2021 Featured Organizations
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.
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.

2021 Volunteers Are Stars Awards

Featured Organizations

Volunteers deserve the spotlight, there's no doubt. They're the ones who so generously give their time to make our community shine. But we musn't forget about the non-profit organizations and community groups that provide volunteers with an outlet for their passion and enthusiasm. 

Richmond's charitable sector is filled with amazing organizations, whose work impacts our lives on a daily basis. To carry out this work, each organization recruits, trains, and supports a team of volunteers, giving them direction and guidance, so their efforts make a meaningful difference.

With that in mind, we've put together a list of organizations associated with this year's Volunteers Are Stars nominees. These are the organizations our nominees have chosen to support, and to which they've contributed countless hours. If you're looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, this list is a great place to start!

Click on an organization's profile to learn more about its volunteer opportunities and how to apply.

Beth Tikvah Congregation 850


Canadian Federation of University Women 850


Chimo Community Services 850


City of Richmond 850


Family Services of Greater Vancouver 850


Featured Organization - FunforGOal


Heart of Richmond AIDS Society 850


Kehila Society of Richmond 850


Mamas for Mamas Vancouver Organization 850


Minoru Seniors Society 850


Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives 850


Richmond Fitness & Wellness Association 850


Richmond Olympic Oval 850


Richmond RCMP 850


Rosewood Manor 850


Third Age Learning at Kwantlen 850


West Richmond Community Association 850

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