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Volunteer in Vancouver

Finding a way to support your community

Learn how you can contribute to your community through volunteering with the Checkmate Foundation.

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Areeb Qayyum

Program Director & Long-term Volunteer

“I've been a volunteer with the Checkmate Foundation for seven months, having assisted in running a large number of events at various libraries, community centres, and institutions during that time. Volunteering with the foundation has been a transformational experience for me, the ability to couple my love for chess with my love for bolstering the sense of community we all have in Calgary is something I find infinitely rewarding. I find that chess is an excellent medium to bring people from all ages, backgrounds, and life paths together. [...] Teaching chess has allowed me to apply the lessons I give in my everyday life."
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