Meet Lena, Our Featured Volunteer



This Featured Volunteer is a jack of all trades in our busy kitchen! Lena has been a loyal donor and volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels since October of 1999. She was working at Virginia Park Apartments and saw a volunteer delivering meals within the building; she immediately thought to herself that this would be a great place for her to volunteer and give back.  What does she enjoy most about volunteering in the Edmonton Meals on Wheels kitchen? “I get to meet a lot of people. It really helps to pass the time, while also contributing”, says Lena. Since day one, she has helped in different parts of the kitchen, ensuring quality in all of her roles. She’s built sandwiches, diced fresh veggies, and helped to prepare sweets in the bakery. Of all of these roles, she says she just can’t choose which one is her favourite; she enjoys them all. Outside of volunteering at Edmonton Meals on Wheels, Lena enjoys taking walks and is a part of the Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton. In addition to these two things, she just loves to travel. She has explored most of the USA with her favourite state being Alaska. Above all, though, she has always wanted to help people in need and she loves that she gets to accomplish that at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. She enjoys that she gets to help keep our service available for those who need it. Thank you for all that you do, Lena!