Read stories about others like you, who are passionate about Special Olympics.
Since 2002, Carol Bosse has been working with Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) as a consultant in their Customer Interaction Centre. Upon her start at TCI, Carol learned more about the national partnership between TCI and Special Olympics Canada and the great lengthy relationship the two organizations had with one another. The relationship with Special Olympics Canada piqued Carol's interest as her niece suffers from spinal bifida. Carol was excited to learn that the company she worked for supported an organization that supported individuals with a disability. "I thought it would be nice to contribute my time to a great organization."
Carol started as a silent auction volunteer for the annual Special Olympics Festival Gala, later assuming the role of volunteer coordinator. She is now responsible for the silent and live auction processes. Each year, Carol recruits volunteers within TCI, that all the roles involved with the silent and live auctions are filled. About 60 dedicated associates will volunteer their time to make every festival a great success.
"I keep coming back because I know what I do contributes, and assists all athletes, coaches and parents in achieving milestones that would not be possible without Special Olympics. The laughter, the tears of joy, and the heartfelt moments of achievement I get to experience alongside each individual...I can't wait for the next event."
In addition to the annual gala, Carol volunteered at the 2008 Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games in Durham. She won't ever forget "when the athletes and coaching staff entered the gymnasium cheering, laughing, crying, and helping each other reach their places. No words can express the heartfelt moment I experienced, and it's why I continue to volunteer because I see my efforts transpire right in front of my eyes."