Volunteer with VHR!
Volunteers are the backbone of Valley Heritage Radio as they are involved in every aspect of the behind-the-scenes of radio. From the Board of Directors, to office staff, to fundraisers, volunteers help to provide the glue that holds our station together. There are many reasons why people volunteer but most volunteers will tell you that they feel that they benefit just as much from their experiences as do the people they serve. If you have some time to give as a volunteer, why not give us a call (613-432-9873) and start the application process today.
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in memoriam - Jim Long
Each year in conjunction with our annual Radiothon, the station wraps up the fundraiser with the Jim Long Memorial Round-Up Dance.
It’s named after Jim Long – a person who left his thumbprint not only on Valley Heritage Radio, but also on the country music scene across the Ottawa Valley.
Jim left this world August 11, 2018, but his memory lives on at VHR.
He began as a volunteer and was a member of the VHR Board of Directors. That grew into a full-time job as Events and Volunteer Co-ordinator, a fill-in DJ, and the station’s radio bingo caller.
But Jim was more than that to us here at the station. He was a big brother ... a father ... a friend ... a confidant ... a resource ... and an ambassador. He was a fountain of information about country music ... and was also quick to share a story about life. And even quicker to share a laugh and a smile.
Jim epitomized what volunteering at VHR is all about, as he was the first to put his hand up to work at an event BEFORE he was an employee. And he did the same when he was on the payroll. In addition to his 40-hour a week job with the radio station, he would often volunteer dozens more hours a week to represent VHR in the community.
In addition to his volunteer work at VHR, he was also a long-time volunteer with the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame, including several terms as President.
He gave of his time. And his skill. And his passion. And asked for very little in return.
Jim is missed. But will long be remembered for the wonderful man he was and the legacy of stories he told, and stories he left us with. All with one common denominator. They all brought a smile to our faces, and to his. And they will for years to come.
Rest in Peace Jim.
You're gone, but not forgotten.