Volunteer

Volunteers at the Little Mountain trash removal project on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, as they separated metals, tires and random garbage for transport to the Church Road transfer station. 
(Submitted photo)

Nearly 25 tonnes of illegally dumped trash removed from Little Mountain near Parksville

Rotary Club, volunteers work for 3 years on cleanup project

 

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria Green Team tackles invasive in Colwood park

Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry removed from Perimeter Park

 

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society, is excited about the new office at 1442 Monterey Ave. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay volunteer organization ready to reopen in new space

Monterey Avenue building now home to volunteers, library, recreation centre

 

Clarice Dillman (left) and Kim Cummins are excited about their new community kitchen on Cedar Hill Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Renovations provide cozy new space for Saanich community kitchen

New Cedar Hill Road location opens to provide healthy food options for those in need

Clarice Dillman (left) and Kim Cummins are excited about their new community kitchen on Cedar Hill Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Volunteers beat back invasive species along McNeill Bay bluff in Oak Bay

Massive project follows three decades of ecosystem restoration

Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver this week’s meals to local seniors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Weekly meal deliveries help brighten the day for Saanich seniors

Seniors are delivered nutritional meals by a group of volunteers every Wednesday

Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver this week’s meals to local seniors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Pictures posted on the Caremongering – Campbell River Facebook group show some of the things people are in need of or have available to give. Caremongering – Campbell River/Facebook

Caremongering: how an Island woman’s simple idea is helping those in need

Grassroots network helping people in need in Campbell River

Pictures posted on the Caremongering – Campbell River Facebook group show some of the things people are in need of or have available to give. Caremongering – Campbell River/Facebook
Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Award reflects Crofton woman’s dedication to baseball

Baseball Canada’s Volunteer of the Year recipient always goes above and beyond the call of duty

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman named Baseball Canada’s volunteer of the year

Crofton’s Anne Hayes always goes above and beyond the call of duty

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brendan Morrison talks to kids at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Community School prior to 2019’s annual ball hockey game leading up to the Tofino Saltwater Classic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino honours former Vancouver Canuck with Volunteer Recognition Award

Tofino Saltwater Classic founder Brendan Morrison recognized for outstanding community service.

Brendan Morrison talks to kids at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Community School prior to 2019’s annual ball hockey game leading up to the Tofino Saltwater Classic. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to a residential fire at Amphitrite Place on July 28. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet fire crew extinguishes residential blaze

Ucluelet’s fire chief is praising his crew for making short work of a residential blaze on Tuesday.

The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to a residential fire at Amphitrite Place on July 28. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Sophie Douthwaite makes sure she gets the cut just right as she shaves Joan LeMoine’s head at the Tour de Rock Burger and Beer fundraiser night. (PQB News file photo)

Joan LeMoine on loving life, volunteering at age 90

‘I’ve had a really good life, I have absolutely no regrets’

Sophie Douthwaite makes sure she gets the cut just right as she shaves Joan LeMoine’s head at the Tour de Rock Burger and Beer fundraiser night. (PQB News file photo)
Volunteer Katie Crombie picks up a cigarette butt at Ken Forde Park on July 8. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Young volunteers clean Vancouver Island beaches

Events held in Campbell River, Nanaimo, Comox, Powell River and Victoria

Volunteer Katie Crombie picks up a cigarette butt at Ken Forde Park on July 8. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Joan Lemoine, left, with daughter Lise Shulze, reacts during ceremonies awarding her the key to the city on July 6, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

Beloved Parksville volunteer awarded key to the city

July 6 (her 90th birthday) proclaimed as ‘Joan Lemoine Day’

Joan Lemoine, left, with daughter Lise Shulze, reacts during ceremonies awarding her the key to the city on July 6, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
Volunteer Campbell River has launched a new initiative that’s aimed to help connect youth with seniors in the community. Image courtesy of Volunteer Campbell River

Vancouver Island youth making brighter days for community’s seniors

New Volunteer Campbell River initiative connects local youth with seniors

Volunteer Campbell River has launched a new initiative that’s aimed to help connect youth with seniors in the community. Image courtesy of Volunteer Campbell River
Brenda Forbes has been volunteering with SOS for approximately 15 years. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: People continue to volunteer amid pandemic

Parksville’s Brenda Forbes says it’s more critical now

Brenda Forbes has been volunteering with SOS for approximately 15 years. (Submitted photo)