Meet the Team!

Aleeza Qayyum

Hey volunteer enthusiasts! I’m Aleeza, and I am a grade 11 student at Stephen Lewis Secondary School. I am super ecstatic to be Volunteering Peel’s chairperson for the year and the head of Events Management. Volunteering has been a huge part of my life as it gives me a platform to make a difference in my community, and an opportunity to try new things and meet new people. Over the 1000+ volunteer hours I have collected over my past 3 years of high school, Volunteering Peel has been very close to my heart as it was an easy way for me to come out of my shell and enter the world of volunteering! I enjoy watching Netflix, trying new bubble tea flavours, working part time at my job at PUMA, learning, and exploring the world! I love having conversations with others and creating personal connections with others, so feel free to strike a conversation with me at an event or over social media.

Jennifer Khuu

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer, and I’m a grade 10 student at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School. I’m so excited to start my second year with Volunteering Peel as this year’s Vice Chairperson, and one of the Public Relations executive members! I absolutely love volunteering, from meeting new people, to helping out the community in a fun and engaging way. It brings happiness and joy every time I get the opportunity to go out and volunteer. Asides from volunteering, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, and reading (let me know if you have any recommendations!). I also really love coffee and cute animals. I love to meet and hear other people’s stories, so come share yours and say hi if you ever see me at an event!

Amy Zhou

Hey there! I’m Amy, a grade 11 student attending John Fraser Secondary School. I am looking forward to beginning my second year with Volunteering Peel as one of this year’s Public Relations executives! Volunteering provides us with the rare feeling of satisfaction of making a positive impact on your community. There’s nothing quite like the rewarding experience of finding a common ground with other unexpected volunteers. I also enjoy all types of food along with a good cup of tea or coffee. Chances are, if you’re offering either of those, I might just strike up a conversation! Talk to me about every genre of music, video games, yoga or cats. I hope to meet some new friends through some upcoming events in 2018!

Andy Zhao

Hey there! My name is Andy Zhao and I’m a grade 10 student at Glenforest Secondary School. I’m very excited to part of Volunteering Peel for the second year acting as the head of Events Management. I remember the first time when I walked onto the bus being my first time volunteering with Volunteering Peel, and I can tell you that it was something that I had never experienced before. Volunteering to me is a fundamental part of my life, and it is something that I truly enjoy. Nothing is better than to see my fellow volunteers smiling after a hard day at work, making many new long lasting friendships, and having the opportunity to work with an amazing team. Outside of volunteering, I love playing volleyball, piano, and watching movies. If you see me around, come around and say hello!

Ariana Ghavami

Hello beautiful people! My name is Ariana and I'm in grade 10 at John Fraser Secondary School. This is my second year on the Volunteering Peel team acting as head of finance. Volunteering has become such a big part of my life in the past year and it's amazing! There is nothing more fulfilling than spending a day helping your community alongside your peers. Additionally, volunteering around the community has allowed me to meet so many new, and interesting people I would have never met otherwise. Outside of school I spend my time reading, gaming and binge watching netflix. If you see me at an event don't be afraid to come over and say hi; I hope to meet you all at future events!

QiLin Xue

Hi, I’m QiLin and I’m a grade 10 student at John Fraser Secondary School. I’m the head of Human Relations and the guy behind the website this year. I’m very excited to be part of this amazing organization, which transformed my awkward grade 8 self into myself today. Volunteering can help you develop new skills, meet new people, and give back to the community, all while spending time with friends. Remember, there may not be “I” in team, but there’s definitely “U” in volunteer, so don’t be afraid to come out and join us! I also enjoy running, swimming, playing chess, and doing math. If you see me at an event, don’t be shy to say hello. I look forward to meeting you all!

Zuhayr Shaikh

Hey! My name’s Zuhayr and I’m a grade 11 student at Stephen Lewis Secondary School. As I begin my second year at Volunteering Peel as the head of marketing, I can truly attest to how amazingly unique it is to volunteer with us. From the moment that my ninth grade self stepped on the bus to journey to my first ever event, I was welcomed by many new people and ended up making some lasting friends that day, which is why I love volunteering! It brings the most unlikely people together through a shared feeling of happiness and belonging. When I’m not volunteering, I love to animate, take photos for the gram, act, or sip on a nice cup of tea. So if you ever see me at an event be sure to drop by and say hi so I could get a chance to know you better!

Bill Song

Greetings all! My name is Bill Song. I'm a grade 10 student attending John Fraser Secondary School and I'm currently a committee member here at VP. Volunteering has enriched my life with many incredible experiences; I've gotten the opportunity to meet many awesome people, participated in spectacular events, and had incredible amounts of fun in general. Through acts of volunteerism, I've fulfilled myself with a feeling of self-accomplishment, and it's most definitely given me a brighter outlook on life! In my leisure time, I enjoy playing hockey, watching anime, drawing, and doing photography. Feel free to strike up a conversation with me about life or anything in general.

Dinu Wijetunga

Hello there! My name is Dinu Wijetunga, I’m currently a grade 10 student at Stephen Lewis Secondary School, and I’m super excited to be a Volunteering Peel Committee Member this year! To me, volunteering and helping out in our community is so important because it allows us to give back, while feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment. Other than volunteering, I enjoy cross-country running, swimming, watching movies, and browsing memes on Instagram. Fun fact about me; I love keeping myself up to date with what's going on in the space industry (especially with Elon Musk and SpaceX), so if you're a fellow space nerd, you know who to talk to! If you see me at a Volunteering Peel event, be sure to wave hello!

Eric Zhang

Hello World! My name is Eric Zhang, and I'm a grade 10 student currently attending Glenforest Secondary School. I'm very stoked to be part of Volunteering Peel as a first year committee member! Helping out in the community is something I really love to do and it feels so satisfying to make a difference and give back to my community. I am very excited to share that same excitement with you. Some of my hobbies include playing/listening to music, the arts, sports, and exploring the city on my longboard. See me around? I would love to talk to you about anime and the latest scientific/technological trends. Hope to meet you all at any of our events!

Ethan Wang

Hey reader! My name is Ethan Wang and I’m a grade 10 at John Fraser Secondary School. I am so excited to be a part of Volunteering Peel as a first year Committee Member! There is something very gratifying and enjoyable for me about volunteering and helping other people in general. Volunteering lets you take a step back from your own life by doing something relaxing and fulfilling for others in your community. Other than volunteering, some of my hobbies include playing the violin, taekwondo, video games, listening to music and eating food I’m not allergic too. Hope to see you at an event!

Hamza Ahmad

Bonjour! My name is Hamza and i am a grade 9 student at Cawthra Parks Secondary School. I’m super excited to be apart of the Volunteering Peel team as a first year committee member. Volunteering is super important to me because you gain life experiences that help accomplish tasks. To me volunteering is a lot more than getting your hours to graduate, it's a opportunity to see what goes on in your community and make new friends. That may sound cliche but it's true I made friends from different schools and different grades just by volunteering. I am into coding (I am the definition of beginner though), and i also like playing fortnite and GTA5 on my PS4. So if you see me at any event feel free to tell say hello!

Irene Hu

Hello! My name is Irene Hu and I am a Grade 10 IB student at St. Paul Secondary School. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Volunteering Peel team as a first year committee member! Volunteering is an instrumental part of my life. It is a great way to gain rewarding experiences, meet amazing people and develop new skills while helping out the community with family and friends. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing badminton, reading books and savoring delicacies. If you see me at an event, don’t be afraid to come and say hi to me! I look forward to meeting you all!

Jeffrey Lin

Hi! My name’s Jeffrey Lin. I’m a tenth grader at John Fraser Secondary School, and I’m excited to say that I’m a part of the Volunteering Peel team as a Committee Member! Going out into the community to do volunteer work always provides so many opportunities to experience new things. I’ve talked to and worked with so many great people who’ve helped out a lot. Events, while sometimes physically taxing, are also rewarding once completed and fun to volunteer at. Whenever I have time, I watch anime, play Hearthstone, read books as well as manga, listen to music, and paint. If you see me at an event, don’t hesitate to flag me down and say hello!

John Yang

Hello there! My name is John Yang. I am currently a grade 10 student at John Fraser Secondary School and am excited be a Volunteering Peel committee member this year. Volunteering gives people the opportunity to be a force of change in their community and allows you to meet new amazing people. Through volunteering, I have participated in so many rewarding experiences that have helped me developed life-long skills. In my spare time you can usually find me listening to podcasts, playing video games, or binging YouTube videos when I really should be studying for that math test I have tomorrow. I hope to see you all at events this year and if you see me at an event, don’t hesitate to say hello!

Noura Almawi

What’s up everyone! My name’s Noura Almawi. I’m a grade 10 student at John Fraser Secondary School and I’m hyped to start my first year as a Committee Member with Volunteering Peel. Volunteering has allowed me to help out my community and meet so many amazing people. I enjoy going to events so if you ever see me there feel free to start a conversation with me. In my spare time I love doing anything related to music, watching anime and video gaming. I hope to see you at some events!