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Did you know?
More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
Young people are most likely to volunteer, but older adults contribute the most hours.
The Community Foundation manages nearly 50 Forever Funds, together valued at $4.5 million.
In 2016, the Community Foundation issued 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
In 2017, the Community Foundation awarded $25,550 in scholarships to local high school students.
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Volunteer with the Christmas Fund

Give Santa a Helping Hand

Many people assume that, to join Santa's team, you have to travel all the way to the North Pole. Well, we have some good news: it's not true! In fact, you can help Santa right here in Richmond, as a volunteer with the Christmas Fund. 

Every year, nearly 200 volunteers contribute over 3,400 hours to the program. They donate their time as registration assistants and toy sorters, as gift wrappers and special event volunteers. In short, they do it all, ensuring that the Christmas Fund can help as many people as possible.

If you've made it to this page, you're probably interested in becoming a volunteer yourself, and for that, we thank you! Unfortunately, volunteer applications for the 2016 edition of the Christmas Fund are now closed. We'll begin recruiting again in September 2017, so be sure to check back then!

In the meantime, we encourage you to browse our Volunteer Now database, to find other ways you can get involved in the community.