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Back to the Future Conference Highlights

The Back to the Future Conference was a huge success. This was the first joint event between BCACG and Volunteer BC. Evaluations are coming in and the feedback about combining our event with BCACG is extremely positive.

Highlights included keynote speaker: Sam Thiara who set the tone for the event – Back to the Future. “It’s by appreciating the past, we are able to establish a base in order to go forward. By having a solid foundation, we are then able to build for your future,” he stated during his presentation. Other topics were: Updates from the Community Gaming Branch; Volunteer Management Workshops, Technology for Non-Profits and Community-Based Fundraising.

Over 160 delegates from all over BC attended the conference and look forward to planning the 2017 Event!


New Board Announcement

New Volunteer BC Board was elected at the AGM at the Back to Future Conference.


The new Executive/Board elected are (from :L-R): Andy Telfer (Vice-President, Acting Treasurer), Stacy Ashton (Vice-President), Lorelynn Hart, Naomi Fleschhut, Sarah Foot, Julie Robertson, Anne-Marie Koeppen (Secretary), Tracey Davidson, Louise Howes, Lawrie Portigal, (President)

Missing: Shawn Bellamy



Volunteer BC in collaboration with the Administrators of Volunteer Resources of BC (AVRBC) and the New Directions for BC’s Non-Profit Sector Project toured the province offering Community Conversation Sessions. We visited 12 communities across BC and these sessions were a huge success. Workshops were offered in partnership with our member Volunteer Centres in Northern BC, the Interior, the Kootenays, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Metro Vancouver area. We will deliver more sessions Fall of 2014. Check out the session photos from across the BC – HERE.

A full day of workshops will cover the following:

Risk Management: Protecting your Volunteers & Organization with Lillian Whitmore from AVRBC

Criminal Records Review Changes with Stacy Ashton from Volunteer BC &  Shera Skinner from the Ministry of Justice

New Directions for British Columbia’s Non-Profit Sector with Sue Biely on behalf of the New Directions Project

Updated Police Check and Criminal Record Check Resource

Want to know the difference between Local Police/RCMP and the Criminal Record Review Program (Ministry of Justice)? Check out our updated resource along with a new FAQ section.

Broadcast your Events

We have started an event calendar to help volunteer centres promote their major events. If you want your events to be shown here, please email details of your events to: volunteerbc@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon!

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