Thank you Aolani for the opportunity to attend…and to David for presenting this very insightful and informative workshop.
You offered us the opportunity and your experience to help us find ways to enhance our society into the future. David, your talk and presentation was incredibly informative and easy to follow. Thank you for your time.
Jean Driscoll-Bell, Campbell River Seniors’ Centre Society
National Volunteer Week
Thank you so much for this lovely service! A lovely gesture to thank 10 very hard working and so very dedicated volunteers! Thanks again.
~ Gerri Harris – Volunteer Co-ordinator, Cameryn’s Cause
Excellent presentation! This workshop was fun, refreshing and inspirational. I am taking away a lot of tools to add to my toolbox. It was really insightful and useful.
Another great year VCR! Excellent feedback from attendees! Lots of interest in volunteering! ~K. Eddy, Campbell River Literacy Association
Your Volunteer Fair was great. Everyone is talking about it. We will be there for the next one, you guys are awesome! ~ L. Welch, CR White Cane Society
Our Team would like to give a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all of you for the Volunteer Fair.We met a lot of people and learned much about so many volunteer orgaization in CR. We also had many opportunities to share about the ministry….good exposure. So, it was a good time, and very beneficial. Thanks for all your hard work. We appreciate what you do! ~J. Holbrook, Campbell River Healing Rooms
Great event! Thanks for organizing! Fantastic opportunity to share our organizations mission of community and meet potential new volunteers. ~M. Vanderwoude, Habitat for Humanity
Great event, lots of great networking opportunities with new resources to Campbell River ~ C. Callanan, NIEFS
Preplanning was excellent, really helpful. The day was most pleasant, met very interesting organizations ~ M. Lazarski & P.Penner, Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary
Great to be part of this. thanks for all you do! ~H. Clarke, Shoreline Musical Theatre Society
Dear Louise: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job you and your team did in recruiting our volunteers for the event on Monday. We couldn’t have done this without your help. Additionally, I want to personally thank you for the direct volunteering you did that day. I hope you enjoyed yourself and it was a great day for us all.
Volunteer Campbell River Stories
Working with the Volunteer Centre in 2011 we had 89 volunteers that went through our training and completed a criminal record check free of charge. With those 89 volunteer tutors, we were able to help 159 people learn how to read, write, speak English or use a computer. Most of our referrals come from the Volunteer Centre as it is a base in the community where people go to find out about volunteering. Volunteers are what makes non-profit organizations a success. The amount of in-kind donations for their time was equal to $91,400.00.
~Julina Spetch, ESL Settlement Assistant Program Coordinator, Campbell River Literacy
The John Howard Society of North Island’s Campbell River KidStart Mentoring Program connected 35 vulnerable children and youth with caring adult volunteer mentors in 2011. Through role modelling and encouraging kids to participate in activities that build their confidence, volunteer mentors help them become more resilient and successful in the face of the numerous challenges in their lives. The JHSNI KidStart Team are extremely grateful to the Campbell River Volunteer Society for all of the hard work and dedication they have demonstrated in finding volunteers for us. Typically, more than 2/3 of the KidStart volunteers are recruited via the Volunteer Centre, and with their assistance, dozens of at-risk kids can continue to get the help they so desperately need.
~In gratitude, Tara Jordan, CR KidStart Mentoring Program Coordinator, JHSNI