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young woman and elderly man with a book
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2018
The Visiting Library Service is a program that partners book and people loving volunteers with those homebound due to age or illness. Our volunteers... Read More»
Volunteer pizza party at CCAF
Rebecca Soares, Conestoga College Print Journalism Student | April 2, 2018
“The heart of a volunteer can’t be measured in size, but by the depth of commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” -DeAnn Hollis We... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Brian Duggan
Shannon Markle | October 3, 2017
Volunteer Profile: Brian Duggan You have likely seen Brian Duggan about town. Like many of us indulging in the beautifully and suddenly flourishing... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Deb Mitchell
Shannon Markle | October 3, 2017
Volunteer Profile: Deb Mitchell “I just love coming to the library.” ~ Deb Mitchell Whoever coined the expression “Those that can, do. Those that can... Read More»
Ajit Manku
Shannon Markle | October 3, 2017
Volunteer Profile: Ajit Manku ‘I believe that by giving back to our community, will help to make Cambridge to become not only a better place to live... Read More»
teen and senior at a laptop
Shannon, Queen's Square | August 1, 2017
The use of technology comes as easily as breathing for teens, but for those of us who grew up in a different era, handling something high tech leaves... Read More»
thank you in block letters
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 2, 2017
April is National Volunteer Month, and we salute the more than 400 individuals who donate their time, ideas and energy to Idea Exchange. In 2016, a... Read More»
caterpillars/butterflies
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Volunteering is not just the purview of the retired these days. Statistics Canada’s most recent report showed that more than 47% of Canadians... Read More»
Group of penguins
Shannon, Queen's Square | November 1, 2016
You don’t need to be a sociologist to recognize that above all things our culture values individualism. We dance to the beat of our own drum because... Read More»
Road leading into the horizon
Shannon, Queen's Square | August 2, 2016
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust In 1999, the Government of Ontario... Read More»

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