Volunteer

Frank Van den Dorpel tries to start a 1910 International Harvester gasoline engine as Ray Ramey (left) watches during an open house at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association site in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Our future all depends on volunteers,’ says president of Chilliwack ag society as numbers dwindle

Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association looking for more volunteers; inviting folks to open house

 

Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association has its Seniors’ Appreciation BBQ Event on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack. (Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association/Facebook)

Free barbecue for seniors thanks to Kindness Chain Chilliwack

All seniors invited to complimentary barbecue on Sept. 3 in Chilliwack

 

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.

Students across B.C. send Lytton students artwork, books and cards

The gifts were part of a special project by Qualicum Beach artist, Diane Moran

 

Dry grad in Chilliwack ran from 11 p.m. on June 22 to 5 a.m. on June 23 at the Landing Sports Centre. (Gavin Phillips photo)

Volunteers, community bring dry grad to more than 900 Chilliwack teens from 3 schools

‘That’s what makes it so cool. It’s all volunteer-run,’ says event organizer Eleanor Meldrum

Dry grad in Chilliwack ran from 11 p.m. on June 22 to 5 a.m. on June 23 at the Landing Sports Centre. (Gavin Phillips photo)
Manning Park. (Submitted)

Volunteers needed for Manning Park area trail build this Wednesday

Hope Mountain Centre looking for additonal help for day-long building project

Manning Park. (Submitted)
The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)

Bands, free barbecue lined up to celebrate Hope’s resiliency during natural disasters

Organizers hoping those stranded in Hope last November will come back to enjoy more hospitality

The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue’s recruitment info session takes place online on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue)

Chilliwack Search and Rescue looking for new recruits

Folks must live and/or work in Chilliwack and be prepared to commit 300 hours a year

Chilliwack Search and Rescue’s recruitment info session takes place online on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre searching for volunteers

Guest services volunteers, technical volunteers needed, teens can apply

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)
Chilliwack volunteer drivers are needed to help get cancer patients back and forth to Abbotsford (shown here), Surrey and Vancouver cancer clinics. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Volunteer drivers needed to expand cancer driver program to Chilliwack

Drivers will need to commit to one full day of driving, or two half days each week

Chilliwack volunteer drivers are needed to help get cancer patients back and forth to Abbotsford (shown here), Surrey and Vancouver cancer clinics. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Kay Campbell (left) and Linda Brawn with Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors said the organization is in need of more volunteers to chat with seniors. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers like ‘lifeline’ for lonely seniors, says Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors

National Volunteer Week: People encouraged to volunteer time in form of weekly phone chats with elderly

Kay Campbell (left) and Linda Brawn with Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors said the organization is in need of more volunteers to chat with seniors. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Face of volunteering changing, but need is still great says Volunteer Fraser Valley

Greatest need is for those who can provide connections for seniors who are shut in due to pandemic

Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman has nothing but praise for Elder Dog Canada

National organization has a fleet of volunteer walkers ready, but needs more clients to serve

When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)
Connie Stam (bottom left) leads an orientation session for a group of youth who have signed up with the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s intergenerational programming. (Submitted)

Chilliwack organization seeks seniors for weekly chats with youth

Youth, seniors with common interests matched together for intergenerational program

Connie Stam (bottom left) leads an orientation session for a group of youth who have signed up with the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society’s intergenerational programming. (Submitted)
The volunteer role of a parent at Peace Arch Elementary is under review by the district. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Elementary school coaching by White Rock volunteer with criminal past questioned

School district says a review of volunteer at Peace Arch Elementary underway

The volunteer role of a parent at Peace Arch Elementary is under review by the district. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Rose Schroeder (left) shares a laugh with Karin Smith during a special presentation for Schroeder at a Back Country Horsemen of B.C. meeting in Yarrow on Feb. 12, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack volunteer recognized by peers after being ineligible for volunteer-of-the-year award

Members of Back Country Horsemen honoured Rose Schroeder for her hard work, dedication to community

Rose Schroeder (left) shares a laugh with Karin Smith during a special presentation for Schroeder at a Back Country Horsemen of B.C. meeting in Yarrow on Feb. 12, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Some facts about the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary

Some facts about the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary

Hospital Auxiliary has been helping Chilliwack since 1911

  • Jan 13, 2020
Some facts about the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary