Volunteering

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

Volunteer to Fight COVID-19

Are you a student? Volunteer to fight COVID-19 and you’ll receive Canada Emergency Benefits. It’s challenging to find work, but if you’re a student and find yourself worried about finances, help is available. On April 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the new Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), which will provide students with $1,250 a month from May to August. During his press conference, …

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Our Response to COVID-19

All current volunteer programs have been suspended until further notice. These programs will be running again as soon as possible. We know how valuable our programs have been to the communities we serve. Once we are able to again place volunteers through these programs, you can contact us MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS We would like to hear from you about how your organization is being impacted …

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Lisa Wolfe, Executive Director of CVC

Greetings from Lisa Wolfe, new executive director of Community Volunteer Connections I am honored to join Community Volunteer Connections (CVC) as the new Executive Director. I am passionate about connecting volunteers to their communities. Through my own volunteer experiences; I have had the privilege to meet, learn and be part of some incredible projects and life changing circumstances. CVC has a long and rich …

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Adventure Play Care Needs a New Home

Adventure Play Care, a non-profit child care operator is looking for a new space. Their previous partnership and space allowed them to offer over 4800 hours of free child care per year to families that needed it. They hope to find a similar space and partnership. We would love to offer camp and other programs at a school as a PAC fundraiser. We would …

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BC Employer Training Grant

Grant amounts of up to $300,000 per fiscal year. Depending on the stream, anywhere from 60% to 100% of the costs are covered! Applications are currently being accepted. Non-profits are eligible. There are three different training streams. Stream 1: Foundational Training Stream – This stream supports unemployed, underemployed and low-skilled British Columbians to obtain the essential, transferrable and certified skills to increase their job …

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