I volunteer with Pilgrim’s Hospice. It’s difficult to explain why I do it, other than saying, it is a calling. It just popped into my head one day. I feel people who are near death, or who know their time is coming to an end, are much more honest. I’m new to volunteering here – I’ve been doing it for about 7 months now. Volunteerism, overall, makes communities, and Canada, better. If you walk dogs or if you work with the elderly – it’s a matter of how you’re built, how you’re wired. I came to Canada from Sri Lanka and felt like I wanted to prove myself. Ultimately – we are all the same, and helping is very fulfilling.

Ahamed