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 Erica Ngaii, one of our Research Coordinators, based out of Toronto, ON. Read more below.
Before volunteering at the CPHS, what was the most unusual or interesting volunteer job you’ve ever had?
I had the most unforgettable volunteer experience as a humanitarian worker in Chihuahua, Mexico for one year. It is a life-changing experience that has played a pivotal role in shaping who I am today.
How has the CPHS helped you in your professional development?
The CPHS has enhanced my skills in effectively locating and utilizing grey literature to address research questions. Through the research tasks I have undertaken at the CPHS, I have gained valuable practical experience in identifying and accessing diverse non-traditional information sources, which is valuable for my research endeavors.
What are 3 words to describe the CPHS?
Diverse, curious, aspirational
How do you balance your volunteer time at the CPHS with your other competing priorities?
I prioritize my tasks in advance and dedicate regular time specifically to CPHS research. The CPHS team has been accommodating and understanding, allowing flexibility when needed.
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