VFBS 2020 KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT

VFBS 2020 KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Imagine Canada
From the global pandemic to the WE charity controversy to a seismic shift related to systemic racism, the charitable sector has been engaged in massive disruption.  Bruce’s keynote will address some of the main issues from 2020 and look ahead to the possibilities of 2021. More event info.

Volunteer Futures BCACG Symposium Virtual Conference

Volunteer Futures BCACG Symposium Virtual Conference

The 2020 Volunteer Futures BCACG Symposium has been rescheduled to November 12 & 13. Given the current circumstances with the pandemic, we have shifted to a virtual conference instead. We may not be together in-person, but we will continue to offer the cost-effective, high quality event that you have come to expect and value.

Virtual Volunteer Ideas Sheet

Volunteering has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep the momentum going, organizations can offer virtual volunteering opportunities to keep volunteers engaged. Today’s volunteering includes donating your time and skills virtually. Instead of being physically available to volunteer, many people have found their place in the world of virtual volunteering.

For many roles, all you need is an internet connection to make a difference! We’ve compiled a list of virtual volunteer ideas from organizations across BC in our info sheet. Check it out here.

Volunteer BC’s National Volunteer Week 2020 Photo Contest Winners

Volunteer BC’s National Volunteer Week 2020 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our National Volunteer Week 2020 Photo Contest Winners!

1st Place: Canadian Mental Health Association – Vancouver Fraser

These are just two of the amazing 225 volunteers that support our largest fundraising event Ride Don’t Hide which has proceeds going to youth mental health programs. From traffic marshalls to support stations to package packers, our volunteers are just as valuable as participants – we couldn’t do anything we do without them. We are grateful for our one-off event volunteers and the dedicated year-after-year program volunteers. We are grateful for the for the deep deep community connection they bring. Thank you.

2nd Place: Hixon Soup Group

Hixon Soup Group ladies are serving brunch by donation to the community to raise money for supplies to make soup to be delivered to our seniors once every two weeks throughout the winter!

3rd Place: South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

Spreading Love and Joy through Dog Therapy

Honourable Mentions:

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