Volunteer Spotlights

Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 11-17th is National Volunteer Week and many of our employees here at Lakeland Credit Union are very passionate about volunteering in their communities!

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada's volunteers. It marks the 13th consecutive year of the NVW campaign in Canada.

A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities.

Undeniably, volunteers rock and we want to thank each and every one of the volunteers in our organization who are helping to make our communities vibrant, inclusive, engaging and an all-around great place to live!

We would like to take this time to spotlight a few of our employees who have each contributed over 150 volunteer hours in our communities over the last 2 years. Way to go everyone!

Candice Coultis - Member Service Representative Expand/Collapse

Where do you volunteer?

I volunteer with the Lakeland Lutheran Church. We are a local church that supports numerous local charities through our works.

What motivated you to start volunteering?

I started volunteering as a way to give something of myself to the church and support the projects that they do.

What impact does volunteering have on you as an individual?

I feel good that I am setting an example for my kids about helping others. I enjoy getting to go out and meet other individuals from other groups and that we are making a difference for someone.

What impact does volunteering have on your community?

Volunteering makes our local community a better place. It shows that people want to help and care how their communities grow.

Finish the sentence:

Volunteering to me is... a way forward for my community.

Jason Cusack - Systems Support Analyst Expand/Collapse

Where do you volunteer?

Bonnyville Minor Hockey, most recently the Atom 3 team.

What motivated you to start volunteering?

My son and I both enjoy hockey and I felt it was a great opportunity for us to be involved in the same thing.

What impact does volunteering have on you as an individual?

Volunteering has made an impact on me on many levels. It has helped me practice patience, understanding and fair play. I feel rewarded by the kids' successes, such as scoring goals or winning a game, but the biggest satisfaction comes from seeing them grow as players and individuals and feeling good about having been a part of that.

What impact does volunteering have on your community?

Without volunteers there would be many activities and events that would become unavailable or become too expensive for many to enjoy. Communities run on volunteers.

Finish the sentence:

Volunteering to me is... helping others.
 

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