When putting out the call for volunteer dispatchers on a local Facebook community page “The New Tsawwassen Loop” , a trusted member of the community stepped up to volunteer. Steve Scott, and his wife, have positively impacted the lives of people in their community for decades. Dispatching for Vancouver residents, Steve’s outstanding commitment of care for others eases the stress faced by cancer patients in treatment.
Q: What does volunteering bring to you as a person and how did you become a Dispatcher with VCDS?
I have been a volunteer for over 40 years and recently rec’d the Sovereign Medal for Volunteering from the Governor General of Canada. I can think of no greater reward than to give of yourself to help others that are less fortunate. I became a dispatcher in the Fall of 2021, when I saw an ad on Facebook. I have been involved in the transportation industry for 20 years, so thought I would have something to offer.
Q. What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time?
Volunteering. I know this may sound redundant, but my wife and I are involved in numerous volunteer
organizations. For relaxation, I enjoy biking and lawn bowling.
And, our greatest joy, babysitting our four grandchildren.
Q. What other community minded organizations do you volunteer for?
I currently belong to the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions, where I have been a member for 40 years. I also am Treasurer of the Tsawwassen Sun Festival, an annual community event, Block Watch captain for our neighborhood and have volunteered with the Delta Police Department, Deltassist, Vancouver 2010 Olympics, where I was one of the first volunteers to join in 2008. Back in the 80’s, one of my first volunteer positions was as the Manager for Woodwards “Sweatsox”, a relay team competing in the 24 Hour Relay for Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, where we were the first team to raise over $100,000.
Q. What would you say to someone on the fence about volunteering?
Being a volunteer is something you should rush to become. There is no greater satisfaction in life than hearing the stories of how you helped someone else, in their time of distress.
Wish to Volunteer? Help others by doing one drive per week (Mon to Fri)
The VCDS Provides
– Flexible scheduling
– Mileage allowance
– Complimentary parking
– Safety protocols