As a student, and the sole provider for my home, where I am mother to three, two of whom are yet a young 7 years old, my recent volunteering has been limited. Below is a list of a few volunteer positions I have held in the last few years.
The Working Centre - Volunteer Tax Services (2009-2010)
The Working Centre - Computer Recycling (2009)
The Alliance Against Poverty - Member/ Treasurer /Poverty Speaker (2015-Current)
Homeless in Waterloo - Assisted with Christmas Donation pick up for their Drive (2016)
Additional avocation for individuals on an as needed basis - As I have run into individuals needing assistance, I have done my best to help them with the roadblocks they were facing as both an advocate and support person during their trying times. For obvious privacy reason I cannot name these individuals nor outline the exact roadblocks they were facing. It would be inappropriate. I can say that some of the concerns being faced fell into the categories of housing, tax or benefit concerns, homelessness, financial needs, or general moral support for legal hearings or other meetings as required. Aiding during these times, I hope has been of help to them, but has also helped me, teaching me much in relation to the "red tape" found in the areas above.