SJVC launches on-line volunteer matching platform nicknamed “vHarmony”

better impact imageAre you Looking to Find Your Perfect Match? Volunteer Centre Launches “Dating Site” for Local Volunteers and Non-Profit Agencies Nicknamed vHarmony

FOR RELEASE – February 14th 2017 Contact : Stephanie Turner, SJVC President  Email: volunteersaint john@gmail.com  (506) 333-3442

SAINT JOHN, NB – The Saint John Volunteer Centre (SJVC) has been matching volunteers with non-profit agencies who need help for over 40 years. “It’s a very human-resource intensive exercise” says volunteer board President, Stephanie Turner. “We felt there must be a way to automate the process. We discovered software designed specifically for volunteer centres called Better Impact.”

According to Calvin Pert, volunteer and IT advisor, “Better Impact works somewhat like a dating site. [...]

SAVE THE DATE: March 16th Workshop on Digital Fundraising

DATE: Thursday March 16, 2017 3- 4pm LOCATION: Mary Oland Theatre of the New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre – Market Square The presentation will be sponsored by the Greater Saint John Community Foundation Entrance fee for people to attend ($10/AFPNB Members and $15/Non-members) The Evolution of Digital Fundraising Online giving is now 20 years old.[...]

Bursary Notice ($1,500) For Female Student With Volunteer Spirit

Deadline is March 31, 2017      Funds for the Dr. Florence M. Christie Memorial Bursary are in the amount of $1,500 are provided by the Greater Saint John Community Foundation. The award was established in recognition of the contribution Dr. Florence M. Christie made to the Saint John Community as Executive Director of Family Services,[...]

SEEKING BETTER IMPACT CORPORATE SPONSOR: $2500

The Saint John Volunteer centre is offering a powerful corporate sponsorship opportunity! An opportunity to align your company’s values with the on-going & valuable work of our local nonprofit sector Your $2,500 charitable donation (receiptable) will make a tremendous difference to the on-going sustainability & effectiveness of the Saint John Volunteer Centre This is not[...]

FREE WORKSHOPS for individuals with disabilities, their families and support workers.

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living  invites you to two free upcoming workshop being held in Saint John on February 16th. For many New Brunswickers with a disability and their families, it can be a challenge to find and recruit support workers.  Individuals and their families often receive funding or pay for support workers[...]

Free Education Series – The Alzheimer Journey: Care Essentials

The free bilingual program will run for four consecutive weeks during the month of March. This program is recommended for those in the middle stage of their diagnosis, their family members, and caregivers. Limited seats available . To register, please contact 1-800-664-8411 or info@alzheimernb.ca  Topics Covered: Week 1 – What to Expect. What is dementia?[...]

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“Dynamic Dads” for dads of children ages 0-8

We are very pleased to let you know about a special program for Dads of children 0-8, with a special emphasis on preschool aged children. Family and Child Education (FACE) Anglophone South (formerly Early Intervention) will be offering this free program at the Early Learning Centre in the South End, starting February 10th. Please take[...]

Fact Sheet on employer support for volunteering

Statistics Canada has released a fact sheet on employer support for volunteering (ESV). For the first time, the 2013 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP) permits the calculation of volunteering rates of employees with or without employer support. This fact sheet explores to what extent ESV is associated with an increase[...]

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MY DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK HERO

Interested in winning a weekly gift card and having the chance to win the grand prize?

PCSDDo you know someone who you would consider your Disability Awareness Week hero? An individual who has achieved something you consider to be inspiring and motivating? An individual who has been active in creating awareness surrounding issues related to disability? An individual who has advocated for an inclusive society in New Brunswick? We want to hear from you!

Our Disability Awareness Week Hero contest begins on May 9th, 2016 and runs through June 4th, 2016

Participating is easy! All you need to do is follow these steps:   [...]