Name: Caitriona McParland
Number of years volunteering: 4
Volunteering at the folk festival signals summer, great music and meeting new and old friends. It’s the bringing together of people who may not ordinarily meet and creating a sense of belonging so we can achieve a common and fun goal. I will continue to volunteer at the folk festival in Vancouver because now it feels like home. A home filled with good spirit, good times and beautiful people. The running of this non-profit is exemplary and could teach a lot to companies in terms of organising and managing people, as well as implementing robust policy in a timely and comprehensible manner.