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<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
<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’