During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have needed to adjust our processes and procedures. Many of our long-standing volunteers (who were seniors themselves and therefore at higher risk) took a break from delivering meals. Many other new volunteers joined our team during this time too. Janet is one of the key volunteers who has helped us through the pandemic, helping us adopt new safety protocols, while also welcoming new members to our volunteer team.
Twenty years ago, Janet had just emigrated from Hong Kong to Vancouver. Her mother encouraged her to pursue meaningful volunteer work; Care BC’s CMOW service has become the main program she supports since retiring from work.
Janet says that time has flown by quickly! Janet never would have imagined that she would have volunteered with the same organization for 20 years. The thought of homebound seniors, many of whom were at risk of isolation even before the pandemic, keeps Janet engaged. She knows the value of the brief social interaction and informal safety check our CMOW volunteers provide.
Janet is serious about her volunteer commitment – we thank her for her dedication and hard work. Recently, Janet has also provided help dispatching meals before delivery, cleaning bags after deliveries, as well as administrative assistance.
Care BC – and our community of CMOW clients - thank you for your participation and contribution Janet!
For as little as a few hours a week or month, you can help us make a difference in your community (Vancouver and Richmond) too!
Our volunteer application form is available online - https://www.carebc.ca/apply-now.html