Peer volunteer highlight: Meet Teresa

Jun 1, 2023

Teresa has been volunteering with us since 2004!⁠

Teresa immigrated from Hong Kong to Canada in the 1970’s and soon became connected to Vancouver’s Chinatown and Downtown Eastside communities. ⁠Teresa helps with translation for the Chinese seniors who attend the centre. She also works at the welcome desk of our drop-in centre to help the women access our services.

I like helping and relating to people. Volunteering at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre gives me this opportunity. People are friendly, welcoming, and humble at DEWC. So, it is easy to make friends.” – Teresa⁠