Why Volunteer

Why Volunteer

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer

  1. EXPLORE: Volunteering is an excellent way to explore new challenges and discover new career options. Volunteering can help you determine what you really want to do and if it’s right for you.

  2. GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE: Volunteering is an excellent way to gain valid work experience that employers are looking for. Volunteer work enhances your resume.

  3. DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Volunteering helps you learn and develop important skills such as leadership and effective communication.

  4. IMPROVE LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS: Volunteer opportunities can help you practice and improve your skills in areas like setting and achieving goals, time management and organization. Volunteering is also a way to develop initiative and motivation.
     
  5. GAIN SELF-CONFIDENCE: Volunteering can make you feel better about yourself. It makes you feel needed and valued by others.
  6. EMPOWER: Volunteering helps you relieve negative feelings like guilt, powerlessness or loneliness because you get involved, do good, and interact with others. Volunteering empowers you.

  7. CONTRIBUTE: Volunteering allows you to give back to your community or show gratitude to individuals or organizations that have helped you in the past. It allows you to support a cause you believe in and to act in a socially responsible way (i.e., helping those less fortunate, improving the quality of life for others).
  8. NETWORK: Volunteering is a good way to meet new people, to interact with people from all over Stewart and even from around the world.

  9. UNDERSTAND: Volunteering leads to a better understanding of the people and organizations in your community. This in turn will help you to better understand yourself.
  10. ENRICH YOUR LIFE: Volunteering allows you to enrich yourself in many ways and on many levels, while you also enrich the lives of others.

Not convinced yet?

By volunteering you can also:

  • Support a cause in which you believe (environment, literacy, integration of new Canadians, a specific health-related issue...)
  • Meet surprising new people
  • Find out about community resources
  • Master a new language
  • Learn about a new society, country or community
  • Inspire others and make a difference
  • Have fun!

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 address the issue Council approve the purchase of new generator for new pump 4, to make sure that water pressure will be rebounded to acceptable levels for the remainder of the outage.  Also, Council approved a purchase of a drinking water quality test kit. 
District of Stewart drinking water undergoes  quality tests monthly to ensure that our citizens are provided with clean and safe water. People of Stewart can take pride in their drinking water - it continually meets  quality standards set out in the BC Drinking Water Protection Act and the Canadian Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Detailed water quality reports are available in the District office.

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!

Spring Clean Up Week

POSTED: April 21, 2017

The annual Spring Clean-up Week will be May 8 - 12!
Please see the attached public notice for all of the details

2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan

POSTED: April 21, 2017

The District of Stewart Council invites public comment on Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 908, 2017.
For more information click on this link:  Public Notice

Special Event Insurance in Municipal Owned Buildings and Parks

POSTED: April 13, 2017

If you are planning an event in a municipal owned building or park and require insurance, for your convenience the District has attached a link for easy access to quotes and payment: CLICK HERE

Public Comments on Rural Education in Stewart

POSTED: February 3, 2017

On February 6, 2017 there will be an Open House in Terrace hosted by Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson who is seeking feedback from British Columbians on the challenges & opportunities facing rural school districts and communities.
Please visit the Rural Education Website and submit comments.
For more information, please see the District of Stewart's Open Letter on Rural Education.

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