WHO WE ARE
NexusBC Community Resource Centre is a registered charity, located in Vernon, British Columbia and serving the North Okanagan by providing support programs for Volunteers, Seniors and Job Seekers. We strive to serve the community where needed by providing skills training for employment and support the independence of those 60+ by providing numerous services and resources.
HOW WE HELP
NexusBC – Nexus means connection therefore as a Community Resource Centre we connect people to resources. We house programs for Seniors, Volunteers and Employment, however we often connect people to resources throughout our community.
For Seniors: With the help of volunteers, we distribute coupons for fresh fruit and veggies to low-income seniors, give seniors rides to doctor's appointments or for grocery shopping, complete free basic income tax returns and pension applications, distribute Christmas hampers, find affordable housing, provide information on transportation, house cleaning and other home support services.
Employment: NexusBC assists job seekers in finding meaningful work through our employment training programs and one-to-one job coaching. We have a WorkBC full-service Centre in Enderby to serve the local community. We partner with Community Futures to offer a Jobs Fair which connects local businesses to those looking for work.
Volunteers: NexusBC is the local volunteer recruitment agency. As such, we are dedicated to the success of other non-profits in the community by promoting end encouraging volunteerism.
What People Are Saying
"Without your services, I would not be able to continue living in my home. I need help with grocery shopping and cleaning and cannot afford to pay someone to help with these tasks. I would have no option but to move into a facility. I desperately want to remain in my home. You make that possible."
— A client in the Better At Home Program
"The coupons I get are so helpful. I wouldn't be able to afford fresh vegetables otherwise. Thank you."
— Senior after receiving Farmer's Market Coupons
"I look forward to the house cleaner coming. Sometimes it's the only visitor I get all week."
— A Better at Home client
"Thank you for all the help you give us. When we don't know where to go, we turn to you."
— Seniors after receiving help with getting shelter aid
"It is quite easy to get down in the dumps, but you have lifted my spirits and I'm just so very grateful. You very much made my Christmas."
— A senior speaking about receiving a Christmas gift
"The support you are giving the Red Cross in Vernon has been wonderful. Thank you so much for sending us the list of possible volunteers. We appreciate it!"
— Canadian Red Cross
"Thank you for the fabulous job you do in supporting agencies like ours. "
— Gateby Care Facility
"Thanks for the service you are providing the various charitable organizations in our community. Your help is invaluable."
— Special Olympics
"I love my new volunteer position! Thank you!"
— A young volunteer after joining a local agency