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<updated>Helpers:</updated> Taking tickets or painting walls, Julie Beare gives back at the Indie

Helpers: Taking tickets or painting walls, Julie Beare gives back at the Indie

‘It would be easy to retire and do nothing, but there are a lot of things that need doing. Volunteering is part of being human, part of who we are, where we look at helping’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Volunteering couple says do your part to make the world a better place

Helpers: Volunteering couple says do your part to make the world a better place

In the final instalment of our Helpers series, we introduce you to Renée and Ray Joly, a Sudbury couple who encourages everyone to “step up to the plate” for their street, their neighbourhood and their community
<updated>Helpers:</updated> When it comes to helping, put your passion to good use, volunteer says

Helpers: When it comes to helping, put your passion to good use, volunteer says

Meet Denise Hyde, a retired public health nurse, who channels her volunteer efforts into health care
<updated>Helpers:</updated> She beat the odds on cancer and continues to give back

Helpers: She beat the odds on cancer and continues to give back

‘The most rewarding aspect of volunteering is making a difference in someone’s life’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Keeping her daughter’s memory alive has raised nearly $1M to fight cancer

Helpers: Keeping her daughter’s memory alive has raised nearly $1M to fight cancer

Pina Cotesta’s daughter Laura’s losing fight against cancer has been an inspiration for a generation of Sudbury school children who raised tens of thousands of dollars every year through the Kids Caring For Kids Cancer Drive
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Sharon Beck is a lion of a volunteer

Helpers: Sharon Beck is a lion of a volunteer

‘Your volunteer heart opens when you give your time to an organization’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Sue Lekun knows all about putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

Helpers: Sue Lekun knows all about putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

With decades of volunteering under her belt, she says find a cause ‘that’s near and dear to you’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Supporting families at the hospice and caring for the needy

Helpers: Supporting families at the hospice and caring for the needy

Leonie and Aldé Bedard have been dedicated local volunteers for decades
<updated>Helpers: </updated>Ellen Blasutti welcomes patients at Northeast Cancer Centre’s info desk

Helpers: Ellen Blasutti welcomes patients at Northeast Cancer Centre’s info desk

Volunteer for something you love to do, and don’t feel pressured to move on from a position you truly enjoy, she says
<updated>Helpers:</updated> There doesn’t seem to be a sport John Roberts hasn’t volunteered for

Helpers: There doesn’t seem to be a sport John Roberts hasn’t volunteered for

Teacher, coach, mentor: John Roberts said his decades of volunteering have been incredibly rewarding