Organization created to unite Mission volunteers

Members will find the support needed to grow, improve and further personal development.

  • Dec. 26, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Over the past few months, a group of community workers in Mission have begun the process of bringing all of the non-profit organizations together under one virtual volunteer hub.

This project is called Volunteer Mission and its main goal is to strengthen the community and unite all volunteers to work towards a common goal.

The project began in the beginning of 2016, with an outlook to focus on collaboration in addressing the volunteer needs in the community.

It was through the inspiration of the Community Wellness Committee, MLA Simon Gibson, and a generous donation from the BC government that Volunteer Mission has come to life.

Volunteers joining up with Volunteer Mission will find the support needed to grow, improve and further individual personal and professional development.

This will be a chance for volunteers to be exposed to all of the opportunities available, including humane societies, seniors’  care, church groups and homeless shelters.

Volunteer Mission hopes to give citizens the opportunities to give back to the community and discover their hidden talents, as well as gain professional experience and knowledge of local resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements. Community service and volunteerism are an investment in the community and the people who live in it.

This is an opportunity for all organizations to network with other local non-profits making a greater impact through program partnerships. Both organizations and volunteers will have access to interactive learning opportunities and an online volunteer centre.

Recently, another group has begun a similar endeavor, called Volunteer Fraser Valley. The Mission group has met with them and will continue to explore partnership as appropriate.

At present, the website, volunteermission.ca, is under construction and volunteer software is still in the process of being set up. The hope is to have everything ready to be presented to the public by the end of January.

Email info@volunteermission.ca if you have any questions.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank

Police believe incident on Thursday night to be targeted

Online fundraiser to cover funeral costs of motorcyclist killed in collision

Larry Nizio, 37, died after crash with pickup truck Oct. 12 in Abbotsford

Silverdale development will move forward once district staff satisfied that all conditions met

Mission council approves zoning, OCP changes, but adds restrictive covenant

Mission council denies motion that would delay new construction in Silverdale

Coun. Danny Plecas’ suggestion receive little support

T-Rex warns drivers to slow down in school zones, or be eaten

Principal and parents at Silverdale Elementary in Mission are urging drivers to obey speed limits

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks.

5 to start your day

Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank, ex-Surrey cop to appear in court after Creep Catchers sting and more

Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Feds dead set against ‘ridiculous’ quotas to replace steel, aluminum tariffs

Donald Trump imposed the so-called Section 232 tariffs — 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum — back in June on national security grounds.

Campus brawl leads to charge against B.C. football player

Takudzwa Timothy Brandon Gandire, a 21-year-old defensive back from Vancouver, is charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty

The 21-year-old’s sentencing is Nov. 15. His lawyer has said he understood what he did was wrong and was remorseful.

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

Jeromie and Jennifer Clark were found guilty of criminal negligence causing death

Fed report to show $19-billion deficit in 2017-18

The deficit is slightly smaller than Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s prediction of $19.4 billion in last winter’s budget

Most Read