Volunteering

We write about the changing landscape of volunteering, tips that could help you contribute to the community, and more.

Volunteer Joy this Holiday Season

Bring joy this holiday season by volunteering When you volunteer at this time of year, you’re one of over 74% of Canadians who take joy in volunteering for local charity during the holiday season. Or one of the 85% who believe that the holiday season is for helping those in need. You can find many ways to support local charities at this time of …

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Youth Volunteer Team at the VJF

The Volunteer Job Fair Community Volunteer Connections recently held a Fall Volunteer Job Fair at the Coquitlam Public Library. The event was for adults, seniors and youth to meet local non-profit organizations and their leaders, coordinators and managers to ask questions about their organizations, and learn more about their organization’s volunteer program. The event was a success, seeing over 400 people visit the Fair! …

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Volunteer Job Fair

Get involved, make a difference, and volunteer Volunteer Job Fair in the Tri-Cities Community Volunteer Connections and the Coquitlam Public Library are joining together this Fall to hold a Volunteer Job Fair. What is the Volunteer Job Fair? This is a free event for the public that will take place at The Coquitlam Public Library City Centre Branch this October 2, 2021. Are you …

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Why 45 Years of Volunteering?

Amazing Volunteers As Community Volunteer Connections celebrates its 45th anniversary, I’m asking myself about the benefits of volunteering. Community Volunteer Connections has had the honour of working with amazing volunteers since 1976. What has drawn these hundreds of volunteers to do this important volunteer work? Why do people volunteer and what are the benefits of volunteer work? There are many reasons that people volunteer, …

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Virtual Volunteering, Is it Here to stay?

The Future of Virtual Volunteering The World Of Volunteering Has Changed During The COVID Pandemic, During This Time, 56% Of Canadian Nonprofit Organizations Have Offered Some Type Of Virtual Volunteering. In BC, We Are Seeing More COVID-Related Restrictions Lifted, So Now We Can See Each Other In Personal Gatherings, We Can Dine In Restaurants Again, And We Don’t Have To Wear Masks As Often, So With Fewer Restrictions, What Is The Future Of …

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Friends of the Library Volunteers

Love Your Library There are many reasons to volunteer your time and talent, and for those who love libraries, Friends of the Library groups need eager, passionate and committed volunteers. Through Community Volunteer Connections, we can help you find those fulfilling opportunities with Friends of the Libraries. Why volunteer for a Friends of the Library group? At Community Volunteer Connections, we know Libraries are …

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Tips for Finding a Volunteer Position

Can’t decide where to volunteer? Here are five things you should think about when deciding where you want to volunteer. 1..How would you like to spend your time? You are giving your time and energy to a worthy cause. You want to make sure that you feel you are making a difference in your community by supporting a cause you believe in. Check out the …

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Board of Directors – The James Black Gallery

Volunteer Title: Board of Directors Commitment: 5-8 hours per month, depending on committee or executive roles Start Date: Feb 20, 2021 End Date: 2023 Location: 144 East 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T1J5 Description: A volunteer Board of Directors governs the policies and actions of the JBG. All Board members are automatically considered JBG members in good standing. We prioritize Black, Indigenous, people of color , queer, trans, …

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