Volunteers build resilient communities

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers build resilient communities.

More than half of Canada’s 161,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have no paid staff and rely solely on volunteers. 12.7 million volunteers contribute close to 2 billion hours annually.

Imagine what your community would look like if all that went away?

Volunteers help improve quality of life for others. They also gain valuable experience and develop new skills.

As well, studies show that involved Canadians enjoy an improved overall health.

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Join Volunteer Canada and Investors Group April 15-21, 2018 to recognize the contributions of volunteers in our communities.

This year’s theme is: “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”.

From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.

If you are interested in volunteering here is a list of 75 volunteer run North Thompson Valley organizations in Barriere and area that welcome new volunteers to their organizations. Find one you are interested in, and then call the North Thompson Volunteer Centre at 250-672-0033 for contact information, or email: ntvic@telus.net.


• Anti-Violence Advocates Society

• Baha’i

•Barriere & Area Literacy Outreach

• Barriere & Area Chamber of Commerce

• Barriere & District Food Bank Society

• Barriere & District Hospice Society

• Barriere & District Riding Club

• Barriere & District Seniors’ Society

• Barriere Cancer Society

• Barriere Community Quilters

• Barriere Curling Club/Barriere Recreation Society

• Barriere Elementary Parent Advisory Committee

• Barriere Emergency Support Services

• Barriere Fibre Arts

• Barriere First Responders Society

• Barriere Genealogy Group

• Barriere Lions Club

• Barriere Minor Fastball Association

• Barriere Open Door Fellowship

• Barriere Outdoor Club

• Barriere Photography Club

• Barriere Quilter’s Club

• Barriere Red Hat Ladies, Red Hot Mamas

• Barriere Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #242

• Barriere Royal Canadian Legiion Ladies Auxiliary

• Barriere Search & Rescue & Highway Rescue

• Barriere Secondary Parent Advisory Committee & Booster Club

• Barriere Volunteer Fire Department

• Barriere Writer’s Group

• Barriere Youth Soccer Association

• Bethany Baptist Church

• Bigger Better Barriere Association

• Brushes of Barriere

• Church of St. Paul

• Community Consultative Group to the Barriere RCMP

• Farmers Market

• B-Town Basketball Club

• Investors Group Walk For Alzheimers, Barriere

• Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall

• North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association

• NT Fall Fair & Rodeo Ambassador Program

• North Thompson Fish & Game Club Society

• North Thompson Museum & Archives/Barriere & District Heritage Society

• North Thompson Pony Club

• North Thompson Valley Garden Club

• North Thompson Volunteer & Information Centre

• After School Program

• Pentecostal Christian Life Assembly

• Pommy & Pals Dog Rescue

• Seventh-Day Adventists

• St. George’s Roman Catholic Church

• Lower North Thompson Catholic Women’s League

• Thompson Valley Players

• Yellowhead 4-H Club

• Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Society

Chu Chua/Simpcw First Nation

• Chu Chua Community Garden

• Chu Chua Volunteer Fire Department & First Responders

• Elder’s Group

• Neqweyqwelsten Parent Advisory Council

• Simpcw Archives & Resource Centre

• Simpcw Dance & Drum Group

• Simpcw Sewing Club

• Simpcwetkwe Youth Group

• Women’s Basketball

• Youth Council

Heffley Creek:

• First Heffley Creek Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

• Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association

• Heffley Creek Elementary Parent Advisory Council

• Heffley Creek Gun Club

Little Fort:

• Emergency Support Services

• Little Fort Coffee House

• Little Fort Recreation Society

• Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department


• McLure Volunteer Fire Department & Recreation


Squam Bay:

• Squam Bay Community Club

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