(Editor’s Note: Volunteers at the YMCA of Greater Saint John are changing lives every day and this is especially true for those helping at Newcomer Connections. The following Y Blog is told by several Arrivals Team volunteers at the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Newcomer Connections.)
Airport meetings are heartwarming and emotional
My journey as a volunteer with our newcomers was, and still is, very rewarding.
I began in January 2016 as a welcome team leader, with our church, to help with the influx of newcomers from Syria and other countries who came to Canada.
I spent, along with others, many interesting days and nights finding living accommodations, driving people to information sessions, grocery shopping, helping set up banking, making beds, cleaning, hanging curtains, playing with the children, serving food and so on.
The most rewarding […]