Inside Scoop about Erin

Guess what!!!!! It’s been four weeks already since I became a member of the Youth Green Squad!! Time sure flies by when you are having fun :D. Well this week was just as much fun as all of the other weeks and I also got to know a little bit more about a special someone, Erin!

Erin is a volunteer for the West-End Food Co-op and she has been volunteering with them for a little over 3 months now. She found out about this opportunity through a professor at york university where she is completing a degree in environmental studies. Erin is a really dedicated person who spends a lot of her time volunteering and giving back to others.

Something interesting that I found out while talking to Erin was that she wants to start her own co-op one day, so what better way to gain experience than to work for a co-op. For those of you who are wondering what a co-op is and does, I have the answers that you are looking for. A co-op or co-operative is an organization made up of a lot of people and each member of the co-operative pays a fee to become a member. However becoming a member of the West End Food Co-op makes you a part owner of their company (i.e. you own a share in their company) and gives you a vote in the company’s decision. Talking to Erin I learned lot about why she volunteers and what she hopes to gain from this experience.

Stay tuned next week for some delicious recipes and to unravel the mystery of butter chicken 😛


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