Volunteer BC

Volunteer BC

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the District of Stewart.

Volunteers are an essential part of the operation and culture of the District.  They provide much-needed support in recreational programming, emergency and community services, environmental programs and much, much more.

Would you like a challenging and rewarding volunteer activity? The District of Stewart is currently seeking volunteers to join the volunteer Fire Service. Also we will appreciate your helping hands to beautify our town and organize different events.

Make A Difference. Volunteer Today!

Volunteer BC

Excellence in Volunteerism to Build a Better British Columbia.

Who is Volunteer BC?

Volunteer BC is a provincial association of volunteer centres, other voluntary organizations and individuals working together to strengthen the growth and development of voluntary action in British Columbia.

Currently, there are over thirty volunteer centres in British Columbia, with several others in the development stage. These centres play a key role in promoting and supporting effective volunteering in our communities.

Volunteer centres work with a broad range of organizations across the voluntary sector including human and social services, health care, education, arts, sports and recreation. They provide recruitment, referral and support services to these organizations, disseminate information on volunteer management and programming, provide training for volunteers and managers of volunteers, and advocate on issues related to volunteerism and volunteer programs.

Volunteer BC Goals

Volunteer BC serves the network of volunteer centres across British Columbia with the following goals:

  • Increase visibility and awareness of volunteerism in British Columbia
  • Encourage and facilitate the sharing of information and resources on volunteerism
  • Facilitate effective relationships among organizations and individuals committed to effective voluntary action
  • Support new and existing volunteer centres
  • Volunteer BC Activities
  • Maintains and distributes a Directory of BC Volunteer Centres
  • Produces a quarterly newsletter
  • Promotes and provides training opportunities across the province
  • Coordinates the sale of volunteer recognition and promotional materials
  • Advocates on issues affecting the volunteer sector such as screening programs, the role of volunteer centres, integration of people with disabilities and those with English as a second language, cultural diversity and changes in the delivery of non-profit services.

UBCM-2016

POSTED: October 13, 2016 | Mayors Blog

The 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention is focused on the theme “Stronger Together”. Standing together, from far and wide, each region still stands together. Each region has something unique to contribute to the growth and prosperity of BC and is integral to the success of this province.

Water quality

POSTED: September 5, 2016 | Mayors Blog

Lately the District of Stewart has issued few times a boil water advisory.  It's strictly a precautionary measure due power outage. Without power  water pressure at our pump declined below established level. A loss in pressure can result in contamination entering the drinking water distribution system from surrounding soil and groundwater (to read more click heading)
 

Stewart - the Best Town for Nature Lovers

POSTED: July 7, 2014 | Kids Blog

If you enjoy fresh air, hiking and wild life photography, see why this Bear Valley School student thinks you'll love Stewart!  => read essay

STEWART HAS THE BEST SOIL FOR GARDENING

POSTED: March 3, 2014 | Kids Blog

Read this essay from Lane Hyslop to understand why the soil in Stewart is great for gardeners!

Water Quality Advisory:  UPDATE

POSTED: July 18, 2017

The District is aware that parts of town are experiencing murky or discolored water and are working to resolve this.Public Works crews are flushing the water mains in all neighborhoods today so you may notice some discoloration throughout the day.

It is recommended that residents let the water taps run to flush household water lines.

The Water Quality Advisory from February 2017 is still in effect, and is below for your convenience:

The District of Stewart received water sample results today from the lab and there is no bacteriological contamination. The water continues to be safe to drink. However, due to ongoing construction and maintenance work in and around the wells, the District has decided to keep a Water Quality Advisory in place. The Water Quality Advisory is the lowest-level notification and is used in situations where the public health threat is modest, and actions can be taken to reduce the risks. If you are a member of a high risk population, or you have concerns, you may choose to boil the water (roiling boil for one minute). Sampling will continue to be conducted periodically to assess the condition of the water. We will advise further if there is any change.

Public Notices, Information and Job Opportunities

POSTED: July 13, 2017

View District of Stewart Job Opportunites, Public Notices & Information here

Information Bulletin Update:  Outdoor Burning

POSTED: July 6, 2017

The Northwest Fire Centre's jurisdiction, the BC Wildfire Service has issued a release prohibiting open fires in the Northwest effective Monday, July 10th.  Read the attached Information Bulletin for more details.

Job Opportunity

POSTED: June 21, 2017

Please see the link regarding a job opportunity with the Stewart Public Library.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: December 20, 2016

Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: August 2, 2016

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure