Every month we feature our fantastic volunteers with an online profile. The City of Surrey is committed to celebrating its volunteers throughout our community because of their amazing contribution in making Surrey a great place to be.
Volunteers of the Month
March 2017: Eric and Cheryl Andres
Thank you Eric and Cheryl (pictured above) for sharing your time volunteering at the Surrey Mueseum for the last five years!
What do you enjoy most about volunteering for Surrey Museum?
Cheryl: “Meeting new volunteers from various backgrounds and teaming up with the Museum staff, getting feedback from them and seeing different perspectives”.
Eric: “Museums are important in telling the history of the community and I enjoy imparting that information on young kids to make sure it is never forgotten.”
What is the most rewarding part of being a volunteer?
Cheryl: “As a retired educator, re-connecting with the current diversity in Surrey’s student population and conveying valuable Canadian history to them is most rewarding”
Eric: “You feel valued as a volunteer by the groups and staff. Everyone makes you feel welcome and appreciated.”
Past Volunteers of the Month
February 2017: Peggy McConnell
Thanks Peggy for all the work you do as an Emergency Social Services Volunteer! Read what Peggy has to say about her volunteer experience.
"At first I was looking for away to use my newly acquired skills in Emergency Management Training from JIBC. I thought these skills would be a good fit for the ESS Volunteer team. It has now become more than that. I love connecting with people and I have genuine interest in my community. My favourite part is the new Fire Services Community Engagement program. It's my honour to help keep our seniors safe in their homes. For anyone thinking about volunteering for the City of Surrey I say, absolutely...go for it! Any amount time you can give will be paid back in experience and sense of pride in where you live." (Peggy McConnell is pictured far right)
January 2017: Helen Pahou
“Helen has been a Zone Captain volunteer for the City of Surrey for just over a year now. During this time she has demonstrated exemplary leadership and has brought life to the role. When Helen arrives for a shift she makes it her mission to greet each volunteer, learn the nuances of every event and always have a smile on her face. Having Helen part of the team gives everyone a boost of confidence and we are grateful for her leadership and commitment. Thank you Helen.”