OUR HISTORY

In the fall of 2014 Salt Spring Island Community Education Society and Volunteer Salt Spring, formerly sponsored by Salt Spring Island Community Services, merged, and became what is now Volunteer and Community Resources Salt Spring Society (VCR). The merger occurred due to an increase in demand for organizational support from the not-for-profit community on Salt Spring Island. It was identified that many not-for-profits would benefit from workshops that would help support their governance, financial stability and volunteer support activities. There was also a great need within the community for a comprehensive and up to date volunteer website where community members could access information about volunteer opportunities and volunteer resources and where not-for-profits could post opportunities. It is through this need that VCR was born. It aims to help not-for-profit organizations deliver their services effectively and be sustainable as well as promote volunteerism on Salt Spring Island.

Volunteer and Community Resources Salt Spring Society (VCR) is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization. VCR receives funding from the Salt Spring Island Foundation, the Victoria Foundation and Island Savings.

OUR PURPOSE

  • To provide organizations with the support they need to become sustainable in the not-for-profit community. Through collaboration, workshops, resources, and education VCR helps not-for-profits achieve their full potential and effectiveness.
  • To increase community support and awareness of volunteerism and the not-for-profit sector.
  • To provide a bridge between volunteers and not-for-profit organizations through an online database of volunteer opportunities.
  • To support organizations seeking volunteers, including information and resources on all aspects of volunteer management.

ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE HAVE WORKED WITH:

ArtSpring

Cancer Care Society

Gulf Island Community Radio Society

Gulf Islands Educational Trust

Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary Society

Meals on Wheels Program at Greenwoods Eldercare Society

OGIFA Coffee

Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, Salt Spring Island Chapter

The Salt Spring Seniors Services Society

Salt Spring Arts Council

Salt Spring Co-Op Preschool

Salt Spring Farmers Heritage Foundation

Salt Spring Forum

Salt Spring Hospice

Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce

Salt Spring Island Conservancy

Salt Spring Island Foundation

Salt Spring Island Public Library

Salt Spring Island Search and Rescue Society

Salt Spring Island Therapeutic Riding Association

Salt Spring Island Water Preservation Society

Salt Spring Lions Club

Salt Spring Literacy

Salt Spring Squash Club

Shared Space Salt Spring Island

Special Olympics BC – Salt Spring Island

SWOVA

The Canadian Red Cross Society – Equipment Loan Program

The Salt Spring Center of Yoga