babies appropriately and soothing a crying baby, but also learned how to get along well with kids. At the same time, learned more about the Canadian way of life and made some new friends.  
What would you tell someone who was considering volunteering or doing their student placement with us?   Don’t be shy, join us! You will be happy with Carizon’s big family. 

 

Thank you, Amy! We couldn’t do what we do without you!

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Carizon, please visit our Volunteer Page.