About Us

Who We Are

The Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau provides advisory and support services to GPVSB Member Agencies and the non-profit sector. We administer and oversee several programs which include Volunteer Recognition Programs, Wired 2 Hire Programs, Member Services, Advisory Services and Networking Coordination. The GPVSB works to enhance the overall management skills and opportunities of community agencies by providing training and professional development for their leadership and staff based on identified needs within the community.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance community development through success of the non-profit sector.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau is to be a proactive, leading and professional Centre of Excellence empowering the community of Grande Prairie and area through provision of services to non-profit organizations and community volunteers.

Values and Beliefs

Inclusiveness - we believe in fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment by accepting without reservation abilities, age, ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual orientation. We treat each individual person with respect, listening without judgement and valuing their diversity and unique contributions.

Social Responsibility - we have an obligation to improve the quality of life for the residents of our local community and society at large by performing activities that directly advance social goals.

Commitment - we demonstrate excellence in all aspects of our work and in the provision of service to our stakeholders and community. We act with honesty and integrity, not compromising the truth.

Leadership - we lead by example, guide and facilitate others to make a positive difference in their own lives and to contribute to a larger good. We endeavor to be role models by being accountable, striving for excellence and showing leadership in all that we do.

Social Accountability - we make and support business decisions through experience and good judgment based on the four pillars of good governance: transparency, accountability, predictability and participation.

Our Service Area

The City and County of Grande Prairie, extending North to Grimshaw, East to Valleyview, South to Grande Cache and West to the Alberta-BC Border.

Core Functions

  • To operate a community information centre where volunteers, community organizations and other stakeholders are able to access information, services and support.
  • To provide volunteer recognition programs that celebrate and support community involvement.
  • To build community capacity through the provision of professional development opportunities, advisory services and coordination of networking groups and activities.
  • To work in conjunction with other community groups to develop and maintain an integrated community system in order to remedy service gaps and decrease duplication of services.
  • To advocate for our region’s volunteers and the non-profit voluntary sector within local, provincial and federal associations and with government representatives.

Key Initiatives (2014-2019)

  • Volunteer Recognition Programs
  • Professional Development Programming
  • Wired 2 Hire Programs
  • Collaborative Partnerships and Networking Coordination
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Governance And Management
    • Five (5) Year Plan
    • Communication/Branding
    • Board Development
    • Succession Planning

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