In Canada, up to 70% of population growth can be attributed to immigration – and each newcomer volunteers for an average of 162 hours annually. The generosity of newcomers and the drive to establish community connections makes a substantial impact on our community. However, the skill level and qualifications of newcomers is sometimes overlooked. Iveta Fojtikova,
Skilled volunteers like Jacinta Nwafornso are shifting the volunteerism paradigm
Simply put, “to be of service to others” was the answer Jacinta Nwafornso gave when we asked what drives her to volunteer. Jacinta, who believes in giving back to the community, moved to Fort McMurray in August 2016 from Halifax, Nova Scotia in search of employment. A community minded Accounting Graduate from Mount Saint Vincent
Travelling over 850 km, a Banff resident who simply refers to himself as Doug, felt compelled to help in some way after the devastating wildfire earlier this year. Not knowing where to start, he loaded up his van- a van that would be his sleeping quarters over the next several weeks-and headed to Fort McMurray.
FuseSocial will lead the recovery volunteer management post-wildfire in Fort McMurray.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo announced today that FuseSocial will lead the recovery volunteer management post-wildfire in Fort McMurray. FuseSocial is a local organization that facilitates connecting registered volunteers with social profit organizations or individuals in need of volunteer support. Individuals interested in volunteering to help with the recovery efforts, and organizations or individuals