Volunteering and Fundraising

Crime Stoppers is an international nonprofit organization that encourages members of the public to provide anonymous information about criminal activity to help law enforcement agencies solve crimes. Crime Stoppers does not use any form of caller identification, tracing or tracking. We do not collect any personal information from our citizens, so you remain completely anonymous. After submitting a tip, you will be provided a unique code to use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward. Merritt and the Nicola Valley has its own Crime Stoppers program, with local people who raise all funds needed to run our local chapter. Our mission is to facilitate a safer society by encouraging citizens like you to come forward with crucial information about crimes and criminals. By ensuring anonymity, we make it easier for you to cooperate without fear of retaliation, enabling law enforcement to act effectively.


If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to us. You can also speak to our members at community events or email us to arrange to meet our team and discuss opportunities. If you would like more information about Crime Stoppers you can also visit the Canadian Crime Stoppers FAQ page.


Volunteering Opportunities


Board of Directors – Our Society meets once a month to accomplish the business of the society. This includes planning fundraisers, providing updates from the provincial and national organizations, as well as discussing local opportunities to engage the public and keep Crime Stoppers relevant in the Nicola Valley. This position requires a criminal record check and a strong commitment to confidentiality. 


Special Event Volunteer – Our program mandate is only accomplished if the public remembers our program. This requires our society members to remain visible within the community. This can include displays at community events, floats in local parades, running a local bike registry event, as well as other opportunities. If you like to be involved in the community, this could be a good fit for you.


Fundraising – Fundraising events can be a fun thing to be involved in. We raise all our funds locally for Merritt and the Nicola Valley. These funds will be used for tip payouts, programming, volunteer training, and future community events. If you like planning fundraising events, we would love to have you join our team.


Contact us to get involved or visit our Community page for current news and events.



Our Society would like to acknowledge the contribution that Pat Lunzmann made towards community safety in the Nicola Valley.  For many years Pat served as the Speed Watch Program coordinator where she focused on road safety.  This involved sitting roadside to provide speed feedback in areas of concern including in school zones.   As time passed, Pat shifted her focus to less physically demanding projects including serving as a Board Member for the Merritt & Nicola Valley Crime Stoppers Society.   This continued until her passing in June of 2023.  Pat's passion for helping and her understanding of the effort required to make things happen made her a valuable member of our team. 


We are grateful to acknowledge her efforts and know that Pat was able to make a difference in our community for many years.


With your generous support, we can continue to combat crime effectively and anonymously. Crime Stoppers guarantees the anonymity of those who provide information. Crime Stoppers does not use any form of caller identification, tracing or tracking. We do not collect any personal information from our citizens, so you remain completely anonymous. After submitting a tip, you will be provided a unique code to use when checking the status of your tip or picking up your reward. Your safety and privacy are paramount, making it easier for you to share valuable information without fear. Together, let's make a difference and contribute to a safer future.


Your donation plays a critical role in the success of Crime Stoppers and the fight against crime. Here are a few reasons why your contribution matters:

  • Combating Crime: With your support, we can offer rewards to encourage people to provide information leading to arrests. This incentive is crucial in obtaining crucial leads and solving challenging cases.
  • Technology and Resources: Donations enable us to leverage the latest technology and resources to enhance our effectiveness and reach a wider audience.
  • Community Empowerment: By supporting Crime Stoppers, you are empowering your community to be actively involved in maintaining its safety and security.
  • A Safer Future: Every contribution brings us one step closer to a safer and more secure future for all. Together, we can make a significant impact on crime rates and protect innocent lives.

There are several ways you can contribute to our Crime Stoppers program:

  • One-Time Donation: Make a one-time donation to support our cause and help us continue our fight against crime.
  • Monthly Giving: Consider becoming a monthly donor, providing consistent support that allows us to plan and implement long-term strategies.
  • Corporate Sponsorship: Engage your company in making a positive impact by sponsoring our Crime Stoppers program. Corporate support is invaluable in enhancing our reach and impact.
  • Volunteer: If you're passionate about making a difference, consider volunteering your time and skills to help raise awareness and organize community events. Contact us to get involved.
  • Spread the Word: Help us reach more people by sharing information about Crime Stoppers on social media, through word of mouth, and by distributing our brochures in your community.

Every donation, no matter the size, contributes directly to making our community a safer place. By donating to Crime Stoppers, you are actively supporting the fight against crime, helping to apprehend criminals, and ensuring justice is served. Your contribution may save lives, prevent future crimes, and offer comfort to victims and their families. Join us in our mission to build a safer community. Together, we can make a real difference.


Merritt & Nicola Valley Crime Stoppers is a charity and can issue tax receipts for financial donations towards our program. 


we thank our sponsors