Volunteer of the Week

March 23, 2010

Laura Nelson-Hamilton

Each week, WJB profiles one of its volunteers as part of its commitment to recognizing all their selfless contributions to our cause. This week, our featured volunteer is Laura Nelson-Hamilton.

Laura is a relative newcomer to WJB, but she’s just getting started!  During last year’s Festival, Laura helped out by working the merchandise table at three of our events, an experience that she calls ‘amazing’!  Laura remains enthusiastic about volunteering with Festivals to come, looking forward to contribute even more in 2010.  Well, WJB will be happy to welcome you back!

Outside of her involvement as a WJB volunteer, Laura donates her time to several other community-based organizations.  For example, she currently works with a student organization called Meal Exchange, which raises funds for community food service agencies.  Laura is also helping to organize a Meal Exchange student conference to take place this July in Toronto.

Laura is a Master of Women’s Studies candidate at Memorial University.  Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, social class, physical capacity and previous gardening experience with their participation in community gardening projects.

Laura, we’re looking forward to working with you in 2010!  Best of luck to you, WJB’s Volunteer of the Week!

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