Arshiah A.

Volunteering at Fife House for the past ten years has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

I am filled with a sense of purpose and fulfillment each time I volunteer at events or programs.

These feelings manifest in me a sense of determination to assist Fife House in confronting and removing barriers for the communities we serve. This is further fuelled by the professional, knowledgeable and dedicated staff who are always there to assist in any way they can.

At events, I have met clients who have confided that they would be unhoused or worse if they did not have access to the services at Fife House. Many clients also share that they are also happy to be volunteers, which provides them with opportunities to positively impact their communities! This was evident with the devastating effects that COVID-19 had on our communities. Isolation, fear and loneliness were experienced by many clients. 

However, our committed staff and volunteers valiantly soldiered on and mitigated these depressive and negative feelings. This is a prime example of “communities helping communities!” Volunteering also gives me the opportunity to meet like-minded caring individuals who are dedicated to helping others.

Being a volunteer with Fife House has profoundly impacted my personal and professional life. I have forged meaningful friendships and learnt a lot about the communities we serve. I am fortunate to be a volunteer and look forward to future volunteer opportunities. Go Fife House!”

If you would like to support the valuable work that Stevie and dedicated staff like them are doing, you can make a difference by donating to Fife House. Your contribution will directly support programs and services that provide essential support – including access to food/meals and other wellness services – to individuals and families living with HIV, including those who are unhoused/experiencing houselessness, mental health and addiction challenges in Toronto.