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October 2019

It's Our Anniversary!

Volunteer BC was incorporated as a society October 15, 1979.

We are celebrating 40 years as the provincial leader and the voice for promoting the value and impact of volunteerism in BC.

Check out out our Special Anniversary page and this year’s Annual Report - celebrating Volunteer BC's accomplishments.


Volunteer BC Over The Years

We celebrated our anniversary at Volunteer Futures 2019 with a slide show - highlighting our past board members, events & accomplishments over the years. Watch and enjoy the trip down memory lane.

Board Member Spotlight

Lawrie Portigal, has been Volunteer President since 2010. He is a Retired Member of the Alberta Bar. He moved to Richmond in 2002. Lawrie is active in the volunteer sector and is a Director and Vice Chair of Richmond Cares Richmond Gives (formerly Volunteer Richmond); a Director of the Touchstone Family Association and a Director and Past Chair of Volunteer Canada.
Why did you join the Volunteer BC Board? “I strongly believe that to be a part of a community, volunteering must be a part of one’s life, as it contributes to making change and helps make healthy communities. Volunteering transforms a community into an engaging and inclusive nation of people.”

Introducing the New Board of Directors - 2019-2020

L-R: Oscar Cruz, Mary Catherine Williams, Anne-Marie Koeppen, Lawrie Portigal, Jocelyn Wong, Caroline Miller, Cari Moore, Wendy Pollard and Lorelynn Hart (staff).


The new board was elected at Volunteer BC’s AGM during the Volunteer Futures Conference last week The new board brings together a unique blend of non-profit and entrepreneurial experience to the organization.