This summer VOBOC was fortunate to have been awarded a grant from the federal government to hire a student for seven weeks. This important grant was awarded by local Members of Parliament (MP). We would to thank Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia, MP for Lac Saint Louis for this tremendous opportunity.

We selected candidate, Alex Tinmouth a long-standing VOBOC volunteer. She readily accepted the opportunity. She was a tremendous help having worked on a number of projects: special and last requests, delivery of Vo-Paks and the many other initiatives. Alex is a bright shining star and we wish her well as she enters McGill University to study business. Below are some of her reflections on her time with us.

“This summer, I was given the opportunity to be VOBOC’s summer student. My 12 weeks with the VOBOC team have been incredibly eye opening. Working at VOBOC is not a normal work experience. It is more than a job. You learn so much and meet a lot of amazing people. The VOBOC team made me feel very welcome. They taught me problem solving, compassion, hard work and organization, to name a few. Most importantly, they taught me that I made the right decision to pursue a career in business. Working for VOBOC gave me the opportunity to attend the Annual General Meeting and acquire knowledge from my coworkers. I am so grateful to VOBOC for letting me be a part of the team this summer.” – By Alex Tinmouth