My Volunteer Story

~ Sandy Lam, Volunteer Coordinator

I was introduced to 105 Gibson Centre by my sister-in-law Louisa (who volunteers here too) at a time when I was searching for something more in my life, something that would make a difference, a new purpose after a career in the corporate world. God had given me so many blessings in my life and I was unsure of what I could give back.

I was immediately welcomed by Pastor Monica and assigned to Reception where I started to learn about operations. Soon after, she embraced me into the Abundant Life Program (now Abundant Life Institute), and it was funny as I was the only English-speaking volunteer in a primarily Chinese-speaking program! I discovered that transitioning from corporate life to community service was easy, a huge amount of fun and my Chinese speaking skills, interspersed with English, was blossoming!

Three years later and I am now the Volunteer Coordinator, I am seeing the transformation in the community and the Centre becoming busier; the excitement and the energy is contagious. I have been able to see and hear the many stories of how people’s lives being touched by the love at 105 Gibson; these have become my inspiration. I have seen the happy faces and smiles from our users, the volunteers and the staff; these had become my motivation.

What began as an uncertain adventure, has evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and joy. I thank God for the privilege to be able to serve and to witness His works at 105 Gibson.