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<updated>Helpers:</updated> How a tragic accident inspired Annette Lumbis to create a pet therapy movement in Sudbury

Helpers: How a tragic accident inspired Annette Lumbis to create a pet therapy movement in Sudbury

Woman turned her passion for animals into a service that brings joy to hundreds of Sudburians every year
<updated>Helpers: </updated>Tim Whalen has devoted 15 years to helping cancer survivors like his dad and brother

Helpers: Tim Whalen has devoted 15 years to helping cancer survivors like his dad and brother

Never forget that you really do matter and you can make a positive difference, says Canadian Cancer Society volunteer
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Meet Vince Perdue, the volunteer who co-founded Sudbury Rocks!!!

Helpers: Meet Vince Perdue, the volunteer who co-founded Sudbury Rocks!!!

The long-time runner is involved with several causes, but still describes himself as an ‘accidental volunteer’
<updated>Helpers: </updated>Volunteers keep Canada’s multiculturalism alive, says Sudbury’s Lucy Przybysz

Helpers: Volunteers keep Canada’s multiculturalism alive, says Sudbury’s Lucy Przybysz

‘Miss Lucy’ is proud of her Polish heritage — and her delicious perogies — and her volunteer work reflects this
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Her mother taught her community was everything, so she passed that along to her own children

Helpers: Her mother taught her community was everything, so she passed that along to her own children

Madeleine Piette has driven cancer patients to appointments and given her time to Maison McCulloch Hospice, and says volunteering has been a tremendous help in her life
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Tireless volunteer improvises way to keep giving back during pandemic

Helpers: Tireless volunteer improvises way to keep giving back during pandemic

Retired meteorologist Jack Decorby found a way to volunteer from home during COVID-19
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Volunteers don’t need special expertise, says Dan Lee, just the will to make things better

Helpers: Volunteers don’t need special expertise, says Dan Lee, just the will to make things better

Retired OPP officer has a volunteer resumé as long as your arm
<updated>Helpers: </updated>Capreol's Ken Gustafson loves volunteering, and wants millennials to follow in his footsteps

Helpers: Capreol's Ken Gustafson loves volunteering, and wants millennials to follow in his footsteps

‘You’ll meet nice people and make lifelong friends,’ he said
<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