Volunteer Futures Symposium 2018 Highlights

Volunteer Futures Symposium 2018 on October 3 & 4 in Richmond was fun-filled event!

For the 3rd year, Volunteer BC and BCACG combined their event for individuals around BC interested in learning more about volunteerism, non-profits and charities.

We had 22 speakers and 11 sessions to choose from spanning topics from working with Indigenous organizations, volunteer recognition, bullying in the workplace to tracking your success, there was a lots to learn from these incredible speakers.


Here’s some favourite moments from #VFS2018

Keynote – Kris Archie from The Circle

along with other Indigenous Charitable Leaders shared their wisdom and experiential insight on partnership, collaboration and volunteerism.


Jason Shim from Pathways to Education Canada

presented a dynamic session on how not to suck at digital youth engagement and taught attendees some dance moves!


Birds a Feather Breakfast

We introduced a new way of networking based on on shared interests and topics.



We invited a wide range of organizations to come talk about their tools/resources in short but informative format. These included: Oassis, BMS Insurance, darelle, Junior Achievement of BC & Wayblaze.


We Want to Hear From You! Event Survey

Tell us what you thought about this year’s event. The survey is short – no more than 5 minutes! We want to get your feedback and find ways to improve future events. Click here.


Show Our Sponsors Some Love

Thank you to our sponsors for their support and helping us put on a great event! Visit their sites to see what they can offer you and your organization.

 OASSIS | Great Canadian Gaming Corporation | Vancity | BMS InsuranceDarelle 

Charity Village | Executive Airport Plaza | Volunteer Canada | PriceSmart Foods | BCLC


Conference Resources

Here are some useful resources from the conference:

*Note: Only those speakers/attendees who have agreed to have their info/resources shared are available.