Volunteers play a role in every piece of Power To Be

From program and administrative volunteers to board and committee members, hundreds of people serve Power To Be with their time, energy, and generous hearts each year.

This past week was a beautiful highlight of the sheer amount of volunteer engagement we are so fortunate to have in the Power To Be community. In Vancouver, a volunteer took on the daunting task of digitizing our files, while another pair facilitated connections with families while fishing. This week a corporate group in Vancouver dedicated an afternoon to helping us complete an inventory of our gear as we prepare for summer. Walking onto our Prospect Lake site on Saturday morning saw volunteers gearing up for a coastal hike, another making breakfast with the Wilderness School, and a team collecting shovels and gloves before heading into the back woods to improve our accessible trail network. The next day brought eager paddlers to power the voyager canoes and another volunteer team BBQing and welcoming new participants into our programs. Beyond programs we had volunteers supporting with event planning, community engagement and preparing for upcoming committee meetings and programs. All of this in less than a week!

The giving attitude of our community makes it possible for us to get countless people out in nature, building a world of inclusion, fun, and adventure that creates an impact reaching far beyond our programs.

“It’s a great community to be a part of, it gives me the opportunity to do fun things outside, it has helped me to learn many interpersonal skills as well as other skills such as bookkeeping!” – Power To Be Volunteer

Thank-you to all the volunteers who support so many people getting out in nature! You are a big part of making this possible and we are grateful for every paddle stroke, scanned file, action approved, and banner hung.

“Power To Be is an organization that really embodies my core values and gives me the opportunity to share my love of nature with some really incredible folks. I always look forward to PTB programs because I come away from every program with a new perspective from sharing stories with the participants or from seeing the great lengths that everyone will go to in order to ensure that everyone can participate on an even playing field.” – Power To Be Volunteer