Volunteer

Trudy Parry oversees both the Better at Home and Seniors’ Support programs based out of the Volunteer Campbell River offices and says despite the COVID-19 pandemic, their programs, though slightly changed, are ready for whenever anyone needs them. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Changes to some services, but Better at Home still a lifeline for seniors during COVID

Services like taking seniors shopping, light cleaning around their house or just being a friend

 

Mary Catherine Williams not only organizes the volunteers for over 40 different local non-profits and executive director of Volunteer Campbell River, she also volunteers her own time with the Campbell River Emergency Support Services Team. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

CRESST is there when you need someone the most

When tragedy strikes, local volunteers make huge difference for those affected

 

Leanne McIntee (centre) is KDC Health’s Mobile Outreach Coordinator, who is in charge of the Mobile Outreach Unit for Health and Support Services (MOUHSS) van. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Providing services was always the goal, pandemic or no pandemic

Leanne McIntee and the team at KDC Health had wanted to do…

 

Cathy Smith is the coordinator for the Campbell River United Church’s Soup Kitchen program. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Helping people has always been a priority

Few things are more important than feeding people, and Cathy Smith has…

Cathy Smith is the coordinator for the Campbell River United Church’s Soup Kitchen program. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Alison Liebel says she has landed her dream job as Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s Community Engagement Manager, making a difference in her community and celebrating the work of volunteers every day. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Habitat for Humanity volunteers making huge housing difference in Campbell River

…and it’s not all about swinging hammers, either.

Alison Liebel says she has landed her dream job as Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s Community Engagement Manager, making a difference in her community and celebrating the work of volunteers every day. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Debbie Willis has been with the Campbell River Food Bank for over 20 years now, and leading the team there for the past nine. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Food Bank volunteers keep Campbell River fed

‘People just don’t want to leave, because we have so much fun here,’ says executive director

Debbie Willis has been with the Campbell River Food Bank for over 20 years now, and leading the team there for the past nine. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Pictures posted on the Caremongering – Campbell River Facebook group show some of the things people are in need of or have available to give. Caremongering – Campbell River/Facebook

Simple idea proves to be a powerful force helping those in need

It was a simple idea and it was easy to get it…

Pictures posted on the Caremongering – Campbell River Facebook group show some of the things people are in need of or have available to give. Caremongering – Campbell River/Facebook
Just some of the volunteers we’re featuring in this week’s special section celebrating National Volunteer Week 2021.

Celebrating those who give back during National Volunteer Week

Recognizing a few of the many people who selflessly give their time for others

Just some of the volunteers we’re featuring in this week’s special section celebrating National Volunteer Week 2021.
Ian Baikie is one of the forces behind the Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in downtown Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Food security a basic necessity

To Ian Baikie, helping solve Campbell River’s food insecurity problem is about…

Ian Baikie is one of the forces behind the Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in downtown Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman has nothing but praise for Elder Dog Canada

National organization has a fleet of volunteer walkers ready, but needs more clients to serve

When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)
The SRD is looking for volunteers for three Public Safety Lifeline Teams in the area. File photo

SRD looking for Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers

Emergency Support Services, Radio Communications and Animal Response volunteers all sought

The SRD is looking for volunteers for three Public Safety Lifeline Teams in the area. File photo

Quadra Island ESS director given lifetime achievement award

Judy Hagen’s volunteering goes back to 1948

  • Aug 27, 2020

Small group of volunteers clean up Campbell River beach

Other events held in Nanaimo, Comox, Powell River and Victoria

Campbell River youth making brighter days for community’s seniors

New Volunteer Campbell River initiative connects local youth with seniors