Volunteer Janine Walsh – Interview
Background if willing to share. (Work, life, hobbies?)
Mom to two teens, I work as a Real Estate Agent in the Waterloo Region.
How did you first learn about Nutrition for Learning and opportunities to volunteer?
An advertisement on Facebook looking for volunteers.
Why did you decide to become a volunteer with Nutrition for Learning?
I really wanted to get more involved in the community and enjoy helping people and thought this was a great company to get involved.
From your point of view what has been the impact of student nutrition programs in the community and please share an example?
Nutrition for Learning has a great impact in the community. The set up at the schools, and school parking lots when schools are closed, is great for access to nutritious snacks for the children in our community. The impact is evident through the number of families that I have met that rely on this program.
Would you recommend volunteering with Nutrition for Learning to others and WHY?
Yes absolutely. It is so much fun, I enjoy chatting with the families, meeting people in the community and helping.
What has your overall experience been like, volunteering with Nutrition for Learning?
I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with Nutrition for Learning. I have met so many amazing people in the community.
I have been with Nutrition for Learning for just over two years. I am passionate about helping people and wanted to get more involved in my community. Seeing the opportunity to volunteer and help local families, I didn’t hesitate to sign up. This has been an incredible experience being part of such a wonderful team of dedicated and caring people at Nutrition for Learning and meeting and connecting with many amazing families in the region.
The universal access to nutrition for students is such a great cause ensuring the children in our community can embrace the learning environment: Healthy Children – Healthy Minds – Healthy Future. It has been very rewarding to know that I am helping people and such a joy to see the smiles and exclamations of excitement when the children receive their snacks! I am proud to be associated with