Volunteer Profile: Andrea’s Story

Since December 2019, Andrea has been getting new volunteers excited about contributing to Shelter Movers’ cause as part of the recruitment team. As a recruiter, she is applicants’ first point of contact when they join the Vancouver chapter family. 

Andrea’s contribution to her community came when she graduated from University. She came across Shelter Movers and found that our mission aligned with her interests and values, making it a perfect fit.

When asked what keeps her a motivated volunteer, she cites the enthusiasm of new recruits she meets.

I think one of the most exciting things is getting to speak to people about their interests, their backgrounds, what led them to joining Shelter Movers, and just hearing about people's passion to volunteer with us. I am constantly reminded of why I love volunteering here.

The passion and hard work of her fellow volunteers hugely impacts Andreas engagement in her work. “Working with my team, I see their efforts everyday and that makes me really excited to continue volunteering,” says Andrea.

Throughout her time with Shelter Movers, Andrea has learned more about the gender-based violence sector and working with nonprofits and has increased her interest in both topics further. In fact, she now works full-time at one of Shelter Movers’ referral agencies, even going as far as playing a role in sparking the collaboration between the two organizations.

Her hope is to inform the community about violence against women through her work with Shelter Movers. “I really like spreading the message about the work we do and about getting other people passionate and involved with the work we do.”

When she’s not working or volunteering, Andrea enjoys playing tennis, exercising, and reading books. She maintains a good balance between working, volunteering, and her personal life by making sure to schedule in time for everything that’s important to her. 

To anyone interested in volunteering with Shelter Movers, Andrea is confident that everyone can find their niche here. “You can join a great team, whether that be on the admin side or the movers side. Working with the team really gets you excited about helping the cause, it’s a really great thing to be a part of.”

If you are interested in joining our group of amazing volunteers and making a difference in the lives of those affected by gender-based violence, check our volunteer page for more details.

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