Celebrating 30 Years!

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Our Volunteers

There would be no BVO without our volunteers. They are the life force of BVO! We have over 200 volunteers who give their time to sit on our Board of Directors and Committees, to sort clothing and organize the Treasure Shop, to help children in our Preschool, to organize fresh produce for Good Food Box, to provide resources and support to seniors and their caregivers, AND to cook and serve breakfast to students at Beaver Valley Community School. Special events are successful because our volunteers offer their time at the Thanksgiving Community Dinner, at Easter  Eggstravaganza AND at Christmas time when we are getting the hampers ready with gifts and food.

On behalf of our volunteer Board of Directors and our Staff, we wish to thank all existing and new volunteers for your interest in and dedication to our organization and in our community. We are pleased to have you on our “team”. By accepting BVO’s standard requirements for volunteers, you have demonstrated your willingness to become part of the Beaver Valley Outreach family. We are proud of our reputation of “making good things happen in our community.” At BVO we make every effort to create an atmosphere of caring and concern for all members of our community.

We believe that the success and growth of our organization is largely dependent upon the wisdom, talents, skills, dedication and direction provided by our volunteers. You are a vital member of our team and a Very Important Person!

"Volunteers are the Roots of Strong Communities" was the theme for Volunteer Appreciation Week this year. We trust that you receive a sense of real accomplishment and well-being by making an appreciated and valuable contribution to BVO and the community at large.

Thank you for your willingness to partner with us, because together we can really make a difference.


Code of Ethics

All BVO volunteers are expected to meet and follow the following standards of conduct:

  • I shall fulfill my obligations and responsibilities with integrity.
  • I shall protect the privacy of those who use the services of BVO and hold in confidence all acquired information concerning clients, staff, board members, donors and volunteers.
  • I shall serve clients in a friendly, respectful, conscientious and efficient manner.
  • I shall treat other BVO volunteers, staff and board members with respect and work co-operatively with them.
  • I shall treat Beaver Valley Outreach, its services and programs with dignity and respect and conduct myself in a manner conducive to the well-being of the organization.

Oath of Confidentiality

All BVO volunteers are expected to take an oath of confidentiality:

  • I will not engage in discussion of situations or cases within or outside of BVO except on a need to know basis as is required for the appropriate conduct of Beaver Valley Outreach.
  • I undertake, as part of the condition of my volunteer placement, to keep in strict confidence any information concerning participants of BVO programs and services or any persons who donate to BVO.

Harassment Policy

All  volunteers and staff, as well as our clients are expected to follow the following policy:

  • BVO is committed to providing a harassment free environment.
  • Mutual respect must be the basis of interaction, cooperation and understanding.
  • Behavior that is likely to undermine the dignity or self-esteem of an individual or create and intimidating, hostile or offensive environment will not be tolerated. Prohibited grounds under the Ontario Rights Code include-race, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation and disability.