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Jamie Messier

Jamie Messier COLOUR

Why do you volunteer?

I like to contribute and be part of the team. I’m fortunate to have great support from my family and room-mates, volunteering is a way of giving back

Why do you volunteer with the YMCA specifically?

Because I like the people and taking care of the equipment so it doesn’t get wrecked.

What is your favorite thing about volunteering?  

The people I work with and the members that visit the YMCA.”

What is your YMCA story? What brought you here?

I was finishing up the Transitional Vocational Program at Olds College, and had to do a three month practicum back in Calgary. The YMCA provided me with the opportunity to complete my practicum and graduate from college. I was hopeful that they would be able to hire me after my practicum, but were unable to at that time. I really enjoyed going to work there, great people and a great place. We asked if I could still volunteer like I did for my practicum, and it’s been a year since then. I really love coming to work.