About Us

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The Volunteer Sudbury/Bénévolat Sudbury office is located in Sudbury, also known as N’Swakamok in Anishnabemowin, meaning “Where the three roads meet”. This in the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory. We are working on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and the Wahnapitae First Nations, and recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community.

Volunteer Sudbury/Bénévolat Sudbury respects and welcomes all cultural backgrounds, abilities, and experiences. Whether you are are a life-long volunteer or are just getting started in your journey, we are here to lend a hand.

Mission

A volunteer resource centre that acts as a link between organizations and volunteers for the enrichment of Greater Sudbury.

Vision

To promote the benefits of volunteerism through awareness and education.

Values

We believe in promoting, encouraging, developing and facilitating meaningful volunteer experiences.

About Us 

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Volunteer Sudbury/Bénévolat Sudbury (VBS) is the City of Greater Sudbury’s bilingual, nonprofit volunteer resource centre. Founded in 2004, our team’s mission is to act as a link between volunteers and organizations for the enrichment of our region. Over the years, VBS has become an impactful community resource that connects individuals with service opportunities where their time and skills support the mandates of a wide variety of non-profit organizations. 

 

VBS supports organizations in building capacity for effective local volunteering by working closely with volunteer managers to identify and fill community needs while offering training and workshops that address relevant topics associated with volunteer mobilization. As an active member in several municipal, provincial, and federal networks, we provide leadership on issues relating to volunteerism by sharing our resources and expertise with other organizations.

 

VBS promotes volunteerism in the region by hosting volunteer fairs, conducting outreach presentations, hosting and participating in community engagement events, and connecting with our volunteer audience through our website and social media platforms. Our team works closely with local volunteers and assists them on their journey’s of giving back to the community. Examples of services aimed at supporting volunteers include: identifying volunteer opportunities that fit their skill sets and interests, assisting with volunteer screening and application requirements, and offering information sessions on the benefits of volunteering.

Our team facilitates volunteer engagement in our region, both through a public, online volunteer opportunity database and through three programs tailored for multiple key demographics in our region including: youth, seniors, and individuals living with disabilities.

Our Charitable Registration Number is 848493540 RR0001. To find out more and view our Charity Information return click here.

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About Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Centres exist primarily to foster and develop volunteerism in the community as a whole. Volunteer Centres engage in four general kinds of activities:

Promoting Volunteerism in our Community
Providing Leadership on Issues Relating to Volunteerism
Building Capacity for Effective Local Volunteering
Connecting People with Opportunities to Serve