volunteers

we’re here to help people take action and to realize their potential to make a difference

Our volunteers are the inspiration that has powered Results’ impact for more than 30 years! They are empowered citizens from across Canada - students, professionals, retirees - who volunteer their time to learn about the issues responsible for global poverty and use their voice to make meaningful impact.
See all the latest actions of our volunteers across Canada here.
We’d love for you to volunteer with us! Learn more.
We equip our volunteers with training, tools, and support so that they become skilled and confident to take action on the issues. Whether they meet in groups or operate solo, they communicate what they’ve learned by writing to the media, voicing their opinion on social media, and meeting with federal government decision makers - Members of Parliament (MPs), Senators, and government staff - to advise and guide them towards decisions that give people living in poverty the health, education and economic opportunity they need to thrive.

regional leaders

Our regional leaders are volunteers who facilitate activities in their region - whether it be in a small town or a major city. They oversee local volunteer groups, work closely with Results staff, and empower other volunteers who are passionate about making the world a better place. 

Do you want to inspire others in your community? Learn more about becoming a regional leader.

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Arjun Patel

Regional Leader, Toronto (ON)

Arjun (AJ) Patel is a recent graduate of McMaster University's MSc in Global Health program. He is very passionate about global health and international development, with a particular focus on human rights advocacy. He has worked in various capacities in the public health field in Canada, Greece and India.
"I feel that it is our civic responsibility as world citizens to use our privileged position in Canada to address global disparities in poverty, health, and education."
What brings me back month after month to Results is the realization that by taking small actions, I contribute to other actions throughout the country and together we produce tangible results. And I’ve seen those results year after year - we’ve actually unlocked hundreds of millions of dollars in health care, education, economic opportunities for the world’s poorest families. That makes a huge difference for me as a human being to see that my few hours of volunteering makes such a difference.

- Jean-Francois, Results volunteer

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Nina Huynh 
Results volunteer

Nina Huynh
Let your personality shine by speaking about issues you’re most passionate about. Don’t be afraid to speak from the heart.
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Nina has recently joined the Results Ottawa group and is passionate about raising her voice to end extreme poverty. Not long ago, Nina met with her Member of Parliament (MP) and we asked her a couple of questions about her experience. Here’s what she had to say:

Why did you decide to meet with your MP?

“From my academic background in global health to my volunteer experiences abroad in Vietnam, Belize, and India, I have developed knowledge on the challenges of achieving global equity. For the past four years, I have been a researcher on projects that ranged from food security to infectious diseases, but most importantly I learned the importance of using your research platform for advocacy purposes in order to create meaningful change in the society. That is the reason why I decided to meet with my MP and express why I think investing in international development is important for Canada and on a global scale for the elimination of extreme poverty and preventable diseases.”

How did your meeting go?

“I was definitely nervous meeting my MP for the first time but Sherry Moran (fellow volunteer) and the Results Canada staff prepared me well. When I first entered my MP’s office, we pretended to hand shake because he was feeling under the weather and wanted to prevent the spread of germs. This definitely lightened the mood and I felt more comfortable speaking to him."

During the conversation, I discussed my experience with global inequalities: how I have witnessed individuals open defecating on the streets in Delhi and the stories I’ve heard from locals discussing the impacts of corruption and low-funded healthcare systems. My MP resonated with me by sharing his past experience abroad and also the fact that a distant family member passed away from tuberculosis. I was delighted and perhaps even surprised to see how willing my MP was to help as he offered to pass along my ask to the Prime Minister and Minister of Health. Overall, I felt the meeting was successful because I spoke authentically, adding in personal experiences as I saw fit.”

What’s your advice for someone who has never met their MP?

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