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 Jessica Klauke, one of our Sr. Research Coordinators based out of Oshawa, Ontario, read more below.
Before volunteering at the CPHS, what was the most unusual or interesting volunteer job you’ve ever had?
Prior to volunteering a CPHS the most interesting volunteer position I had was acting as a mentor for a week-long summer camp program with PFLAG. It was an incredible opportunity working with such a supportive group of teens and fellow mentors.
What advice do you have for prospective volunteers for the CPHS?
Some advice I have for prospective volunteers is because everything is done online it is helpful to set a consistent time in your week to work on assignments. This ensures that you will always have a block of time within your week to accomplish assigned tasks.
What are 3 words to describe the CPHS?
Three words I would use to describe CPHS are growing, exciting, and inclusive.
What do you find the most challenging at the CPHS?
What I find most challenging about my role is prioritizing my tasks. While I have a variety of tasks I need to complete, I also want to ensure that my research team can confidently complete their tasks.
What do you like the most about the CPHS?
What I enjoy doing the most is reaching out to people and being able to gather information either via email or interview. All the interactions I have had have been very positive and it is enjoyable listening to people talk about their experiences.
What is your proudest moment at the CPHS?
My proudest moment at CPHS, thus far, is being promoted to the role of Senior Research Coordinator. This is a role that challenges me, and I quite enjoy doing it.