Service Opportunities – February 25

Tomorrow, February 26, is the 6th Annual Middle School Service Day, where over 200 students in Grades 6-8 are out in the community, along with their teachers, volunteering! They will be helping at farms, visiting and playing games at seniors’ homes, in classrooms at schools, making snacks at food banks, doing restoration work at parks, clearing ivy on mountains and collecting trash on local trails. Let’s hope for good weather!

On Monday, February 29 there will be a drop-in session in Crothall 303 (the South Lab) for people who want to see how x2VOL (the volunteer hour logging system) works. It will be from 12:15 until 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Some new opportunities for this week:

strawberriesThinking ahead – Volunteers are needed at the Strawberry Festival at Elk and Beaver Lake on Sunday July 10. There are varying hours and a variety of jobs including crafts, games, info booth, and ice cream server. For more information or to apply contact Laesha Berry at 250-475-5502.

Qualifications Required and Desired:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Satisfactory Police Information Check (done in-house at your orientation)
  • Satisfactory completion of Child Protection Training (done in-house at your orientation)
  • Excellent communication
  • Enthusiastic!
  • Love working with children
  • Appropriate personal boundaries when working with children
  • Well organized
  • Willing to learn

repairRepair Café Fairfield is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. The initiators organize a Repair Café periodically at the Fairfield Community Place (1330 Fairfield Rd.). The next one is on March 5. Residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of volunteer repairers. Repair Café Fairfield could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us!

Repair Café Fairfield is looking for local residents with different skills who can be present as repair experts during the Repair Café meetings. We are especially looking for people who are handy with:
  • clothing/textiles
  • bicycles
  • electrical appliances
  • furniture/wooden objects
Repair Café is also looking for a Food & Drink Coordinator – you would be in charge of organizing coffee/tea & snacks for Repair Café volunteers and visitors. Set-up, set down and monitoring the refreshments table at each Repair Café Fairfield event would be your responsibility.

 To learn more or to volunteer, e-mail or call 250-382-4604


The District of Saanich has a variety of spring break camps running and they need helpers.

They are looking for volunteers to commit to a whole week. (If you can only do a few days you will be put on a wait list.)

Camps run either March 14-18 or March 21-25. All camps include some swimming. Some themes include:

  • Eco Camp
  • Painting Drawing & Creative Drama Camp
  • Skateboard Camp
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Water Fun Camp
  • Art Salad Camp
  • Upcycle Art Camp

The key expectations of volunteers are:

  • Report to the program instructor.
  • Set up pool equipment prior to the kids getting in the pool.
  • Be comfortable in the pool and able to supervise up to 5 children in the water within arm’s reach.
  • Initiate play with the children.
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment.
  • Establish a fair play atmosphere.
  • Other related duties as required.


They are looking for friendly volunteers who use their initiative. Of course you must love working with children and being in the water. You need to be personable, responsible, flexible and follow directions well.

We also expect:

  • Volunteer must be at least 16 years old.
  • One month’s experience working with children in a related setting.
  • Satisfactory Police Information Check (done in-house at your orientation).
  • Satisfactory completion of Child Protection Training (done in-house once you’ve been accepted in this position).
  • ALL volunteers MUST have reached an intermediate level of English, as per the definition at
  • You will need your own swimsuit, towel and deck shoes. Women must wear a one piece swimsuit. Men must wear board type swim trunks.


  • Give back to your community
  • Enhance your career
  • Have fun!
  • Wear your Saanich Recreation t-shirt proudly
  • Receive passes to Saanich Recreation Centres

For more information contact Laesha Berry (250-475-5502) or email her at:

Or register online at:

Under Department on the left hand side, choose
District of Saanich – 1. Gordon Head Recreation Center. Scroll to bottom for the spring break camps.


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