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Tsolum River Restoration Society

UBC Alumni Affairs
Branch: Point Grey Campus
6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Cecil Green Park House, Vancouver, British Columbia

The University of British Columbia Alumni Association was founded in 1917. Its goal was, and continues to be, to link alumni with the University and with each other, and to support the mission and activities of the University.

Keywords: Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of UBC Alumni Affairs


Tsolum River Restoration Society

UBC Alumni Affairs
Branch: Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way, SCI 109, Kelowna, British Columbia

The University of British Columbia Alumni Association was founded in 1917. Its goal was, and continues to be, to link alumni with the University and with each other, and to support the mission and activities of the University.

Keywords: Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of UBC Alumni Affairs


UBC Life Sciences Circle

UBC Life Sciences Circle
2329 West Mall, Vancouver Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia

UBC Life Sciences Circle is an outreach program for high school students. We offer free events to all high schools students who are interested in pursuing life sciences. Our sessions usually consist of a lecture given by a guest lecturer about a topic of their interest. Then we will proceed to further explore this topic either by visiting a lab, doing problem solving activities and discussions. There will be an opportunity for students to mingle with UBC students and ask questions about life science programs/courses, along with general inquiries about university life.

Keywords: Science and Technology · Leadership · Education and Literacy · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of UBC Life Sciences Circle


UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences

UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

Originally a division within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy emerged in July 2007. The department offers a wide array of educational and research opportunities, including an entry to practice graduate program: Master of Occupational Therapy, MOT; graduate research programs: MSc and PhD; and post-professional online: Master of rehabilitation science, MRSc and certificate programs.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · Education and Literacy · Disabled

Volunteer Profile of UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences


UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences

UGC Junior Golf Society
5389 Vine Street, Unit 9, Vancouver, British Columbia

The UGC Junior Golf Society in partnership with KIDSAFE provides inner-city elementary school children with an introduction to the wonderful game of golf by providing the facilities, equipment, instruction and refreshments in a relaxed and supervised environment.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation

Volunteer Profile of UGC Junior Golf Society


UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences

Union Gospel Mission Foundation
601 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness, and addiction
- one life at a time.

Keywords: Religion · Poverty · Hunger · Housing · Employment and Careers · Children and Youth · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of Union Gospel Mission Foundation


UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
500 - 342 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

One of the main principles of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is that, despite our differences, we will be stronger if we work together. The goal of the UBCIC is to support the work of our people, whether at the community, nation or international level, in our common fight for the recognition of our aboriginal rights and respect for our cultures and societies. Our goal, the goal of the people, has been to give the aboriginal people of BC a voice strong enough to be heard in every corner of the world.

Keywords: Leadership · First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples

Volunteer Profile of Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs


UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences

United Players of Vancouver
2366 Wall Street, Suite 206, Vancouver, British Columbia

United Players of Vancouver Theatre Company began in 1959 as the St. James United Church Drama Group, founded by two English emigr‚es, Gwen Crowe and Eileen Oliver. The first play was "The Holly & the Ivy" by Wynyard Brown and directed by Ivor Morris. Performances were held in the lower church hall.

Keywords: Theatre · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of United Players of Vancouver


UBC Occupational Therapy and Heath Sciences

United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap
3107 32nd Ave, Vernon, British Columbia

United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap has been supporting communities throughout our region since 1961. United Way's mission is "To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action."

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap


United Way of the Fraser Valley

United Way of the Fraser Valley
31667 South Fraser Way, Suite 201, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Social Services, Community Impact

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of United Way of the Fraser Valley


United Way of the Fraser Valley

United Way of the Lower Mainland
4543 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia

United Way has been helping people in the Lower Mainland for more than 80 years. Working with over 150 community partners, we fund over 300 programs each year to create a better future for children, families and seniors.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of United Way of the Lower Mainland


United Way of the Fraser Valley

United Way of Trail & District
803 B Victoria St., Trail, British Columbia

Founded in 1928, the United Way of Trail & District has been committed to building a better community for everyone for the last 80 plus years. The United Way is most famous for its role as a fundraiser, but today it has evolved into much more. The United Way plays a major role in community building by providing financial support to our Affiliate Agencies that meet our guidelines of supporting the Mental, Physical and Social Well-being of individuals in our community.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of United Way of Trail & District


United Way of the Fraser Valley

Unity in Action
1630 Edinburgh Street, New Westminster, British Columbia

"Unity in Action is an accepting, loving community where we awaken to our unfolding expression of God."

Keywords: Religion

Volunteer Profile of Unity in Action


United Way of the Fraser Valley

Universal Gospel Choir
3012 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver's beloved and longest-lived gospel choir, the Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) is a community-based group of singers passionate about raising the roof with their music. Known for their big sound, musical diversity, exuberant sense of fun and standing-room-only concerts, UGC celebrates all genres of music, from old-school gospel to current uplifting pop, from civil rights anthems to traditional songs from all around the world. More than 60 voices strong, the Universal Gospel Choir is an open, justice-oriented group celebrating the best of choral music and committed to lifting and inspiring the human spirit.

Keywords: Music · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Universal Gospel Choir


United Way of the Fraser Valley

Upper Fraser Valley Habitat for Humanity Society
34220 South Fraser Way, Unit 12, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Habitat for Humanity Upper Fraser Valley is an independent, non-profit housing society, dedicated to building affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Homeowners contribute hundreds of hours of "sweat equity" and pay a no-interest mortgage on the home. Mortgage costs are kept low by the use of volunteer labour and by the donation of funds and building materials.

Keywords: Homeless and Housing

Volunteer Profile of Upper Fraser Valley Habitat for Humanity Society


Urban Native Youth Association

Urban Native Youth Association
1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

UNYA is a registered not-for-profit society with the Province of BC and a federally registered charitable organization.

Keywords: First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Cultural Centres · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Urban Native Youth Association


Urban Native Youth Association

Uvic Centre for Youth and Society
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

The Centre for Youth & Society aims to promote the well-being of youth from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds, across developmental transitions, and in evolving societal circumstances.

Keywords: Education and Literacy · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Uvic Centre for Youth and Society


Urban Native Youth Association

Vagabond Players
8697 10th Ave., Burnaby, British Columbia

The Vagabond Players is the oldest community theatre in British Columbia. The origins of the society go back to 1922 with the Unity Club at St. Aidan's Church. In 1937, the members of this club formed the current society, picking the name "Vagabond Players" to avoid their being confused with the St. Aidan's youth group and because they didn't have a permanent home for their productions.

Keywords: Theatre · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Vagabond Players


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Society
745 Clark Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society is a non-profit society providing service to urban Aboriginal children & families living in the Greater Vancouver area.

Keywords: First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Family Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Society


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 E. Hastings St, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Friendship Centre, a charitable organization provides programs in health, welfare, social services, human rights, culture, education, recreation and equality for all genders of aboriginal people of all age groups. The Friendship Centre emphasizes the philosophies and values of varied aboriginal cultures and traditions. With over 50 years of providing essential services to the urban aboriginal community, the VAFCS has helped families, youth, adults, elders and children maintain their aboriginal cultural ties and values.

Keywords: Seniors · First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Cultural Centres · Children and Youth · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports
11928 Sunwood Place, Delta, British Columbia

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. VASS makes the mountain experience accessible to all. VASS is a registered non-profit society (89254 2168 RR0001), operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, which includes an active Board of Directors, program coordinators, instructors and administrators

Keywords: Sports and Recreation · Disabled

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver AIDS Society
1107 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

AIDS Vancouver opened its doors in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada and in response to the growing need for community health organizations to support individuals vulnerable to the epidemic.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · AIDS

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver AIDS Society


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy
Vancouver International Airport, Richmond, British Columbia

The Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy (VAC) was established to serve the traveling public and airport employees at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The Chapel is open 24/7 and our team of chaplains and volunteers is available from 9:00am to 7:00pm daily to provide support, counsel, practical assistance and spiritual direction to people of all faiths and those of none. The chaplaincy was registered in 1982 as a non-profit organization and since that time the VAC board and airport authority have partnered together in providing oversight for the chaplaincy.

Keywords: Religion

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the Aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action. More than 35 million people have visited the Aquarium since our opening in 1956. Located in Stanley Park, we're open to visitors from around the world 365 days a year.

Keywords: Wildlife · Animals

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Aquarium


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Island Crisis Society
Box 1118, Nanaimo, British Columbia

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is committed to providing an accessible, 24-hour, telephone crisis and suicide prevention, intervention service, including postvention programs. We endeavour to provide emotional support during times of crisis, information about community resources, education intended to promote community wellness, and reduce the incidence of suicide. We value the principles of confidentiality, non-judgemental acceptance, respect for diversity, personal empowerment, and cooperation.

Keywords: Crisis Support

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Island Crisis Society


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Native Health Society
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS) was established in 1991 with a mission to improve and promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of individuals, focusing on the Aboriginal community residing in Greater Vancouver.

Keywords: Health · First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Native Health Society


Urban Native Youth Association

Vancouver Rape Relief and Womens Shelter
1424 Commercial Drive, c/o P.O. Box 21562, Vancouver, British Columbia

We offer a free 6 week training program to work in our transition house and answer the sexual assault crisis line.

Keywords: Women · Crisis Support

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Rape Relief and Womens Shelter


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Vancouver Urban Ministries
4847 Joyce Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Urban Ministries (VUM) assists lower-income children, youth & families in the communities of Grandview Woodlands and Strathcona in East Vancouver. By connecting people, building community and providing educational opportunities, we see under-resourced children, youth and families rise above their circumstances.

Keywords: Poverty · Music · Family Services · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Urban Ministries


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Variety - The Children's Charity
4300 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia

Variety - The Children's Charity raises funds to provide help and hope to children who have special needs and fund organizations that provide support and services to children in B.C.

Keywords: Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Variety - The Children's Charity


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Vela Microboard Association of B.C.
17564 56a Ave, Suite 100, Surrey, British Columbia

We are a non-profit society that provides information and mentoring to individuals with disabilities and their trusted others to take greater control of his/her life by exploring ideas and options that can lead to customized, inclusive and creative supports and services.

Keywords: Independence · Disabled

Volunteer Profile of Vela Microboard Association of B.C.


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Vernon & District Animal Care Society
3205 22nd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

We are a small local group of volunteers operating a Registered, Non-profit Charitable Society known as Vernon & District Animal Care Society (or VDACS). We service the North Okanagan Regional District, plus Falkland. Our primary focus is spay/neuter financial assistance for low income families. We are not a shelter - our goal is to reduce the need for a shelter by reducing pet overpopulation.

Keywords: Rescue and Adoption · Animals

Volunteer Profile of Vernon & District Animal Care Society


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Vernon Search & Rescue Group Society
9850 Aberdeen Rd, Vernon, British Columbia

Since 1960, Vernon Search and Rescue have been dedicated in providing a search and rescue service to British Columbia.

"We are involved in but not limited to: ground searches, water searches, rescues, recoveries for the Coroner's Services, RCMP evidence searches and evacuations for fire or flooding."

Through Emergency Management BC (EMBC), formerly the Provincial Emergency Program, VSAR may also be called upon to assist the BC Ambulance Service, local Fire Departments, BC Forestry Service and also support other SAR teams throughout the Province - Mutual Aid.

Keywords: Search and Rescue · Emergency and Safety

Volunteer Profile of Vernon Search & Rescue Group Society


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Victoria Brain Injury Society
830 Pembroke Street, Units D & E, Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria Brain Injury Society gives survivors and their loved ones that which the medical professional cannot: long term support through the many steps, both backward and forward, of life after brain injury. From those just released from hospital, to those who have lived with their injuries for decades, survivors consistently express gratitude and relief once they've walked through the Society's doors. Finally , people who "get it"!

Keywords: Mental Health · Health and Medicine · Health · Disorders

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Brain Injury Society


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Victoria Center for Self Awareness Society
7925 E Saanich Rd, Saanichton, British Columbia

We are a community of spiritual seekers interested in living according to the great spiritual principles of every religion.

Keywords: Religion

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Center for Self Awareness Society


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Victoria Compost & Conservation Education Society
1216 North Park St, Victoria, British Columbia

We are a non-profit organization with charitable status providing composting and ecological gardening education to CRD residents. Our core funding is generously provided by the CRD.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Compost & Conservation Education Society


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Victoria Conservatory of Music
900 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia

A Centre for Excellence and enjoyment of music through education, performance and music therapy.

Keywords: Music · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Conservatory of Music


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Victoria Cool Aid Society
749 Pandora Ave, Suite 102, Victoria, British Columbia

Homelessness touches many lives at a significant cost to communities. The Cool Aid Society has been a key player in the work to end homelessness in the Capital Region for decades and, with your help, is developing 360 more apartments for people who are currently homeless.

Keywords: Homeless and Housing

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Cool Aid Society


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Disability Resource Centre
817A Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia

The VDRC is a cross disability organization that assist individuals with disabilities to make informed choices and participate in the community.

Keywords: Independence · Disabled

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Disability Resource Centre


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre Society
813 Darwin Ave, Victoria, British Columbia

The Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre Society is a vibrant and welcoming non-profit society whose purpose is to strengthen clients', families' and communities' ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of Parkinson's and epilepsy.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · Disorders

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre Society


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Hospice Society
1952 Bay St, 3rd floor - Richmond Pavilion, Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria Hospice is a registered charity that since 1980 has provided end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment. Our nurses, counsellors, spiritual caregivers, physicians and trained volunteers provide comfort for the patient and support for the family, rather than a cure for progressive and life-limiting illness. Care is offered in patients' homes, within our 17-bed in-patient unit, and as specific medical consultation to patients in other health care facilities. Over 300 trained volunteers provide companionship and support. For information about our core values, history, governance and our funding structure, please see the right-hand links.

Keywords: Hospice and Palliative Care · Health and Medicine

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Hospice Society


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Hospitals Foundation
620 View St, Suite 602, Victoria, British Columbia

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation raises funds for priority medical equipment and special projects at Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital, Vancouver Island's largest and most comprehensive health care resources.

Keywords: Health Centres · Health and Medicine

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Hospitals Foundation


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
637 Bay St, 3rd floor - Richmond Pavilion, Victoria, British Columbia

To assist in the settlement and adjustment of immigrants and refugees in Canada, and to provide services designed to increase the newcomer's participation in Canadian society, by assisting the newcomer to overcome barriers.

Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival
1215 Blanshard St, Victoria, British Columbia

The mission of the Victoria Film Festival is to expose our community to a wide range of ideas and lifestyle through the year-round presentation of film, video and new media. Through our events and presentations we aim to stimulate critical analysis and inspire individuals to recognize and utilize film as a creative tool.

Keywords: Festival · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Integration Society
4135 Lambrick Way, Victoria, British Columbia

We are an inter-municipally funded service working in partnership with the Victoria Integration Society and the Disabled Sailing Association of BC, Victoria Branch.
RIV is designed to assist people with disabilities, in the Greater Victoria area, pursue active lifestyles. Active living is more than simply living actively. Active Living contributes to our social, mental, and emotional well-being. It also involves cooperation and caring, peace and harmony.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation · Disabled

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Integration Society


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Native Friendship Centre
231 Regina Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) has been in existence for over 40 years. VNFC provides services to an estimated 15,000 Aboriginal people living off reserve in the greater Victoria area; as well as the 5,000 residents from the First Nations communities in the southern Vancouver Island region, in addition to a sizeable Aboriginal population from across Canada. VNFC takes great pride in their exceptional approach to First Nation social issues.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation · Seniors · First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Cultural Centres · Children and Youth · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Native Friendship Centre


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Police Historical Society
850 Caledonia Ave, Victoria, British Columbia

The Victoria Police Department was established in 1858 and is the oldest Police department west of the Great Lakes. Our 243 police officers, 106 civilian staff and 78 volunteers proudly serve the City of Victoria and the Township of Esquimalt.

Keywords: History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Police Historical Society


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Read Society
3440 Douglas St, Suite 201, Victoria, British Columbia

As a vibrant, community-based organization we help children, youth and adults gain literacy and essential skills, including reading, writing and mathematics. We respond to the emerging needs of our communities and collaborate to make literacy and essential skills accessible to all.

Keywords: Education and Literacy · Adult Learning

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Read Society


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Victoria Theatre Guild & Dramatic School
805 Langham Court, Victoria, British Columbia

The Victoria Theatre Guild is one of the oldest community theatre groups in Western Canada. Founded as the Mimes' and Masquers' Guild in the fall of 1929. The theatre building was originally a carriage house for The Laurels (now the large apartment house at the corner of Rockland Avenue and Langham Court).

Keywords: Theatre · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Victoria Theatre Guild & Dramatic School


Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Vip Volunteers for Intergenerational Programs
2101 Holdom Ave, Suite 203, Burnaby, British Columbia

Strong extended family bonds are a privilege that many of us take for granted. Good relationships between young persons and older adults can help to sustain healthy childhood development and allow us to feel connected in an oftentimes isolating society. Volunteer Grandparents aims to facilitate these extended family bonds and intergenerational relationships among adults and children who are not biologically linked.

Keywords: Seniors

Volunteer Profile of Vip Volunteers for Intergenerational Programs


Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada

Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada
11473 139th St, Surrey, British Columbia

Promoting literacy in Canada and India, Reducing global poverty, Empowerment of women, Sustainable integrated rural development, Use of solar energy for clean environment

Keywords: International · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada




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