Friendship at the Heart of Volunteering

Vannah moved to Canada two years ago.  At the time, she was unsure, shy, and unfamiliar with her new community. She hardly knew anyone in her new country.

Vannah found friendship and connection through volunteering!

Volunteering with House of Friendship made all the difference for Vannah.

“I’ve met a lot of wonderful friends,” she says. For Vannah, her role at the Emergency Food Hamper Program is about connection, communication, and friendship.

“I talk with people I pack hampers for,” says Vannah, “and ask how their days are going, how life’s treating them. It’s broadened my perspective on the world and taught me the importance of empathy.”

Vannah’s volunteer role at the Emergency Food Hamper Program inspired her to branch out and get more involved with her community to help people in need.

“Programs like this bring people of all situations, races, and religions together. Here, we show compassion and understanding. In difficult times, people have us to lean on.”

For Vannah, that’s what friendship is all about.

To learn more about volunteering opportunities at House of Friendship, visit

Posted on: April 24th, 2021

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