Upon entering the workforce in 1999, I lost access to the plethora of volunteering opportunities associated with student life. As a result, I began volunteering for the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton (CBE).

Although I am Muslim, Christmas is my favourite holiday because it brings ample opportunities for showcasing generosity and performing good deeds. To date, I have participated in 17 annual CBE campaigns. Along the way, I have rallied friends, colleagues and family members, to join me in packing and delivering hampers, sponsoring families, staffing donation desks and providing support at the annual walk-in days. 

So, why do I choose to volunteer now? I volunteer because it’s the easiest way to “be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi).

Narmin - volunteer



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Youth Advisory Committee

An opportunity for individuals between the ages of 15 and 30 who wish to grow their leadership skills and at the same time assist the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton in the engagement of youth.…

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