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We are Volunteer Campbell River

We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of volunteerism by providing ongoing support and encouragement to individuals as they pursue ways to become actively involved in our community, and member agencies in their development and operation of effective volunteer programs.

Our Organization

Established in 1988, the Campbell River Volunteer Society has grown and flourished from a person answering a phone in their home to a vibrant, community not-for-profit agency that supports over 100 organizations.

Volunteer Campbell River has two main streams of focus: volunteer and community engagement through several programs and training, and nonprofit support for organizations in the Campbell River region.

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Our Mission

To advance the quality of volunteerism and community engagement through leadership and training for individuals and non-profit organizations.

Our Vision

Working together to build strong and healthy communities through volunteerism.

Meet The Team

Russ Wagg

Executive Director

Dilys Palmer

Better at Home Manager

Gina Forsyth

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Marcia McKay


Brett Woodside


Thomas Novak


Archana Ananthanarayan


Our Acknowledgment

Volunteer Campbell River is on the traditional, unceded territory of the Liǥwildaʼx̱w People, the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations, who have had a relationship with this land since time immemorial.

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