May 2018

Celebrating Volunteers - April 15 - 21

THANK YOU to all the incredible efforts of volunteers across BC. National Volunteer Week (NVW)  is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in the province.  

Thank you to Volunteer Canada Investors Group who have partnered to deliver the NVW Campaign.

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Upcoming Events

What’s New for 2018 - Provincial Volunteer Opportunities HUB

NVW Photo Contest Launch

Do you have photos of volunteers that celebrate and recognize the importance of ongoing contributions that volunteers make every day throughout our communities.

Let’s thank these individuals and celebrate the positive impact of volunteerism.

Send us photos that reflect the unique qualities of your volunteers and the strong contribution they make in their communities!


NEW THIS YEAR - Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries. *All winners will receive a cash prize to donate to a charity of their choice, and may be used in Volunteer BC’s marketing materials and promoted to media outlets throughout the province.




*Note: A photo opportunity will also be coordinated with the winners.

Submission deadline is April 6

Below are a few examples of NVW celebrations across the province.

Campbell River

Volunteer Campbell River handed out over 1,500 NVW Coffee Break Coupons as a token of appreciation.

Louise Howes - ED Campbell River celebrating NVW with Coffee Break Partner.


Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives hosted the Volunteers Are Stars Awards with over 250+ attendees to celebrate their community's volunteers.

Richmond Mayor - Malcolm Brodie and RCRG celebrate volunteers at the VOLUNTEER ARE STARS AWARDS.


A dedicated group of Cowichan Valley Volunteers hosted the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards  - a volunteer recognition program recognizing youth age 6-24.

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards - 71 youth nominated.

National Volunteer Week Photo Contest - And the winners are???

We are now judging the photo contest but here’s a preview of all the 2018 photo entries. Check out the dedicated volunteers! Thank you for all the entries to the contest. Winners will be announced soon.

Former Volunteer BC President Honoured

The Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette awards David Kimpton of Richmond, BC with Sovereign Medal.

Former Volunteer BC President, David Kimpton, Richmond BC was honoured with the SOVEREIGN’S MEDAL FOR VOLUNTEERS - recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service.

For more than 50 years, David Kimpton has given unselfishly of his time in order to improve the quality of life for those around him, notably as a parishioner, a driver for Meals on Wheels and as a volunteer board member with Care BC.

Check out upcoming events!

May 30 - June 1: VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada) 2018 Conference, Winnipeg - Event for volunteer management professionals in Canada.

June 11: The Digital Nonprofit, Vancouver - Vancouver's Online Strategy Conference for Nonprofit Leaders.