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Here at Helping Hands we stand-out by tailoring our organization-youth matching services to include the desired skills the youth volunteers would like to develop. Our team of experienced professional works together to form healthy relationships between nonprofit organizations and volunteers or students who are looking for a community service placement.

Managing Team

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    Janelle Hinds

    Founder and Executive Director

    Advocate for youth engagement determined to improve the system

    Contact About: Anything from Workshops to Joining Team [email protected]

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    Tom Wolcott

    Director of Technology

    The Coding Wizard and Computer Science graduate

    Contact About: Technical Support [email protected]

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    Rochelle Punit

    Director of Fundraising and Donor Relations

    Community Developer with a passion for Volunteerism

    Contact About: Joining Board or Fundraising Efforts [email protected]

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    Ava Melenchuk

    Policy and Political Associate

    I am a Global Development student who is passionate about politics and youth involvement.

    Contact About: Creating Policy Changes [email protected]

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    Esther Mugabo

    Administrative Associate/Human Resources Coordinator

    I am an experienced Human Resources professional with expertise in conflict resolution in the workplace.

    Contact About: Interview to Join Team [email protected]

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    Ashvini Muralitharan

    Executive Creative Director

    I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic student who is committed to empowering youth in the community.

    Contact About: Marketing or Design Collaborations [email protected]

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    Beatrice Ndur-Osei

    Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

    A final-year social work student from York University who wants to inspire and empower their community to reach their full potential.

    Contact About: Partnering with us [email protected]

Volunteering Team

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    Abdul Kareem

    Software Developer

    Brings his experience as Digital Asset Management Analyst to the team.

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    Aiman Zada

    Policy and Political Associate

    I am a final-year Sociology and International Development Studies student who is passionate about helping others and creating program iniatives that provide support to youth, refugees, people of colour, and minority groups.

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    Aiza Ahmed

    Administrative Associate

    A high school student interested in creativity and researching. Outstanding your skill in this helping hand community. Incredible amazing and has good workers that can help you.

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    Amy Cao

    Software Developer

    I am an engineering student who is fascinated by machine learning and software development.

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    Amy Li

    Administrative Associate

    I am a Medical Sciences student who is invested in self-development, volunteering and building meaningful relationships.

  • Headshot of Andrea Jasko

    Andrea Jasko

    Social Media Associate

    I am a Commerce student with a passion for finance, social impact, and learning new skills.

  • Headshot of Arishi Maisara

    Arishi Maisara

    Administrative Associate

    I am a high school student who is passionate about empowering youth and bringing about positive change within communities.

  • Headshot of Arpana Kashyap

    Arpana Kashyap

    Human Resources Associate

    I am an experienced Human Resources Professional with in-depth experience of all HR activities.

  • Headshot of Aryan Kapur

    Aryan Kapur

    Administrative Associate

    I am a second-year Honours Biology student looking to bring about change in the lives of many and grow as a person.

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    Beth Neufeld

    Social Media Associate

    I am a freelance writer who is always on the lookout for new stories, adventures, and ways to give a little something back to the world.

  • Headshot of Blessing Akponah

    Blessing Akponah

    Administrative Associate

    I am a high school student with an interest in learning, exploring, and making an impact.

  • Headshot of Catherine Lam

    Catherine Lam

    Administrative Associate

    I am a high school student with a passion for creating amazing opportunities and positive change with future leaders.

  • Headshot of Chelsea Goodman

    Chelsea Goodman

    Social Media Associate

    I am a young leader with passion and a drive to succeed.

  • Headshot of Epsa Kapur

    Epsa Kapur

    Social Media Associate

    I am a dedicated individual with a passion for constant learning and a firm belief in giving back to the community.

  • Headshot of Eseohe Ojo

    Eseohe Ojo

    Social Media Associate

    I am a Policy professional working on human rights, technology, gender, and intersecting issues.

  • Headshot of Hamidah Oderinwale

    Hamidah Oderinwale

    Outreach Associate

    I am a high school student who is passionate about technology, volunteering, and inspiring change in the community.

  • Headshot of Harneet Khangura

    Harneet Khangura

    Outreach Associate

    I am a high school student with a passion for creating beneficial opportunities and collaborating with future leaders.

  • Headshot of Hector Phan

    Hector Phan

    Administrative Associate

    I am an ambitious Business student who is motivated to learn and make an impact.

  • Headshot of Hiba Fatima

    Hiba Fatima

    Administrative Associate

    I am a high school student with/full of energy, inspiration, and great intentions!

  • Headshot of Hira Zulfiqar

    Hira Zulfiqar

    Entrepreneurship Project Associate

    Justice Studies graduate with a passion to contribute positively to the community through mentoring and supporting youth.

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    Hussain Ali Naqvi

    Community Lead

    Young leader with a passion for improving health outcomes and empowering underprivileged youth.

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    Isabel Smillie

    Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

    I am a Business Management student with a lifelong interest in community development and education.

  • Headshot of Ishaan Bahl

    Ishaan Bahl

    Administrative Associate

    I am enthusiastic, determined, and hard-working high school student who is passionate about software and technology. 

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    Javen May

    Software Developer

    I'm an aspiring developer and data scientist looking to gain valuable experience in the tech world.

  • Headshot of Jalisha Yap

    Jalisha Yap

    Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

    I am a high school student who is passionate about business and finance. Striving to make a positive impact through empowering youth!

  • Headshot of Jenny Bui

    Jenny Bui

    Social Media Associate

    I am a full-time Social Psychology student. Passionate about advocating for mental health, diversity, and inclusion!

  • Headshot of Jonell Pantlitz

    Jonell Pantlitz

    Social Media Associate

    I am a journalist who believes in helping our community and giving back, and I feel that volunteering is one of the best ways to do this.

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    Krithik Bagawandas

    Administrative Associate

    I am a high school student who is interested in working with technology and bringing positive change to the community.

  • Headshot of Lior Boguslavski

    Lior Boguslavski

    Administrative Associate

    I am a final-year Life Science student who is committed to self-development and learning.

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    Manuela Eduaful

    Outreach Associate

    I am a first year college student majoring in Psychology. I have a passion for helping other people and impacting them in a positive way.

  • Headshot of Mujeedat Lekuti

    Mujeedat Lekuti

    Social Media Associate

    I am an enthusiastic, ambitious, and outgoing student who is ready to make change and a positive impact.

  • Headshot of Oyindamola Esho

    Oyindamola Esho

    Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

    I am a multidisciplinary storyteller who is dedicated to clear, concise, captivating narratives.

  • Headshot of Pahul Kaur

    Pahul Kaur

    Outreach Associate

    A high school student with a strong personality and a drive to succeed, seeking to gain experience and get involved in the community.

  • Headshot of Ramneek Sunner

    Ramneek Sunner

    Administrative Associate

    I am a high school student committed to creating change in the community through technology.

  • Headshot of Rashu Sharda

    Rashu Sharda

    Administrative Associate

    I am a young leader who is committed to self-development and passionate about diversity and inclusion.

  • Headshot of Riya Ahuja

    Riya Ahuja

    Social Media Associate

    I am a highschool student who is creative and highly determined to make a change in the community with my technology skills.

  • Headshot of Shan-Li Wang

    Shan-Li Wang

    Graphic Design Associate

    I am a Media Interactive Design student who loves all kinds of design and is looking to gain industry experience through volunteering.

  • Headshot of Shreya Rao

    Shreya Rao

    Administrative Associate

    I am a seasoned Human Resources professional. I specialize in helping organizations better understand their recruitment needs based on cultural fit.

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    Sui Young

    Front End Developer

    A Front-End Dev with a passion for building socially aware, accessibility conscious, and user friendly content.

  • Headshot of Syeda Zahra

    Syeda Zahra

    Software Developer

    A recent engineering graduate passionate about innovation and technology.

  • Headshot of Varshini Rajakumaran

    Varshini Rajakumaran

    Administrative Associate

    I am a high school student who is interested in business. I am driven to succeed and make positive change in the community!

  • Headshot of Vincent Dang

    Vincent Dang

    Software Developer

    I'm a Software Developer who is passionate about building web applications to improve the user experience and be made accessible to all types of users.

  • Headshot of Yuliya Sonko

    Yuliya Sonko

    Social Media Associate

    I am a hardworking student who is interested in marketing and consulting. I am passionate about equality and community engagement.

  • Headshot of Zoe Thornton

    Zoe Thornton

    Outreach Associate - Placement Student

    I am a Social Work student who is highly motivated to create a safe, accessible, and equitable future for all.

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    Armaan Rasheed

    Social Media Associate

    I am a dedicated individual who is striving to create real change in the world and bring equality to everyone.

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    Biethel Keflu

    Social Media Associate

    A second year business student interested in finance and marketing, and eager to create an impact in the lives of others through volunteer and extracurricular activities.

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    Doaa Alsadah

    Administrative Associate

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    Garry Brar

    Outreach Associate

    I am a hardworking student who is interested in marketing and consulting. Passionate about equality and community engagement!

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    Jessie Deng

    Social Media Associate

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    Mathura Manoranjan

    Social Media Coordinator

    A creative highschool student who has a passion to make a positive change to help the environment using my technology skills.

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    Philippa Wood

    Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

    I am an International Development graduate who is passionate about accessibility and policy.

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    Ryan Teng

    Social Media Associate

    An enthusiastic, ambitious and outgoing student ready to bring an impactful change

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    Salah Salah

    Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

    I am an ambitious self-starter who is devoted to promoting impactful and positive changes in my community.

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    Shayna Marks

    Policy and Political Associate

    I am a Health Sciences student with an interest in health law. I am passionate about community building and creating opportunites for youth to grow and achieve personal and educational success.

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    Tahmeed Naser

    Social Media Associate

    An innovative, passionate, and determined highschool student looking to inspire change in the world.

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    Yi-Lun Tsai

    Administrative Associate

    I am a college student who is eager to learn new skills through volunteering.

Previous Team Members

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    Ashley Ramdhan

    Entrepreneurship Program Lead

    High school student driven for change

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    Doreen Merza

    Social Media Associate

    I am a hardworking student with an interest in Human Resources management. Eager to learn, grow, and empower youth!

  • Headshot of Jessie Fawcett

    Jessie Fawcett

    Outreach Associate

    I am a Social Work student with an interest in youth rehabilitation and crisis intervention. As well, I am passionate about theatre and film, and am always looking for ways to incorporate these forms of art into social work with youth. I am dedicated to helping youth get second chances to pursue their dreams!

  • Headshot of Mackenzie Burnett

    Mackenzie Burnett

    Social Media Associate

    I am a social media and fundraising professional, volunteering enthusiast, and sustainability advocate.

  • Headshot of Maisie Gorial

    Maisie Gorial

    Governmental Outreach Lead

    A motivated individual who is determined to bring about

  • Headshot of Nicholas Tao

    Nicholas Tao

    Software Developer

    I am a high school student who is passionate about technology and volunteering.

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    Celina Gonzalez

    Social Media Associate

    I am a post-secondary Social Work student who is interested in community engagement and development.

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    Kanika Tibriwal

    Administrative Associate

    I am an enthusiastic high school student who is passionate about learning and empowering youth across my community.

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    Katie Zhou

    Operations Intern

    I am a post-secondary student aspiring to learn as much as I can. Eager to take on new tasks and challenges.

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    Madelyn Johnston

    Fundraising and Donor Relations

    I am passionate about business and community involvement.

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    Ronald So

    Software Developer

    Recent physics graduate, passionate about tech and software development.

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    Rosemarie Hylton

    Outreach Associate

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    Terry Gayle

    Human Resources Associate

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    Yashasvi Patrange

    Social Media Associate

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