The Volunteer of the Year Award is our highest recognition for the tremendous work our volunteers do. For over ten years the award has been presented annually to a volunteer who has demonstrated the Regina Humane Society’s core values such as compassion, professionalism, team work, leadership, care, integrity and honesty through their volunteer work. Recipients also show a commitment to the organization and animals that goes above and beyond what is asked of them. This may include mentoring other volunteers, filling difficult to recruit for roles or showing a consistent level of support.
We’re thrilled to announce that the Regina Humane Society Volunteer of the Year Award for 2016 has been awarded to Jaye Guigon. Jaye helps with numerous RHS volunteer programs including Office Support, Pet Therapy and Events. Jaye is a highly dependable volunteer, and often leaps into action when there’s a last minute volunteer cancelation to ensure the event is still a huge success. Jaye volunteers for multiple Pet Therapy visits each month and goes to great lengths to ensure all visits are a success. In 2016 alone she logged over 140 volunteer hours at the Shelter. RHS Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Bill Thorn, had the pleasure and honour of presenting Jaye with her award earlier this month.
Every single volunteer is an integral part of the RHS team and we value each and every one of them no matter how many hours they are able to work with us. A legion of volunteers working together makes it possible for the Society to provide and expand lifesaving programs and services to pets in need and our community as a whole. In 2016, Humane Society volunteers collectively donated over 7,112 hours of their time to support homeless animals in need. We are truly thankful for all of the hard work they do.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and congratulations, Jaye, on receiving this most deserved recognition.