I’ve been volunteering with Catholic Social Services for the last two years. I lead conversation circles for newcomers to Edmonton at the public library. It’s a fantastic program, I get to meet people from all over the world, and I love helping others. My volunteer time is often the best part of my week! Volunteerism is the root of communities, it’s how we help people feel as though they belong, and those are a couple of the reasons why I think volunteering makes Canada a better place.

Melanie