2019 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.
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.
Volunteers Are Stars

Volunteers Are Stars Awards

Celebrating Richmond's Volunteer Spirit

At RCRG, the return of the Volunteers Are Stars Awards was, without a doubt, one of our highlights of 2018. Held at Pacific Gateway Hotel, the event was a sellout, with 250+ community members in attendance to recognize and celebrate Richmond's amazing and inspiring volunteers. It was, in a word, awesome, so of course, we're doing it again in 2019!

The 2019 Volunteers Are Stars Awards will take place Tuesday, April 9, during National Volunteer Week. They'll once again be hosted by our incredible partners at Pacific Gateway Hotel and, like last year, will combine a stand-up reception with a seated awards ceremony. 

The format allows for guests to mix, mingle, and network while enjoying a delectable selection of appetizers and refreshments. The awards ceremony, meanwhile, turns the spotlight on volunteers, so they can - quite literally - take centre stage and be honoured for their achievements.

While our main priority is to put on a spectacular and memorable event, we're equally committed to making Volunteers Are Stars affordable and inclusive. That starts with ticket prices, which we're happy to say are the same as last year: $20 for RCRG members, and $25 for non-members. 

Full event details are below, along with a link to purchase tickets. And don't forget to nominate a star volunteer (or volunteers) by the March 11 deadline! Keep scrolling to complete our online nomination form.  

Event Details & Ticket Information

2019 Volunteers Are Stars Awards
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Pacific Gateway Hotel (3500 Cessna Drive)
Tickets: $20 for RCRG Members | $25 for Non-Members

Purchase tickets online, or call 604-279-7020 to pay over the phone. 

Online Nomination Form

The final day to nominate an individual or group for a Volunteers Are Stars Award is Monday, March 11. You're welcome - encouraged, even - to submit multiple nominations; just be sure to give yourself enough time! Nominations are judged by an impartial panel of community leaders, who make their decisions based solely on the information provided. In other words, the more detailed your nomination, the better chance your nominee has of winning! While not every nominee will receive an award, all will be recognized at the event.

Partners & Sponsors

The following partners and sponsors proudly celebrate volunteerism and its vital role in creating a strong, healthy, vibrant community. Their generous support makes the Volunteers Are Stars Awards possible.

Presenting Partners

RCRG LogoPacific Gateway Hotel Logo

Previous Winners and Nominees

A little time may have passed, but their contributions remain as meaningful as ever. Read about the many brilliant winners and nominees from previous editions of Volunteers Are Stars.

2018 Winners and Nominees