Service Opportunities – November 25

jingle-mingleThere is a volunteer opportunity on Thursday, Dec. 1. This is a SMUS Volunteer Club-sponsored event and transportation and a chaperone are provided. Organizers of the Jingle Mingle event need people to help take down decorations from 7:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Boarders would get to miss prep, but with House Parent permission ONLY. The bus will leave SMUS at 7:30 p.m. at Crothall and will return back by 10:30 p.m.

Jingle Mingle is premier social event, attended by over 350 of Victoria’s community, social and business leaders in support of the BC Cancer Foundation, hosted at Fairmont Empress Hotel. Click here for more information about the event.

If you’d like volunteer with take-down, please send an e-mail to either or

saChristmas is around the corner and The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring those iconic bells on a donation kettle. By volunteering on a kettle you are truly “Helping us…Help others”. Last year, the centre provided over 2,500 families with Christmas hampers and 800 families with over 30,000 toys. In addition, the funds raised also supplement their Dignity Programs (Counselling, Learning Centre, Kids Camps) and about 1,000 people who turn to them for emergency help every month. Without the kettle funds, they could not provide assistance to these vulnerable people.

Kettle dates & times:
Starting now until December 24 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays and including Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th.

Shifts are:
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
12 – 2 p.m.
2 – 4 p.m.
4 – 6 p.m.
6 – 8 p.m.
8 – 9 p.m.

What area of town would you be interested in? Downtown, Oak Bay, James Bay, Royal Oak, Esquimalt, Saanich, Westshore, UVic
How many shifts would you like?
What days?
What times?

Please contact Sipili at with your volunteering preferences.

hospiceVictoria Hospice is seeking solo musicians to play quiet, background-type music in their family lounge. This is not a performance or a sing-along, but quiet music to facilitate reflection and a time to pause. Perhaps you play acoustic guitar or cello? Regrettably they don’t have a piano (and sorry, no accordions or bagpipes!). The times are flexible: they need volunteers in the late afternoon at around 4 p.m. for one hour every week or every other week. This is a good time for patients and their families to end the afternoon with a musical interlude before dinner.

To learn more, please contact Kay at or 250-370-8849.

downloadHabitat for Humanity Victoria seeks Gingerbread Showcase Room Ambassadors from November 19 to January 2.

Do you have a genial personality? Are you looking to get into the holiday spirit while you help Habitat Victoria raise funds to build homes for local lower income families? They have over 300 volunteer spaces to be filled at the popular Gingerbread Showcase. During a three-hour shift you will be welcoming some of the 25,000-plus visitors who come to the Showcase each holiday season at the elegant Inn at Laurel Point to see the elaborate, completely edible creations. Training will be provided.

Sign up with a friend for one shift or many shifts! Visit or call Nancy at 250-480-7688 ext. 105 for more information.


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