From program participant to volunteer: celebrating Alan Widdows’ passion for volunteering

May 2, 2023 | Community Stories

April 16-22 is National Volunteer Week! We recently celebrated CNH’s volunteers at our Volunteer Appreciation Event at CNH to thank and honour them for their continued generosity in contributing to and building an interconnected community.

This year’s theme is “Volunteer Weaves us Together,” and this couldn’t ring more true to the hundreds of folks who poured in hours to volunteer for our programs and services. Our continued growth and expansion is thanks in huge part to our volunteers, who continue to generously share their time, talent, and energy to support one another and in turn, the community.

This week, we are sharing some stories from our staff—and the volunteers themselves—that celebrate these volunteers’ collective impact through their kindness, generosity, and commitment.

From Eda Ertan, Seniors Health/Literacy Manager:
Alan Widdows started engaging with CNH as a Social Prescribing Program participant. Currently, he is bringing his love for reading by volunteering for the Literacy Outreach Program’s EAL Book Club. His deep knowledge and previous experience working with Indigenous communities and his purpose to contribute to meaningful causes made him a strong asset to CNH. In addition to his role at CNH, he volunteers his time on the Patient Advisors Network for the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing to enhance the health and well-being of older adults in Canada.

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