Anthony Singh is our December Volunteer of the Month!

Parmeshwar Singh, who also goes by the name Anthony, is our December Volunteer of the Month! Anthony does not have any direct connection with type 1 diabetes (T1D), however he began volunteering with JDRF to help him as he pursues his career as a police officer. Anthony currently works two jobs as a security guard in Vaughan, Ontario. Not only does Anthony volunteer with JDRF, but also spends his spare time volunteering with Saint John Ambulance and as a chaperone at Cyberzone dances for kids. We recently had a chance to ask Anthony some questions about his volunteer work with JDRF.

Q. How did you become involved with JDRF?

A. I’ve always wanted to be a police officer and to do so it’s important to have experience volunteering with different organizations. I asked some friends if they knew of any organizations that needed volunteers and one friend was currently volunteering with JDRF at the time. He really enjoyed his work with JDRF and encouraged me to get involved.

Q. How often do you volunteer and what kinds of volunteer activities do you do with JDRF?

A. I have been volunteering with JDRF for over two and a half years. I’ve volunteered at many different events including JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research, the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Gala.

Q. What do you enjoy most about volunteering for JDRF?

A. The thing I enjoy most about volunteering with JDRF is the people. I am a family oriented, people person and the JDRF staff and event organizers make you feel like family. Everyone has a different role to play and even though we all have different skill levels, everyone works together to put together successful events for JDRF supporters.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish from volunteering at JDRF?

A. I hope that my effort and support will help raise awareness for T1D in the community and will teach others about JDRF and how rewarding it is to be a part of this organization. I always tell my friends and family how much fun I have assisting at events and try to create awareness and encourage others to get involved as well.

Thank you to Anthony for his dedication and support over the last few years! If you would like to learn more about volunteering with JDRF, please visit jdrf.ca/volunteer.

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