Personal Narrative: My Catalyst For Volunteering

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My catalyst for volunteering was giving back to my community which helped me through tough times and by strong ties connects me to my heritage. I immigrated to Canada from Israel, though my parents came from the Soviet Union. Growing up in Toronto, an organization named the Jewish (Russian) Community Centre (JRCC/JCC) reached out to my family. They supported us with funds during difficult times. Furthermore, I spent the majority of my childhood either at their kindergarten or summer camp. Seeing how they assisted families in need, inspired me to devote my time into helping them accomplish their mission statement.

Starting at the age of twelve, I volunteered at the JRCC kindergarten to feed toddlers, ensure kids’ safety, entertain them and

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