Volunteers: The heartbeat of the Panda

By Jessica Pang-Parks, Volunteer Coordinator
I am very fortunate for the opportunity to work with our lovely volunteers everyday. People who volunteer for WWF-Canada, in whatever capacity, bring so much energy and love for nature into the organization!
Volunteers are an integral part of WWF’s conservation work, no matter what role they take on. Which volunteer role do you see yourself in?
Maybe you are like Gail, a decades-long volunteer, who dedicates one shift a week to helping with our mailing in the office. Or maybe you’re like Gino, who volunteers each year at the CN Tower Climb. Or maybe you’re like Wanda, who volunteers as our panda mascot at outreach events.
You are the heartbeat of the Panda. Happy National Volunteer Week and thank you for your gift of time!
As part of National Volunteer Week celebrations, we recently presented our inaugural Special Achievement Award to Wesley Chua. Wesley has been a volunteer for almost three years, and has shared his volunteer journey with us before.

National Volunteer Week
© Jody Hewitt/ WWF

Wesley is one of those amazing volunteers who has found a way to bring his specialized skills to support our daily work.  With his help merging records and eliminating errors, we now are able to better communicate with our donors. Because of his work, people know more about the important work we do – and are more likely to respond when a species or region needs their attention.
Thank you to Wesley and to all of WWF-Canada’s volunteers for your support! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please visit our volunteer page. (This webpage was actually designed with the help of a volunteer!). You can also join our volunteer pool where you will be contacted if your skills, interests, and availability match with a position that becomes available.