How long have you volunteered with CMHA Kelowna?
I have been volunteering with CMHA Kelowna since 2016 by assisting at events, handwriting thank you cards to donors and performing any administrative tasks required by employees.
What motivated you to volunteer at CMHA?
What motivated me to volunteer at the CMHA was having experienced first hand the effects of mental health in the workplace. I worked in an industry that was very challenging for many employees and saw so many struggle with little to no support. Having witnessed how mental illness impacted those individuals and their families makes me support the CMHA’s vision of “Mentally Healthy People in a Healthy Society” so much more. This vision deeply resonates with me which is why I volunteer to hopefully make a difference.
What makes this volunteer experience a meaningful use of your time?
What makes this experience a meaningful use of my time is witnessing the impact this organization has on our community. Engaging with participants, seeing the support and generosity of this great city and working alongside all those involved with the CMHA is truly inspirational. I believe in this organization and everything they do to make things better in achieving mental health for all!