WELCOME

To the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick

WE DO OUR BEST!

Offering workshops and training sessions for volunteers and agencies.

Our goal

Build a stronger community through leadership, support and service.

Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick

Volunteering in your new community

Volunteer Centres: An Untapped Resource

We’re writing this letter, signed by aligned Volunteer Centres in a robust network across the country, to speak up on how meaningful volunteerism is enabled. 

An Open Letter from Volunteer Centres Across Canada

Canadians volunteer more than anywhere else in the world. Every year, nearly 13 million individuals contribute time to an organization in their community, and during the COVID-19 pandemic hundreds of thousands more have stepped up to deliver services to those most vulnerable. While it’s clear that volunteerism is a powerful characteristic of Canadian identity, the role of Volunteer Centres—the vibrant network of 200+ agencies whose role it is to facilitate this extraordinary exchange—is far from understood, or worse yet, has been ignored. In recent weeks, we have been reminded that, in many instances, governments, funders, and even some non-profit leaders, fail to recognize the skill, resources, and infrastructure required to keep volunteers engaged and our social services afloat.

 

Notwithstanding a crisis, every single Canadian benefits fr om volunteer contributions because of their presence in our social fabric. Even more importantly, volunteers ensure our country’s most vulnerable community members are not left behind. This has been true for decades. The time and skill volunteers dedicate increase our country’s capacity in hospitals, shelters, food banks, schools, festivals, community sport, among others, that if paid, would exceed more than 50 billion dollars every year. 

 

But volunteerism is more than human capacity, and what makes volunteerism truly meaningful is that the exchange is not one-way. When a volunteer gives their time, they in turn gain empathy, understanding, and access to skills or human assets. It is this two-way relationship, enabled by skilled volunteer engagers, that makes volunteerism a meaningful, and ethical exchange of labour. Without an understanding of this important social contract, we stand to drift from volunteerism as a truly democratic function of our society.

 

Local, community-based Volunteer Centres across the country have built connections between non-profits and volunteer seekers from every demographic. We continue to hold an essential recruitment role that enables volunteers to find the opportunities they are looking for and organizations find the volunteers they need.

 

We also do so much more.

 

More than ever, Canada’s 170,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have turned to Volunteer Centres for answers during the COVID-19 crisis. As organizations with decades of experience, we know that it takes expertise to respond quickly and effectively to recruit, train, and manage volunteers to serve clients safely. And what’s more, we know how to leverage the skills and interest of volunteers to build meaningful roles that grow personal experience, and therefore, economic and social opportunity.

 

While some governments spent time, energy and money in building new structures and mechanisms to recruit and deploy volunteers at national and provincial levels, local community based Volunteer Centres have been on the front-lines in realigning their existing resources; providing training and supports for volunteer engagement; coordinating recovery efforts; and pulling together diverse partners to meet identified needs – most often without additional financial or human resources.

 

We have ensured that volunteering has continued to serve a vital role in our community, despite the fact that two out of thr ee charities and non-profit organizations have lost more than 30% of the revenue that allow them to deliver regular, necessary services.

 

As we move to a post-pandemic world, the role of locally-based Volunteer Centres is more important than ever. In an anticipated time of high government debt, limited resources, and greater community needs, the expertise of Volunteer Centres must be harnessed to ensure that we uphold the integrity of volunteerism that underpins our vibrant, and diverse society.

 

We’re up to the challenge.

 

Signatories (Central)

 

1. Alliance des CAB de la ville de Québec (CABQ, CABC et Cab Aide23) - Québec, QC

 

2. Cab de Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, QC

 

3. Centre d action bénévole de Farnham - Farnham, QC

 

4. Centre d’action bénévole de Contrecoeur - Contrecoeur, QC

 

5. Centre d’Action Bénévole Domaine-du-Roy - Saint-Félicien, QC

 

6. Centre d’action bénévole du Granit - Lac-Mégantic, ON

 

7. Centre d’action bénévole La Grande Corvée - Grande-Vallée, QC

 

8. Centre d’action bénévole Les Hauts-Bois inc. - Murdochville, QC

 

9. Centre d’action bénévole soif de vivre - Saint-Rédempteur, QC

 

10. Centre d’action bénévole Valcourt et Région - Valcourt, QC

 

11. Community Development Halton/Volunteer Halton - Burlington, ON

 

12. Convergence action bénévole - Lévis, QC

 

13. Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec - Montréal, QC

 

14. Ontario Volunteer Centre Network - Ontario

 

15. Pillar Nonprofit Network - London, ON

 

16. PIN- The People Information Network - Guelph, ON

 

17. Volunteer & Information Quinte - Belleville, ON

 

18. Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region - Waterloo, ON

 

19. Volunteer Bureau of Montréal - Montréal, QC

 

20. Volunteer Canada/Bénévoles Canada - Ottawa, ON

 

21. Volunteer Dufferin - Mono, ON

 

22. Volunteer Markham - Markham, ON

 

23. Volunteer MBC - Mississauga, ON

 

24. Volunteer Ottawa - Ottawa, ON

 

25. Volunteer Toronto - Toronto, ON

 

26. Volunteer West Island - Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC

Signatories (West)

 

27. City of Leduc - Leduc, AB

 

28. Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations - Edmonton, AB

 

29. Hanna Volunteer Association/Hanna Learning Centre - Hanna, AB

 

30. Propellus - The Volunteer Centre of Calgary - Calgary, AB

 

31. Rimbey FCSS - Rimbley, AB

 

32. South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre Society - Penticton, BC

 

33. Stony Plain Volunteer Centre - Stony Plain, AB

 

34. Volunteer Airdrie Society - Airdrie, AB

 

35. Volunteer Alberta - Alberta

 

36. Volunteer Campbell River - Campbell River, BC

 

37. Volunteer Lethbridge Association - Lethbridge, AB

 

38. Volunteer Nanaimo - Nanaimo, BC

 

39. Volunteer Strathcona Centre - Sherwood Park, AB

 

40. Volunteer Victoria - Victoria, BC

 

Signatories (East)

 

41. Kings Volunteer Resource Centre - Kentville, NS

 

42. Volunteer Centre of Southeastern N.B. Inc. - Moncton, NB

 

43. Volunteer Greater Fredericton - Fredericton, NB

 

Signatories (North)

 

44. Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon - Whitehorse, YK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions of large groups and the closure of the Casino NB including the Convention Centre the NVW Recognition Breakfast will not be held on April 23, 2020. If you have already purchased tickets you will be contacted directly.
Thank you for helping make our community a safe place!
NVW Breakfast Committee, Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc.

To:  Greater Moncton Non-Profit Organizations

Nationally this is the week that we thank and pay tribute to all of Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers!   Our local community non-profits will be looking at ways to honour those individuals that volunteer with so many of our programs and services.  We may not be able to have face to to face ‘Recognition/Celebration’ events due to the Pandemic; however, still want to ‘pay tribute’ to our volunteers.  Volunteer Canada has worked with several non-profit’s across the Country and has created a blog describing the many ways you can ‘virtually thank’ community volunteers {link above}.

Volunteer Canada’s theme for NVW 2020 is ‘It is time to Applaud Canada’s Volunteers’ and I would like to take this opportunity to ‘Applaud all of Greater Moncton’s Volunteers’ – keep up the great work that you do in making us all proud to be part of such a caring community!

Who We Are

The Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. is a registered charitable organization. Through the promotion of volunteering, the center supports over 150 registered not-for-profit agencies/organizations from the Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview areas by responding to requests for recruitment community volunteers. It has been active for over 40 years.

Our commitment

  • Deliver creative solutions to serve the needs of the community.
  • Promote volunteering, coordinate resources and people…

Learn more

Volunteers Needed

We are recruiting for In-House Volunteer Greeters for our office. One morning 9 to 12 or one afternoon 1 to 4 a week would be ideal. Position would greet those coming to the office and may involve some administration tasls, for example, putting together information packages, updating files. data input, etc. {depending on volunteer’s experience} – All volunteers Welcome!

Interested volunteers please contact Debbi leBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator at 869-6905 or by e-mail at d.leblanc@volunteergreatermoncton.com

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Useful information for non-profit organizations

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering is rewarding.

You can:

  • Learn more about the community and what it has to offer
  • Create practical work experience
  • Enjoy the feeling of making a contribution
  • Meet people and build new relationships

To volunteer, you may fill out a general application form or choose from the volunteer positions posted in the next section and fill out the specific application form.

Recently added volunteer opportunities. 

Assist at events | Aider lors des événements

Assist at events | Aider lors des événements / Canadian Wildlife Federation new youth program – WILD Outside | Fédération canadienne de la faune

Residential Support Worker | Travailleur de soutien

Residential Support Worker | Travailleur de soutien / Alternative Residences (ARA) Inc. | Résidences Alternatives (ARA) Inc.

Grant Writer | Rédacteur de subventions

Grant Writer | Rédacteur de subventions / Alternative Residences (ARA) Inc. | Résidences Alternatives (ARA) Inc.

As a newcommer, your benefits of becoming a volunteer…

Information Flyer… PDF
Application form for newcommers

Volunteering in your new community
VIDEOS

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Arabic, Filipino, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, English

More opportunities

For information, click on the green tab bellow the opportunity illustrated.

Recruiting drivers for all areas of Westmorland and Albert County

If you have a few hours a week and would like to help your neighbour or someone in need of transportation, we are currently looking for Volunteer Drivers. Volunteer Drivers can make such a difference in somone’s life by driving them to a medical appointment, food bank, or shopping, etc.

Drivers’ are reimbursed reimubursed 0.35 c/kilometre and must complete screening requirements.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver, please contact 962-3073.

In need of BOARD MEMBERS

Our Mission:

Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc. is committed to assisting parents with the challenging task or raising young children according to their individual needs and potential

VALUES:

INTEGRITY:  professionalism built on competence, confidentiality and transparency

Education: Inspiring the building of knowledge, skills and connections

RELATIONSHIP WELLNESS:  with self and others built upon respect for individual strengths, differences, and priorities.

We apply these values in our work and champion them in our community.

Clientele        

Families with children from Birth through eight who have a moderate to high developmental delay, or who are at risk for the same.

Services: for said families

  • In-home support and intervention for children and parents needs
  • Groups addressing various areas of parenting; developmental and behavioral practises
  • Attachment therapy
  • Overseeing and approving Developmental Child Care in Early Learning Centres
  • Administering the EYE-DA and offering follow-up services for those children who identified as meeting criteria for our service

A not-for-profit agency with a contract for service contract from the Department of Education

Our board consists or 12 individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Meetings are held once a month with non during July and August

We are seeking candidates who may be interested in serving their community in a volunteer capacity.  We would like to have board members with some expertise in the following areas but would also encourage others with different areas of interest,

  • Media and communications 
  • Human Resources
  • Legal/Governance 
  • Advocacy

Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/faecae

Phone: (506)853-3061 (Local) OR 1-855-238-3694 (Toll Free) / Fax: (506) 853-0600

50 Cameron Street, Suite 102, Moncton NB, E1C 9A9

BOARD RECRUITMENT

For 30 years, ENSEMBLE has been helping people who live with complex social challenges.

Our vision is to build a community that fosters diversity, inclusion and health through empowerment and hope. Although we remain at the front line of infectious disease prevention, our work has expanded to include building alliances among other service providers. Our message is that we are all in this together.

Do you spend time thinking about the welfare of others? Want to build a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to live, learn and love safely? Are you concerned about the effects of the opioid crisis on your community? Yes? Then ENSEMBLE’s Board is looking for new members just like you! We need your ideas, your perspective, and your voice.

As a Board member you will help shape the changes and set the tone for the organization’s future. Your commitment is to nine monthly meetings of two hours or less, plus one to two special meetings for a three-year period.

To find out how you can join the ENSEMBLE Board, please call (506) 859-9616. Ask to speak with Michael Zinck (President) or Debby Warren (Executive Director).

Open the PDF document for all the information

Volunteers wanted

Volunteers wanted for Meals on Wheels Moncton and Dieppe

We need your help

The new centre helps 1,500 low-income families in the Moncton area. We need your help.

Several volunteer opportunities

VOLUNTEER INTAKE GREETER

To greet the clients as they enter the center or call, and ensure they have an appointment and direct them to waiting are to go into intake. Key responsibilities would be: to provide an environment that is safe and non-judgmental, make appointments over phone or walk-ins, ensure that coffee/tea/snacks are available for clients, keeping the area of that station tidy and clean. If the clients list of the day have any reviews scheduled, collecting files from cabinet to ensure that the intake worker receives when the client is called in then return those files at the end of day. Other duties if required, subject to changes.
Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills, Strong communication skills, maintain a positive non-judgmental attitude, Computer skills an asset.
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

INTAKE WORKER/REVIEWER

This volunteer will meet one on one with the client, which will take place in a private office space allocated for that purpose for confidentiality. Key responsibilities; reviewer may be required to do a financial assessment to reveal the need for the visits to the center for service and offer information and resources. Verifies client is registered in the computer system using their current up to date NB Medicare card for the individual and the others in household if any, verifies the current address. Input info for communicating the notes pertinent to the client and appointment for following visit, food count is recorded
Subject to change, other duties as required
Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills, strong communication skills, positive attitude and non-judgmental, computer skills an asset
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

FRONT CENTER DISTRIBUTOR/WORKER

These volunteers will be able to work well with others, maintain a positive non-judgmental attitude, good communication skills adaptable to change, follow direction from team leaders that we have designated to provide the day to day requirements of product distribution etc. May have duties change on day to day and then helping others if you see the need once you are through for cleaning, defrosting freezers, cleaning lunch area
Qualifications: Ability to follow direction and work as team player, Have a positive attitude, energetic, some mobility, reaching, bending, lifting
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

BACK CENTER DISTRIBUTOR/ WAREHOUSE WORKER

The receiving of shipments working with the volunteer from warehouse deliveries, and other sources of deliveries there will be a need to wear proper outerwear, footwear weather pending. Needs to have the ability to have a good communication with all other workers to inform the product information, quantity and other. There is a day to day change and adaptability to the changes and other working volunteers. Team player is a must. Ability to move, bend, lift, fast paced at times environment
Other Key responsibilities: Clean work space, safety and respect for others working, creating crates and following food guides for expiry or other conditions to be safe. Work flow for everyone sharing that work space. Replenishing out front stock as needed, product code marking, sorting, packing, repacking, portioning.
And any other duties as required and subject to change
Qualifications: Ability to follow direction well and adapt to change, work as a team player and liaison between center and depot at times , physically challenging at times, lifting, bending, reaching, keeping area clean and tidy maintain always fire exit clearings. Maintain a positive attitude.
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

GARDEN CARETAKERS

Volunteers can be responsible for overall maintenance of the front garden beds, property landscape, and the Community Garden in the back. Duties include pulling weeds, prepping soil, adding soil, planting, watering and tending to the plants, cleaning the parking lot and grass area, picking up garbage around the property, other general cleaning and care taking.
Time requirement- one to 5 shifts per week Please contact Chantal Executive Director Chantal.senecal@fooddepot.ca

FACILITATORS

Volunteers can develop and facilitate mini workshops on subjects related to food security, finances, mental health, and basic life skills.
Time requirement – as schedule allows. Please contact Chantal Executive Director Chantal.senecal@fooddepot.ca

KITCHEN CATALYST

A volunteer that would like to lead a group of community members in an activity that utilizes the Medavie Community Kitchen and aligns with its mandate. Have an idea for an activity or group? Have kitchen expertise? The Medavie Community Kitchen is looking for facilitators and program leaders to fill out its activity calendar. Please contact our kitchen coordinator at adam.obrien@fooddepot.ca

KITCHEN COMMUNITY CREW

Any one who wants to participate in the Medavie Community Kitchen. No expertise or cooking skill needed. Just a positive attitude and a will to help. From food preservation, community meals, fundraising and more; the Medavie Community Kitchen will need an amazing crew to work! To join the Crew, contact our kitchen coordinator at adam.obrien@fooddepot.ca

Family Enrolment Support

The Military Family Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to assist at military enrolment ceremonies around the province of New Brunswick, specifically in Moncton and Saint John. Responsibilities for this volunteer role would include welcoming the families of the new military member and offering them information about the services the MFRC offers and our role in supporting the family. We would also ask that the family be presented the military family insignia and be told the significance of being a part of the military community. Training for this opportunity will be provided.

If you are interested in assisting with this opportunity please sign up or contact
Shannon.nowell@forces.gc.ca
Here is the link to the our volunteer site, and application form.
Family Enrolment application form

CSC volunteers

Join the many Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) volunteers who are making a difference every day and contribute to the safety of your community.

CSC is committed to achieving a skilled, diverse volunteer base that reflects the cultural diversity of our offender population.

Community volunteers help released offenders re-adjust to life in the community.

CSC Community volunteers:

  • Act as a positive role model
  • Work with offenders from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Help offenders access services to re-direct their lives into our communities
  • Play an important role in the rehabilitation process.

If you are over the age of majority in your province and are willing to undergo security screening and training, you could have what it takes to be a CSC Volunteer.

Contact Jill Esson via e-mail districtcommunityvolunteer.gen-atl@csc-scc.gc.ca for further information.

Kitchen helpers needed

Require two people each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11AM to 1 pm to assist in serving food or cleaning dishes. lunch included. Very rewarding work helping us feed 150 + people a day who need a hot meal.

QUALIFICATIONS
Requirements: 16 years of age +
13-17 with adult supervision

Fully Accessible Workplace
Language for the opportunity: English and French are an asset
IDEAL FOR: Anyone
TRAINING PROVIDED

LOCATIONS
Basement St. John’s United Church, corner of Alma and Victoria
Person in charge of volunteer:
Bruce Lawson, Manager
506 854-3837
karing.kitchen@yahoo.ca

Volunteers for the recycling program.

Call for Volunteers The Riverview Boys & Girls Club is looking for volunteers to help with their recycling program.

We are going to expand with a west end depot and we are looking for help sorting the recyclables that get dropped off by residents. It can be any time on any day that is convenient for you. We have a small building that will have all the necessary equipment for sorting, such as the big bags and gloves.

If you have a few hours a week or an evening that you can give a couple of hours to drop by, we would be very appreciative.

You can get more details on how to help the “Enviro-Kids” program by calling either Lynda at 387-7070 or Nigel at 866-1372.

Our Food Southeast NB

Position:
Steering Committee Members (2-3)
Term: 2 years (with renewal)
Hours: 5-10 per month

Our Food Southeast New Brunswick (Our Food SENB) is a regional network, consisting of individuals and organizations who work to increase access to healthy, just, and sustainable food. Our Food SENB works in partnership with the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick. We support the food movement in Southeast NB by working together to grow connections and make easy, fair, and sustainable food access a reality for all. We believe that food provides common ground for working together and supporting vibrant communities, resilient people, and healthful lands.
Open the PDF document for all the information

United Way: Helpers needed

Do you have some time to help people in your community? We’d love to have you!
We’re looking for volunteers to help in our kitchen or to deliver meals (Monday and Thursday mornings) safely to vulnerable citizens.
Please contact Liz at ltracy@moncton.unitedway.ca for more information. Thank you!

New initiative ages 15-30

Good morning,

My name is Kayla Cruickshank, YCAN Coordinator for YMCA Moncton

30 War Veterans Ave, Moncton NB, E1C 0B3

I am writing to let you know about a new initiative for youth ages 15-30 to gain personal and professional skills engaging in the development and implementation of community service projects.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto with the support of Employment and Social Development Canada are excited to announce the launch of the YMCA Community Action Network. We will support groups of youth to identify a community need, plan, and execute a service project over the course of 120 hours. I will be providing training and support on creating and maintaining effective group dynamics, identifying community needs, selecting project ideas, developing a project plan, community and stakeholder engagement, executing a plan, problem solving, project evaluation and wrap up.

We are looking to create these projects with marginalized and underrepresented youth, meeting them where they are at, to increase their skills, confidence and community engagement.

There are no prerequisites, however a registration form will need to be completed before volunteering can begin.

I am looking for 10-15 volunteers.

Thanks,

Kayla Cruickshank

YMCA Community Action Network Coordinator |

 

YMCA of Greater Moncton| YMCA du Grand Moncton

30 War Veterans Ave | 30 ave des anciens combattants   Moncton, NB   E1C 0B3

T: 506-857-0606   C : 506-857-9696   F: 506-859-8198   

E:  kayla.cruickshank@ymcamoncton.ca 

www.ymcamoncton.ca

We need Several volunteers

Food DEPOT Alimentaire (FDA) is a registered non-profit charity that services more than 30 agencies including food banks, community soup kitchens, supportive organizations and school lunch/after-school programs in southeastern New Brunswick. We need your help.

DRIVER REQUIREMENTS

FDA operates three delivery trucks from our warehouse. Driver’s license certification for 5 Ton (Class 5 *air brakes), Class 5 for Cube Vans, driving abstracts and a demonstration of ability will be required prior to drivers being allowed to operate the delivery trucks.
FDA certified personnel will assist potential drivers/operators to become qualified by providing equipment orientation sessions. FDA equipment and vehicles shall be operated by authorized personnel only who are expected to accept responsibility for the safe operation of the equipment or vehicle at all times.
Contact: Ken.Canning@fooddepot.ca

FORK LIFT AND POWER JACKS

Valid certificate of training and a demonstration of ability will be required prior to operation of warehouse forklift. We use Power Jacks in our warehouse as well as hand jacks, training is provided and steel toe foot ware is a requirement.
Contact Ken.canning@fooddepot.ca

SORTING OF FOOD PRODUCTS

Volunteers in our Warehouse sort and mark off bar codes of the food we collect from food drives, as well as food collected on a daily basis from our local stores and businesses, cans and dry goods are checked for expiry dates and damages. Volunteers help in the preparation of food orders that we send to 33 Agencies in South East New Brunswick.
Contact: Ken.canning@fooddepot.ca

FOOD DRIVES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Several times per year Food Depot Alimentaire has on site events where we collect food and donations, Volunteers greet people and accept the food with the assistance of FDA staff, it is then brought back to our warehouse on 330 MacNaughton Ave for processing.
Contact Chantal.Senecal@fooddepot.ca

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

Volunteers would assist our Administrative Manager with Filing of receipts, answering phones, and light office duties as well as recording and tracking of volunteer hours

Contact: Chantal.senecal@fooddepot.ca

VOLUNTEERS FOR LIGHT DUTY CLEANING

Our warehouse offices require light duty dusting and cleaning a few times per week, there is no heavy lifting required and any help is greatly appreciated.
Contact: Ken.canning@fooddepot.ca

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE NOTE:

Beginning Monday, August 24th, St. John’s United Church will be undergoing some exterior work on the church.

Due to this, the Karing Kitchen will be operating out of St. George’s Anglican Church for 5-7 weeks.

Meals will be passed out at the Queen St. entrance.

ESIC and the CINs invite you to watch a newly-released video promoting Community Transportation services in NB.

PPE Video created by WA Transpo
The PPE Video’s follow Public Health protocols and were recorded by Paramedic’s. Please share.
Stay safe!

Integration Through Volunteering

Oct.3rd, 2019 – For many new comer families one spouse is gainfully employed while the other isnt. With time on their hands and feeling a little lost in a new place volunteering is one way to feel more at home in the community. The Volunteer Bureau for Southeast New Brunswick launched a video project that explains to new comers why volunteering can be a win-win. And its been done in several third-languages. The Executive Director of the VBSENB Annette Vautour now says their project has garnered national attention.

BUZZLOCAL Interview

Newcomers volunteering

How can your organization make volunteering more accessible for newcomers?

 Encouraging Newcomer Immigrants to get involved in their new community

Multi-lingual (5 languages) promotion video

Please refer to the following instructions on viewing and downloading the videos to your website.

  1. Volunteer Center home page
  2. Scroll to the VOLUNTEER OPP. SECTION.
  3. VIDEOS, click on the language of your choice.
  4. The video will open on a new webpage.
  5. You can share the video. To download it on your own webpage, put your cursor on the video and open the context menu. (A context menu also called shortcut or pop-up menu is a menu that appears upon a right-click mouse operation.) Click on ‘copy the integration code’. Paste the code where you want on your own webpage.

Thanks to everyone
that supported this fundraiser

LOCAL POTTERY BUSINESS GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY DRIVING PROGRAM

Woodstoneware a local business well known for their unique collection of pottery has designed a ‘One of a Kind Pottery Mug’ for WA Transpo, Urban Rides. The purchase of ‘Mugs on the Move’ will provide low income individuals transportation to a food bank or medical appointment in the Greater Moncton area.

‘This ‘One of a Kind Pottery Mug’ is made with forest and earth from red clay with sustainable wood and glaze – $ 40.00 each – {50% of sales will be donated}. If you are interested in purchasing ‘Mugs on the Move’ and want to help out someone needing a drive in the community you can visit www.woodstoneware.com for more information.

ENTER TO WIN $1000 IN NEW TIRES

We need your help and in exchange for your help, you will be entered into a draw for $ 1000 in new tires generously donated by:

You do not need to be a volunteer yourself but can be entered to win simply by referring a new volunteer to us who clears the screening process. For each volunteer you refer, you will gain one entry in the draw. Each new volunteer who registers and clears the screening process will also be entered to win. Volunteers can live anywhere in Westmorland and Albert Counties including but not limited to – Salisbury, Petitcodiac, Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, Hillsborough, Alma, Riverside Albert, Memramcook, Dorchester, Sackville, Port Elgin, Cap Pele, Grand Barachois, Shediac and all points in between. Draw will take place the end of August. 

Volunteer drivers use their own vehicle to drive people who do not have transportation or are unable to drive, such as seniors and people with disabilities, to medical appointments, shopping and to other services.  In addition to transporting our clients, volunteers are now also delivering food and prescriptions in response to the COVID 19 crisis.  Drivers are reimbursed $0.41/km. Volunteering as a driver is a great way to meet and help neighbors in the community.

Safety protocols have been developed by Public Health in response to the pandemic to protect drivers and clients using the service. Drivers are provided with personal protective equipment to use when transporting clients and doing deliveries. 

If you or someone you know has a few hours a month or more and want to be part of a team on a mission to help others get where they need to go, please call 962-3073 or email                 watranspodispatch@gmail.com for more information.  Drivers need to be over the age of 21, have a valid driver’s license, have a reliable automobile, carry $2 million liability (we will reimburse the extra charge up to $80 per year), sign an oath of confidentiality, clear a police record check, driver’s abstract and provide two references.

Our valuable existing drivers are not left out of the opportunity to win. In addition to being able to gain entries by referring other drivers, there is a second draw for $1000 in tires open only to those wonderful people who have been actively volunteering. 

 

Kelly Taylor
Executive Manager, Urban/Rural Rides, WA Transpo
 

Debbi LeBlanc                                                                                                                                                                    Urban Manager, WA Transpo

 

Community Peace Centre – The Inside!

Feb.20th, 2020 – The Community Peace Centre has been and is an important part of the social fabric to our area. Many not-for-profit organizations call the Centre home. But who are they and how many? Nows your chance to find out!

BUZZLOCAL Interview

New food bank support system made easier after COVID-19 connections

CBC News · Posted: Aug 19, 2020 – Chantal Senecal, executive director of the Food Depot Alimentaire, says COVID-19 has changed many things for food banks across New Brunswick. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)

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Volunteer Canada is very excited to share with you that the new Canada Service Corps has launched!

2018-01-16

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new national service initiative for Canadian youth. This initiative will provide a number of ways for youth to engage in service to their communities, including an online volunteer matching platform, created in collaboration with Volunteer Canada. This platform will enable young Canadians to find and be matched with volunteer opportunities locally and across the country!

 

Find more information about Youth Service Canada and the new youth volunteer opportunities platform:

Charity that provides affordable rides desperate for volunteers
Social Sharing

Program can’t manage demand as provincial COVID-19 restrictions loosen

Getting to medical appointments was a continual worry for Bruce Moore, whose health issues required him to travel from his home in Sackville to appointments in Moncton fairly often.

But without a car or the money to pay the $140 round trip taxi fare, he was left with few options.

Then, three years ago, he discovered Urban/Rural Rides… Learn more

Westmorland/Albert County

WA Transpo is now receiving driver requests for the following transportation programs; Tele Drive Albert County, Rural Rides Petitcodiac/Salisbury, Tantramar Rural Rides and the Volunteer Driver Program. We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our services to now include the Shediac and Memramcook Area {all of Westmorland and Albert County}.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver for any of the above driving programs or would like to schedule a drive you can contact our dispatcher at 962-3073 or by e-mail at
watranspodispatch@gmail.com

Community Partners

WE ARE RECRUITING!

That’s right! The Youth Activators of Change are back for 2020-2021! In partnership with

UNI Coopération financière,

we are launching the third edition of the program with several new ambitions!

This year, we are looking for more than 20 young people aged between 15 and 30 who want to develop a community project that will be prototyped and, we hope, launched after 6 months.

Of course, the Dialogue NB team will support each project throughout the program, namely:

➡️ Mentoring: to help and guide in the development of the project;

➡️ Training sessions in innovation and design thinking, offered by innovation experts,

➡️ Virtual group meetings;

➡️ Seed funding of $300 for each project;

➡️ and more!

Hurry!

The recruitment period ends on

October 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.!

 

Happy Earth Day garden friends!

Today seemed like an appropriate day to make an announcement about our plans for continuing to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First off, our “Urban Farm” is already working to produce fresh food for the Peter McKee Community Food Centre, and we will continue to do so as time goes on.
Second, we will be opening our garden plots to our community gardeners, unless ordered to do otherwise. We will be making sure we keep everyone safe by practicing social distancing, installing a handwashing station, sanitizing our tools after each use, and having limited gardeners in the space at a time. All of our boxes are booked for this season, but of you would like to be added to the list for next year, please let me know.
And last, but certainly not least, we have decided to continue supporting our community gardeners through this difficult time by hosting virtual garden workshops! These will essentially be me live streaming from our garden, showing you how we do things, answering questions, and giving a short talk/demonstration on different gardening topics. Tune in of you’d like to participate!

If you have any questions or comments, please shoot me a direct message here, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Stay safe, be well, and take care.
Xoxo.   Alicia

Awesome volunteer community effort! http://becauselove.mw.church/

A PLACE TO LEARN AND GROW


We have rooms available for meeting or training purposes.

Training Room comfortably accommodates 25 people at table or 45 people in theatre style
$30.00 per hour / $70.00 for a 3 hour period / $130.00 full day
Fill out a request form.

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CRANDALL students volunteering

An initiative of Crandall University as part of the Community Practicum (CCP)
Volunteer opportunities

U de M students volunteering

An initiative of FÉÉCUM (Fédération des étudiantes et étudiants du Campus universitaire de Moncton)
Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is an opportunity to give back to the community of Greater Moncton. Being a Volunteer Greeter is the highlight of my week!

Tom Blanchard

Volunteer Driver assisting one our clients to an appointment.   ‘Your commitment to volunteering many years in our community is outstanding’, Debbi LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator.

Fred Kinder