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Name: Dave Watson
Organization: Goodwill Industries - Essex Kent Lambton Inc.
Number of Years Volunteering: 9
Activities: Dave Watson’s career in volunteerism began in 2002 when he applied to Goodwill Industries to become a Board Director. After sitting on the Board for a couple of years we soon realized his potential and he was nominated to Board President in 2004. Over the past nine years Dave has given his time, effort, expertise, and heart to Goodwill Industries and in return he has earned the admiration, and respect, of not only our Board of Directors and staff but also of the many sheltered employees whose lives have benefited due to Dave’s involvement . From cutting ribbons at Goodwill grand openings to serving hot chocolate at a Halloween get together, Goodwill can always count on Dave to lead the way.
One of Dave’s favorite statements is: "Wherever there is a Goodwill, a community is at work. Every day, Canada's Goodwill’s are strengthening their communities, providing access to meaningful employment and promoting dignity and independence for the people who need it the most."
Tips for Volunteers: There are literally hundreds of worthy organizations and agencies in need of your services. Just knowing the mission and vision is not enough. Take the time to look deeper and truly understand what the agency stands for and how they function. Once you have made your selection, dedicate yourself. The work is hard, the rewards are great.