COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick

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...
Call for volunteers! Startup Canada Tour Moncton Sept 17

Call for volunteers! Startup Canada Tour Moncton Sept 17

On Sept 17 we’ll be at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour to host the third stop of our national event series for entrepreneurs – the Startup Canada Tour. We’re looking for volunteers to help us on the day of the event. This is a great opportunity for the members of your organization to build their network and learn more about the entrepreneurial community! You can learn more about the event at https://bit.ly/sctour-moncton.

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What Services Does ENSEMBLE Offer?

What Services Does ENSEMBLE Offer?

Our OPS has been operational since November 2021, and it’s the first and only Overdose Prevention Site in New Brunswick. Here, individuals can inject substances under the watchful care of trained staff (most of our staff are Emergency Medical Responders)

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Moncton cares

Moncton cares

Welcome to Moncton! Are you new to our beautiful city? Let us make your arrival as smooth as possible with our Airport Pickup Program. Our team of friendly volunteers is here to give you a warm welcome and help you feel at home right from your first moments in Moncton.

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The City of Moncton is pleased to host events and festivals throughout the year.

Festivals and events are a key priority for Moncton and yield significant economic impacts for our city and our region. These events are part of what makes Moncton a great place to live, work and play.

Attached you will find details of proposed street closures and/or noise by-law exemptions for the following events taking place downtown in October-December:

  • Legs for Literacy
  • Royale Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade
  • New Year’s Eve Celebrations

We understand that street closures, although infrequent, do cause operational challenges for those who live and work downtown. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to offer a variety of event options this year.

These street closure and noise-by-law exemption requests are being presented to Moncton City Council for consideration on September 18, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please respond directly to this email.

Thank you,
City of Moncton Events Team

2023 NOTICE_Downtown Event Street Closures October-December

Volunteers in Action

Corporate volunteers in action at the Peter McKee Community Centre (from FCC)

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.

Calling all Youth to Participate

AccessStudio: Engage
Youth Engagement Opportunity: Be an Accessibility Advocate!

The Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick is pleased to be partnering with Volunteer Canada regarding a new National ‘Youth Initiative’.  Together with Volunteer Canada,  AccessNow is now calling youth aged 15-30 from across Canada to pre-register to participate in the AccessStudio: Engage program. The program is an innovative, entrepreneurial education program, shaping future accessibility allies by transforming learning into action.

It is a free 20-hour professional development program designed to provide youth with the knowledge, experience, and skills needed to understand key themes about accessibility. Through guided online modules, virtual talks and events, and the use of AccessNow’s app to map out accessibility within participants’ communities, the program will provide participants with the tools to be accessibility advocates.
AccessStudio: Engage program begins in January 2024.  Pre-registration opens till the end of December 2023.  Click here to pre-register: https://accessnow.com/studio.  

The Volunteer Centre is helping promote this new initiative by contacting youth  from our community asking  them to participate and pre-register for the AccessStudio:  Engage Program.  If you require any further information or questions about registering, please contact me at d.leblanc@volunteergreatrermoncton.com or direct line at 506-869-6905.

Thank you for your support!
Annette Vautour, Executive Director
Debbi LeBlanc,
Volunteer Coordinator

Connection NB Logo
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

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.❤️

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New community initiative

 Information poster

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

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.

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.

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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! 💜

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/