Service Opportunities – February 23

downloadThis Sunday, Shaw TV will be filming the Friends of Uplands Park that are helping to remove Ivy. They would love to have as many people as possible there. Tools, gloves, and refreshments supplied. It will be on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 1-3 p.m.. Meet at Cattle Point just after the first boat ramp. Look for the Friends of Uplands Park sandwich board. If you come after 1 p.m., follow the flags to where they are working.

For more information contact Margaret at 250-595-8084. No need to sign up, just show up!


EsquimaltEsquimalt Recreation is looking for an assistant art instructor for their Sunday morning Drawing, Storymaking and Comics classes. The ideal volunteer enjoys working with children 5-12 years old, has an interest in creative arts, and works well in a lively environment. The volunteer shift is on Sundays from 9:15-11:45 a.m. The classes run Sunday, April 9 to May 15 (no class Apr. 16) and Sunday, May 28 to June 25.

Volunteer duties include:
– Assisting the instructor with all tasks related to providing creative arts instruction to kids and youth. This includes instructing, coaching and mentoring students during class, engaging in all activities and games, and fostering an inclusive and empowering environment for participants.
– Assisting with class set-up and clean-up.
– Communicating with the instructor and delivering information to parents and students.
– The volunteer will be expected to be punctual, appropriately dressed and able to spend the shift electronics-free.

To apply, please contact Gillian at [email protected] or 250-412-8532.


greenteamThe Greater Victoria Green Team is looking for environmental volunteers to participate in fun and ecologically important events and activities throughout the CRD! Some of their activities include invasive plant removals, planting native trees and shrubs, cleaning up shorelines, and many other types of conservation and restoration activities.

Visit their website to check out upcoming events and to find out how to participate.


137504_Victoria_AbkhaziGarden_1998Volunteers are needed for Abkhazi Garden, a beautiful heritage garden owned by The Land Conservancy. Located in Fairfield, the garden attracts thousands of visitors every year and is supported primarily by volunteers.

Abkhazi Garden is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day during the summer season. TLC is seeking volunteers able to commit to at least one three-hour shift per week, either from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or from 2 to 5 pm.

Volunteers help out with greeting guests, collecting entrance fees and distributing brochures. Enthusiastic and proactive individuals who enjoy interacting with the public are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of plants is not essential and an interest in TLC, heritage gardens and local history is an asset. In addition, volunteers are required to assist with the gardening activities. The volunteer gardeners are under the supervision of a Head Gardener and a volunteer coordinator. Group activities are coordinated from time to time to learn new skills or visit other garden sites.

Please contact Cathy at [email protected] or 250-479-8053.

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