Suzanne has been volunteering with Chinese Meals on Wheels since mid-March. She had just moved back to Richmond (after working as an accountant in Bermuda for several years) when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. “I had come home for a bit of a break and was contemplating a possible career change,” says Suzanne. “I realized that this was the perfect opportunity to start volunteering – I have the time, I’m healthy, I have a car and I speak Cantonese.”
Suzanne enjoys interacting with the clients – she knows that in some cases she may be the only visitor a client sees in person that day, so she always asks how they are doing to make sure they are okay. She also enjoys interacting with the other volunteers who help make deliveries. “It feels like a real community,” she says. Without help from volunteers like Suzanne, we would not be able to reach as many clients as we do – thank you for your support!