Long-time United Way volunteer Shelagh Glanville is retiring! Shelagh has been an incredible volunteer manager of our Transit Assistance Program in Cowichan for several years. She has changed lives by facilitating bus rides for people who otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford it. Here's what she says about her experience:
"In the 2009 Cowichan Valley flood I lost everything! My family photos, my clothes, my furniture … all that remained was a skeleton of my home. The community worked together to donate gift cards and other supplies. I am so grateful to my dear friends, the Provincial Emergency Fund, and everyone who helped me get back on my feet. I feel I owe it to the community to give back."
By volunteering at United Way to manage the Transit Assistance Program in Cowichan, I have been able, in some small way, to give back to my community in a way that I couldn’t before. It has really opened my eyes to see what a great need there is here in the Cowichan Valley. I wish I could do more."
Read about the program here.
Want to volunteer? Email us at email@example.com to find out more about filling the Transit Assistance Manager volunteer post.