Our Mission is to…
“Promote volunteerism as a right and a responsibility of the citizens of Burnaby and New Westminster and facilitate community development through volunteering”
For nearly forty years, Volunteer Burnaby has been enriching the lives of people, building community through volunteering. We function as a key resource for volunteer involvement in Burnaby and New Westminster and the surrounding region by providing services through our four core competencies under the national definition of a Volunteer Centre by Volunteer Canada:
We promote the value of volunteerism in our communities through volunteer fairs in the local post-secondary institutions, festivals of volunteers in the local malls, volunteer recognition events, and the use of media to increase awareness of community volunteering and volunteerism.
Build Capacity for Local Volunteering
We build capacity in the non-profit sector by offering consultation services and training in volunteer management, fundraising, and board development. To help increase the scope and effectiveness of non-profit organizations, we participate in community events and various local committees.
Connect People to What Matters in Their Community
We connect people with organizations through our database of current volunteer opportunities, maintaining community information through media releases, and personally assisting individuals seeking to be involved in the community.
Provide Leadership on Issues Related to Volunteerism
We advocate on issues related to volunteerism by being an active partner of a network of local, regional, provincial and national organizations such as Volunteer BC and Volunteer Canada. We work to keep focus on volunteerism as a key component of a healthy community.