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Gift Wrap Volunteering Fun at The Amazing Brentwood!

Volunteers are needed for weekdays (Monday – Friday), 10:00 am – 2:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm for gift wrapping and front desk duties. Training will be provided for Gift Wrappers on Nov. 30th and for Front Desk Volunteers on Dec. 1st. via zoom.

Please contact to register

What’s happening at Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Megan Conway as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Megan is succeeding Paula Speevak who is finishing her tenure as CEO after leading the organization since 2014. Dr. Conway will assume the position at the end of November 2021.

Volunteer Canada is excited about the appointment of Megan who has a strong track record of building organizations and teams in the social purpose and academic sectors.  She is skilled at generating impact and in building community-focused initiatives that resonate with diverse stakeholders.  As the country begins to look forward to rebuilding beyond COVID-19, Volunteer Canada believes it has a pivotal role to play in supporting and mobilizing a healthy and strong voluntary sector that will enable strong and more connected communities.  

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Volunteer Connector Step-by Step Guide for Organizations

Create an Organizations Profile:

You can start using the VolunteerConnector and begin recruiting volunteers right away by following the steps below:

Create a Profile for your Volunteer Organization 

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on VolunteerConnector
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Fill out the quick form. If you don’t have quick access to your charitable registration number just enter “Volunteer Burnaby Member” in the proof of Non-Profit Status field.
  5. Check your email to confirm registration 
  6. Create your password and log onto your Organization Dashboard 
  7. Fill in the Organization Profile
  8. Add Administrators
  9. Once you have created an Organizational Profile, you can begin recruiting Volunteers. To create a Volunteer Posting: 
  10. Go to your Organization Dashboard (if you are not still on it)
  11. Click on ‘Create New Posting’ 
  12. Fill in the volunteer posting template – make sure to check out the tips on the side of the template to create the most attractive posting.
  13. Activate Posting or Click on Publish Later
  14. Wait to hear from interested community members

Volunteer BC News

The news of the Indigenous children killed in a residential school in Kamloops, the community of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is devastating. Indigenous communities across Canada are in mourning. Our friends at the Federation of Community Social Services of BC have put together a RESOURCE PAGE for those colleagues and community members who are hurting and actions for allies to take. Thank you to the Federation for putting together these important resources and how we can take action to support these communities.
Support Resources include:

  • Indigenous communities to reach out to their local Friendship Centre community 
  • Residential School Crisis Line 24-hour support line
  • Mental health and emotional support programs

Ways to take action: 

Training Fund Opportunities

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC (FCSS) launched 2 training fund opportunities to address training needs and skill gaps identified in the Social Services Labour Market Research Project.  

Training Grants – Organizations may apply for Education Individual Grant (up to $1500) and the Organizational Training Grant (up to $10,000). The Organizational Training Grant has three different application windows—each devoted to a different topic theme.Training Workshops – A series of free or subsidized training workshops and seminars open to all community social service organizations in BC. An ongoing selection of workshops and seminars will take place between March 2021 and March 2022.

Speakers Wanted! 
Proposals are now being accepted until March 15 to be a presenter for the Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference  presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC on October 19 & 20. 

Charity Village

Charity Village Crowdfunding Tool
GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and fundraising goals with the CharityVillage Crowdfunding. The unique tools and platform offers features that nonprofits and charities need from their crowdfunding technology.

Volunteer Management Training

New to managing volunteers? Need a refresher? Check out the following VIRTUAL Volunteer Management Training:
Volunteer Burnaby – Volunteer Resources Administration Online Training
Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives – April 20 (virtual) Effective Organizational Leadership for Pandemic Times presented by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and Trinity Western  University. Participants will gain an understanding of actionable practices to help their leadership thrive, even in challenging times.

Volunteer Burnaby Virtual YouTube Series @volunteerburnavy

The Volunteer Burnaby Virtual Series is a collection of online performances, webinars, and tutorials created by Burnaby’s volunteers! Tune into our YouTube channel every week for new and exclusive content here

If you are interested in submitting content for the VB Virtual Series or any other volunteer opportunities and would like more information, please contact us at

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