What has changed in the last 5 years?

It has been 5 years since we published the first BC State of Volunteering Report. What has changed in the past 5 years? The 2015 BC State of Volunteering Report aims to provide an update to the original report, and to open up a platform for discussion as to how volunteer-involving organizations can pool resources and plan for the future.

The 2015 updates are provided online in this website. We encourage you to browse, comment, and discuss. You can still access the original 2008 report and Volunteer Centres’ stories on this website under the “Reports & Stories” tab. Or click here to access the original report.

Thank you to Volunteer Campbell River, Volunteer Kootenay, Volunteer Prince George, Volunteer Richmond, and Vantage Point (formerly Volunteer Vancouver), for updating their original reports. Click the icons below to read each of their updates.


7 Key Questions Thank you to SPARC BC, we are able to add a new section to our 2015 update. SPARC BC has kindly agreed to ask the 5 volunteer centres 7 key questions about their thoughts on changes during the past 5 years in 7 key areas. To see their insights. Click on the title or click HERE.

Report SummaryTo see a summary of Volunteer Centres’ Updates, responses for the 7 key questions, findings from the recently published General Social Survey on Giving and Volunteering by Statistic Canada, as well as other volunteer resources, click here or the icon. If you have any information you think will help the volunteer sector, please leave us a comment!

How do we compareHow does BC do in terms of volunteering as a province as compared to other provinces? You can also see a summary of the comparisons here.

What has Changed
In addition to the Report Summary, you can also find a summary of Volunteer Centres’ responses to the 7 Key Questions here. Click on the icon on the left, or click HERE to see a snap-shot of what has changed for the 5 Volunteer Centres during the past 5 years.

Thank You

This report is made possible by the generous help and support of the following: Volunteer BC  •   SPARC BC  •  Province of British Columbia
Volunteer Campbell River  •  Volunteer Kootenays  •  Volunteer Prince George   •   Volunteer Richmond  •  Vantage Point

Photos featured in this website are the winners and honourable mentions of the 2014 Volunteer BC National Volunteer Week Photo Contest.