Celebrate National Volunteer Week with Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services
April 16 – 22, 2023 is National Volunteer Week. Celebrate by learning more about the programs offered through Parks & Recreation’s Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services, and the Community Developers who help our municipality thrive.
Thank you to all of the volunteers throughout the municipality who contribute their time, talent, and energy to help build amazing communities!
Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services
We support residents, volunteers, and community groups to reach their goals and make a difference in their communities. Learn more about what Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services has to offer, or reach out to our Community Developers for training, support, resources, and more!
Each year during National Volunteer Week, we recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who have volunteered in local communities through our Annual Volunteer Awards. This year we're recognizing 75 dedicated volunteers and 3 outstanding volunteer organizations through our website. Learn about the outstanding volunteers in your area.
Did you know that Parks & Recreation’s Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services supports over 23 volunteer-run community gardens across the municipality? Get in touch with our Community Developers to learn more about starting a community garden in your neighbourhood.
Step Up to Leadership
Did you know that Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services offers a free nine-week program to help you develop leadership skills and build strong communities? Step Up to Leadership was developed by volunteers for volunteers, and has already trained over 600 residents.
Did you know that for 19 years the Municipality has provided an annual training, networking, and learning opportunity to over 150 volunteers, helping them become more effective in their work to build strong communities? Stay tuned for information about the 2021 Volunteer Conference taking place in November!
Did you know that Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services supports up to five volunteer-led Neighbourhood Placemaking projects each year? We work collaboratively with community members to design accessible, creative, and successful project plans. Get in touch with our Community Developers to learn more!
Community Art Program
Use the power of the arts to bring people in your community together and make lasting connections through the Community Art Program. Your Community Developer can help teach you the skills to plan for a successful project with the greatest impact. Matching support funding is also available to one group annually, so get in touch to see if your project qualifies.