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Volunteers Build Community - and Cowichan is a Great Community

OUR MISSION: Volunteer Cowichan raises awareness of the power of service and encourages people to volunteer. Volunteer Cowichan assists initiatives, projects, and organizations to meet community needs and interests.

Two Student Summer Jobs Available

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Deadline: 5 pm (PST) on Wednesday May 17, 2017.


'Friendly Visitors' Needed for the 'Better at Home' Program

The Cowichan Region's  'Better at Home' Program is looking for volunteers to assist our SENIOR CLIENTS so they can live in their homes longer.  You can help them by volunteering with friendly visiting and grocery shopping.

If this is a program you would like to be a part of contact Cathy at vc@volunteercowichan.bc.ca

Learn more at: http://www.volunteercowichan.bc.ca/better-at-home/


Volunteer Cowichan is Looking for a Part time Volunteer Receptionist

Volunteer Cowichan is looking for a part time volunteer receptionist for our office.

Competent computer skills an asset.  Website skills a bonus.

Would be assisting current receptionist and covering as needed.

Please email Jennifer if you are interested: ed@volunteercowichan.bc.ca

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11 hours ago
Volunteer Canada

Thoughts?

This article asks "Is volunteering going out of style?"

Stats Can data shows that rates of volunteering in Canada have declined in recent years. But could it be that people are volunteering in different ways that might not be typically viewed as volunteering?

Learn more about how we recognize volunteering in Volunteer Canada's latest recognition study: https://volunteer.ca/recognition

1 day ago

Creativity, working together, no child falls between the cracks, joy of learning new skills and belonging are what this beautiful community blanket represents. This blanket was woven by people of all ages in the Cowichan Valley at "Diversity Lives Here" an event to recognize respect, and explore diversity. ❤️

2 days ago
oaktransit.ca

Our history, the present and hopefully our future.

TRANSIT FOR LOCAL PEOPLE BY LOCAL PEOPLE
Volunteer Cowichan began operating handyDART in the Cowichan Valley in 1982.
In its first year the service consisted of one re-furbished school bus, one driver and 80 regular users.

Today, handyDART continues to be operated by Oak Transit and consists of 6 buses with helpful and supportive staff, and more than 1,500 clients. Our buses are accessible for passengers including those with walkers, wheelchair riders and those with small power scooters. https://oaktransit.ca/

3 days ago

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association would like to present an outstanding volunteer who has been with them for almost 10 years! His name is Brent Heath and he volunteers 5 hours a week to be CTRA's all around handyman. Talk about commitment and practical help. Brent is pretty close to his 150 for 150 goal! 😄 If you know of any outstanding volunteers in the Cowichan Valley contact Volunteer Cowichan at vc@volunteercowichan.bc.ca

5 days ago
Helping Those in Need | Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank is in desperate need of volunteers who have a truck and are able to lift boxes of food. We need food to be picked up at Harvest House Food Bank in Chemainus at approx. 8:00 am on Monday mornings and then deliver to the Warmland Center on Joan Ave in Crofton at 10:30 am and drive food back to the food bank in Chemainus. NOTE: mileage is reimbursed!!!!
If you or someone you know might be interested phone Sylvia at 250-246-4816.
www.chemainusharvesthouse.com

You can make a significant difference to those in need. If you want to donate or volunteer, or if you're looking for help, click here for information.

5 days ago

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank is in desperate need of volunteers who have a truck and are able to lift boxes of food. We need food to be picked up at Harvest House Food Bank in Chemainus at approx. 8:00 am on Monday mornings and then deliver to the Warmland Center on Joan Ave in Crofton at 10:30 am and drive food back to the food bank in Chemainus. NOTE: mileage is reimbursed!!!!
If you or someone you know might be interested phone Sylvia at 250-246-4816.

www.chemainusharvesthouse.com

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Volunteer Interviewers Needed for Senior's Advocate

Are you impressed by Isobel Mackenzie, our BC’s Seniors Advocate?  

Do you want to support her work to improve residential services for seniors?

Check out the website Calling for Volunteers to Assist Seniors in Completing a Survey.  This survey will provide feedback regarding their experiences with residential services.

Volunteer candidates need complete and submit an online form to volunteer in your area.