WIN 2 WEEKEND PASSES TO AREA506 FESTIVAL (August 2-4) HOW TO ENTER: Starting July 7th, visit Volunteer Saint John’s page on Facebook and/or Instagram and look for the contest graphics & rules. UPLOAD a recent PHOTO OF YOU VOLUNTEERING, describe what you are doing and include the hashtag #VolunteerSJ2019. Winner will be selected by random Read more about VOLUNTEER SAINT JOHN PHOTO CONTEST[…]

iSpire volunteered!

BLITZ SHOUT OUT! Employees at iSpire found their thrill on Blueberry Hill! They put together a team to help the Nature Trust of New Brunswick remove invasive plants at the Blueberry Hill Nature Preserve. Way to go iSpire!!  Sunshine, fresh air, exercise and team building! Want to put together a volunteer team? Find out more Read more about iSpire volunteered![…]

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS, CMHA Mental Health Kindness Day, May 7th

CMHA Mental Health Week is May 6 – 13, 2019. As part of CMHA Mental Health Week, Tuesday May 7th is Kindness Day, where CMHA of NB staff and volunteers are out in the community helping others and spreading kindness. This year we will be volunteering with River Café – Northend Food Bank (211 Main Read more about CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS, CMHA Mental Health Kindness Day, May 7th[…]

Special Presentation – Brian Boudreau

Volunteer Saint John’s Annual General Meeting included a special presentation to Brian Boudreau who was a long time employee of the organization (then The Saint John Volunteer Centre) and most recently & for the past few years, a valued board member. Brian is stepping down from the board. Clara Tarjan spoke about Brian’s valuable contribution Read more about Special Presentation – Brian Boudreau[…]

Dr. Florence Christie Memorial Bursary 2019 Recipient – Emma Turner

Emma Turner is the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Florence M. Christie Memorial Bursary in the amount of $1,500. Ms. Turner provided the following thank you letter to be read at Volunteer Saint John’s Annual General Meeting. “Dear Selection Committee, I am so grateful that you chose me to receive the Florence M. Christie Memorial Read more about Dr. Florence Christie Memorial Bursary 2019 Recipient – Emma Turner[…]


A large group gathered today in the community room of the Saint John Police station to attend the Annual General Meeting of Volunteer Saint John which was followed with introductions & presentation of certificate to 5 exemplary volunteers from the Greater Saint John area! SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENTS (click to read about each award recipient) Dave Read more about 2019 VOLUNTEER SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENTS[…]

Volunteer Spirit Award – Sam Cunningham

Sam Cunningham volunteers with the CNIB and has been instrumental in the creation of a Peer Support program in the Saint John area known as Coffee & Chat. From organizing a location to calling individuals to invite them to participate, Sam was the impetus of change behind the creation of this program. The Coffee & Read more about Volunteer Spirit Award – Sam Cunningham[…]

Volunteer Spirit Award – Dave Stuart

Dave Stuart began volunteering when The Salvation Army partnered with Canaport to develop the Jack Frost program. They take their Community Response Unit out every Tuesday night and provide a meal for the residents of Reading Crescent. Dave is an employee of Canaport and saw the value in this program. He trained to drive the Read more about Volunteer Spirit Award – Dave Stuart[…]

Volunteer Spirit Award – Carol Shaw

Carol Shaw has been volunteering at Sophia Recovery Centre for the past seven years, and she certainly goes above and beyond the basic housekeeping duties of the volunteer job description. Every Friday, she arrives with a smile on her face and “the fixings” for a many course luncheon for the women of Sophia. This may Read more about Volunteer Spirit Award – Carol Shaw[…]

Volunteer Spirit Award – Joshua Shanks

Joshua Shanks volunteers at the Loch Lomond Villa and according to his nominator has a unique ability to interact, lead and mentor their youth volunteers, while juggling the needs and wants of our caregivers. Josh’s maturity and empathy shone through in particular when he was able to connect and mentor two of our youth volunteers Read more about Volunteer Spirit Award – Joshua Shanks[…]