Volunteers are vital to the success of our organization and we are grateful for the hundreds of hours our volunteers dedicate to the work of the Canadian Pride Historical Society. This volunteer spotlight is for Shogo Hosoi, one of our Human Resources Coordinators, based out of Tokyo!
How did you first learn about the CPHS?
I came across a volunteer posting for an HR administrator on Charity Village when I was looking for an opportunity related to my field of study: Human Resource Management. Having volunteered for Pride Toronto in 2022, I was fascinated by the culture of Pride and its integration into the community. From that perspective, I thought that CPHS was the perfect place to volunteer for.
How do you balance your volunteer time at the CPHS with your other competing priorities?
I make time for volunteering in the evenings. In addition to my full-time job, I also look after my three-year-old daughter. There is usually a lot on my plate.
However, having great support from my team makes my tasks clear, which helps me make the most of my limited time.
How has the CPHS helped you in your professional development?
After completing my Masters at the University of Toronto, I returned to Japan, my home country. Being associated with CPHS helps me to build a bond with my second home, while being involved in the whole process of recruitment, selection and onboarding gives me the opportunity to reflect on and apply my studies in HR.
What are 3 words to describe the CPHS?
Inclusive, supportive, meaningful
What do you like the most about the CPHS?
I appreciate the generous support and care of my team. Knowing my interest in DEI, my manager provides information on valuable resources and ongoing projects related to the field. I feel that CPHS values and respects each individual in the organisation.