Service Opportunities – June 10

braefootThe B​raefoot Community Association is offering a fantastic opportunity this summer for enthusiastic, fun­-loving, and positive role models through the Junior Leader program. You will have the opportunity to support camp counselors in providing fun outdoor summer camps for children ages 6-­12. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with children. The programs run Monday to Friday from approximately 9 a.m. to ­ 3 p.m. This position will run on a weekly basis with only a certain number of positions available per week.  A potential paid job opportunity may be available towards the end of the summer for successful volunteers.

Program Requirements:
– Available Dates: July 4- Sept. 2
– For youth aged 14-­17
– Minimum of 30 hours of volunteering (approximately 1 week)

Tasks/Responsibilities:
– Support camp leaders to have equipment or supplies ready for crafts, games or activities ready to go
– Support camp leaders to ensure camper’s well being (fully hydrated, sun protection)
– Provide campers with encouragement and motivation
– Interact and play with campers and help leaders run activities for children

For more information, or to apply, send in your resume or give them a call ([email protected] or 250-721-2244)! Or you can apply online at braefootbookings.ca.


rdhRide Don’t Hide is a fundraising and awareness-raising bike ride for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The ride is being held on June 26 at Ogden Point. They are looking for 40 volunteers to support everything from route marshals, to registration, to set up, and some on-site tasks. The time commitment would be approximately four hours. If you are interested please contact Geoff Plint at [email protected].


fofFeeding our Future started in Victoria in the summer of 2014. Sodexo partnered with SMUS, preparing bag lunches for about 150 kids each week day for six weeks.

Last year they did six weeks of preparing bag lunches, with a total of 432 volunteer hours. They made and delivered 6,000 bag lunches to various recipients around the city of Victoria. They deliver to Victoria Boys & Girls Club, Burnside Gorge Community Centre, Fernwood Community Centre, Quadra Village Community Centre, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, and Vic West Community Centre.

sodexoThis year they are doing it again, starting at the beginning of July. Many children receive subsidized lunches throughout the school year, but not during the summer months. This Sodexo initiative can only work on the Island through a partnership with the school. It is the only way they can provide enough labor for it to succeed. The Sodexo Foundation pays for the food and supplies – they just need the willing hands!

They are using VolunteerSpot to organize it this summer. Please sign up for Feeding our Future! – Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Copy and Paste this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Zz2AoT
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Paula and she can sign you up manually.

Please email either [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions or your volunteering times. They would be delighted to have you, along with family, friends, cousins, neighbors, in-laws and outlaws!


museumThe Royal BC Museum is looking for volunteers for the Gift Shop, coat check and as a Museum Host.

Gift Shop – From June through September the museum satellite gift shop serves peak season visitors in the evenings on Friday and Saturday. The Royal Museum Shop carries high quality items including First Nation’s art, British Columbia products, and a wide selection of books that reflect the human and natural history of our magnificent province. Volunteers must be friendly and outgoing, and enjoy working with the public in a busy environment. Training about the product and customer service is provided. May involve cash handling.

Museum Host – This position is vital in welcoming visitors and handling larger groups visiting. Some of the duties will include assisting with managing the lines/crowds/groups and includes coordinating school groups with their assigned storage bins; directing visitors; and managing IMAX patrons who need to purchase tickets for an hourly film. You are comfortable with crowds; using iPads and other technology methods to deliver information; have a strong visitor-service focus; and are able to approach visitors with confidence. Shifts are approximately three hours per week plus bimonthly updating meetings. You enjoy and work well with visitors and co-workers, have a desire to learn about the museum and archives and, are physically able to perform duties as required including lifting coats and small backpacks.

Coat Check – Volunteers will run the coat check and take in backpacks and jackets. You have a strong visitor-service focus and are able to approach visitors with confidence. You enjoy and work well with visitors and co-workers, have a desire to learn about the museum and archives, and are physically able to perform duties as required including lifting coats and small backpacks.

The time commitment is 3-4 hours a week. To apply or for more details, contact Holli Hodgson at [email protected].

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