Volunteer Opportunities Database
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 $6 million in 60 Forever Funds, returning, on average, CPI plus 4%.
Between 2020 and 2022, the Foundation distributed $656,000 in grants, scholarships, charitable disbursements, and Emergency Community Support Funds.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
ROCA has raised over $21,000 for local charities.
ROCA has performed its Elementary School Concert Series to over 8,000 students.
ROCA provides mentoring and life changing opportunities for aspiring musicians.
The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded in November of 2005.
RAC co-produces the ArtRich exhibition every two years!
RAC highlights Richmond's arts events in a monthly email.
The Richmond Music School is the oldest not-for-profit music school in Richmond.
The Richmond Music School offers affordable music lessons through its diverse programming.
Our students performed 40 hours of music to welcome the Olympic athletes to the 2010 Olympic Games.

Volunteer Now Recruitment Tool

Purpose-Built Software for Volunteer Centres

Software decisions are often fraught with compromise. A program may meet your needs in one area, but fall short in others. You may love the look of a piece of software, but lament its limited functionality. You're never going to be entirely happy with what you get.

At RCRG, we encountered this problem with volunteer recruitment software. As a volunteer centre, we needed an easy way for our member organizations to post volunteer opportunities, and an equally easy way for everyone else to apply for those opportunities.

Not thrilled with the options available to us, we decided to develop our own software, in partnership with Opacity Design Group. It's called Volunteer Now, and is running on our website as we speak. 

The software allows our member organizations to log in and post as many volunteer positions as they'd like, any time they'd like. Volunteers, meanwhile, can create a free account, and immediately apply for any position using a standardized online application form. The software then directs the application to the corresponding organization, who can view it in their Volunteer Now account.

In creating Volunteer Now, we were driven by the idea that it should be easy to get involved in your community. The software is thus user-friendly and visually-appealing, with enough functionality to efficiently facilitate volunteer recruitment, while not over-complicating the process. We were going for simple and streamlined, and we think we achieved that goal.

Getting Volunteer Now for Your Volunteer Centre

After several requests, we decided to make our Volunteer Now software available to other volunteer centres. Setup is easy - the entire system is web-based - and of course, we'll help you get started. If you're looking for a no fuss, no muss volunteer recruitment tool, please get in touch by calling 604-279-7020 or e-mailing rluetzen@rcrg.org.