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CatherinefGet to know Catherine Fortin and her volunteer work with HavServe in her own words.

I was born and raised in Montreal and I moved to Vancouver two years ago. I am a native French speaker, and I also speak English and Spanish. I am presently studying translation, and I would like to work as a professional translator in the future.

What motivated you to seek a volunteer opportunity with Havserve?When I learned that HavServe was looking for someone to translate documents from English to French for the teachers in Haiti, I thought it would be a good opportunity to help Haiti. I enjoy doing translation and I want to get as much experience as I can. It is nice to help others while doing something that you like.

What was your contribution to the HavServe programs/projects in Haiti?I translated some documents about the organization that need to be presented to the government of Haiti.

How do you perceive online volunteerism?I think it is important to help with whatever you can do, even if it is only something small. Online volunteerism allows you to help others no matter where you are located.

What did you learn about yourself during your experience?I find it very rewarding to do something useful.