Celebrating volunteerism

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) was proud to participate in a celebration of volunteerism at The Family Centre on Thursday April 14, 2016.

The event was held as a collaborative effort between six community hub agency members:

AFRO, Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region, Facile Waterloo Region, Muslim Social Services, Planned Lifetime Networks and Waterloo Region Family Network.

Each agency invited a speaker to share a story about how a volunteer from their organization had an impact on their life. Brigette, a Cambridge Living with Loss facilitator shared her experience of learning and growing through her grief, and how that journey brought her back to BFO-MR to help others heal.

The drop-in featured refreshments and a rousing performance by The Buddy Choir.

You can see all the pictures from the event, by visiting our Facebook page.

It was an honour for BFO-MR to participate in the event. It was truly inspiring to hear what a huge impact volunteers have on our community, and how valuable the gift of time really is.

The celebration of volunteerism was made possible through the generosity of: