April 2017

Enter the Volunteer BC National Volunteer Week Photo Contest!

Showcase your community and celebrate your volunteers by entering our annual National Volunteer Week Photo Contest. This is your opportunity to appreciate and recognize your dedicated volunteers.

Send us photo(s) and we will share your story, highlight your organization on our website and other marketing promotions. Your volunteers will shine in the spotlight.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 photos included in our Annual Report and website. More details...

Contest deadline: April 20, 2017


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NVW 2017 Video

Volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. Volunteering, eh? Volunteer Canada has just released the official NVW 2017 video to celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers and all those who put their values into action every day.

Speakers Wanted

We are looking for speakers who can share their knowledge and expertise on topics such as volunteer management, fundraising, technology for non-profits and more. Send us your ideas at volunteerbc@gmail.com.  

Hot off the Press!

We’ve launched the Community Connections Handbook Part 2 - HOW TO SET UP A VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. This is a guide for those planning or considering building a volunteer program, wanting to promote and match people to local volunteer opportunities in their community.

Detailed templates are also available for reference. Other handbooks can be found in our Resource Section.

Looking for Spring Training?

Our new website has a listing of educational opportunities for anyone interested in learning more about volunteering and volunteer training in BC. Find a training event or post one.

Event Highlight: AVRBC/VMPC Conference


AVRBC/VMPC Conference - May 10-12, 2017 in Victoria, BC
Leading for Transformation: Advancing the Volunteer Management 

Registration is now open! Join AVRBC and the Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) for the premier education event for Volunteer Management Professionals. Connect with colleagues across Canada to learn from experienced leaders within the field. You will gain new ideas and be inspired to transform your volunteer programs! More info…