Bereaved Families of Ontario – Durham Region

"Bereaved, helping the bereaved learn to live with grief"

Volunteer of the Year

NOTE THAT THE “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR” RECIPIENTS CHOSEN AND PRESENTED WITH THESE AWARDS IS FOR THE YEAR PRIOR TO APRIL OF THE CURRENT YEAR WHICH IS “VOLUNTEER MONTH”. THE AWARDS ARE PRESENTED TO THE RECIPIENTS AT THAT TIME FOR THE YEAR IN WHICH THEY VOLUNTEERED AND DEDICATED MOST OF THEIR TIME.

“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, but they have the heart”

As we are all aware, Volunteers are the heart and soul of any non-profit organization.  BFO-Durham could not function without its volunteers and at this time, wishes to thank everyone who has given his/her time to our organization.

We welcome new and returning Volunteers to provide us with the support so needed for fundraisers, family support sessions and office help.  Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering – everyone is welcome.

2021 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On Sunday October 3rd, 2021 Bereaved Families of Ontario – Durham Region’s board of directors hosted a delicious luncheon at the Oshawa Shrine Club.  Our Volunteer Luncheon recognizes the many dedicated members who so selflessly contribute to our organization on a daily basis, whether by working in the office, facilitating drop-ins, one on ones, groups or working on fundraisers. 

We were unable to have our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in 2020 to recognize the 2019 volunteers so we decided to go ahead in 2021 and still show our appreciation.  We hope we can have another Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon this year if the Covid 19 restrictions are somewhat lifted.

A big thank you to Charlotte Brisco who continues to do an amazing job capturing our special events at Bereaved Families of Ontario – Durham Region.

In 2019 we had two very dedicated recipients who received the Young Adult Volunteer of Distinction Award.  They have continued to support our Children’s program as well as helping out at many fundraisers.  The recipients were Lexi Marges and Ross Granato.

Young Adult Volunteer of Distinction Award.: Lexi Marges and Ross Granato (with Kirsty Bradshaw)

The Volunteer of the Year Award for 2019 went to Adele Davidson and Kirsty Bradshaw for their ongoing dedication and support to our organization.  They both are very involved in fundraising at BFO-Durham.

 The Volunteer of the Year Award for 2019 :Adele Davidson (With Jane Carter & Gary Goswell) The Volunteer of the Year Award for 2019 : Kirsty Bradshaw

We were honoured to present the Susan E. Hendricks Award of Distinction to Bev Campbell for her countless hours of commitment to Bereaved Families of Ontario-Durham Region.

the Susan E. Hendricks Award of Distinction to : Bev Campbell

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”  ~ Erma Brombeck

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