Volunteer of the Month: Sofia Hagos Woldetsione
Sofia Hagos Woldetsione has been volunteering at the Immigrant Centre (IC) Language Bank since February 2019, and to date she has already accumulated nearly 250 volunteer hours!
Sofia heard about the Centre through her husband, and decided to volunteer since she is fluent in three languages; English, Arabic and Tigrigna.
“I knew that at IC, the clients are mostly new immigrants, and some cannot communicate because of the language barrier, so I knew I could be very useful. Volunteering offers me the chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around, especially newcomers.”
“My experience has been wonderful at IC. I was motivated to help and Rosa (Language Bank Manager) has been great and supportive. Volunteering here provides me with an opportunity to develop new skills, build on existing experience and knowledge, and learn more every day about life in Canada.”
Sofia has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Studies and was a Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Digital Technology Co. Ltd., one of the leading internet service provider companies in Saudi Arabia. She is also a community volunteer at the Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters.