There are many ways to get involved in the community, either through social clubs, events, and volunteering opportunities. Here are just a few:
Rotary is a service organization that supports local and international communities through projects that have a direct impact on community wellbeing.
The Comox Valley Rotaract Club is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young adults 18 to 30 years of age interested in giving back to their local and international community.
By fostering fellowship for business, professional and community leaders, both Rotary and Rotaract are recognized as vibrant organizations that thrive on the challenges of community and international projects. Their success comes from working in a fun and friendly atmosphere that is committed to service.
For more information: please visit Courtenay Rotary .
Or you can also connect through Facebook .
There are many other kinds of clubs you may be interested in. Come and talk to us in OGE and we may be able to get you connected to a community group that is right for you.
Engaging in sports is an excellent way to meet people and get involved in the community.
The best way to get involved in sports in the Comox Valley is to find out what is available through Comox Valley Sports and Social and through the Comox Valley Regional District’s Recreation Guide. You can also contact OGE for information about local sports teams.
Volunteering, or doing work without pay, is a part of Canadian culture. Most Canadians
do some kind of volunteer work every year. There are many kinds of volunteering
activities. Examples include: face painting at a kids' festival, ski patrol, walking
dogs at the SPCA, helping an environmental group manage a fish stream or helping
in a church kitchen that prepares food for poor people. Often, the Office of Global Engagement needs volunteers to
help with preparing marketing packages and planning activities for students.
Normally you will be asked to complete an application form. They will ask for: