Volunteer Stories - West Neighbourhood House

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the House — we simply couldn’t do our work without them!

Read on to hear about some of our volunteers’ experiences with West Neighbourhood House, and click here to learn more about volunteering.

Volunteer Story: Anabela Rato

In the fall of 2020, Anabela Rato, an Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Portuguese Studies, reached out about a volunteer position helping to provide technology support for seniors engaging with our online programming. She knew about the House’s strong Portuguese community, and as a native Portuguese speaker, she thought ...

Typing, Tablets, and Other Stories: My experience as a tutor with West Neighbourhood House

By Katrina Raymundo 24 hours… was the amount of time I spent binge-watching TV shows on Netflix on most weekends. One day, as I finished another TV series, I thought that all this time to myself could partly be used to do other worthwhile activities, such as volunteering. While searching ...

Natasha’s Experience as a Volunteer Meals on Wheels Driver

Natasha McKenna has been volunteering with the Meals on Wheels (MOW) program since the fall of 2014. She came to the program with a friend, both of whom do not own cars. The women take turns borrowing an AutoShare vehicle ...


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