Volunteer Profile - Erin Juurako
Erin got her start with the Alzheimer Society as a youth volunteer with the Intergenerational Art Program almost two years ago. Since then, she has continuously volunteered in the office, helping with reception and special projects. Passionate about the Alzheimer Society mission, Erin enjoys volunteering as “a way to feel like you are part of a community.” She appreciates gaining new experience and knowledge through her work, and takes pride in seeing the difference a volunteer can make.
Erin enjoys spending time with her family, including big sister Carlee, who has also been a great mentor, encouraging Erin to get involved. She likes the outdoors, especially hiking. Erin recently graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology program at Lakehead University and is excited by the opportunities that lay ahead.
“I would like to encourage youth to volunteer beyond obtaining their high school hours as it is a great way to shape your future and make a difference.”