An email from St.Amant asked: “Want to make someone’s day?” and Brigette and Neneth, two members of the Employee Charitable Contribution Committee (ECCC) from The Winnipeg Foundation, replied with an enthusiastic “Yes!”
These two friends and co-workers joined forces to be virtual volunteers and read stories via Zoom to a group of people supported through Health & Transition Services.
The goal of the ECCC committee is to encourage a culture of generosity in the workplace and this virtual volunteer opportunity provided a wonderful way to meet and connect virtually with people supported by St.Amant.
Neneth says: “Brigette and I both agreed that it was such a joyful and pleasant experience. As our world changes with the need to physical distance ourselves, this was a great opportunity to connect with others and meet new people. We encourage others to try this volunteer opportunity at St.Amant and you can even do it with a friend or family member!”
St.Amant is grateful to all of the volunteers that give their time and talent to the people we support. The volunteer opportunities may be different now than they were just months ago, but there are still lots of ways to connect and make a difference.
Says Neneth: “Brigette and I talked afterwards, and we are now thinking about scheduling another time to read again at a later date.”
Word has spread and several colleagues have also volunteered their time and more virtual connections have been made.