CARING HEARTS MAKE A

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Seniors, Families and Youth need help

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Opportunities for youth in the Cowichan Valley and surrounding areas

Saving lives amidst

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Make a difference by Volunteering

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Youth 20/20 Can is a project connecting youth volunteers between 15 and 29 years old in Cowichan. Volunteers share ideas about projects, events or activities that matter and that they want to lead and manage. Youth partner with community groups, local businesses, and mentors to turn ideas into reality. Expect to see volunteer opportunities in the environment, caring for people and animals, community development, creating and the arts, healthy living and education, event planning and promotion, sports and recreation, and fighting poverty. Join us to volunteer in your community and participate in our free training and learning events!

Looking Ahead to

International Year of Volunteers
20th Anniversary​

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of 3 significant milestones for the non-profit and charitable sector in Canada. Join us in celebrating, not only the past 20 years, but in laying the foundation for the next 20 years. Use the logo and the hashtag #IYVplus20 to share your story and help us keep the spotlight on the contributions of volunteers throughout the year!

National Volunteer Week
#NVW2021​

Impacting Community Through the Better at Home Program.

Cowichan Region Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with non-medical, day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes. The program is for people at least 65 living in the Cowichan Region.

Our Friendly Visitor volunteers spend time with seniors engaging in conversation, shopping, attending events, reading, walking and many other activities! It’s all about connecting, caring and enriching the lives of seniors who may be isolated and lonely, and not quite able to continue living at home without that helping hand.

Providing 83,000 free masks through Mask The Valley Program

COVID Action Cowichan is dedicated to the purpose of making masks for the inhabitants of the Cowichan Valley. Our goal is 83,000 masks. 

Masks are free, but we do take contributions on the official website. We are also VERY happy to help you downsize your fabric cupboard. 

Connecting youth volunteers between 15 and 29 years old in Cowichan and the surrounding areas.

The benefits of the program include: 

  • Participation in free training and learning events

  • Building connections and networks

  • Gaining employment skills and references

  • Having fun and meeting new friends!

  • Leading and inspiring change in your community

Community Response Networks

A Coordinated Community Response

CRN is a diverse group of concerned community members, service providers, agencies, businesses and professionals who come together to create a coordinated community response to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

CRNs provide a foundation for the community, as a whole, to work together as a team on an equal playing field, sharing power and responsibility, to:

  • Develop ways to coordinate and support their activities.
  • Facilitate and promote an interdisciplinary approach to services and support

  • Work on related activities such as community development, education, prevention, and advocacy.

  • Develop community protocols.

  • Support designated agencies in carrying out their responsibilities.

Safe Seniors Strong Communities

A sub program of Better at Home.

Recruiting volunteers to support phone visits and grocery shopping for seniors for this program.

  • Phone and/or virtual check-ins
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  • Meal preparation and delivery
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  • Grocery shopping and delivery
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  • Prescription pick up and drop off