"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."-Marianne Williamson
Giving back to the bigger community has always been very rewarding for me. Here are a few highlights of my volunteer work.
I have been volunteering with TRIEC since 2009. This has been a fantastic platform to help new skilled immigrants(internationally trained professionals) to integrate into Canadian work culture and job market. It is a very contended feeling to see how your inspiring stories can make somebody's transition little smoother in a totally new environment.
In summer 2012, I got an opportunity to anchor a program organized by Humber Community Outreach & Immigrant Services for Newcomers. Almost 85 internationally skilled professionals showed up. It was great experience to connect with and inspire them through my bitter and sweet stories from my transitional phase in Canada.
I volunteered as an interviewer in the mock interviews conducted in the OSLT (Occupation-specific Language Training) offered by Humber Community Outreach & Immigrant Services for Newcomers.
In May 2012, I was invited as a guest speaker by COSTI to deliver a talk on 'Challenges and Opportunities in Canadian job market'. It was indeed a great experience.
and it is on and on and on...I must say that I have learnt equally from all the mentoring opportunities.