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Elsie - ECVO Volunteer

When I first started volunteering, I was nervous and excited at the same time, not knowing what it would be like. I continued and found that I got more than I gave. I am on the board of a new nonprofit society, Kohkom Kisewatisiwin.  The society reclaims traditional roles for grandmothers. I host kohkom circles at my home where we support one another and learn to be resourceful to our communities. I also visit aboriginal grandmothers in hospitals around Edmonton. I have a seven year old granddaughter and lately she says “Grandma I want to be a volunteer.” It’s important to show them the way to live their life.