What we're about

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We exist to live better lives, to deepen the experience of living in the moment and passionately making the most out of life. And one great way of doing so is by giving. Making someone laugh or learn, leaving a lasting legacy are powerful ways to live a life of purpose, principle and productivity.

This group exists to help people live better lives and concurrently make a difference on various causes. It's been an experiment and a challenge to build momentum when people have such diverse interests and values. But given the times we live in, and the growing power of online social networking, it's crucial that groups like this exist to help people like YOU, do more good.

We'll have to find a way to make the most of this group as we try different things with an eye towards moving to the ideal world.

Our Meet Ups include opportunities to volunteer, various fundraisers, events bringing awareness of social causes/issues, contribution to social actions...as well as ordinary events here and there.

So, come out, have fun, meet others, and participate! See you at our events. Sign up for a meetup now.

It can be the most important thing you do all week ;-)

Since I love poetry, i thought i would share the following poem.

The cause that can never be lost nor stayed….

That cause can never be lost nor stayed
Which takes the course of what God has made;
And is not trusting in walls and towers,
But slowly growing from seeds to flowers.

Each noble service that men have wrought
Was first conceived as a fruitful thought;
Each worthy cause with a future glorious
By quietly growing becomes victorious.

Thereby itself like a tree it shows:
That high it reaches, as deep it grows;
And when the storms are its branches shaking,
It deeper root in the soil is taking.

Be then no more by a storm dismayed,
For by it the full grown seeds are laid;
And though the tree by its might it shatters,
What then, if thousands of seeds it scatters?

Kristian Ostergaard

Upcoming events (5)

Donating blood

Online event

It's in you to give https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate/*?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1LvnlcO86QIVpCCtBh2v9wrIEAAYASAAEgKy8fD_BwE Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to help save the life of someone. Please feel free to peruse the above link and do what you can. Donating blood will be done individually and not in group due to covid19 Thanks Viral

Donating blood

Online event

It's in you to give https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate/*?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1LvnlcO86QIVpCCtBh2v9wrIEAAYASAAEgKy8fD_BwE Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to help save the life of someone. Please feel free to peruse the above link and do what you can. Donating blood will be done individually and not in group due to covid19 Thanks Viral

Volunteer at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank

8345 Winston St

PLEASE NOTE THE FOOD BANK'S NEW LOCATION! The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is always looking for volunteers and lucky for us - we are always looking for a good cause to volunteer for! A perfect fit! A regular volunteer night has been set up at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank for the Fourth Wednesday of each month. The volunteer shift is from 5PM - 7:00PM and we ask that you show up at least 10 minutes prior to your shift to sign in and be ready to go! I am hoping that we can get at least 10 people out to this event on a regular basis. Please do feel free to sign up to (2) two guests for your shift. The more the merrier! ****please read below**** ***PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR RSVP TO A "NO" BY TUESDAY NIGHT, 9PM IF ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE EVENT. I HAVE TO GIVE THE GVFB A TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS THE DAY BEFORE SO THEY CAN DETERMINE WHAT WORK WILL BE DONE FOR OUR SHIFT. NOT CHANGING YOUR RSVP TO A "NO" BY 9PM THE DAY BEFORE AND NOT SHOWING UP WILL GET YOU MARKED AS A "NO SHOW".**** Below are some of the duties that we will help with during our time with the GVFB. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks in our warehouse and it all depends on the needs for that day, but be prepared for tasks such as:  Sorting and boxing food  Checking "Best Before" and "Expiry dates"  Checking for open packages and dents  Repacking Diapers  Sorting and packing produce Volunteer and Group Requirements: Because of safety concerns in the warehouse, as well as the specific tasks volunteers perform, we have the following requirements for each member of your group: All volunteers must be at least 16 years old and have a GVFB consent form signed by a parent or guardian Volunteers under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult All volunteers must have a clear understanding of the English language We can host a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 volunteers per group – if your group has more than 25 volunteers, we would be happy to arrange for two shifts All volunteers must wear closed toe shoes We welcome volunteers of all abilities. If anyone in your group has physical limitations (lifting, or standing for long periods of time) please let our staff know and we will do our best to accommodate these requests. What to Expect Every volunteer experience is different, but here are some things you should expect when volunteering with us: We ask that everyone sign in upon arriving. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time of 5PM. We provide locked storage for groups to store their personal belongings, as well as light snacks and beverages. Wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty. Please note that the temperature of the warehouse is dependent on the temperature outside. For safety reasons, cell phone use is limited to taking photos in the warehouse. There is a volunteer lounge available for phone calls, emails, and text messages. When volunteering please adhere to all our safety procedures. Your GVFB supervisor will review these prior to volunteering. If you have any safety concerns please bring them to the attention of the GVFB supervisor.

Donating blood

Online event

It's in you to give https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate/*?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1LvnlcO86QIVpCCtBh2v9wrIEAAYASAAEgKy8fD_BwE Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to help save the life of someone. Please feel free to peruse the above link and do what you can. Donating blood will be done individually and not in group due to covid19 Thanks Viral

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Donating blood

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