volunteer appreciation day 2007Volunteerism is the heart of EPIC

From the founder of the charity, to the Board of Directors, to the high school and university students who mentor in the Youth Peer Program, volunteers vitalize this organization.

volunteer appreciation day april 2007

It’s impossible to do justice to all of the people who have volunteered with EPIC over the many years EPIC has been in existence, but here are a few photos of Youth Peer volunteers doing the work and play that has helped hundreds of students since 1996.


volunteer training 2007

Tutor recruitment is on-going and training is held several times a year

Director, Barb Donovan - volunteer training

Director, Barb Donovan conducts volunteer training sessions

volunteers receiving training 2007

Youth Peer mentors log-in over 2500 hours of volunteer time each year


Youth Peer tutoring

Volunteers tutor students for one hour

tutoring at Youth Peer

Youth-Peer Mentor matches are where the MAGIC happens

the second hour

The second hour is for art and music, snacks and games, socializing and feeling accepted

Youth Peer games


Volunteer Appreciation Day Dinner 2007
Volunteer Appreciation Day Dinner 2007

Every April, EPIC holds an appreciation banquet for all Youth Peer Volunteer Mentors

Volunteer Appreciation Day Dinner 2007, Barry

Barry Waldman—EPIC’s hardest working volunteer—expresses his thanks to the Youth Peer mentors for all their hard work with their student matches

See more about and images of Volunteer Appreciation Day.

See our Youth Peer page for lots more about this program.

volunteer appreciation drawing

We invite former Youth Peer volunteers who would like to have their photo on this website to send in a favourite shot of themselves (just one please). Just email to epiccharity@gmail.com

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