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Arlene McDonnell

Volunteer with Grande Prairie Legal Guidance

by GPVSB Communications

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 On Wednesday mornings Arlene McDonnell can usually be found at the Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (GPLG) office at The Community Village. 

To say that Arlene is a lady to be admired is an understatement. In 2009 Arlene found her self newly retired as a Registered Dietician with much more time on her hands than she had anticipated. She was looking at the volunteer opportunities the Daily Herald Tribune with GPVSB when she spotted an ad that GPLG was looking for an administrative volunteer - six years later she reflects on how she got started:

“I wanted to try something completely new – and this was definitely an area that I had no experience in.”

Read more: Arlene McDonnell

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Shauna Wells 

Volunteer with Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society 

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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Finding herself with spare time Shauna Wells sought out a meaningful activity, so when a friend suggested that she volunteer at Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (P.A.R.D.S) she jumped at the chance because “it sounded like a fun idea.”  Right away she could see that the organization really cared about the horses:

Read more: Shauna Wells

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Dave Thiessen 

Volunteer with Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society 

by Fringina Mukaga, Communications

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The job of maintenance personnel requires flexibility, skill, and knowledge in a wide range of trades. For many non-profits, finding the right volunteer to provide maintenance support often proves to be a daunting task. Luckily for Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS), the right person found them. While dropping his daughter off at PARDS where she volunteered, Dave took a look around and noticed that “they could use a hand”. With that realization he offered his services as a facility maintenance volunteer.

Read more: Dave Thiessen

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