Appreciating Milk Moovement Volunteers

Volunteering can take a lot of time and effort but greatly impact the community. For many, volunteering is a way to contribute to their community while forging meaningful connections.

 In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we are showcasing our herd members who dedicate their time and energy to organizations they care about. Milk Moovement offers flex time, which allows its herd members to participate in volunteering. 


Kenny Harris3-Apr-20-2023-03-43-18-2138-PM

Where do you volunteer?
Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club

Do you have a title?
Race Chair

How long have you been a part of this organization?
Involved with the RNYC my entire life, volunteering with the organization for over 10 years, in this role for one year. 

What do you do?
Coordinate all racing events and support systems to build the keelboat racing community in Newfoundland. 

Do you have any proud accomplishments while volunteering? 
We recently raised $130,000 in donations for our junior sailing school, which will be used to upgrade our dinghy fleet and improve the overall quality of our equipment for new and experienced dinghy sailors.

What do you like about volunteering?
It's rewarding to contribute to an organization and sport that has taught me the value of teamwork, determination, ingenuity, and persistence. 


Zach MacDonald1-Apr-20-2023-03-43-17-6774-PM

Where do you volunteer?
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Do you have a title?
Team member supporting my wife as Visionary of the Year candidate.

How often do you volunteer?
The Visionary of the Year campaign is a 10-week fundraising competition between philanthropic leaders in communities across Canada. Funds raised help to propel critical research, provide services, and advance advocacy efforts for people with blood cancer and their families.

What does a Team member supporting Visionary of the Year candidate do?
Events programming, cold outreach, and donor relations

Any proud accomplishments?
None to brag about yet but our fundraising goal is $100,000 between March 23 and June 1. Check back on June 2 for an update!

What do you like about volunteering?
Working with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada hits home as we have family living with blood cancer and have also lost a friend to the disease. Seeing first-hand the impact that these funds have on supporting patients and their loved ones and funding vital research that brings us closer to a cure is incredibly impactful.

Where should someone go if they want to support the cause?
If you’d like to support our initiative and the broader LLSC campaign, click here!


Shelly Juurlink4-4

Where do you volunteer?
Dalhousie Agricultural University Alumni Board of Directors

What's your title?

How long have you been a part of this organization?
Five years

Do you have any proud accomplishments? 
With more than 5,000 active alumni, our association recognizes several of these men and women annually with alumni awards in salute of their contributions to the university community and beyond.

What do you like about volunteering?
I enjoy giving back to the university I attended and staying in contact with old friends. For more than 100 years, the faculty of agriculture has produced graduates that have literally changed the world. Our Alumni Association is the voice of our alumni members.


Christina2-Apr-20-2023-03-43-18-1808-PM Manocchio

Where do you volunteer?
Girl Guides of Canada

Do you have a title?

How long have you been a part of this organization? 
I was in Girl Guides as a kid for eight years, and now as an adult Guider for a little over three years.

What does a Guider do?
Plan a wide range of programming for Embers (7 to 8 years old). Being a Guider is a lot of work but a high-reward job. We plan weekly meetings with fun activities, sell cookies, plan camps, and more.  

Do you have any proud accomplishments as a Guider? 
I’ve watched a lot of Embers grow and gain skills through Girl Guide activities. I’ve had Embers who were hesitant to participate in programming and were incredibly shy. By the end of the year they were leading games and being in the middle of everything.

What do you like about volunteering?
Girl Guides is general programming, allowing kids to try new things and discover their interests. We get to do activities that you would never get outside of Girl Guides, like sleeping over at a museum! It's great to watch kids grow and build friendships. 

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