Community Volunteer Connections is a registered volunteer centre with over 45 years of experience in bridging connections between people that want to volunteer with voluntary organizations.
In 1976, Mary Brown leads a steering committee operating under SHARE Family Services towards independence. On August 11, with funding from the Ministry of Social Services, Community Volunteer Connections (formally the Greater Coquitlam Volunteer Bureau) officially registered its name and established an office at Vanier Elementary School in Coquitlam, BC.
Who We Serve
We serve individuals from diverse backgrounds, with diverse abilities and disabilities. We serve neurodiverse adult volunteers, student volunteers, as well as highly experienced working and retired adults. We also support families and caring companies who’s employees volunteer.
We have a holistic approach to affecting social change in our cities through volunteerism.
- Through the Mental Health Integration Support program, we serve university and college student volunteers with opportunities to volunteer in a Fraser Health facility and work with staff in the delivery of activities to support adults in long-term and short-term recovery.
- Through our Volunteer Integration program, we promote and advocate for adults living with disabilities to be included as meaningful contributors to the health and well being of communities.
- Through our Youth in Action program, we work with students in School District 43, to volunteer in leadership roles, and to take on the challenge of providing solutions to community issues, through the execution of youth led initiatives.
To support and promote volunteerism as a means to enhance the quality of life of individuals and strengthen organizations that rely on volunteer support.
Community diversity is the source of its strength.
The inclusion of all individuals and their unique contribution of volunteer skills, to contribute in meaningful ways.
To provide leadership in services and resources to support adaptive solutions to community engagement.
To form partnerships with non-profits, businesses, and local government.
To provide youth with access to meaningful volunteer opportunities.