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 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!

NOTICE OF WATER MAIN FLUSHING

POSTED: October 17, 2017

Please note that on October 26 & 27 the Public Works department will be undertaking a Water Main flushing program.
See the Public Notice for specific information.  For additional information, a "question & answer" Information Notice has been provided.

October is Foster Family Month

POSTED: October 13, 2017

At the Regular Council Meeting of October 10, 2017, Council made a motion to proclaim October as Foster Family Month

Water Quality Advisory - September 5, 2017

POSTED: September 5, 2017

Please see the attached Public Notice regarding the Water Quality Advisory issued by the District of Stewart

October 24:  Attention Business Owners

POSTED: October 11, 2017

The District of Stewart and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine have partnered together to visit local businesses and perform surveys and create a face-to-face connection with local business owners. "Business Walks" track the pulse of the business community and is one tool used to identify needed programs and services to the community. For more information see the attached poster.
 

2017 Christmas Card Competition *UPDATE*

POSTED: September 14, 2017

Calling all Artists & Photographers:  The District of Stewart is inviting members of the community to participate in a competition that will result in your original artwork or photograph to be featured on a District Christmas card.  See the attached poster for details.

UPDATE:  The entries are in, and now Council will announce the winners at the October 23rd Regular meeting of Council!

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