Volunteers deserve a coffee break; and 11 local businesses agree

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.  Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to boom.

Thanks to volunteers, our communities grow strong and resilient.  Even the tiniest volunteer effort leaves a profound and lasting trace in a community, much like tree rings that appear over time.

Each year, Volunteer Campbell River (VCR) celebrates National Volunteer Week to give thanks to our local volunteers.  We recognize the gift of time volunteers give to shape and support our community! With sponsorship from Investor’s Group, Staples and 11 local coffee shops and restaurants, Volunteer Campbell River celebrates National Volunteer Week 2016 with the Volunteer Coffee Break project.

The Volunteer Coffee Break project offers local volunteers a coupon for a free cup of coffee or tea at participating coffee shops and restaurants during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16 in thanks for the support they offer our community!  Non-profit organizations have ordered more than 1400 coupons to distribute to their volunteers!  If you are a volunteer and have not received a coupon please contact us, we have a limited number available for pick up at the centre (one per volunteer).

“We wish to sincerely thank all volunteers for their gift of time in giving back to our community, for their dedication to many causes, and assisting with services and programs that couldn’t be done without them, with this coupon for a free cup of coffee or tea as a token of appreciation.,” said Louise Howes, Volunteer Campbell River executive director.

“Thank you to Investor’s Group for the operational support of the project, Staples for in-kind donation of copying coupons, and to our partner coffee shops: Serious Coffee, On Line Gourmet, Forbidden Zone Coffee and Pizza, FoggDukkers, Steiner Bakery, Dave’s Bakery, Beachwood Corner Café, Stonehouse Teas, Nesbitt’s Island Coffee, Starbucks – Discovery Harbour, and Comfort Zone Foods for their support of this project and volunteerism in the community.”

Remember…Volunteers are not paid because they are useless, but because they are priceless.  For coupons (one per person) drop in to Volunteer Campbell River, 900 Alder St., at the mural entrance, Monday – Thursday 10 a.m .– 4 p.m. For more information on volunteering or to partner with the Volunteer Society to strengthen our community, contact 250-287-8111 or email mail@volunteercr.ca