WHEN a West Vancouver police officer knocks on a front door to deliver news that will shatter a person's life, it's the volunteers in the Victim Services unit that are there to immediately start picking up the pieces.
THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities with community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society.
Alateen Meeting: A group for ages 10-18 where alcohol is a problem in the family meets every Monday at 7: 15 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604688-1716.
Members of New Westminster city council are blasting Fraser Health's plan to cut Lookout Society's budget, as they fear it could unravel improvements made to get homeless people off city streets.
The owner of Walnut Grove's IGA is hoping to bring a bit more awareness to the work of some volunteers with the Langley RCMP, along with extra cash.
Re: "Watts: I'm frugal but 'I'm certainly not going to stay at a youth hostel,'" the Now, June 6.
METRO Vancouver youth aged 15 to 24 are invited to share their views on important social issues such as homelessness, health and education through the Youth Vital Signs 2013 online survey.
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Editor, the Times: -- An open letter to the Abbotsford city council:
Tour de Delta cycling event seeks volunteers for the weekend of July 5 to 7. Perks include a volunteer dinner prior to the race. Also sought are host billets. Visit www.tourdedelta. com (see Volunteers page).
The B.C. Coroners Service has ruled out drugs and alcohol as contributing factors in the sudden death of a teenager on a "party bus" in Surrey back in February.
Eagle Harbour Fun Run: The seventh annual five-kilometre run/walk to promote community awareness will take place Sunday, June 9, 9: 45 a.m. at Parc Verdun, 5500-block Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Fee: $55 per family or $25 for individuals (includes lunch). Registration: eventsonline.ca/ events/eagle_harbour.
NORTH Vancouver RCMP are reaching out to the public for help finding a man reported missing.
Leah Pells has never been shy about sharing details of her past and the childhood she experienced.
Despite the fact that the current mayor and council in Abbotsford favour caving in to the demands of Fraser Health and pressure from drug addicts, our city is now being sued by Pivot Legal Society. Peter Bernstein, their lawyer agrees that "Access to health care for drug users should not be up for a public vote."
SOON-TO-BE parents and parents of newborns are invited to attend the first annual Oh Baby! expo.
A North Vancouver man arrested last year after writing several angry rants on Facebook threatening to repeat the violence of a Colorado movie theatre shooting has escaped without a criminal record.
We don't talk about the real threats to our children Most parents worry when their children begin driving. They warn teens about the risks, and urge them to take care. That's reasonable.
The occupational therapist is currently serving as a vocational counsellor at Vancouver Coastal Health's North Shore Adult Community Mental Health, which provides a range of mental health services.