volunteers

The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition planted 3,600 native species plants along the edges of Starrett Pond at the Tom Berry Gravel Pit site in November 2019. It’s part of a multi-year restoration project focused on connecting waterways in the area to stop salmon from dying there. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Volunteers needed for planting event at Starrett’s Pond in Hope

Volunteers will get tour of salmon-saving restoration project

 

A barn owl is trapped between towers of pallets at Art Knapp in South Surrey, following a crow attack. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Barn-owl rescue in South Surrey ends with hospital visit for OWL volunteer

June Young says trapped raptor ‘exploded in my face’ during response to a call for help

 

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

 

Carol Bridger is a 38-year member of the Auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and participates in the knitting group. She is known as the “Monkey Bootie Lady.” The auxiliary celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. (Submitted photo)

Auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital celebrates 100 years

Members operate gift shop and raise money for equipment and programs

Carol Bridger is a 38-year member of the Auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and participates in the knitting group. She is known as the “Monkey Bootie Lady.” The auxiliary celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. (Submitted photo)
Pamela Chatry drops off a bag of books for a 91-year-old reader as part of The Book Bags program in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Volunteers deliver books and puzzles in Abbotsford to seniors and shut-ins

The Book Bags provides monthly free home delivery to those who can’t get out

Pamela Chatry drops off a bag of books for a 91-year-old reader as part of The Book Bags program in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Volunteer cleaning crew using elbow grease to improve downtown Chilliwack

Sunday morning cleaning sessions tackle drug mess, excrement, chipping paint around business area

Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Waterfront cleanup aims to remove ‘yuckies’ from South Surrey beach

Volunteers find discarded cigarette butts, beach toys, bottle caps and more

Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Henry Kozler of Chilliwack has been recognized by Ducks Unlimited Canada as their top volunteer in B.C. for his contributions to the organization and their efforts. (Ducks Unlimited)

Chilliwack man named Ducks Unlimited top volunteer for province

Commitment to wetland conservation group is a family affair for Henry Kozler

Henry Kozler of Chilliwack has been recognized by Ducks Unlimited Canada as their top volunteer in B.C. for his contributions to the organization and their efforts. (Ducks Unlimited)
Sharing trusted hearts, endless support at times of greatest need

Sharing trusted hearts, endless support at times of greatest need

Celebrating National Volunteer Week at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

  • Apr 20, 2020
Sharing trusted hearts, endless support at times of greatest need
Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)

Hunt for BC Summer Games volunteers underway

2,800 helping hands are needed for large sporting event coming to Maple Ridge in July

Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)