After retiring in late 2020, Alison Graham was looking for a way to give back to the community.
She subscribed to the Melville Volunteer Resource Centre eNews looking for what opportunities were out there for her when she saw the opportunity to volunteer at the Civic Square Library.
The opportunity was perfect because it was flexible, close to home and allowed her to connect with great people.
Alison has been volunteering at the library on Wednesday afternoons, shelving, helping to set up for activities and even singing along with Storytime.
“I love it, there are so many things happening, there’s a knitting club, kids doing jigsaws, tutoring, there is English practice, Storytime, handing out compost bags – there’s are always something happening here,” she said.
“I think it’s about giving back, our whole community runs on volunteers.
“It always gives me something to talk about when I go home to my family.
“It keeps the community vibrant and you get a lot out of it.”