October 2018

Volunteer Futures Symposium Highlights!

Volunteer Futures Symposium 2018 on October 3 & 4 in Richmond was fun-filled event! We had 22 speakers and 11 sessions to choose from spanning topics from working with Indigenous organizations, volunteer recognition, bullying in the workplace to tracking your success, there was a lots to learn from these incredible speakers.

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Favourite moments from #VFS2018

Keynote - Kris Archie from The Circle along with other Indigenous Charitable Leaders shared their wisdom and experiential insight on partnership, collaboration and volunteerism.

Jason Shim from Pathways to Education Canada presented a dynamic session on how not to suck at digital youth engagement and taught attendees some dance moves!

Birds a Feather Breakfast - we introduced a new way of networking based on on shared interests and topics.

Show/Tells - we invited a wide range of organizations to come talk about their tools/resources in short but informative format. These included: OassisBMS InsurancedarelleJunior Achievement of BC & Wayblaze.

Volunteer Centre Leaders Huddle - More than 12 Volunteer
Centres at the event to meet and exchange ideas on how to build a strong Volunteer Centre Network in BC.

Show Our Sponsors Some Love

Thank you to our sponsors for their support and helping us put on a great event! Visit their sites to see what they can offer you and your organization.

New Board 2018-2019

New Volunteer BC Board was elected at the AGM on Oct. 4. The new board brings together a unique blend of non-profit and entrepreneurial experience to the organization.

Caption L-R: Lorelynn Hart, Oscar Cruz, Debbie Smith, Stacy Ashton, Lawrie Portigal, Jocelyn Wong, Anne-Marie Koeppen, Tracey Davidson, & Andy Telfer

Missing: Rob Gloor

On the Road Again - Training Roadshow


We are on the road again offering training in communities across BC.

Nov 1 & 2 - Volunteer BC & Volunteer Terrace will be hosting a 2 day training session. More details here.

Nov 7 - Volunteer BC & Volunteer Campbell River. More details here

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


Volunteer BC & AVRBC are supporting this year’s event!

This year's conference is hosted by Dana Cory Litwin & broadcast live from Hamilton, Ontario.

Watch Angela WilliamsonBeth Steinhorn, and AVRBC President Heidi Jakop introduce us to their conference presentation topics.
More details.

Can you attend the Volunteer Management Hybrid conference locally on October 23rd?

Join your peers for the conference without having to leave the province, register here: