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Timeraiser is a party for social good, supporting artists and nonprofits. Here’s your chance to kick-start your art collection by giving back to your community. Bid volunteer time, not dollars, for original art by emerging Canadian artists. You have one year to finish volunteer hours and claim your piece of art. The best part? Volunteer with any nonprofit(s) you choose! Download the Timeraiser app to keep track of all your volunteer hours and send them directly to us!

For more information contact Roxana Atkinson, Director of Community Impact at roxana@unitedwaycentral.com

Ability New Brunswick

Ability NB is a not for profit organization that empowers the independence and full community participation of persons who have a spinal cord injury or mobility disability by providing innovative services and developing progressive public policy.   By focusing on abilities, Ability NB dismantles misconceptions, stereotypes and generalizations about disabilities. With the right supports, people can maximize their abilities and lead fulfilling and productive lives.

Contact: Christina Collins at christina.collins@abilitynb.ca

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Adult Literacy Fredericton

Adult Literacy Fredericton is a community-based charitable organisation dedicated to improving adult literacy.  Volunteer tutors are matched to adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills. The program is free, confidential and personalized, as there is a one-to-one relationship between the tutor and the adult learner.  Learners progress at their own rate.  

Contact: Deborah Humble at info@adultliteracyfredericton.org
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fredericton and Oromocto, Inc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters believes every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens – that by doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good. They believe that by changing the course of young lives they can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future.Which could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment, safer schools and communities, and a renewed optimist for growth. 

Serving as role models, mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community.

Contact: Rhonda Rogers at rhonda.rogers@bigbrothersbigsisters.com

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Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick

As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, and support recovery from mental illness. Their vision is mentally healthy people in a healthy society. The work they do is done with the goal of making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who are living with mental illness and their families and to promote mental wellness within our communities. They value the voice of those with lived experience with mental illness. Through education and awareness we work towards the elimination of stigma.

Contact: Kendra Wasson at kendra.wasson@cmhanb.ca

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Central Valley Adult Learning Association Inc.

Literacy refers to the ability to make sense of visual representations of language and has traditionally been described as the ability to read and write. Literacy, however, means so much more than how well one reads and writes. In our modern, technology-driven society, the true definition is much broader and encompasses much more. Literacy includes 9 essential skills: reading text, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, computer use, and continuous learning and thinking skills.  Focuses on adult education and improving literacy rates throughout the province. They value learning as a continuous process that is fundamental to achieving quality of life and a just and equitable society. They value learners and seek to help all realize their individual learning goals. 

Contact: Michael Dempster at dempstermg@icloud.com

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 Chimo Helpline is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick. For the past 45 years, they have offered free, confidential and bilingual service to everyone regardless of social or economic barriers. They take pride in their ability to help individuals during some of their darkest times. Their mission is to serve our community by providing a competent level of crisis intervention, referrals and vital information in a caring, confidential manner.

Contact: Lisa O’Blenis at lisa.oblenis@nb.aibn.com

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Craft NB

Craft NB, formerly known as the New Brunswick Crafts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in crafts, maintaining standards of craftsmanship and expanding markets for fine crafts. The mission of Craft NB is to provide opportunities and support to its members by developing, promoting, and fostering an appreciation of craft. Craft NB strives to further public education in the value of handmade goods created by local crafts people who contribute to the cultural and economic sectors of this province.

Contact: Ross Kinney at events@craftnb.ca

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Easter Seals New Brunswick

Easter Seals New Brunswick is a community-based charity helping children and adults with disabilities in New Brunswick. Founded in 1966, Easter Seals (CRCD) is the principal New Brunswick agency working in partnership with people with disabilities so that they may attain independence and equality generally available in the community.

Programs include:

Equipment Program – refurbishing and recycling rehabilitation equipment (such as wheelchairs and walkers) and loaning to thousands across the province

Camp Rotary – barrier-free summer camp for children and adults with disabilities in Grand Lake

Contact: Conrad Palmer at resource_coord@easterseals.nb.ca

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Fredericton Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Fredericton is a charitable, community supported organization founded in 1968.  They are committed to transforming the lives of children, youth and their families including those most vulnerable.  They do this by providing safe places and offering services and programs designed to meet the evolving needs of our community. They want our children and youth to develop confidence, gain skills, and experience success so that they can reach their best potential in life. We believe that every single young person is important and they deserve the chance to succeed.

Contact: Erin Piercy at fbgc@fbgc.ca

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Fredericton Playhouse

The Fredericton Playhouse operates as a professional performance venue available for local, national, and international artists and companies. It also presents touring artists as part of its own professional series and offers a comprehensive education and outreach program.  The Fredericton Playhouse is a volunteer directed charitable organization and as such, they depend on  amazing volunteers to make patrons’ experiences memorable ones. If you have a knack for customer services, like working in a fast-paced team environment, and have a desire to contribute to the arts and community life, then volunteering at the Playhouse may be right for you.

Contact: Sally Goodwin at sally@theplayhouse.ca

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Greener Village Community Food Centre

The centre serves as a gathering place to nurture health and wellness. In partnership with the community, they aim to develop the life skills and supportive relationships that will strengthen our ability to look after one another.  They are committed to providing outstanding service to every person who visits the centre. Each month they help over 1000 families or approximately 3000 people, 39% of which are children. They believe access to healthy food is a basic human right! The four pillars include: food bank and clothing boutique, teaching kitchen, community garden, and education. 

Contact: Brandi Riddoch at brandi@greenervillage.org

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Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area Inc.

Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area Inc is a non-profit charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat is making a difference – one house, one family and one volunteer at a time.   Habitat for Humanity give families a “hand-up”, not a “hand-out”; Habitat builds houses using monetary donations and donations in the form of new materials, labor, gifts-in-kind and profits from the Habitat ReStore. Construction is completed through the efforts of volunteers, professional trades people, and the partner family.

Contact: April Veno-Munn at info@habitatfredericton.com

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Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival was founded in 1991 with the intention to promote, preserve and encourage interest in the cultural appreciation and performances of the jazz and blues genres in Fredericton, NB. Over the past two and a half decades the festival has grown to become one the largest musical and cultural celebrations on the East Coast, offering a wide range of talent from national and international headlining musical acts, to local and emerging artists of all genres.

Contact: Lucas Hicks at lucas@harvestjazzandblues.com

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Imprint Youth Association Inc.

They are currently in the early stages of bringing together the first association for LGBTQIA+ identified youth and young adults in the capital region!  The mission of the Imprint Youth Association is to: 1) To advance education by providing classes, seminars, forums, and workshops on issues affecting LGBTQIA+ youth and those who support them 2) To promote the health of LGBTQIA+ youth by providing supervised events addressing issues related to social marginalization.

Contact: Erin Fredericks at fredericks@stu.ca

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Liberty Lane Inc.

Liberty Lane provides Second Stage Housing and Family Violence Prevention Outreach services to women and their children living with or leaving family violence. Second Stage Housing is like the next step after the emergency shelter. They have an apartment building where each woman (and her children, if she has children) has her own apartment, they pay affordable rent, attend weekly support groups, and staff offices are on-site to provide ongoing individual support. The stay at Liberty Lane is about 12 months.

Contact: Fiona Williams at llf.fiona@bellaliant.com

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Linking Lives Inc.

Is a new local non-profit whose mandate is to, “create pathways out of poverty by linking those in need to any & all available resources in the community. This is done 100% via volunteers manpower and donations. There are no paid positions in our organization and we currently have a team of approximately 140 volunteers serving the Fredericton area in a variety of ways. They meet with each client/family personally and develop case plans that address both short term needs as well as long term goals for extradition from an impoverished life.

Contact: Maria Johnston at linkinglives1by1@gmail.com

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Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides leadership for the advancement of literacy, essential skills and lifelong learning in New Brunswick. We support literacy-based initiatives for learners throughout the lifespan. Specific initiatives include family literacy programming, school-based literacy supports, and through the provision of adult literacy supports (through our support of community-based literacy organizations). LCNB also has a toll-free learn line for those seeking literacy supports.

Contact: Christy McLean at lcnb@nbliteracy.ca

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Meals on Wheels of Fredericton Inc.

Meals on Wheels of Fredericton Inc. provides nutritious meals and social support to seniors, disabled individuals, and those recovering from illness, surgery or injury; to assist them in the enhancement of a healthy and independent lifestyle.

Contact: Betty Daniels at bdaniels@frederictonmealsonwheels.ca

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Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc.

The Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc. (MCAF), founded in 1974, plays a vital role in establishing communication and fostering understanding between the community at large, settled immigrants and newcomers. MCAF accomplishes this by offering programs and services that meet the following goals: 

To encourage and promote the concept of diversity and inclusion

To provide newcomers to Canada with settlement services, language instruction, employment services and network building within the community;

To create an inclusive and welcoming community.

Contact: Haruka Kudo at haruka@mcaf.nb.ca

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National Farmers Union in NB / l’Union nationale des fermiers au N.B

The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick promotes policies that aim to revitalize agriculture in New Brunswick by strengthening family farms. On local, national and international levels, the NFU advocates alternative structures and government policies that resist corporate control of food. With farmers and consumers, NFU works to encourage vibrant rural communities, environmentally sustainable practices and the production of safe, wholesome food.

Contact: Amanda Wildeman at info@nfunb.org

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Team Diabetes / Canadian Diabetes Association

TEAM DIABETES is the national activity fundraising program for the Canadian Diabetes Association; Promotes a healthy and active lifestyle to all Canadians; and, Raises funds for the provision of education and services, while advocating for our cause and breaking ground toward a cure.

Contact: Jerri McCallum at jerri.mccallum@diabetes.ca

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, they partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures – the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. They secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term.

Contact: Samantha Atkinson at Samantha.Atkinson@natureconservancy.ca

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The Nature Trust of New Brunswick Inc.

Their mission is to CONSERVE areas in perpetuity that have ecological, scenic, cultural, geological, or recreational value by establishing a network of nature preserves throughout New Brunswick. To STEWARD the nature preserves through sustainable management with the support of land stewards and community groups. To EDUCATE the public about the importance of land conservation and environmental stewardship, engaging and connecting all people with nature.

Contact: Bethany Young at ed.assistant@ntnb.org

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Willow Tree Community Inc.

They are seeking to establish a L’Arche community in Fredericton where adults of varying intellectual abilities can live, celebrate and grow with one another. Everyone has the need to belong and for their unique gifts to be recognized and received by the community. As they engage with adults with intellectual disabilities we foster mutually transforming relationships. Their community meets monthly in various venues throughout the city.

Contact: Kathie McMath at dkmcmath@gmail.com

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