Service Opportunities – April 28

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Kensington-300x201Once again we are going to the Kensington Seniors’ Home on Saturday, May 7 from 1-4 p.m.

Activities include games, a few students may be helping in the library, a social tea to get to know everyone, a few games on the iPads, playing games on Wii, and just visiting and chatting with the residents. The options are endless.

We will have transportation and a chaperone, so all you need to do is show up with your enthusiasm! Please let Mrs. Parker know if you are interested in coming along.

BGCAFriends of Cecelia Ravine Work Party!

Join the Burnside Gorge Community Centre for a work party in Cecelia Ravine Park on Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m.-noon and Saturday, June 4, 10:00 a.m.-noon. Work will include mulching and invasive species removal. Please bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Snacks and refreshments will be provided after the work party. Meet at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Road.

For more information, contact Rachel O’Neill at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, at 250- 388-5251 or

selkirk2Volunteers are needed for the Selkirk Waterfront Festival. It is on Saturday, May 28 at Selkirk Green Park – off Gorge Road East & Jutland Road. Volunteers are needed for many areas of the festival including vendor assistants, café crew, parking crew, stage assistants, children’s fun zone leaders, and set-up and take-down crew. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please call 250-388-5251.

TDRThe Canadian Cancer Society has two opportunities for a high school student to gain valuable work experience with the Tour de Rock and complete your volunteer graduation requirements. The term is from June–September, for 6-15 hours per week. Time commitment is flexible and varied.


  • Gain practical experience supporting communications strategies;
  • Broaden your knowledge of media and public relations while working with a non-profit organization;
  • Help make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer and those who support them.
  1. Canadian Cancer Society/Tour de Rock project support

Work any morning or afternoon in the Canadian Cancer Society office on Hillside Avenue answering phones, handling mailouts, managing computer projects, and supporting special projects like Relay for Life and Tour de Rock. There are opportunities to support Tour de Rock riders at their special events as well. Choose your day, choose your shift!

  1. Tour de Rock Media Relations
  • Design, print and prepare posters and tickets for Tour de Rock Events (using templates). Knowledge and experience using Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) is an asset
  • Prepare event materials for Riders and Community Groups
  • Social media support
  • Manage inventory including hats, shirts, toques and tent loans
  • Create weekly events calendar; mail out to distribution list, post to website
  • Support fundraising and public relations events
  • Duties for riders and as Tour Coordinator needs

For more info, contact Jan Buehler, Annual Giving Team Lead, at or 250-889-5621.

MSSocietyLogo_WebThe annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk is coming up on Sunday May 15. They need volunteers from about 7:45 am to 12:30 pm.

Volunteers are an integral part of making the MS Walk a success. From organizing and setting up the event to preparing and serving meals and cheering on participants as they cross the finish line, there is a job for everybody!

Volunteering is a rewarding experience that allows you to support a great cause while meeting new people, learning new skills and broadening personal experiences.

If you are interested in volunteering at this fun event, please let Mrs. Parker know. We will have a bus going down, along with a chaperone, and hope to get loads of volunteers to help out!

file3841310827443Hot Dog Wednesday is back! If you would like to come along to Hot Dog Wednesday on May 11 please email Mrs. Parker to let her know.

Working with The Extreme Outreach Society, we set up a cart in Blanshard Court to serve hot dogs to kids and play all sorts of games with them: skipping, sidewalk chalk, soccer, tag, and hide & seek. It is a great chance to connect with some great kids, serve some hot dogs, and brush up on your BBQ skills!

We leave the school at 2:50 p.m. and are back by about 5 p.m. You will miss a bit of 5th period so please talk to your teacher and get permission beforehand to miss some of class. We have a ride down and a chaperone to go with you.

BCCHThe BC Children’s Hospital Foundation needs volunteers for their third annual Family Fun Day which will be held at Centennial Square on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. They need volunteers to help run some of the stations, which may include the fish pond, craft station, face painting, bouncy castles and photo booth.

If you are interested please contact the event volunteer coordinator Dalyn Campbell at

Check out the Facebook event to find out more info!


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