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Meet Our Team: Kasandra James

Posted By Roxanne English, Community Engagement Assistant, December 12, 2016
Updated: December 9, 2016

 

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

This may surprise you but Volunteer Toronto doesn't run itself (insert gasp here!). As Canada's largest volunteer centre, we operate on the people power of 8 full-time staff, 5 contract staff, 60 + volunteers and an abundance of passion.

Our team comes from places all over the country and the world; Vancouver, PEI, England, Sri Lanka, USA, Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada to name a few. Each one of us draws from our own unique experiences and contributes our skills in the hopes of building a more caring city.

So far, we have featured Camara Chambers, Director of Community Engagement, our entire Grassroots Growth team, Director of Engaging Organizations, Melina Condren, Kelly DeVries, Community Engagement Coordinator, Sammy Feilchenfeld,and David Allen, our Executive Director. 

Next up... our Subscriptions Coordinator!

 

 
 Kasandra James

WHO: Kasandra James

ROLE: Subscriptions Coordinator

# OF YEARS AT VT: 1.5

PLACE OF BIRTH: St. George's, Grenada

FAVOURITE SONG: "Black" by Pearl Jam

FAVOURITE QUOTE: 

"Dubito, Ergo Cognito, Ergo Sum - I doubt,

therefore I think, therefore I am"

- Rene Descartes

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do at Volunteer Toronto? 

I manage our subscriptions programs which helps volunteer managers recruit volunteers through our website and get the support to create great programs and retain amazing volunteers. 

 

What do you like most about your job?

Vicariously impacting lives through over 400 organizations and their volunteers! I get to support and build great relationships with volunteer managers who run programs that have a significant impact on the people of Toronto.

 

 

What was your most enjoyable volunteer experience?

I love being a youth mentor, and have been one since I was a teenager myself.

I was privileged to mentor a young boy for three years, until just over a year ago, and in that time, I got to see him grow into an amazing young man. To be a part of his journey and to have contributed positively to his life was an experience I won't ever forget.

 

What's one of your hidden talents most people don't know about?

I write poetry which not many people have read... but the ones who have enjoyed it!

 

 

 

Of all your favourite foods, which is one that you would find hardest to give up for the rest of your life and why?

Chocolate - pretty much any chocolate but I'm partial to dark 

 

What's the most unusual item in your desk drawer?

I don't have a desk drawer! But I have a bookshelf that compensates. The most unusual thing on it is a mini lint brush and a granola and yogurt bar (which I stash everywhere) 

 

 

 

Roxanne EnglishRoxanne English supports Volunteer Toronto’s community outreach by coordinating events, delivering presentations on how to volunteer, and representing Volunteer Toronto at events across this city. With Roxanne’s help, we’ll be able to provide more people with information about volunteering in Toronto.

Tags:  Kasandra James  Mentorship  Subscriptions  Subscriptions Coordinator  Subscriptions Packages  Volunteer Management 

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