Volunteer Futures Keynote Announcement!

Volunteer Futures Keynote Announcement!

The Courage To Lead

Virtually every time we have a tough decision to make as a leader, courage is required to shift from merely thinking about the right thing to do, to actually doing it. This fast-paced, interactive keynote will help you come to grips with how to access the courage you already possess . . . to lead regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in!

We are honoured to have David Gouthro, President of The Consulting Edgeas the keynote at this year’s Volunteer Futures Symposium.

Keep up to date with keynote and speaker announcements on the Volunteer Futures Symposium page.

Volunteer BC’s National Volunteer Week 2019 Photo Contest Winners

Volunteer BC’s National Volunteer Week 2019 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our National Volunteer Week 2019 Photo Contest Winners!

1st Place: Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre

2,212 Purple Baby Hats were made and donated to Children’s Hospital as part of the Purple Hat program, designed to raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome.

2nd Place: Ladysmith & District Historical Society

Quentin Goodbody, a LDHS Industrial Heritage Preservation volunteer took young people for trips back and forth on the track at the Comox Logging & Railway Co. in situ rail yard on a restored CL&R Co. hand-pump car during our Ladysmith’s Heritage BC Event this February 23, 2019. This was an experience enjoyed by young children, teens and adults. Our other volunteers showed visitors the groups’ heritage restoration projects: the Humdirgen, a rare machine that off-loaded the logs from the log cars which they made operational, the 1923 Baldwin steam Locomotive that brought the logs down from Nanaimo Lakes to the Ladysmith Log Dump, which our volunteers now have ready for painting, the original First Aid building which they have nearly restored and the original Washroom/Lunchroom which has had a first coat of paint. These two buildings were used to show slideshows, serve refreshments and as kids’ hands-on activity centres.

3rd Place: Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS)

RAPS Cat Volunteer lounging with a couple of the 500 cats who call the No-Kill Sanctuary home!

Thank you to everyone who entered and celebrated the amazing volunteerism in BC!

Volunteer BC’s National Volunteer Week 2019 Photo Contest

Volunteer BC’s National Volunteer Week 2019 Photo Contest

National Volunteer Week – The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities
April 7 – 13 , 2019 

From April 7 – 13, 2019 Volunteer Canada & Volunteer BC are celebrating Canada’s 12.7 Million volunteers during National Volunteer Week!

Do you have photos of volunteers that create a positive impact in your community?

Send us photos that reflect the unique qualities of your volunteers and the strong contribution they make.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 photos, included in our Annual Report and website.

Contest DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

Submit Your Photos Here
NVW 2019 is Around the Corner!

NVW 2019 is Around the Corner!

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. 
This year’s theme is: “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities.”
The image of the hot air balloons of different sizes, shapes and colours reflects the diversity of community volunteers. It illustrates that when people volunteer together, the sky is the limit, in terms of what they can achieve. More details.