Volunteer

Justin Eveline and his wife, Amy Bracken. The couple, known for their generosity, redirected GoFundMe donations given to Eveline after he broke his leg to fund a Christmas dinner for the homeless in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

After breaking leg, Salmon Arm man to pay kindness forward to people in greater need

Justin Eveline to host Christmas Eve dinner for those living rough

 

Okanagan College Revelstoke is seeking volunteers for their volunteer adult literacy tutoring program. (Contributed by OK College)

Okanagan College Revelstoke Centre looking for volunteers to help in literacy program

The program pairs volunteers with people looking to improve reading, writing, and math skills

 

Volunteers at the RVAC help clean some stained chairs. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

Thanksgiving Back program doubles volunteer base, celebrates another successful year

Volunteers had six projects to choose from to get a discount of their accommodations

 

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.

Students across B.C. send Lytton students artwork, books and cards

The gifts were part of a special project by Qualicum Beach artist, Diane Moran

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.
Revealing the new logo for Spirit of Revelstoke by Tammy Gillich. Gillich was presented with a cheque of $500 for her design in 2018. (File photo-Revelstoke Review)
Revealing the new logo for Spirit of Revelstoke by Tammy Gillich. Gillich was presented with a cheque of $500 for her design in 2018. (File photo-Revelstoke Review)
Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)

Wise choice for Coldstream achievement honour

District pays tribute to longtime search and rescue, animal volunteer Pete Wise with annual award

Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)
Moss Street house fire 
scene on Sept. 9. 
(Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

A review of fires in Revelstoke this summer

Revelstoke Fire Department chief Steven DeRousie recounts fires in the community over the summer

Moss Street house fire 
scene on Sept. 9. 
(Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services. (File)

‘Revelstokians who want to help Revelstoke’: Fire Department recruiting volunteers

Fire Department looking to support career firefighters with volunteers from the community

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services. (File)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
The team at the Revelstoke Review alongside Hannah Whitney and Andy Siegel volunteering at Save on Foods. (Contributed)
The team at the Revelstoke Review alongside Hannah Whitney and Andy Siegel volunteering at Save on Foods. (Contributed)

Lend a hand, give a can: Recapping Food Drive Week in Revelstoke

Revelstoke Community Connections raised thousands of dollars and pounds of food for the food bank

The team at the Revelstoke Review alongside Hannah Whitney and Andy Siegel volunteering at Save on Foods. (Contributed)
The team at the Revelstoke Review alongside Hannah Whitney and Andy Siegel volunteering at Save on Foods. (Contributed)
The recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Revelstoke Award. (Submitted/ Revelstoke Community Futures)
The recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Revelstoke Award. (Submitted/ Revelstoke Community Futures)
The Vernon Pickleball Association spotlights member Don Friesen ahead of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2021). (Vernon Pickleball Association)

Volunteer praised by Vernon pickleballers

Marshall Field pickleball complex wouldn’t be possible without dedicated volunteer hours: VPA

The Vernon Pickleball Association spotlights member Don Friesen ahead of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2021). (Vernon Pickleball Association)
Kerri and Kevin Black are highlighted for their volunteer work with the Carr's Landing Community and Recreation Association. (Contributed)

Okanagan couple’s passion to make a difference

Spotlight on Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association volunteers

Kerri and Kevin Black are highlighted for their volunteer work with the Carr's Landing Community and Recreation Association. (Contributed)
When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman has nothing but praise for Elder Dog Canada

National organization has a fleet of volunteer walkers ready, but needs more clients to serve

When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)
Revealing the new logo for Spirit of Revelstoke Award in 2018 by Tammy Gillich. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

2020 winners for Spirit of Revelstoke Award

There are 14 winners this year

Revealing the new logo for Spirit of Revelstoke Award in 2018 by Tammy Gillich. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Revelstoke Award. (Submitted/ Revelstoke Community Futures)
The recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Revelstoke Award. (Submitted/ Revelstoke Community Futures)
Volunteers at the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store are some of the many in the South Okanagan and Similkameen who give of their time to help the community and the region. (Black Press file photo)

Efforts recognized during National Volunteer Week

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre applauds generosity in region

Volunteers at the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store are some of the many in the South Okanagan and Similkameen who give of their time to help the community and the region. (Black Press file photo)
Although there’s a pandemic, Theresa Hamilton said coming to chat with Merr Olsen keeps a sense of normality through the crisis. “It’s routine,” she said. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Although there’s a pandemic, Theresa Hamilton said coming to chat with Merr Olsen keeps a sense of normality through the crisis. “It’s routine,” she said. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
PARAMEDIC                                Since 1985, Kim Schroyen has worked as a paramedic in Summerland. On March 12, he worked his last shift. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
PARAMEDIC                                Since 1985, Kim Schroyen has worked as a paramedic in Summerland. On March 12, he worked his last shift. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)