Volunteer MBC's "i care...i volunteer" Show on Rogers TV Peel - Season 2

 

Tune in to Rogers TV Peel to check out Season 2 of the “i care...i volunteer” Show, a series on volunteerism in our community.

Hosted by Adriane Beaudry, Volunteer MBC’s Manager of Volunteer Engagement & Programming, each 30-minute episode features a specific volunteering topic and provides an overview of the impact that volunteers make on the community and on local community service organizations. A key message shared on all episodes is how individuals can get involved as volunteers by contacting Volunteer MBC, the local Volunteer Centre serving Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon).

“i care…i volunteer” on Rogers TV Peel can be viewed on cable channel 10 in Mississauga and Brampton:

  • Tuesdays at 7:30PM
  • Wednesdays at 11:30AM

And in Caledon on cable channel 63:

  • Wednesdays at 11:30AM, 3:30PM and 7:30PM
  • Saturdays at 1:30pm 

“i care…i volunteer” has been produced in partnership by Rogers TV and Volunteer MBC. Specials thanks to Marissa Corrigan, Producer/ Technical Producer at Rogers TV and Community Producer, Sharon Clark-Koufis, Volunteer MBC’s Marketing, Communications & Membership Manager; as well as all of the guests and Volunteer MBC staff for making this show a success. Very special thanks goes to all of the amazing volunteers who lent their time and talents during production.

To view photos of Season 2 on Volunteer MBC's Flickr page, CLICK HERE.

For Season 1, CLICK HERE.


Topics (click link below for more details about each episode):


 

EPISODE 1: Introduction to Volunteer MBC – Your Local Volunteer Centre

Original air-dates are during the week of January 4, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an introduction to Volunteer MBC and the programs and services available through your local Volunteer Centre, including the centre’s referral/matching service and On-line Volunteer Referral System. This episode will also provide an overview of the impact of volunteering on the community and provides viewers with a good understanding of the volunteer process. 

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Sharon Clark-Koufis, Marketing, Communications and Membership Manager at Volunteer MBC
  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Shilpa Kapadia, Administrative Assistant at Volunteer MBC
  • Nader Sadek, Volunteer at Volunteer MBC

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EPISODE 2: Volunteering for Seniors and Older Adults

Original air-dates are during the week of January 11, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview for seniors and older adults on the benefits of volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. The episode will also reflect on the involvement of seniors to support large scale events. The Exchange and Bethell Hospice, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, joins the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Mridula Srivastava, Volunteer Community Outreach Ambassador at Volunteer MBC
  • Kelly Towsley, Volunteer Animator at The Exchange
  • Jummy Agbatogun, Volunteer Coordinator at Bethell Hospice
  • Bob Strong, Volunteer at Bethell Hospice
  • Dale Cimolai, Volunteer at Bethell Hospice

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EPISODE 3: Volunteering for Newcomers

Original air-dates are during the week of January 18, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview for newcomers on the benefits of volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Spectra Community Support Services, a member community service organization of Volunteer MBC, joins the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Sukhjit Singh, Volunteer Ambassador and Board of Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Kathy Connor, Volunteer Resources Manager at Spectra Community Support Services
  • Rupi Jhutti, Volunteer Mentor at Spectra Community Support Services
  • Kristina Virro, Volunteer at Spectra Community Support Services

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EPISODE 4: Volunteering for High School Youth

Original air-dates are during the week of January 25, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview of youth volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Emphasis is also on the ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, 40 Hours for High School Students and Volunteer MBC’s Step Up Youth Volunteer Ambassador Program. Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival and PLASP Child Care Services, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, and the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network join the episode as guests. 

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Shan Abbasi, Youth Engagement Coordinator at the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network
  • Sidak Manchanda, Chair of the Step Up Youth Volunteer Ambassador Committee at Volunteer MBC
  • Kristine Kane, Festival Director at the Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival
  • Laura Li, Volunteer at the Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival
  • Clint Crach, Assistant Program Director at PLASP Child Care Services
  • Cindy Naveenan, Volunteer at PLASP Child Care Services
  • Emily Naveenan, Volunteer at PLASP Child Care Services

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EPISODE 5: Volunteering for Post-Secondary Students

Original air-dates are during the week of February 1, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview of the benefits of volunteering for post-secondary students (college/university) and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Victim Services of Peel and VON – Peel, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, and Mississauga’s Youth Action Committee join the episode as guests. 

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Sharon Clark-Koufis, Marketing, Communications and Membership Manager at Volunteer MBC
  • Sonia Sheechoria, Volunteer at Volunteer MBC
  • Jananee Savuntharanathan, Chair at Mississauga’s Youth Action Committee
  • Tammy Rideout, Agency Leadership Team Member and Manager of Volunteer Resources, Training and Development at Victim Services of Peel
  • Ilija Dimeski, Bail Court Program Volunteer at Victim Services of Peel
  • Swartika Nair, Crisis Response Program Team Leader at Victim Services of Peel
  • Kim Aliry, Community Support Services Team Lead at VON – Peel
  • Ravina Lopez, Care Coordinator at VON – Peel
  • Anne Matos, Volunteer at VON – Peel

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EPISODE 6: Corporate/Team Volunteering to Help Support the Needs of Community Service Organizations

Original air-dates are during the week of February 8, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview for businesses and corporations about corporate/team volunteering, things to consider when planning an opportunity, how to plan a corporate engagement event and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. The Riverwood Conservancy and United Way of Peel Region, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests.

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Kirushanth Gnanachandran, Stewardship Coordinator at The Riverwood Conservancy
  • Howard Hall, Board Member at The Riverwood Conservancy
  • Roy Saad, Manager of Stakeholder Engagement at United Way of Peel Region

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EPISODE 7: Family Volunteering and How to Make it Fun and Meaningful

Original air-dates are during the week of February 15, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview of volunteering as a family and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Evergreen and Knights Table, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, join the episode as guests. 

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Shaminda Perera, Manager of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Ebony Wright, Coordinator of Community Engagement at Volunteer MBC
  • Akaila Wright, Volunteer at Volunteer MBC
  • Christine Martin, Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Evergreen
  • Lena Shaw, Employment & Volunteer Coordinator at Knights Table
  • Monique Huggins, Program Manager at Knights Table
  • Sheila Sheard, Volunteer at Knights Table
  • Sarah Clarke, Volunteer at Knights Table

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EPISODE 8: Joining a Board/Committee

Original air-dates are during the week of February 22, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview of joining a Board of Directors or a Committee and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. MS Society of Canada – Peel-Dufferin Chapter and Peel Senior Link, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC, and representatives from Volunteer MBC’s Board of Directors join the episode as guests.  

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Arno Ilic, Board President at Volunteer MBC
  • Rohit Mehta, Board of Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Brandi Easton, Chapter & Client Services Coordinator at MS Society of Canada – Peel-Dufferin Chapter
  • Robert Hakim, Board Member at MS Society of Canada – Peel-Dufferin Chapter
  • Raymond Applebaum, Chief Executive Officer at Peel Senior Link
  • Dan Chiasson, Volunteer Board Director and Quality & Community Engagement Committee Member at Peel Senior Link

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EPISODE 9: Volunteer Recognition & National Volunteer Week

Original air-dates are during the week of February 29, 2016

In this episode, we will provide an overview of Volunteer MBC’s Volunteer Recognition Awards Program, PREB-Ontario, National Volunteer Week, and the impact of volunteering and how Volunteer MBC, your local Volunteer Centre, is here to help connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel and YMCA of Greater Toronto, member community service organizations of Volunteer MBC and the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, join the episode as guests. 

Guests (in order of appearance):

  • Carine Strong, Executive Director at Volunteer MBC
  • Sharon Clark-Koufis, Marketing, Communications & Membership Manager at Volunteer MBC
  • Cody Palmer-Almond, PREB-Ontario Project Manager at the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network
  • Lori Plati, Public Relations Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
  • Ben Butler, Group Mentor of the Year at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
  • Donna Morrison, Acting General Manager/Volunteer Development at YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Joshua Scott, Supervisor Programs, Volunteer Coordinator at YMCA of Greater Toronto -  Mississauga/Burnhamthorpe

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