Barbara and Evelyn, two volunteers who lead the group, said it’s often about much more than trying to learn to speak English more fluently – it’s about finding a community.
One day, a woman from Eritrea, who had no English at all, showed up. She had grown up in such an isolated area that she had never even seen a pencil before coming to Canada.
She joined the circle and eventually made some friends and became part of the community.
Women who join the conversation circle can get connected to other House of Friendship services at Sunnydale, whether it means meeting with a Family Outreach Worker or finding out about after-school support for their children.
But what Barbara and Evelyn find most meaningful about their volunteer work is the friendships forged over a simple conversation.
To learn more about volunteering at House of Friendship, visit: www.houseoffriendship/volunteer.
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