The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is shining a spotlight on January’s volunteer of the month, Paula Marfleet from Kaleden in Electoral Area “I”.
Marfleet started out as a candy striper during her early teens. When she moved to the Okanagan five years ago, Marfleet discovered ways to give back to her community by volunteering with the RDOS Pitch In, Kaleden Community Church, Kaleden Seniors Committee and other groups. She also helps sort bottles at the bottle depot.
When asked why she volunteers, Marfleet said, “why not?”
She enjoys meeting new people, has the time and energy to help out and likes giving back while she can.
Marfleet says it’s in her DNA and she’s passing that spirit of giving to her grandchildren, to keep volunteering in the family.
“Volunteerism is part of Kaleden’s community fabric,” said Area I Director Subrina Monteith. “Kaleden was initially built on the backs of volunteers and continues to be driven by volunteers.”
Marfleet says she loves the smiles and words of gratitude volunteering brings. She also likes knowing she has played a small part in helping someone else.
The RDOS appreciates the time, expertise and passion volunteers like Paula and others bring to the region.
Volunteerism plays a critical role in helping the RDOS support healthy individuals and communities.
For further information about volunteering with the RDOS, please contact Nancy Wigley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.rdos.bc.ca/newsandevents/employment-opportunities/ .
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