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More than 500 Tri-City volunteers are ready for the holidays — but have no where to go

Community Volunteer Connections (CVC) has so many volunteers for the holidays that it’s asking non-profits groups to lend it a hand.
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CVC has more than 500 volunteers ready to lend a hand during the holiday season — and no places to put them.

A Coquitlam-based organization has so many volunteers for the holidays, it’s asking non-profit groups to lend it a hand.

Carey LePage told the Tri-City News that Community Volunteer Connections (CVC) needs local charities and groups to reach out to keep her 500 “elves” busy.

“We’re looking for organizations to contact us if they need volunteers and let us know what positions they have to fill,” she said.

LePage said volunteering during the holidays is always popular, with a recent survey showing 74 per cent of Canadians take joy in paying it forward during the season while 85 per cent believe the holidays are for helping those in need.

In its 45 years of service, Community Volunteer Connections has helped nearly 160 non-profits.

This year alone, 578 people have stepped up to the plate to donate their time and skills.

Interested non-profits looking for volunteers are asked to visit CVC's website, or email LePage directly: clepage@volunteerconnections.ca.

 

 

 

 

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