We know our volunteers are hardworking, dedicated, and committed to making their community a better place to live. Read their stories to find out out how they are shaping lives through their willingness to lend a hand and what they got out of it. Way to go!
“The more I put myself into their shoes, the more I feel fortunate, blessed and thankful for what I have. They become my drive to be humble, to give and share with compassion.”
My desire to serve and go on a mission is deeply influenced by my grandmother who was a dedicated and faithful Christian. Due to my line of work and family obligation, going on a mission trip is a challenge. 105 Gibson Centre became my local mission field.
I am a regular volunteer since 2013 when the Centre first opened. I feel energized each time I step into the Centre even after putting in long hours at work. Being at the reception, I am able to meet many people. I try to remember their names and make them feel welcome. Many of the visitors are now my friends.
Among the many people I have met, I am most touched by the food bank clients. The more I put myself into their shoes, the more I feel fortunate, blessed and thankful for what I have. They become my drive to be humble, to give and share with compassion.
Being a volunteer at the Centre is very rewarding. I thank God for the privilege to serve and to witness His works at 105 Gibson. I also encourage others to join me as a volunteer.
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (Hebrews 13:15-16)
Volunteering has always attracted me. This is my first time doing it and I can say it’s a rewarding experience. I retired a few years ago and I used to spend most of my free time window shopping, having lunch with friends, chatting over coffee or staying at home watching TV soap operas. Then one day last spring, a friend told me she was super busy working on an assignment as a volunteer. I offered to assist her and she introduced me to 105 Gibson. In the last six months I have had the opportunity volunteering at 105 Gibson at the Reception area and helping out with various events. I truly value my experience and treasure everything they have taught me.
I am also delighted to be able to help with the Abundant Life Program. I love seeing how happy the older adults are as they participate in the well-designed programs. The interactions and friendship with the many enthusiastic senior members is quite gratifying for me. And lastly, the volunteers’ fellowship is also a heart-warming experience.
Community involvement is a great way to find new interests and learn about what motivates people to make a difference. It has been such a rewarding experience. Therefore I would like to thank 105 Gibson for giving me an opportunity volunteering in its meaningful community programs and activities. God bless!
“Community involvement is a great way to find
new interests and learn about what motivates
people to make a difference. It has been such
a rewarding experience.”
Josephine, Volunteer of 2016 Doors Open 105 Gibson Event
I believe it was the work of Christ that connected me with my new sister-in-Christ. We met at bible study and she was in urgent need of a graphic designer to assist her in an event called Doors Open 105 Gibson. Graphic design has been my profession and I happened to be sitting next to her! I volunteered to help her out.
In two months, my relationship with my sister-in-Christ had evolved from being strangers to comrades. We encouraged and supported each other, worked together even till very late at night to meet the deadlines. We saw God’s blessings on June 4; the weather was beautiful! There were many different programs and booths on display that day. By seeing brothers and sisters cooperating so nicely with one another, and with all their hearts in accomplishing God’s works, I could feel the love of God from each one of them.
From my participation, I learn that community service is really not simple. If there are no blessings from God, all works are in vain. I hope our non-Christian guests saw the light of God from the Doors Open 105 Gibson event and be attracted by what the Centre stands for, making 105 Gibson a community lamp stand for all.
“By seeing brothers and sisters cooperating so nicely with one another, and with all their hearts is accomplishing God’s works, I could feel the love of God from each one of them.”