Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick
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Centre du Bénévolat du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick

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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…
Job offer

Respite Care Services for Children with Special Needs Program
Program Director
Permanent / Fulltime

Respite Care Services strives to build community support for families of children challenged with special needs living in Southeastern N.B. Community Volunteers wanting to offer support are recruited and matched with an appropriate child (ages birth to 18 years of age).
Seeking a self-motivated enthusiastic individual with both education and practical experience in the field of Social Science and specifically children with cognitive disabilities. Must have good computer skills, administration management skills, strong interpersonal skills, own their own vehicle, willing to work flexible hours [30 hours per week – flexible hours – $ 38 500 Annual Salary] from home or office and capable of working as part of a team. Mileage reimbursement is paid at 0.50 cents/kilometre. Other benefits include medical and dental, vacation time, discretionary days, flex time and paid time off at Christmas.
For further information visit: www.volunteergreatermon.com Respite care Services for special Needs Program
Projected date of commencement: 3 to 4 weeks
Please submit your resume: a.vautour@volunteergreatermoncton.com All submissions will be confirmed as received. Only selected candidates will be notified. No phone calls please.

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.

Board member | Early Childhood Family Resource Centre de Ressources à la Petite Enfance

AGENCY INFORMATIONOrganization name: Early Childhood Family Resource Centre de Ressources à la Petite EnfanceFirst name of person making the request: EmilyLast name of person making the request: GodinPosition: Board MemberAddress: 86 Rue Ste ThereseCity:...

Various Roles are available | Play On! Canada

AGENCY INFORMATION | RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L'AGENCEOrganization name | Nom de l'organisation : Play On! CanadaFirst name of person making the request | Prénom de la personne faisant la demande : CathiLast name of person making the request | Nom de famille de la personne...

Hospice Kitchen Volunteer | Hospice SENB

AGENCY INFORMATION | RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L'AGENCEOrganization name | Nom de l'organisation : Hospice SENBFirst name of person making the request | Prénom de la personne faisant la demande : MichelleLast name of person making the request | Nom de famille de la personne...

Hospice Greeter | Hospice SENB

AGENCY INFORMATION | RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L'AGENCEOrganization name | Nom de l'organisation : Hospice SENBFirst name of person making the request | Prénom de la personne faisant la demande : MichelleLast name of person making the request | Nom de famille de la personne...

“ 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.

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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 

News publicity and promotion

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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!

“ 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
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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 22 Church Street, Suite T290
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Urban Rural Rides is once again providing the opportunity for existing drivers or any new driver recruit to win a set of four tires!  If you have a few hours a week to transport a client to a food bank or medical appointment, we are in need of volunteer drivers in all areas of Westmorland and Albert County.  Drivers are reimbursed at 0.46ø/km.

For more information about becoming a volunteer and our transportation service contact 962-3073 or visit urbanruralrides.ca

*Thank you to a community business for this donation – appreciated by staff and volunteers with Urban Rural Rides.

Volunteer drivers for Urban Rural Rides have provided a great service during the pandemic and we thank them! For the safety of volunteers and clients Covid protocols are still followed during rides and NTD Moncton is thrilled to help maintain their supply of N95 PPE! Keeping these drivers and clients safe helps to keep our communities driving forward!
Dave-Allan Gouthro

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I shall take this opportunity to firstly wish everyone a Happy New Year. Here’s hoping you returned from the Holidays refreshed, rested and ready to conquer 2022.

From Connection NB Moncton I’m very pleased to inform everyone that Connection NB is steaming forth. We are on line to achieve our anticipated start date this January. We have a couple volunteers in training (always needing to onboard more) and are already receiving participant referrals.

I look forward to working with each of you in your communities and to bring our services to Seniors across Greater Moncton. If you know someone needing more information (volunteers or participants) please refer them to our site: connectionnb.redcross.ca.

Do feel free to keep in touch as I look forwards to hearing from you soon.

Respectfully,
Gilmond Savoie (506)269-0221
Community Coordinator – Connection NB -Coordonnateur Communautaire
Canadian Red Cross | Croix-Rouge canadienne
gilmond.savoie@redcross.ca | www.redcross.ca | www.croixrouge.ca

At Volunteer Canada we continue to work towards our mission of providing national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality, and diversity of volunteer experiences. As such, we are seeking new board and committee members to support an organizational commitment to engage diverse views to help shape the future of volunteering across the country.

We specifically welcome applications from individuals in the following under-represented groups: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, new Canadians, LBGQT2S+ and youth.

To ensure broad geographical representation, we are actively recruiting individuals living in the Prairie Provinces, Atlantic Canada, and the North, although all are welcome to apply. Furthermore, if you have skills in finance, government relations, fundraising, or business, we would love to hear from you.

If you want to bring your voice, skills and passion to Volunteer Canada, download our application form in English or French. Please send any questions or completed applications to nomination@volunteer.ca.

We also encourage you to share this information with your networks.

Debbi LeBlanc Volunteer Coordinator and Trevor Condo, RCMP.

The Volunteer Centre would like to thank the RCMP for a $ 500.00 donation that will go towards helping families that are less fortunate during this Holiday Season!

A special thank you to Cst. Trevor Condo who coordinated this donation with the help of Cst. Nathaniel Phinney, Cst. Dwayne Woodman and Cpl. Kevin Glode, RCMP.
Photo: Debbi LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick receiving a cheque from Cst. Trevor Condo, RCMP.

Urban/Rural Rides – Transport Urbain/Rural
City of Moncton

Shelter movers logo

New community initiative

 Information poster

Thank You so much to the Volunteer Centre for donating this 65” 4K TV to our farm project.

Annette Vautour, Volunteer Centre and Charles Burrell, Humanity Project. Facebook/The Humanity Project Canada.

People are incredible!!!! 💪👊👍
Went to pick up 20 boxes of sausages to help feed our city’s #Children, #Seniors, #Homeless & #WorkingPoor families and when we showed up, Old Time Meat Market – Official donated another 20 boxes to help our city’s less fortunate.👏👏👏
It’s because of people and businesses like this, that we are able to help so many people in our community on a daily basis. 🥰
People helping people is what it’s all about.❤️

Thank you volunteers

Urban/Rural Rides is a community transportation service driven by volunteer drivers. In photo above are some of our amazing volunteers. We had the pleasure of spoiling them at an ‘Appreciation Event’ in December.

Breakfast was prepared by volunteers at the Riverview Lions Club who also hosted the event. The food was delicious and they were gracious hosts who made the event a joy.

The drivers were all given a new hoodie with the Urban/Rural Rides logo on it and a certificate of appreciation. Some were even lucky enough to go home with door prizes that included beautiful stained glass ornaments donated by Don and Diane Wilson and chocolates.

The event ended with an open mic where drivers got to share stories and experiences. One driver shared the joy it was to have been able to drive a hospice patient to her last wish visit with her family at the beach.

Another driver shared how touched they were when driving a senior who had not been to get an ice cream in many, many years. They took a detour to grab an ice cream cone and that small moment of joy is one that will never be forgotten.

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

Are you a senior and has Covid-19 had you more isolated than usual? Have you had difficulty making meaningful connections and accessing supports? Loneliness is tough – especially if you live alone!
The Salvation Army’s KEENAGERS group has been on hiatus for a little while and we are happy to announce that we will begin to meet again in the coming days. KEENAGERS is a monthly fellowship and support group for seniors (55+). If you (or someone you know) are looking for meaningful social activities that promote healthy living and social inclusion, encourage physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, and assist in navigating community resources, send us a msg or give us a call!
Details are attached for our next event.
Please be assured that all Covid-19 safety measures will be respected, and protocols will be in place.

Natasha Burkett
Director, The Salvation Army Moncton Community & Family Services
32 King Street Moncton, NB E1C 3M2
506.389.9901

Are you living in poverty or have you lived in poverty? Your perspective and input could be a valuable asset to the ESIC Board of Directors. If you would be interested in sitting on the board, apply here

Director Urban/Rural Rides

A message to our community:
For over a year our team at Harvest House has worked hard with various agencies to develop a plan to assist our unhoused and substance abuse community with a safe place to go in the event of a COVID outbreak. As a result, we had developed a robust Pandemic Plan to help guide this process.

Read more

Volunteer Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Megan Conway as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Volunteer Canada is excited about the appointment of Megan who has a strong track record of building organizations and teams in the social purpose and academic sectors. She is skilled at generating impact and in building community-focused initiatives that resonate with diverse stakeholders. As the country begins to look forward to rebuilding beyond COVID-19, Volunteer Canada believes it has a pivotal role to play in supporting and mobilizing a healthy and strong voluntary sector that will enable strong and more connected communities.
Dr. Conway will assume the position at the end of November 2021.

Thursday, November 5
On behalf of the team at the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. we say Hats Off to the folks in your organization who coordinate and manage the volunteers that serve your organization! We couldn’t do what we do without you!
A great big virtual hug!

Annette Vautour
VCB Executive Director

Community Transportation

𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐤? Affordable, accessible and safe, this service is available in many NB communities for people looking to access essential services!
Know more: https://www2.gnb.ca/…/esic/community-transportation.html

Hi friends! We’re looking for volunteers to do pandemic screening at our clinic! We will welcome you with open arms, and coffee! If interested, message us on Facebook or send an email to salvusclinicinc@gmail.com THANK YOU! 💜

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. Under Volunteering in your new community 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.

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)

Learn more

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

VMPC-Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada

Help us gather feedback🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ on volunteering during the pandemic. There are different surveys depending on the experience you had as a volunteer or as an organization.

Volunteer Canada, in collaboration with spinktank and VMPC invite you to take part in this survey, a follow up to our earlier survey in Spring 2020. Your insights and experiences will help us plan for the coming months as we continue to support organizations to better engage volunteers.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

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

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