Volunteer MBC's "i care...i volunteer" Show on Rogers TV Peel - Season 1

 

Tune in to Rogers TV Peel to check out Volunteer MBC's “i care...i volunteer” Show, a series on volunteerism in our community (note: originally aired in January, 2015 for 13 weeks)For Season 2, CLICK HERE.

Each 30-minute episode features a specific theme about volunteering and provides reflections on the impact that volunteers have made on the community and on local community service organizations. In addition, a key message shared on all episodes is how individuals can get involved as volunteers by contacting Volunteer MBC, the local Volunteer Centre serving Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon).

The “i care…i volunteer” Show has been produced in partnership by Rogers TV and Volunteer MBC. Specials thanks to Marissa Corrigan, Producer/ Technical Producer at Rogers TV and Community Producer, Sharon Clark-Koufis, Volunteer MBC’s Marketing, Communications & Membership Manager; as well as all of the guests and Volunteer MBC staff for making this show a success. Very special thanks goes to all of the amazing volunteers who lent their time and talents during production.

To view photos of Season 1 on Volunteer MBC's Flickr page, CLICK HERE.


Topics (click link below for more details about each episode):


 

EPISODE 1: Introduction to Volunteer MBC and how to search for a volunteer role

In this episode, we will provide an introduction to Volunteer MBC and the programs and services available through your local Volunteer Centre, including a referral/matching service to connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Project iCARE, a member community service organization of Volunteer MBC, joins the episode as a guest.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Sharon Clark-Koufis, Marketing, Communications and Membership Manager at Volunteer MBC
  • Magda Kaczmarek, Founder of Project iCARE
  • Ebony Wright, Coordinator of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 2: Volunteering for Seniors and Older Adults

In this episode, we will provide an overview for seniors and older adults on the benefits of volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Habitat for Humanity - GTA, a member community service organization of Volunteer MBC, joins the episode as a guest.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Bill Judges, Volunteer Community Outreach Ambassador at Volunteer MBC
  • Alice Souvannakhily, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity - GTA
  • Clayton Smith, Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity - GTA
  • Robert Perkins, Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity - GTA

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 3: Volunteering for Newcomers

In this episode, we will provide an overview for newcomers on the benefits of volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Bethell Hospice and the Canadian Red Cross - Ontario Zone, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Sukhjit Singh, Volunteer Ambassador and Board of Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Tushita Majumdar, Volunteer Program Coordinator at Bethell Hospice
  • Sarah Oberholzer, Coordinator, Disaster Management, GTA at Canadian Red Cross - Ontario Zone
  • Basel Alassi, Disaster Management Volunteer Responder at Canadian Red Cross - Ontario Zone
  • Yazeed Khadra, Disaster Management Volunteer Responder at Canadian Red Cross - Ontario Zone

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 4: Corporate/Team Volunteering

In this episode, we will provide an overview for businesses and corporations about team volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. YMCA of Greater Toronto and Peace Ranch, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Adriane Beaudry, Manager of Volunteer Engagement & Programming at Volunteer MBC
  • Ebony Wright, Coordinator of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Faiza Venzant, General Manager, Volunteer Development at YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Jacqueline Emes, Community Investment Manager at Tangerine Investment
  • Sue Morling, Property Manager/Volunteer Manager at Peace Ranch
  • Samantha Mota, Executive Assistant at UPS Canada

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 5: Volunteer Recognition and Benefits of Volunteering

In this episode, we will provide an overview of the overall benefits of volunteering and details about Volunteer MBC’s Volunteer Recognition Awards Program. VON Canada - Peel, a member community service organization of Volunteer MBC, and the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Sharon Clark-Koufis, Marketing, Communications & Membership Manager at Volunteer MBC
  • Heather MacArthur, Care & Service Manager at VON Canada - Peel
  • Ravina Lopez, Volunteer Visiting Coordinator at VON Canada - Peel
  • Paula Peart, Volunteer at VON Canada - Peel
  • Lily Ostos, Youth Engagement Coordinator at the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 6: Post-Secondary Volunteering

In this episode, we will provide an overview of the benefits of volunteering for post-secondary students (college/university) and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, a member community service organization of Volunteer MBC, and the United Way of Peel Region join the episode as guests. In addition, this episode features a special musical performance by a local artist.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Ebony Wright, Coordinator of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Jannies Le, Lead Mentor for Volunteer MBC’s Step Up Advisory Panel
  • Philip Manzano, Specialist, Communications & Engagement at the United Way of Peel Region
  • Andrew “Drew” Lie, Guitar/Singer/Songwriter
  • Lori Plati, Public Relations Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
  • Nikhita Bhasin, Volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 7: Impact of Volunteering

In this episode, we will provide an overview of the impact that volunteering makes on our community and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. The Riverwood Conservancy and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Adriane Beaudry, Manager of Volunteer Engagement & Programming at Volunteer MBC
  • Robin Haley-Gillin, Volunteer Coordinator at The Riverwood Conservancy
  • Madeha Khalid, Marketing & Business Development Coordinator at The Riverwood Conservancy
  • Trishia Kluge, Volunteer at The Riverwood Conservancy
  • Susan Cheeseman, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • November Davis, Volunteer at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 8: Joining a Board/Committee

In this episode, we will provide an overview of joining a Board of Directors or a Committee and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Sistema Mississauga and Vita Centre, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Bonnie Yagar, Past Board President at Volunteer MBC
  • Sarah Nicole Graydon, Co-founder & President at Sistema Mississauga
  • Cinna Faveri, Vice-President at Sistema Mississauga
  • John Caruso, Board Member at Sistema Mississauga
  • Deborah Thompson, Executive Director at Vita Centre

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 9: Family Volunteering

In this episode, we will provide an overview of volunteering as a family and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. The Region of Peel’s Human Services Department and the Mississauga Food Bank, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Adriane Beaudry, Manager of Volunteer Engagement & Programming at Volunteer MBC
  • Ebony Wright, Coordinator of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Helena Seguin, Coordinator of Volunteer & Student Services at the Region of Peel, Human Services Department
  • Taranum Khan, Family Literacy Program Facilitator Volunteer at the Region of Peel, Human Services Department
  • Ayaz Khan, Family Literacy Program Facilitator Volunteer at the Region of Peel, Human Services Department
  • Rashna Chotai, Volunteer at The Mississauga Food Bank
  • Dylan Chotai, Volunteer at The Mississauga Food Bank
  • Rachel Petropoulas, Volunteer at The Mississauga Food Bank

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 10: Panel Discussion

In this episode, we bring together volunteers and member community service organizations to discuss the impact that volunteering makes on our community, some of the highlights and successes of volunteers who give their time, talent and expertise to help support essential programs and services of local community service organizations.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Adriane Beaudry, Manager of Volunteer Engagement & Programming at Volunteer MBC (Panel Facilitator)
  • Marjorie Taylor, President at Kiwanis Club of Brampton
  • Shirley Hannigan, Community Development Manager at Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP)
  • Anthony Pegsus, Volunteer at Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP)
  • Danila Maric, Community Volunteer
  • Deborah Thompson, Executive Director at Vita Centre
  • Dianne Rende, Executive Director at St. John Ambulance Peel Branch
  • Andrew Adams, Volunteer at St. John Ambulance Peel Branch
  • Bob Strong, Volunteer at Bethell Hospice
  • Helena Seguin, Coordinator of Volunteer & Student Services at the Region of Peel, Human Services Department
  • Nazir Bapoo, Family Literacy Program Facilitator Volunteer at the Region of Peel, Human Services Department
  • Kendra Martin, Community Volunteer

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 11: Volunteer Roles – Selecting one that is right for you

In this episode, we will provide an overview of how to select a volunteer role that is right for you and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. The Canadian Cancer Society - Georgetown Dufferin Peel Unit and Heart House Hospice, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Ebony Wright, Coordinator of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Shilpa Kapadia, Administrative Assistant at Volunteer MBC
  • Brittany Niemand, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Canadian Cancer Society - Georgetown Dufferin Peel Unit
  • Anna Sangha, Screening Saves Lives Coordinator at Canadian Cancer Society - Georgetown Dufferin Peel Unit
  • Shahla Kabir, Volunteer Health Ambassador at Canadian Cancer Society - Georgetown Dufferin Peel Unit
  • Kelly McLaughlin, Coordinator of Volunteers at Heart House Hospice
  • Alan Gambell, Volunteer at Heart House Hospice
  • Brenda Jones, Volunteer at Heart House Hospice

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 12: ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge and 40 Hours for High School Students

In this episode, we will provide an overview of youth volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Emphasis is on the ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge and 40 Hours for High School Students. Vita Centre and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Ramneek Kaur, Chair of Step Up Youth Volunteer Ambassador Committee at Volunteer MBC
  • Lily Ostos, Youth Engagement Coordinator at the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network
  • Tanya Pereira, Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Vita Centre
  • Michela Pirruccio, Youth Volunteer at Vita Centre
  • Gurpreet Singh, Field Officer at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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EPISODE 13: National Volunteer Week and Volunteer Impact on the Community

In this episode, we will provide an overview of National Volunteer Week (April 12 to 18, 2015), the impact of volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. The City of Brampton’s Recreation Division - Community Services, Caledon Parent-Child Centre and Seva Food Bank, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Eugene Wilson, Volunteer Development Programmer at the City of Brampton, Recreation Division, Community Services
  • Shelly Sargent, Manager of Community Relations & Volunteers at Caledon Parent-Child Centre
  • Megan Roy O’Brien, Volunteer at Caledon Parent-Child Centre
  • Lorraine McGrath-Marks, Volunteer at Caledon Parent-Child Centre
  • Daven Seebarran, Executive Director at Seva Food Bank
  • Navnet Madhar, Volunteer at Seva Food Bank
  • Preet Dhalliwal, Volunteer at Seva Food Bank

To view this episode on-line, CLICK HERE.

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