What first inspired you to volunteer?My mom was the person who inspired me. She was so dedicated to her volunteering, mainly through the Church that we belonged to. I used to go with her to visit sick, elderly and under privileged people in Mexico where I was born. It really opened my eyes at a young age and helped me realize how fortunate I was and to see that there are many people that are not so fortunate that we can help. I believe in the gift of giving, whatever it is, your time, knowledge, the list is endless. Volunteering is an incredible way of connecting with your community and bringing people together.
Which cause are you most passionate about and why?I love being involved in my community and I am passionate about many different causes. Arts and Culture are two of my passions. I belong to a Mexican Folklore dance group as I am originally from Mexico. We started the group in Kelowna as a way to promote the Mexican culture and diversity in the community. We volunteer in cultural events in the Okanagan as well as at Seniors Homes and schools in Kelowna. I am passionate about bringing people happiness; I love it when I see the smiles on people’s faces when we perform. There are lots of amazing ways to volunteer and support the Arts.
Thank you to everyone who donated items to Operation Giving Back! In total, we gathered almost four large boxes and two large bags of donations for @covenanthousebc and @freeofviolence. I hope our initiative inspires you to make a difference in your communities. If you have an idea, don’t be afraid to share it with those around you. You will be surprised with how many people are willing to help you! @prosperacreditunion @ylp_bc A special thank you to Clayton Stol, Brad Burnett and Lakhvir Malhi for volunteering to drop off the items on their own time. 🙌🏽 🎥: @milca.t #convenanthousevancouver #atirawomensresourcesociety #operationgivingback #prosperacreditunion #dosomegood #chartitywork #givetothoseinneed – ylp_bc