2010 Legacies Now Transfers Volunteer Listing Website to Community Partners

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2010 Legacies Now is pleased to announce the transfer of volunteer website VolWeb.ca to the BC Games Society, who will work in partnership with Volunteer BC to oversee its operations, database of volunteers and organizations, and long-term direction. As part of its strategic plan, 2010 Legacies Now is transferring programs such as VolWeb.ca to trusted partners to ensure communities continue to benefit from these investments as a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

VolWeb.ca (www.VolWeb.ca), a website that connects British Columbians to volunteer positions in their community, was launched in 2005 by 2010 Legacies Now with support from Volunteer BC and the Province of British Columbia. BC Games Society, an organization known for its professionalism and work with communities across B.C., and Volunteer BC, the voice of volunteerism in the province, will work together to ensure VolWeb.ca maintains its innovative spirit and exceptional quality.

VolWeb.ca currently has a database of more than 11,000 volunteers and 2,000 registered events and organizations. The website will remain the same and continue to connect volunteers with local, short-term, event-based volunteer opportunities.

"The BC Games Society is well known for its community connections and we are certain VolWeb.ca will thrive under its leadership and partnership with Volunteer BC," said Bruce Dewar, CEO of 2010 Legacies Now.

Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society added: "VolWeb.ca is a long-term legacy of the 2010 Winter Games that gives people the chance to make a positive impact in their community, supporting local events such as festivals, fundraisers, sport competitions and more. The BC Games Society is pleased to bring our community connections to this important project."

"Volunteer BC is pleased to be a part of the legacies of the 2010 Winter Games," said Kelina Kwan, President of Volunteer BC. "VolWeb.ca has been a unique resource and has proven to be an easy way for the volunteer sector to connect online. We look forward to working on the future growth of this legacy and developing an even stronger relationship with the BC Games Society and the volunteer community."

"Every day, volunteers contribute to the success of local sporting events, festivals and fundraisers that improve the lives of people in communities across this province," said Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development. "Through 2010 Legacies Now, we're pleased to build on the spirit of volunteerism by helping the BC Games Society promote access to volunteer opportunities at the community level."

VolWeb.ca was an online registration tool to connect volunteers with event organizations throughout BC. VolWeb.ca was supported by the Province of British Columbia, CTV, Volunteer BC and Volunteer Canada. Visit VolWeb.ca for more information.