ABOUT

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote a quality of life in Kings County through a provision of services and information in support of volunteerism.

Our History

  • 2008 - A Volunteer Steering Committee was established by Kings Regional Development Agency.

  • 2011 - The Volunteer Steering Committee conducted a feasibility study for a Volunteer Centre in Kings County.

  • 2012 - Two-year funding was acquired from the federal government for two positions. A Project Manager & Development Officer for the Volunteer Passport were hired.

  • 2013 - Official announcement of Funding from Human Resource Skills Development Canada at Acadia University. Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce took on the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre Project after the closing of the Kings RDA. The official location of the Centre was acquired (87 Cornwallis Street). Received funding from Labour & Advanced Education for software for the Volunteer Passport.

  • 2014 - Official Launch to the public and Open House of the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre. Hosted first International CafĂ© in partnership with the Immigration Steering Committee. Pilot Project completed, and Project Staff finish contracts.

  • 2015 - Advisory committee continues transition process to re-organize after Project-end and proceed to incorporation. KVRC is incorporated as a legal, not-for-profit organization. Part-time Coordinator hired.

  •  2016 - KVRC becomes a registered charity by CRA (Canada Revenue Agency).