Vancouver and Richmond volunteers, staff and board members came together for an evening celebration to honour the hard work, commitment and incredible contribution that volunteers make to ISSofBC.

The recognition party, held at ISSofBC Welcome Centre January 18, included networking activities, recognition speeches, live music and East African cuisine.

“It was wonderful to see so many volunteers from different ISSofBC projects and programs join us to share stories and meet other volunteers, as well as staff and board members who may have not had a chance to meet our volunteers before,” said Volunteer and Community Connections Worker Elmir Ismayilov.

In 2017, over 500 volunteers in Vancouver and Richmond supported ISSofBC in numerous positions including interpreters, field trip coordinators, classroom assistants and more.

The Volunteer and Community Connections teams in Vancouver and Richmond would like to thank everyone who joined the celebration, volunteer staff members who helped with the party, and the amazing volunteers for their ongoing hard work that makes such a difference in newcomers’ lives.

Other ISSofBC locations across Metro Vancouver will also celebrate the commitment and enthusiasm of volunteers with special events including in New Westminster Saturday, February 17.

Learn more about volunteering at ISSofBC.

View photos from the event.