Volunteers Are Stars
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.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $4.5 million in nearly 50 Forever Funds, returning CPI plus 4%.
In 2017, the Foundation distributed $198,000 as community and Canada 150 grants, scholarships, and charitable disbursements.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
Volunteers Are Stars

Volunteers Are Stars Awards

Help Us Celebrate Richmond's Volunteers

We couldn't be more excited to announce the return of the Volunteers Are Stars Awards! The event, last held in 2015, gives Richmond's amazing volunteers a chance to shine, and be recognized for their many valuable contributions to the community.

We're proud to be partnering with Pacific Gateway Hotel to re-imagine the event, which will be held in a new, more inclusive format, while remaining every bit as meaningful.

About the Event

The 2018 Volunteers Are Stars Awards will take place Thursday, April 19, at Pacific Gateway Hotel, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Tickets are $25 each - only $20 for RCRG members - and can be purchased online

The evening will begin with a standing reception, where guests can enjoy appetizers and refreshments, while networking with friends, colleagues, and community members. Then we'll shift to theatre-style seating for the award presentations and a special prize draw. 

Held in the middle of National Volunteer Week, the event will give local non-profit organizations, and the community as a whole, an opportunity to thank volunteers for making Richmond a better place to live, work, and go to school.

Presenting Partners

RCRG LogoPacific Gateway Hotel Logo

Award Sponsors

Nova Star Award

Constellation Award

Trinity Western UniversityMcDonald's Logo

Star of Richmond Award

Dupuis Langen Group Logo

Evening Sponsors

City of Richmond LogoRichmond Auto Mall Logo

Media Partners

Richmond Sentinel LogoRichmond News Logo


It's easy to nominate an individual or group for a Volunteers Are Stars award! And in case you're wondering, it's perfectly fine to submit multiple nominations. For each one, simply complete and submit the form below by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 28.

And don't forget to purchase a ticket for your nominee! Even if they don't win, inviting them to the event is a great way to show your appreciation for their volunteer work!