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Hats off to our volunteers!
Here at Sun Youth
by Nicolas Carpentier
Volunteer work is an essential part of Sun Youth Organization. Throughout its 53 years of existence, Sun Youth has relied heavily on volunteers to accomplish a wide variety of tasks including wrapping Christmas gifts, preparing food baskets, coaching sports teams and collecting donations. Volunteers are instrumental to our success. They are the  foundations on which we built our organization back in 1954.
The first volunteers to join the organization were Earl De La Perralle and Sid Stevens, co-founders of Sun Youth. Since that day, many have lent a hand, offering their time and efforts to improve our society. Volunteers are involved in every step of our mission to share and care for all.
Our volunteers are on the fire scenes, assisting victims alongside Montreal city workers, providing food, clothing, medication, accessories and temporary shelter to those who lost everything. They also welcome those same fire victims when they come to our offices the next day to receive additional services. If you visit Sun Youth, you might see our volunteers perform maintenance tasks or prepare coffee for our group of mentally challenged individuals responsible for sorting out clothing donations. Volunteers are also on the road, accompanying our staff in their visits to isolated seniors in need of food.
Many volunteers come together around the holidays. Hundreds of them prepare the baskets distributed to needy Montreal families. Some prepare the meals for the groups giving us a hand in the distribution process while others, members of our seniors club,  wrap the 12,000 toys given to the children of the families receiving Christmas baskets.
All those coaching our sports teams are dedicated volunteers spending countless hours teaching our young athletes how to be the best at what they do. For obvious reasons, every potential volunteer has to undergo a police record check or background check. This ensures us that the users of our services are in good hands.
To all of our volunteers, past, present and future, we would like to say thanks for being an essential part of our organization.
For further information on volunteering at Sun Youth, please contact Lyne Chartier at 514-842-6822 or drop us a line at bvt@sunyouthorg.com.

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