Category Archive: Volunteers

Christmas Giving

Christmas at YESS would not be the joyous time it is without the help and dedication of our volunteers. Nancy Ng has been serving Christmas dinner to our youth for the past 12… Continue reading

Mealshare Brings Local Restaurants Together for YESS

Mealshare is an organization with a simple goal: buy one meal, give one meal. Founded by Andrew Hall and Jeremy Bryant in 2013, Mealshare has grown to share partnerships and serve communities across… Continue reading

10 REMARKABLE UPDATES – SUMMER 2015

As the days start to get a little bit shorter and the air starts to get a little bit cooler, we can’t help but reminisce about what a remarkable summer it’s been at… Continue reading

A Night To Remember

by Nancy Ng You would think that the night of Friday June 13, 2014 would be filled with fear and bad luck. Oh such superstitions! It was anything but black cats crossing your… Continue reading

My Favourite Organization in Edmonton

One of the driving forces behind YESS is our volunteers, affectionately known as Generation YESS. We couldn’t do what we do without this special group of people! To celebrate National Volunteer Week we… Continue reading

My Own Young Adult Experience Makes Me Feel Connected to the Cause and Purpose of YESS

One of the driving forces behind YESS is our volunteers, affectionately known as Generation YESS. We couldn’t do what we do without this special group of people! To celebrate National Volunteer Week we… Continue reading

I Wish To Lead By Example

One of the driving forces behind YESS is our volunteers, affectionately known as Generation YESS. We couldn’t do what we do without this special group of people! To celebrate National Volunteer Week we… Continue reading

An a-MAZE-ing Fundraiser!

by Nancy Ng, YESS Volunteer Dark and squished into a confined space…that’s where many Edmonton children found themselves at Edmonton’s city hall for the Amazing Maze for YESS (Youth Empowerment Support Services), held… Continue reading

Volunteers are priceless

It’s National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize the amazing work done by the countless local heroes in our community.To celebrate – here are the three reasons volunteers rock: Volunteers help us stay… Continue reading

How your employer supports volunteering

Taken from the Imagine Canada “Giving and Volunteering in Alberta” report. More than six in ten (61%) Albertan volunteers with an employer reported that they received some form of employer support for their volunteering… Continue reading

It’s how I make a difference

Nancy started volunteering with YESS in 1999, helping to prepare supper on Christmas day. This has been a Christmas tradition for her since 1999, and she plans to extend this tradition for many… Continue reading

“I get more out than I sacrifice for it”

When Tara approaches the doors to the Nexus shelter program before 9:00, the kids—who she sees without fail each week—call out to her, asking what she’s brought with her that evening. Months ago,… Continue reading