STORIES & FEEDBACK
- Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 16:01
Christmas Community Service
Date: December 24, 2012
Location: Brooklyn, New York
It feels nice to get elderly people into the spirit of the Christmas. Seeing them enjoy what we do for them and putting smiles on their faces makes me feel good as as member of the club. As for the game of Bingo, I wish we had more time for two more rounds because the man I was assisting was VERY close! I hope they come back next year and participate in our LYN activities!
Fort Hamilton High School
It was my first time being host and it was an interesting experience. I really didn't have to do much since Cheng was doing the talking and he was doing it a lot better than I could've. It felt really good that we're doing something for the elderly. Seeing their smiling faces make me feel happy too. It was fun. I'm looking forward to doing it another year.
Forensic Science, John Jay College
Light & Love Home Open House
Date: July 29, 2012
Location: 123 East 6th Ave, Vancouver BC
The Light and Love Home Open House was my first volunteer event in a long time so I was quite nervous when entering the place. However, since I was given instructions right away, everything went by fast and I met a lot of new people. The whole event was impressive because it was simply an amicable atmosphere. I was impressed by the talented and benevolent performers and speakers during the show too. I think this was a really fun and nice event to join.
2nd year Langara College
South Hill Festival - Generation Celebration
Date: May 26, 2012
Location: South Vancouver Community
The South Hill Festival went pretty well. Everyone had fun. I enjoyed playing basketball with the kids.
Health Science, SFU
It was another enjoyable and active leisure time for me to connect with the community.
Date: April 8, 2012
Location: Khayelitsha, Cape Town
I really enjoyed the Easter Party. I enjoyed helping the little ones about making the bunny ears, seeing them making funny designs and being confident about them. The drama was amazing and the children were singing beautifully. I really enjoyed watching them doing their traditional dance. It was cool hiding the Easter eggs but at the same time difficult because we wanted to make it easy for the little children to find the eggs. Everything was great! It was nice helping at the kitchen, too. I really enjoyed the party and I'm sure the children did too.
UCT Year 1 Science
Senior Home Visit Event
Date: Dec 21, 2011
Location: Po Lam Jockey Housing for the Elderly, Hong Kong
This is my first time help out in organizing an event from beginning to the end and it’s definitely not an easy task; nevertheless, seeing the result of all the hard work we put in is very rewarding. I still remember when I first heard about this visit, I thought to myself, “Am I able to organize this whole event?” Of course, only one man’s effort is not possible, but it is possible with a group of precious club members and we cooperate and split up the tasks.
侯善鈺 (3D-11) TKOGSS Gr. 9
In this senior visit, I learned that I need to take more initiatives to talk to the senior and care about them so that they won’t feel lonely but to give them warmth and happiness. IN addition, it is also pleasure for us as volunteers to help them. Through this volunteer event, I have learned how to appreciate the senior’s politeness and manners; meanwhile, I have also had a very meaningful, interesting and happy day.
梁鈺坤 (3E-14) TKOGSS Gr. 9
Christmas Caroling with the Seniors
Date: Dec 9, 2011
I really enjoyed singing Christmas carols with the Seniors! I love Christmas carols because it really brings in the Christmas cheer and reminds us of what Christmas is really all about. Seeing the seniors laughing and smiling as they sang gave me great joy. I really wanted to help them to remember their Christmas. The event was very simple, but extremely rewarding and enjoyable.
Light and Love Home Summer Day Camp
Date: Summer 2011
During the Summer of 2011, I volunteered as Day Camp teacher. The environment helped me to smile more and be more care free. I used to be stressed out for small, little things. So, you can imagine what my facial expression usually is. I found my small improvement very down to earth and can benefit others. Smile, and the world will smile back.
Client Service Representative