Service Opportunities – December 2

highgate-lodgeHighgate Lodge is a local care home. They are looking for volunteers for a variety of roles including coming in to play a musical instrument or to sing, (specifically on December 22), helping with their weekly trivia nights or other special events. They have so many activities going on, there will be a way for you to be involved if you want!

If you are interested please email Tammy at [email protected]


image-315_3cbd9bc7-5056-a36a-0a8864e04e1cdceaCraigdarroch Castle is looking for volunteers on an ongoing basis. They are looking to fill the following positions:

  • A Docent is someone who provides visitors with a great experience in the Castle. This job entails talking with visitors from all over the world about the Dunsmuir family, the time in which they lived and their beautiful home. They offer lots of training and learning resources, so you do not need to be an expert.
  • Gift Shop volunteers assist in the store by processing sales, wrapping and bagging merchandise, and restocking shelves. You will answer final questions the visitors might have and guide them to their next destination.
  • Cashiers welcome the visitors to the Castle and advise them of the admission cost and that it is a self-guided tour of the Castle. Familiarity with Canadian money is a must, and knowledge of POS machines is an asset, as the cashier also processes admission payments. The cashier may also be required to give some history, which will be learned on the job. As this position is the first impression a visitor gets of the Castle, the successful applicant must be friendly and outgoing.

They are always seeking long-term commitments, but require a minimum of 4 hours per week for 6 months (or at least 100 hours).

For more information and an application form, please contact Kate at [email protected] or 250-592-5323 ext. 32.


glenshielThe Glenshiel is looking for volunteers to lead discussion groups. The Glenshiel is a residence for independent seniors located in the James Bay neighbourhood.

They are looking for people who would like to engage with residents through discussion groups and talks surrounding appropriate topics of interest. They are interested in hearing about your ideas. Some current ideas that they would like to try out include TED Talk discussion groups, poetry appreciation, and world news and events. They are flexible and would love to explore your ideas and interests.

Volunteers are highly valued in this family-style residence for seniors. Volunteers will enjoy the satisfaction of interacting with residents while exploring common interests and sparking thoughtful conversations.

There is no minimum requirement for duration spent or frequency of visits. If you are interested please contact Natalia at 250-383-4164.


greenteamThe Greater Victoria Green Team is looking for environmental volunteers to participate in fun and ecologically important events and activities throughout the Capital Region!

Some of the activities include invasive plant removals, planting native trees and shrubs, cleaning up shorelines, and many other types of conservation and restoration activities!

To check out upcoming events, and find out how to participate please visit http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/


swan-lakeDo you enjoy baking? Are you willing to bring a full cookie tin to the Swan Lake Nature House a couple of times a month? Your cookies will be appreciated by their volunteers. They have regular Outdoor Restoration Teams and Office Volunteers on a daily basis. Please note that several Cookie Makers are needed because volunteers LOVE cookies! (And it’s OK to bake other treats instead of cookies.) Please contact Betty at 250-590-9276 or [email protected]

You can choose when to drop off the cookies, as the Swan Lake Nature House is open every day. They will happily accept your cookies as often as you choose to make them! Please tape a list of ingredients and your name to the cookie tin.


downloadHabitat for Humanity Victoria seeks Gingerbread Showcase Room Ambassadors until 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 www.habitatvictoria.com/volunteer or call Nancy at 250-480-7688 ext. 105 for more information.

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