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!

November is Adoption Awareness Month

POSTED: November 15, 2018

At the November 13, 2018 Regular Council meeting, Council made a motion to join the Province in proclaiming November as Adoption Awareness Month.

Water Quality Advisory

POSTED: November 14, 2018

There have been reports from residents (Nov 14 2018) experiencing brown or discoloured water in the community.  If your household is experiencing this issue, please allow your cold water tap to run until the water clears.  Additionally, please see the attached Water Quality Advisory notice (still in effect) with information and recommendations.  

Call for Nominations:  Board of Variance

POSTED: November 13, 2018

The District of Stewart is looking for interested people to sit on its Board of Variance.  This board is appointed by Council for a term of 3 years.  The board meets only when needed and fulfils the duties as per Bylaw #881, 2014 and according to the Local Government Act, Sec. 899.  Please see the attached notice for more information.

2018 Christmas Card Competition-DEADLINE EXTENDED

POSTED: October 23, 2018

For those that were hoping to submit an entry, GOOD NEWS - the deadline has been extended until Monday, November 19 at 4:30pm. So, all of you local artists and photographers still have time to participate by submitting your original artwork or photograph to the District office.
For more details, please read the Christmas Card Competition link.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: February 21, 2018

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: February 21, 2018

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

BC Hydro Installation of Bird Guarding at Stewart Substation

POSTED: January 8, 2018

Please see the attached information regarding BC Hydro's recent installation of Bird Guarding at the Stewart Substation