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Common Misconceptions About Weekly Volunteering in Greater Vancouver

Jumping into weekly volunteering can feel like lugging around a suitcase jam-packed with ‘what ifs’ and ‘but maybes.’ But every time we ditch one of those misconceptions, it’s like dropping … Read more

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The Myriad Benefits of Group Volunteering Opportunities

Think about diving into a place where everything you do brings you closer to your friends and the people around you. In group volunteering, every job you tackle together and … Read more

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Why Charity Volunteering (Like Big Brothers) is Good For You

Envision setting foot on a journey where every stride not only shapes a brighter world but also reshapes you at your core. Dedicating your time to volunteer work acts as … Read more

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Skills Developed with Non-Profit Volunteering

Imagine stepping into a role where every moment you spend volunteering with local youth opens up new pathways for personal growth. Each hour dedicated to mentoring, guiding, and just being … Read more

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Sustainable Fashion – The Role of Clothing Donation in Eco-Friendly Living

Diving into the world of sustainable fashion unveils a simple truth: our choices matter. Clothing donation stands as a beacon of eco-friendly living, turning the tide against fast fashion’s environmental … Read more

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How Book Drop Off Bins Benefit Greater Vancouver

How Book Drop-Off Bins Work Through the book donation bins facilitated by Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, your used books embark on a new journey, contributing to literacy, education, and … Read more

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The Value of Big Brothers’ Book Donation Bins

Give Your Old Books New Life Have you ever wondered about the journey your books go on after they’re placed in a donation bin? Within the scope of Big Brothers … Read more

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The Art of Balancing Volunteering in Vancouver with Work

Balancing Work & Giving Back Navigating the balance between work responsibilities and the desire to volunteer can seem challenging at first glance. Yet, it’s entirely feasible with the right strategy … Read more

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Volunteering with Youth: A Guide for First-Timers

An Intro to Volunteering With Youth If you’re passionate about making a difference and eager to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with the younger generation, you’re in the right place. … Read more

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Mastering the Art of Spring Cleaning

Spring is on its Way As spring nearly arrives, so does the opportunity for a fresh beginning in our homes. Spring cleaning is more than a tradition; it’s a chance … Read more

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Did You Know Big Brothers Offers Book Recycling?

Giving Books a New Life Welcome to an exciting initiative where literature meets sustainability. You might not know, but Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver offers a book recycling program, an … Read more

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5 Reasons to Volunteer with Youth in Sports and Recreation

Sports & Recreation as Tools For Connection Have you ever considered the profound impact a simple game of basketball or a day at the park can have on a young … Read more

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