National Volunteer Week 2019

April 9, 2019

National Volunteer Week is a chance to thank volunteers, and acknowledge the incredible value that volunteering brings to our community. We wouldn’t be able to make Dreams come true if it weren’t for the tireless efforts of our many volunteers. We thank you all from the bottom of our heart’s.

Elk Lake Triathlon volunteers

Every year volunteers help us run water stations at the Elk Lake triathlon, and the TC10k. We make sure they are the most happening water stations en route! Thanks to both crews for keeping the athletes hydrated, and the atmosphere super fun!

 

Heritage Haunted House

Heritage Haunted House is a spectacular (spooktacular?) annual event, raising funds for Help Fill A Dream and entirely volunteer organised and run. In 2018, 60 volunteers were involved in the two month set up, with many doing double duty by also being cast members. We know it’s a labour of love for these Halloween Fans, and we love all their imagination and commitment to the cause.

VICA Wild West Night

When the Vancouver Island Construction Association puts on an event night they pull out all the stops. This is always a great opportunity for our volunteers to dress up and have some fun. It’s a great annual fundraising for us, and we know it couldn’t happen without the volunteers working on the night – thank you all!

Taking it to the Street & Victoria Grizzlies Night

We love hockey at Help Fill A Dream! For the past five years a team of volunteers have run the family fun zone at Seaside Magazine’s Taking it to the Street Charity Event. It’s always a fun, fun time and will be back again in June this year. 2019 also saw the start of what we hope will be a long tradition,the Victoria Grizzlies Help Fill A Dream Night. It was a cold February night but a team of volunteers from Camosun College Student Society hosted a tailgate party in the parking lot, and many volunteers joined us in the arena to run the Silent Auction, the Jersey Auction and to sell 50/50 tickets and the pucks we chucked! Thanks to all of you for your part in this special evening!

And of course we mustn’t forget our incredible, dynamic, hardworking volunteer Board – they go above and beyond, providing leadership and direction to the staff, sharing their skills and experience with us. Thank you for your dedication, and for ensuring that we keep making the impossible, possible #NVW2019