Our 2017 Volunteer Spirit Award Recipients

elizabethElizabeth Kerwin-Smith has been an Elf volunteer for 4 years and her energy and dedication to her students is contagious! We are very lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers, but Elizabeth is a shining example of how a compassionate and positive influence can be so powerful in the life of a young person. Her students are always so happy to see her and her efforts at making literacy fun and exciting are evident by their smiles when she arrives at Princess Elizabeth School. Elizabeth is a tireless ambassador for our organization and we are so lucky to have her on our team of ELF volunteers!
The Saint John Volunteer Centre would like to recognize Elizabeth for her outstanding volunteer work!



AmitAmit Tamrakar was born in New Delhi, India. Moved to North America in 2002. He started volunteering in Ontario in 2010 with Brighton Rotary Club and served as International Director from 2011-2013. He also served as Director for Prequile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society in Brighton in 2013
After moving to Saint John he began participating in Tutoring program from Irving Oil at St. John the Baptist/King Edward School. He is also a volunteer Member at Millidgeville North School in Parent School Support Committee 2015-2016 and he volunteered at Diwali festival function conducted by Saint John Hindu society in 2016 . Amit also started the Saint John Cricket Club in 2015, and still a board member
Other affiliations include:
– Currently board member at Cricket New Brunswick since 2016
– Currently board member at Saint John Soccer Club since 2016
– Currently Director of Professional Development at PMI New Brunswick since 2016
The Saint John Volunteer Centre would like to recognize Amit for his outstanding volunteer work!


Emma Turner is 17 years old and volunteered over 200 hours at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception restoration project last summer. Emma’s role was to provide tours of the cathedral & tell guests all about the importance of the restoration project. Many of the guests were cruise ship passengers. Emma played a key role as spokesperson for the fund raising initiative along with being an ambassador for the cathedral as well as and the city of Saint John itself.
The Saint John Volunteer Centre would like to recognize Emma for her outstanding volunteer work!



George has an extensive history of volunteering! Some of the highlights include:
• Westfield, Village Recreation Council, organizing kids ball hockey, little league and westfield school boys hockey
• Neighbourhood Police Council & the Saint John Police Museum
• Poppy Campaign with the Royal Canadian Legion
• Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Program
• Volunteer broadcaster with the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Radio Station for many years

George continues to volunteer at the Saint John Police Museum Inc. located at 56 Prince William Street greeting and meeting all visitors locally and from away.

To read all about George and his wonderful volunteer work over the years click here>>> George Stackhouse
The Saint John Volunteer Centre would like to recognize George for his outstanding volunteer work!