Celebrate volunteers during Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is Sunday, April 10 to Saturday, April16 and there are many exciting events happening in Campbell River to acknowledge the work volunteers do in our community.

National Volunteer Week is Sunday, April 10 to Saturday, April16 and there are many exciting events happening in Campbell River to acknowledge the work volunteers do in our  community.

The Volunteer of the Year winners will be announced at a wine and cheese reception at the museum Wednesday, April 13.

The nominees are: Youth – Nicole Cunning (Yucalta Lodge), Adult – Hope Benavidez (CR Christian School), Dave Brown (MISA) and Sari Johnson (AIDS VI), and Senior – Sheridan Dahlgren (CR Literacy), Robert Donahue (CR Literacy), Anne Hamilton (Adult Care Society), Chris Kelly (Search and Rescue), Al Nelson (Habitat for Humanity), Jeanne Norton (CR Art Gallery), Sylvia Phillips (Meals on Wheels), Anne Richard (Habitat for Humanity), Rob Robinson (Hospice) and Deb Willis (CR Museum).

Warren Andrews from 99.7 The River will emcee the awards ceremony.

Tickets for the Volunteer Campbell River Annual Mother’s Day Raffle will also be available at the event.

Monday, April 11 will feature the raising of the National Volunteer Week flag at city hall at 11:30 a.m., followed at Noon by a Criminal Record Check Information Session at the Enterprise Centre. Bring your lunch and join Volunteer Campbell River for an interactive session with a local RCMP officer and records clerk to discuss changes and updates in the criminal record check process, the vulnerable sector search (does your organization require this?), bylaw information updates, etc.

There will aso be information handed out on the 10 Steps to Screening Volunteers.

This session is free and recommended for those managing volunteers. RSVP to mail@volunteer.cr.ca by April 6.

There will also be a booth at the Royal Bank with member agencies’ brochures and information.