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Pan Am Volunteer: Carrie Sally

Carrie Sally (BA, 1986)

U of T Scarborough is not only one of the major hosts for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan American Games, we also have active alumni, students, faculty and staff who are volunteering at venues across the region. Over the course of the Games, we’ll feature some of these volunteers and what they’re doing to participate. Today, we speak with UTSC Alum Carrie Sally (BA, 1986)

What will be your role(s) during the games?

I will be an event services host, so that entails about six different roles from working the info booth, checking passes for photographers, game officials, guests, taking event tickets and taking people to their seats at the venue. It’s all in the public eye and fits very well with my skills and personality.

Where will you be stationed?

I am working at the Markham Atos Centre, which is about 10 minutes from where I live.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about working at a sporting event of this magnitude, learning and new opportunities and of course meeting new people

What do you think the games will do for UTSC?

I feel the games will bring even more exposure (both local and international) to the campus and also bring attention to the high level of academia and facility at the campus.

Why did you get involved?

I have been volunteering on committees both in the company I work for, and I have been on the City of Markham's Environmental Committee since 2009. I have gained so many opportunities from my various volunteer roles and I wish to continue on this very valuable path. The experiences I will get and the new network of people I will meet will be invaluable in so many ways.

Why is volunteering important to you?

I feel I bring a lot of positive energy to the committees I have volunteered with. There is something about giving back that is like nothing else. I think it has to do with helping others and seeing that you can make a difference!

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