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Helpers articles share stories related to volunteerism in Greater Sudbury. This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


 

<updated>Helpers:</updated> Don’t underestimate the power of a smile, says volunteer (and new Canadian)

Helpers: Don’t underestimate the power of a smile, says volunteer (and new Canadian)

Meet Margo Fey, who moved across the pond from the U.K. to be nearer her children and grandchildren, and brought her volunteer ethic with her
<updated>Helpers:</updated> She channels her considerable volunteer energy to making a greener, healthier Sudbury

Helpers: She channels her considerable volunteer energy to making a greener, healthier Sudbury

From bikes to gardens to the environment, Rachelle Niemela donates countless hours to making the Nickel City better
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Long-time volunteer’s advice: Step out of your comfort zone

Helpers: Long-time volunteer’s advice: Step out of your comfort zone

Her parents inspired Shannon Katary’s love of volunteering
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Lend a hand, says Cathy Keaney-Burns, and you’ll find the benefit you give is the benefit you receive

Helpers: Lend a hand, says Cathy Keaney-Burns, and you’ll find the benefit you give is the benefit you receive

Having a positive impact is its own reward, says longtime Cancer Society manager
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Meet the unstoppable Maggie Julien, Finlandia Village volunteer

Helpers: Meet the unstoppable Maggie Julien, Finlandia Village volunteer

‘For me, volunteering encourages inclusivity. People see past my wheelchair and allow the real me to shine through’
<updated>Helpers: </updated>‘If you have even just a little bit of time, share it,' says retired teacher and volunteer Kathy Baldan

Helpers: ‘If you have even just a little bit of time, share it,' says retired teacher and volunteer Kathy Baldan

She said volunteering as a youth growing up in the Donovan paved the way for her long teaching career
<updated>Helpers:</updated> A community activist genealogist? Yup, New Sudbury has one of those

Helpers: A community activist genealogist? Yup, New Sudbury has one of those

Not only does Arthémise Camirand-Peterson work to uncover and preserve the history of New Sudbury, she volunteers to make its parks and pathways accessible to everyone, regardless of ability
<updated>Helpers: </updated>COPs volunteer Theo Reed works to keep his adopted community of Copper Cliff safe

Helpers: COPs volunteer Theo Reed works to keep his adopted community of Copper Cliff safe

Reed grew up in England, but moved to Canada as a young man
<updated>Helpers: </updated>Claude Charbonneau makes the Flour Mill's Percy Playground a great place to be

Helpers: Claude Charbonneau makes the Flour Mill's Percy Playground a great place to be

'Many of us grew up around here, so the playground is close to everyone’s heart'
Helpers: This volunteer helps connect other volunteers to those who need them

Helpers: This volunteer helps connect other volunteers to those who need them

Meet Alanna LaHay, executive director of Volunteer Sudbury. If you want to volunteer, she can find just the right fit for you