“West Island Community Shares has recognized our volunteers as Volunteers of the Month for December 2020. Erica Fox, Joan Cousineau, Francine Forget, and Barbara Gut are the glue that holds our Contact Friendly Phone Call program together,” stated Shelley Hayden, Coordinator Outreach Programs at Volunteer West Island (VWI).

West Island Community Shares raises funds via corporate partnerships, fundraising events, and individual donations to assist 40 West Island non-profit community groups, Volunteer West Island among them.

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“These are amazing volunteers! Despite the pandemic and what that brings to peoples’ schedules and ways of life, these volunteers have continued to make phone calls to isolated seniors three times a week. They haven’t missed a beat when maintaining contact and connection with seniors that are overwhelmed and isolated due to the virus. These volunteers are the SUPERSTARS who are fighting this epidemic with a friendly chat and a kind heart. The best type of weapons!”


Interested in learning more about another initiative making a positive impact in the community? If so, check out the West Island Sandwich Crew!