The Open Gate Church is running a fresh produce food bank every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 679 Goldstream Ave. (beside Veterans Memorial Park). They are looking for volunteers to help during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested in this project and have students who would like to help out, please contact the Minister, Ivor Bremner, at 250-642-5001.
Engineering for Kids
Help create a summer to remember for kids ages 5.5 to 13 years old!
As a volunteer, you’ll assist our instructors in delivering fun hands-on learning activities at week long camps - from building catapults and bottle rockets to helping kids solve engineering challenges in Minecraft. We also run fun outdoor games and activities, take kids to local parks, and go swimming!
Camp weeks: June 26--August 25
Locations: Archie Browning Arena, Royal Oak Middle School, Selkirk Montessori School
• Participate in a training session in June • A clean criminal record check
Volunteer Position: Volunteer Naturalist Description of Position: Join our team of dedicated volunteer and have some fun down near the water in Sidney this summer. Greet our visitors and help them explore the habitats and marine life of the Salish Sea. Don't worry, you don't need to be an expert. We provide the training you need to answer questions about our marine life. It’s the knowledge and friendliness of our volunteers that inspire our visitors to return again and again. Register now to start volunteering for the summer. Orientation is coming up soon. Benefit to Volunteer:
Learn about the Salish Sea bioregion and conservation. We provide the training.
Meet new people. We have a wonderfully diverse team
Receive a reference after 60 hours of volunteering
Enrichment and social events
Give back to the community and your environment
Time Commitment: We require a minimum commitment of 60 hours as the training is quite extensive, working a minimum of 5 hours per month. Each shift is 2.5 hours and includes a short enrichment/briefing session so you can learn something new, or update your knowledge on our animals and their habitats. Contact: Tara Gilroy-Scott. Apply online through Volunteer Victoria or on our volunteer webpage at http://www.oceandiscovery.ca/volunteer
Youth Reconnection Program
Organization: Communica Dialogue and Resolution Services Society Volunteer Position: Youth Reconnection program Youth Advisory Committee member Description of Position: The youth reconnection program provides an opportunity for youth gaining out of care to reconnect, through a safe, supported dialogue, with family members, former foster parents or other individuals who are important to them. The goal of these dialogues is to generate understanding about the past and plan how the youth can be supported in their transition to adulthood. To ensure this program meets the needs of the youth it is intended to serve Communica would like to invite 8 youth 18 to 24 who have experienced being in and/or aging out of MCFD care to provide their perspective about the needs and concerns of youth currently in that situation. Benefit to Volunteer: Gain experience providing ongoing assistance in the development of a social program; small honorarium for meeting attendance; help to make change for aging out youth. Time Commitment: 8 1.5 hour meetings in a year. Contact: Susan Belford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shuffleboard Activity Leader
Organization: Cook Street Village Activity Centre Volunteer Positon: Shuffleboard Activity Leader Description of Position: Set up shuffleboard with staff’s help until comfortable, take attendance and deliver activity. Benefit to Volunteer: Feel part of the community by providing a fun pastime. Time Commitment: 1 – 2 hours per week ongoing Contact: Drop in to Pick up volunteer application 1-380 Cook Street
Organization: Cook Street Village Activity Centre Volunteer Positon: Garden Volunteer Description of Position: Tend to the centre’s garden. Weeding, pruning, planting, watering, taking debris out of garden beds. Benefit to Volunteer: Fresh air, utilizing your “green thumb” beautifying neighbourhood, coffee/ tea on us for each shift. Time Commitment: Drop in or plan a regular day with our other Garden Volunteers 1-2 hours per shift Contact: Pick up a Volunteer Application form at 1-380 Cook Street.
Volunteer Position: Museum Docent Description of Position: Docents provide a point of contact for our visitors and help them with wayfinding as well as learning about the Castle’s contents, the family who built it, and the role it played in Victoria’s story. Benefit to Volunteer: The Castle has an engaged core of more than 80 volunteers, from high school students to grandparents. It offers a fun, friendly environment to meet new friends, chat with visitors from around the world, and get connected with a local historic site. The Castle hosts volunteer recognition events to thank the wonderful people who make it one of the most popular visitor attractions in the city! Time Commitment: 4 hours per week, for a minimum of 6 months. We particularly need volunteers for Saturdays at the moment. Contact: Kate Humble, Operations and Development Manager. email@example.com or 250-592-5323 extension 32
Royal BC Museum
Volunteer Position: Gift Shop Time Commitment: 4 hours a week Contact: Holli Hodgson
Volunteer Position: Museum Host Time Commitment: 3 hours a week . Volunteer Position: Coat Check Time Commitment: 3 hours a week Contact: Holli Hodgson firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecological Restoration Assistant
Organization: Saanich Parks Pulling Together Volunteer Program Volunteer Position: Ecological Restoration Assistant (outdoor position) Description of Position: Join a team of volunteers to remove invasive species from local parks in Saanich. This is hands-on, get dirty, be out in nature and have fun kind of work! Benefit to Volunteer: Get fit, learn about nature, have fun, meet other volunteers who care about parks and the environment and help care for local parks. Time Commitment: Work parties are 2 hours each in various locations. Time commitment is flexible. Contact: Jenny Eastman email@example.com or our website: http://www.saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/natural/PullingTogetherVolunteerProgram.html
Recreation Integration Victoria
Title: Leisure Assistant Description: As a Leisure Assistant, you will be matched with a person with a disability for the purpose of providing assistance and companionship to participate in leisure or recreational activities. Your match is chosen based on your interests, availability, and location and participants range from young to old with varied disabilities. Common activities include swimming, skating, hiking, working out at the gym, going to a local park or show, arts and crafts and much more. Generally, we ask volunteers for a minimum commitment of two months, with assistant’s usually volunteering one to two hours per week. The specific type and location of your activity will vary based on the needs and interests of you and the participant.
This national organization facilitates an ongoing volunteer opportunity where Royal Bay students can work directly with Royal Bay STRIDE program students to facilitate friendships.
Students will assist with classroom activities and special events during the school day.
The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada
The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a three-week exchange designed for Canadians to visit the United States of America. Conducted in the English language, the program brings together students, ages 15 to 18, and adult mentors from across Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and position youth to make a difference in their communities. Program themes include: civic education, community service, youth leadership, and social inclusion.
The Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh is proud to be organizing the Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada thanks to sponsorship by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, and support from the United States Embassy in Ottawa, and Fulbright Canada. For more information visit: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/cesca/youthleadership.php
Only four hours a week spent volunteering with us means we have more resources to direct to building homes for local hard-working lower income families!
Contact Nancy at 250-480-7688 Ext. 105 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online www.habitatvictoria.com/volunteer-application.html
Saint Vincent de Paul
Organization: Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Volunteer Positon: Food bank helper Description of Position: Helping sort and bag food for our down town food bank Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday mornings. Benefit to Volunteer: Experience in food bank, serving the hungry Time Commitment: 3 hours a week Contact: Margaret Walters: email@example.com