Category Archives: Brenda’s Articles

Impact of volunteering hard to grasp

http://www.intelligencer.ca/2016/11/30/viq-impact-of-volunteering-hard-to-grasp-2 Over the past week individuals have experienced the shopping deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday was observed and many donated to their favourite charity. Today I ask you to consider volunteering. In each column I speak about the hundreds of agencies and programs throughout the community that rely on the support…
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VIQ Linking Quinte and Volunteers for years

http://www.intelligencer.ca/2016/11/23/viq-linking-quinte-and-volunteers-for-years In 1966 the Central Volunteer Bureau of Belleville was established, over the past 50 years VIQ has under gone many changes. In 1997 the Information Services was added. Many times we are asked what does your agency do? A Volunteer and Information Centre is a hub for both agencies and volunteers. We promote volunteer…
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Quinte SailAbility Breaking Down Barriers

I first met Sandy when she came to our office to interview for a volunteer/placement position in the spring of 2015 through Loyalist College Social Service Worker Program. Sandy jumped in with both feet working on our bylaws and policy and procedures, she continues to support the agency as our reception volunteer. Sandy not only…
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Getting youth to volunteer

In the spring of 2010 Volunteer & Information Quinte, in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, launched a Youth Volunteer Program known as Change the World Youth Challenge. Student leaders from area high schools volunteered to sit on a committee and assist with organizing, promoting…
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