Volunteering on the Coast

Hardly a week goes by when we are not supposed to be marking or observing or celebrating something. Most of us probably missed Talk Like Shakespeare Day on April 23, and you might not be particularly interested in Hairball Awareness Day on April 28. But there is one commemoration going on right now that you should pay attention to: National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. The Sunshine Coast is rife with volunteer opportunities — and some of them might surprise you. The Sunshine Coast Volunteer Centre this week has postings for shoreline cleanup workers, readers at Sechelt Community School, greeters for the Sechelt Farmers and Artisans Market and fish feeders at …

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Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast (HFHSC) has received $100,000 from BC Housing.

The money, to be used in the building of affordable homes on the Sunshine Coast for families, comes from a new, “$50,000 per door” grant that BC Housing offers to approved affordable-housing projects. HFHSC recently completed two affordable housing units and is about to break ground on two more units. “We will use every penny of the $100,000 to continue to build homes at the Sunshine Coast Village for our waiting families” said Laurie Vance, Chair of Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast. “Two new families are preparing to move into their new homes at the Sunshine Coast Village in Wilson Creek in the next few months, “but applications are coming …

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Love What You Do!

  “The people who make it to the top – whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos – are addicted to their calling … [they] are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.” Quincy Jones JOIN HABITAT TODAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PLAYHOUSE Every renewed and new member will have an opportunity to win a $1000 playhouse. Our volunteers all receive FREE memberships and regular memberships are only $10.00. Email today or stop by to fill in your membership form. executivedirector@habitatsc.ca   APRIL TOOLS COMPETITION Tomorrow in Madiera Park our ACE-IT students and instructor Carl Brownstein will …

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It’s National Volunteer Week Next Week

“Not everything that counts can be counted. And not everything that can be counted, counts.” — Albert Einstein Volunteering is about giving, contributing and helping other individuals and the community. Volunteering means working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community. The value of volunteering cannot only be measured using monetary metrics but the value of our Habitat volunteers runs much deeper than just monetarily. How can we put a monetary value on ordinary people doing extraordinary things here on the Sunshine Coast. Everyone volunteers for difference reasons. Some people volunteer to expand their networks, work alongside others to gain experience, some to expand their profile but …

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Habitat Harvest 2015

The 5th Annual Gala for Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast will take place on November 21, 2015.

Habitat Harvest 2014

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast thanks you for attending and supporting our fundraiser. Our thanks also go out to our volunteers who helped make this a great event!  

Volunteer Award Recipient – Gary Weber

Telus Community Ambassadors Annual Volunteer Award was presented to our Gary Weber for his hours of volunteering at our recycle program by CEO Darren Entwhistle in Calgary last month.  Well done Gary!