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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>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
<updated>Helpers:</updated> After their daughter’s passing, this couple began giving back to the Cancer Society

Helpers: After their daughter’s passing, this couple began giving back to the Cancer Society

Maureen and George Jessop have supported people battling cancer for more than 25 years
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Elise Denis says it’s a privilege to help bring zest for life to those living with dementia

Helpers: Elise Denis says it’s a privilege to help bring zest for life to those living with dementia

‘Always make people feel welcomed … They may not have anyone else and including them will help them feel happy and productive’
Helpers: How John Monaghan and his crew keep tradition alive at St. John’s Cemetery in Garson

Helpers: How John Monaghan and his crew keep tradition alive at St. John’s Cemetery in Garson

‘Our cemetery crew is a very caring, self-motivated group of volunteers deeply committed to making things better in the community’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> For nearly three decades, Linda Morgan has opened her home to animals in need

Helpers: For nearly three decades, Linda Morgan has opened her home to animals in need

‘Your time is worth a million dollars to those you help, and the time you give rewards you a million times over’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Cancer took her mother and inspired her to give back to those who survive it

Helpers: Cancer took her mother and inspired her to give back to those who survive it

Julia Nosich works in oncology and palliative care, and donates her time to the Cancer Society
<updated>Helpers:</updated> For 20 years, Debbie Rainville has supported people in their final days

Helpers: For 20 years, Debbie Rainville has supported people in their final days

But her volunteer efforts extend well beyond palliative care into community events and health care
<updated>Helpers:</updated> She volunteers with dementia patients and ‘gets back so much more’ than she gives

Helpers: She volunteers with dementia patients and ‘gets back so much more’ than she gives

Meet Mary Lou Trowell, a longtime volunteer for the Alzheimer Society says donating your time is good for the body and soul
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Reijo and Carol Viitala help keep the Finnish spirit alive

Helpers: Reijo and Carol Viitala help keep the Finnish spirit alive

This couple have spent decades giving back to Finlandia Village