Recognizing & Appreciating Our Volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 7 – 13, 2019, is a time to celebrate the more than 12 million volunteers across Canada. 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. 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.
The commitment, vision and concern of our volunteers measure the success of community-based organizations like Community Futures. The annual Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual in each Community Futures office in BC who has demonstrated outstanding service in the field of community and business development.
Shelley is a very community minded individual and in addition to Community Futures she’s been involved with the boards of the Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. Currently a councillor in Port McNeill, Shelley was recently nominated to run for the Conservative Party of Canada in the North Island-Powell River riding in the 2019 federal election.
Community Futures is proud and honoured to name Shelley our Volunteer of the Year!