The Comox Valley is seeking 1113 more volunteer(s).

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Active Comox Valley is looking for Terry Fox Run Volunteers

Can you spare a few hours on Sunday, September 14th 2013 between 8:45 am and 1:00 pm? We are looking for volunteers to help out with this year's Terry Fox Run. Areas to volu...

InCON Family Event Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic, personable and dependable volunteers ages 15 and up who are willing to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours with availability being the full day, ...
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Opportunity Enhancement Coordinator

Work with Volunteer Coordinators in the Comox Valley to enhance Volunteer Opportunities. Your responsibilities will include contacting organizations to update and reflect on cur...
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Volunteer Advisor

Work with volunteers in the community to assist them in finding suitable and valuable volunteer opportunities in the Comox Valley based on their skills and interests. Pertinent ...

Training

Health Care Activity Assistant Training

2014-09-24
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National Volunteer Week Wrap Up

Written by: Tabitha Shaw

Once again, National Volunteer Week has wrapped up and served as a reminder to thank all of the wonderful individuals who contribute so much to the Comox Valley. To celebrate the occasion, Volunteer Comox Valley hosted its second Impact Awards - an appreciation event at Zocalo Cafe in recognition of the outstanding volunteers in our community. The event included laughter, tears, hugs, great food, a musical performance by Schiehallion – and the representing winner of each category took home a framed award print. The Volunteer Impact Awards serves to inspire others to contribute to our community.

Tyler Voigt, Executive Director of Volunteer Comox Valley explains that, “We work as volunteers, sometimes invisible to each other every day; quietly, compassionately, and sometimes secretly. There is no badge of honor to distinguish what you contribute to our beautiful community each day, but I hope that this serves as a simple reminder that we need you.”

According to Statistics Canada, 10% of volunteers accounted for 53% of all volunteer hours given to non-profit and charitable organizations in 2010. In the Comox Valley most of these exceptional volunteers that contribute a substantial amount of hours are retired, and will not be able to continue providing this capacity of service during the next decade. Volunteer Comox Valley actively encourages current volunteers to inspire others, assists local organizations in finding new volunteers, assists individuals with finding volunteer placement, and empowers the next generation of volunteers to step forward.

There are currently One Thousand Six Hundred open volunteer positions on www.volunteercomoxvalley.ca – this number will likely increase during the summer. National Volunteer Week serves as a reminder of the valuable work that volunteers do to build and support our community, and in the years to come these volunteers will inspire others to pick up the torch and become engaged participants in the betterment of this wonderful place that we all call home.