Volunteers and local non-profit organizations are an important part of our community. Volunteers organize community events, put on community breakfast and suppers, coach sports teams, visit the elderly, and help those in need. In the Municipality of Chester, we have a long list of community groups and an even longer list of hard working volunteers that give freely of their time to benefit the community.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Recreation & Parks Department.
We believe in celebrating the great work done by our local volunteers. Each April during Volunteer Week, we host a special reception to thank our volunteers. Volunteer Week in 2017 will be from April 23 - 29, 2017.
The Municipality of Chester is taking time during Volunteer Week to celebrate the tremendous efforts of our local volunteers. Every day volunteers give of their time and energy to the community and it is these volunteer efforts that make our communities strong and vibrant.
As a way to say “Thank You”, we will host a Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Reception at Forest Heights Community School on Wednesday, April 26 starting 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join us as we recognize:
After the ceremony, everyone is invited to stay for some refreshments and congratulate the award recipients. This is a great opportunity to mingle and talk with the various volunteers from our Municipality. We ask that you please RSVP by Tuesday, April 18 by calling 902-275-3490.
Congratulations to Don Weagle of Hubbards, who has been selected to receive the Provincial Volunteer Award. Don is a Basketball Coach who spends countless hours on the court with youth at all levels. Don will be representing the Municipality of Chester at the Provincial Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 18 in Halifax. Way to go Don, and ALL of our volunteers!
Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership (LQVP) has a mandate to support volunteers and community development in the Lunenburg-Queens region. The group strives to create awareness of the value of volunteerism, they provide tools and resources, and they facilitate skill development by organizing workshops related to volunteerism.
The Volunteer Navigator, part-time LQVP staffperson, provides assistance to non-profit groups. If you have questions or need information about volunteerism, the Navigator is always willing to speak with you.
Tara Jaskowiak, Volunteer Navigator
Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership
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