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National volunteer week

Happy National Volunteer Week 2024!

This week is the time to acknowledge and recognize all volunteers!   Our community volunteers are always there volunteering with programs and projects usually helping someone in need!  Thank you for your tireless effort and commitment as it is greatly appreciated!  And like our National Theme this year ‘Every Moment Matters’ and you do make a difference!
Thank you to all of you!
Debbi LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator | Volunteer Centre SENB

Beccatoldmeto Youth Volunteer Recipient 2024

Congratulation to REGINE LURA nominated Youth Volunteer Recipient 2024

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996 by former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc. The following is the text of the declaration to make National Aboriginal Day an official day of celebration, recognized by the crown: National Aboriginal Day A Proclamation
www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca

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.

Our commitment

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

We are hiring !

“I’m feeling good at the legacy of the building we helped to create, dedicated to the community as a wonderful space to welcome newcomers and our new location a peaceful spot to focus on creating opportunities for citizens to give back to the community”.  Our work continues! 

Annette Vautour

VCB Executive Director

The Volunteer Centre Administration Staff moved to their new office
on Monday, September 11th
located at 795 Main Street, Suite 301.

upcoming community events

Canada's volunteer award

Hi,

Do you have questions about how to submit a nomination to Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA)? The CVA team can help!
An information session will take place via Zoom to answer questions about the steps for submitting a nomination using the CVA online system.
Please use the link below to join in the language of your choice.
English Session: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84711661887?pwd=SuTBB3WFa7J0kSVNBLpc0slaj7wyc7.1
Meeting ID: 847 1166 1887
Passcode: 445989
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbEZkF7Gxw

French Session: Thursday, May 30, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83689653114?pwd=cLwjnlxkqTsq9a32IqmfEUSGrztj6n.1
Meeting ID: 836 8965 3114
Passcode: 680799
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbwU9BR9M
If you have any questions, or need help, please email us at Info-cva-pbc-gd@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca or call 1-877-825-0434.
We look forward to seeing you at the session!

Early Years Family Navigator

Early Years Family Navigators are available to guide parents and caregivers of young children (birth to school entry) to community resources to support their family, specifically the child’s early learning and development, such as:

  • connection to programs and services (Family Resource Centre, Talk with Me, Family and Early Childhood, etc.)
  • childcare/school registration (Child Care Connect NB, Anglophone East),
  • health needs (NB Patient Connect, developmental screening, direction after diagnosis),
  • basic needs including food insecurity, transportation, and housing,
  • mental health supports (therapy, support groups, and crisis lines),
  • funding for various needs (recreational, childcare, government benefits, social supports, family emergency etc.),
  • support to newcomers (Multicultural Associations, sharing knowledge of local programs and services).

Families can contact Natalie by phone or email, and she will provide recommendations and offer a follow up within a week to ensure the program or service recommended meets the needs of the family.

Natalie Leslie
Early Years Family Navigator
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Services / Anglophone East
Riverview Middle School
45 Devere Road, Riverview, NB, E1B 2M4
Phone: 506.869-7197
Email: eyfn.asde@gnb.ca

Follow us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/EverythingEarlyYears
Website https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/early-years-family-navigators.html

 

Kim Halliday Memorial Community Mentorship Scholarship Award

(A division of the Ron Smyth Memorial Scholarship)

Content has been moved to https://volunteergreatermoncton.com/kim-halliday-memorial-community-mentorship-scholarship-award/

International Volunteer Day (IVD)

International Volunteer Day (IVD) a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere.

Volunteers are leading social change around the world. This special day promotes the work of volunteers at all levels, including local, national and international.

This year, the UN marks IVD by recognizing the power of collective action: if everyone did.

If everyone volunteered, the world would be a better place. Imagine more than eight billion of us volunteering. Limitless possibilities for sustainable development – food and education for everyone, clean environment and good health, inclusive and peaceful societies, and more. Volunteerism is an enormous renewable resource for social, economic and environmental problem-solving throughout the world. As the world faces mounting challenges, volunteers are often the first to help. Volunteers are at the fore in crisis and emergencies, often in very testing and dire situations.
For more information, please visit the United Nations Volunteers website.

Volunteer Strategy

highlights

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.

Administration | Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada Work with the Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) to plan Bone Health presentations to groups;

Administration | Startup Canada

Startup Canada Setup and Teardown, Greeters and Guest Experience, Registration Support. Social Media Support, Note taking (Mainstage sessions), Exhibitor Support in the Ecosystem Support Zone, Mentor Support in the Ask the Expert Lounge, Pop-up Pitch Competition Support, Videography and Photography Support, Speaker Support

Are you our next board member?  Join our Board to support families in our community.

We are seeking three (3) board members with financial, business, nursing, or mental health backgrounds. Prior non-profit board experience and strategic thinking are assets. We particularly welcome perspectives from equity-seeking groups and residents from rural Westmorland-Albert counties.

Volunteer musicians to teach, guide, and mentor community members | CMHA

CMHA of NB Moncton is looking for volunteer musicians to teach, guide, and mentor community members who are interested in learning how to play instruments. We are also taking donations of instruments to build a lending library. 

“ Volunteer Drivers Urgently Needed for Dialysis Clients “

Volunteer Drivers are urgently needed to transport some of our clients for dialysis appointments. These clients living in the rural area have no other means of finding transportation and depend on our service. We are in urgent need of volunteer drivers from the following areas: Shediac {2 clients}, Murray Corner {1}, Cap Pele {1}, Petitcodiac {1}, Havelock {1}, Riverside Albert {1}. If you live in one of these areas and can give us a few hours a week to help us out in this urgent situation please contact our Ride Coordinator at 962-3073 or urbanruralrides@gmail.com. All volunteers drivers are reimbursed at 0.46/km from their home and return.

The 2024 Order of Moncton campaign begins

As the 2024 Order of Moncton campaign begins, I am writing to the various associations, organizations and groups in our city to submit, or encourage individuals to submit, nominations for people they believe are qualified for this important honour – the highest award...

Finding meaning and happiness through volunteering with special needs children

Let’s talk about: “Finding meaning and happiness through volunteering with special needs children“ Come join me for a 'COFFEE CHAT' When: Thursday July 6th at 3 pm Where: Café Codiac (Down East Coffee) 666 St. George Street, Moncton Please reserve before July...

United Way – Greater Moncton & SENB, Centraide – Grand Moncton & SENB

What a day of local love and community leadership! A day of caring https://fb.watch/sLi_oyuiCt

That’s enough to feed a small army | The Humanity Project

Thank You so much to the fine folks at Convergint for dropping off all these hot dogs and buns to help feed our city’s #Children, #Seniors, #Homeless & #WorkingPoor families in our community.Looks like we are having a BBQ in the near future.People helping people...

Through the promotion of volunteering, the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. supports over 150 registered not-for-profit agencies/organizations from the Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview areas by responding to requests for recruitment community volunteers.

Non profit agencies, are invited to register. Fill out the Agency registration form 
If you are a registered agency needing volunteers, fill out the Agency request for volunteers form 

VOLUNTEER WEEK 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!

VOLUNTEER WEEK 2023: April 16th-22

There are no upcoming events at this time.

“ The #beccatoldmeto Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award “

The #beccatoldmeto Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award was created in honour of Becca Schofield as her #Beccatoldmeto acts of kindness has inspired so many young individuals to make a difference in our community.

Striving to be a role model for agencies/organizations engaging volunteers, the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. coordinates and/or assists with workshops and training sessions for volunteers and agencies and organizations utilizing volunteers. The “Centre” also serves as an information and consultation service to the community-at-large.

Your charitable donation is your way of saying: “Yes, Volunteers are essential to the quality of our community!” Charitable tax receipts are available with any financial donation. You can donate online.

A Place to Learn & Grow

Upcoming Training Sessions
VMPNB information
and more

Posted on our Facebook page

Tri-Community Volunteer Promotion Campaign!

Dieppe/Moncton/Riverview

Pick your own way to help out in your community or let us help you find meaningful volunteering right for you! We are asking every volunteer in our community to help us in promoting ‘helping out by volunteering’!

By proudly displaying a sticker on your rear car window or on the front door of your home or office others will learn how they can volunteer too in our great community.

Volunteers are the heart of our​ community! Sign up to get your sticker now! Stickers can be mailed to you or can be picked up at Volunteer Centre office at 795 Main Street, Suite 301, Moncton.
Note: a confirmed time for pick up has to be scheduled by contacting Debbi LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator at 869-6905 or email at d.leblanc@volunteergreatermoncton.com.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY

Come work in a fun casual atmosphere assisting people with physical disabilities. No experience necessary, fully paid training provided and medical benefits included. This is a 24/7 workplace with flexible part time hours, possibly full-time hours. Screening procedures are mandatory. For more information please call 506-382-9386 or email at v.roy@volunteergreatermoncton.com