volunteers

The Okanagan Forest Task Force collected nearly 40,000lbs of garbage along the James Lake Forest Service Road near Black Mountain. (Photo/OFTF)

Thousands of pounds of garbage removed from woods in east Kelowna

The group spent an entire day cleaning up an abandoned campsite and other garbage

 

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

 

The BC Bat Count will take place in June 2022. (J. Saremba photo)

Volunteers sought for Okanagan bat count

Bat counts help biologists better understand the local bat population and monitor for white-nose syndrome

 

Kelowna Sails. (Photo contributed)

Finalists announced for Kelowna civic and community awards

The 47th Annual Civic and Community Awards will be held April 28 at the Laurel Packing House

Kelowna Sails. (Photo contributed)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital volunteers Lesa Ryz (from left), Sheila Bowlware and Susan Lum, and VJH coordinator of volunteer services Liz Lecoupe pay tribute to hospital volunteers outside VJH with a special sign donated by Celebration Signs Okanagan. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Sign of the times for VJH volunteers

Vernon hospital helpers recognized with sign erected saying ‘thank you’

Vernon Jubilee Hospital volunteers Lesa Ryz (from left), Sheila Bowlware and Susan Lum, and VJH coordinator of volunteer services Liz Lecoupe pay tribute to hospital volunteers outside VJH with a special sign donated by Celebration Signs Okanagan. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Lake Country’s Laura Hockman sees volunteerism as a way to stay connected. (Contributed)

Staying connected in Lake Country through volunteering

Laura Hockman and husband Michael Glover love giving back to community they’ve called home since 1997

Lake Country’s Laura Hockman sees volunteerism as a way to stay connected. (Contributed)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon assists more than 1,600 White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

More than 200 volunteers have stepped up to lend a hand to those displaced

Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)
(City of Enderby photo)

Enderby council honours local volunteer ‘cornerstone’

Melvin Slater receives the Lifetime Civic Merit Award for his decades of work with service organizations

(City of Enderby photo)
Geoff Mulligan, left, receives a Ribbons of Green Commendation award from Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society president. (Ribbons of Green photo)

Volunteer puts Vernon trails on the map

Geoff Mulligan earns commendation from Ribbons of Green Trails Society for volunteer work

Geoff Mulligan, left, receives a Ribbons of Green Commendation award from Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society president. (Ribbons of Green photo)
Margaret Naylor has been recongized for her 16 years of dedication volunteering with the Abbeyfield House. (Contributed photo)

Honour given to veteran Vernon volunteer

Abbeyfield House recognizes Margaret Naylor

Margaret Naylor has been recongized for her 16 years of dedication volunteering with the Abbeyfield House. (Contributed photo)
Vernon RCMP volunteers conducting marine vessel pre-checks at Paddlewheel Park in 2020. (City of Vernon)

Vernon volunteers are ‘awe-inspiring’: Mayor

City, mayor celebrate volunteers in National Volunteer Week

Vernon RCMP volunteers conducting marine vessel pre-checks at Paddlewheel Park in 2020. (City of Vernon)
Emilie Spanier, a George Elliot Secondary student in Lake Country, has taken a shine to volunteering with and rehabilitating horses. (Photo submitted)

Lake Country teen heals horses while inspiring others

Volunteer spotlight on Emilie Spanier, 17, a GESS student

Emilie Spanier, a George Elliot Secondary student in Lake Country, has taken a shine to volunteering with and rehabilitating horses. (Photo submitted)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Volunteers pitched in to give the Okanagan Valley Gleaners store some upgrades ahead of its reopening on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Outpouring of volunteerism gets Vernon charity ready for new year

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners gets help with renovations over winter break

Volunteers pitched in to give the Okanagan Valley Gleaners store some upgrades ahead of its reopening on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Speed Watch program back in action with schools back in session

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders