You are here

Title

Volunteer News

Congratulations, Anthony!

IMAGE: Anthony Trinh

Anthony Trinh shares his volunteer time with Kitchener Public Library and City of Kitchener, so together we nominated him for a youth community award of excellence. And…

He won the Kitchener Youth Action Council - Intergenerational Award! HURRAY!

John Quincy Adams said that “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”.

Based on this definition, Anthony Trinh is an extraordinary leader!

At Tech Tutors, Anthony meets one-on-one with customers seeking computer help. He teaches adults how to use technology in an accessible way every week. At Stanley Park Community Centre, Anthony teaches small classes of children to play the guitar and discover a love of music. He is very patient and knowledgeable and able to create a positive learning environment when working with others

Last year, the City hosted a program for Syrian Refugee children. Anthony played games with the children and made them feel very welcome. Anthony’s leadership style created warm and lasting memories for the participants even when language was a barrier.

He has been part of Kidspark Festival’s leadership team for 2 years, working cooperatively with City staff to lead a discovery zone for children. He trained and supervised 30 teen volunteers and ensured the smooth running of his area. And he provided the type of support that empowered others to make the most of their volunteer experience.

Anthony truly believes that no matter how big or small an action is, it will always create a ripple effect that will benefit all. We are awe-inspired by Anthony’s volunteer efforts; he has made a positive impact and strengthen our community.

We thank him for sharing his time, leadership and passion for giving back!

Connections Newsletter

For all the latest news about volunteers and opportunities, download the Volunteer Connections newsletter.

Connections - April 2017

 

Volunteer Favourites

Greer Macallister
Estée Lalonde
Harlan Coben
Katherine Arden
Melanie Benjamin
Kathleen Kent
Diane Ackerman
Paula McLain
Erika Johansen
Colson Whitehead
Diane Schoemperlen
Phillipa Gregory
Jane Urquhart
Katherena Vermette
Ausma Zehanat Khan
Lisa Gardner
Amor Towles
John Lescroart
Ian McEwan
Camilla Gibb
Sophie Kinsella
Louise Erdrich
Heather O'Neill
Yaa Gyasi
Elin Hilderbrand