Service Opportunities – June 15

Symphony-Splash-Photo-Credit-Daniel-GermanVictoria Symphony Splash can’t happen without the support of over 350 volunteers each year, doing things from setting up tents to leading the parades to getting donations from the crowd. They are looking for good people to help put on this iconic Victoria event on August 6th, and hope you’re interested!

Benefits of Volunteering at Victoria Symphony Splash:
-Be part of one of the largest outdoor orchestral events in North America and one of Vancouver Island’s signature summer events
-Give back to your community and be part of a fantastic team
-Support the Victoria Symphony, Vancouver Island’s largest arts organization
-Meet new and interesting people while you hear wonderful music in a spectacular setting
-Get a Splash volunteer t-shirt and invitation to the Splash Volunteer after-party in August
-Receive a ticket voucher for a concert in the Victoria Symphony’s 2017/18 season

Volunteer shifts are generally 4 hours long and happen all throughout the day on August 6. For more info visit their website.


FOFFeeding Our Future started two summers ago in Victoria. Sodexo partners with SMUS and for six weeks prepares bag lunches for about 150 kids each day. Many children receive subsidized lunches throughout the school year, but not during the summer months. This program ensures they get a healthy lunch even in the summer.

This Sodexo initiative can only work through a partnership with the school. It is the only way they can provide enough labour for it to succeed. The Sodexo Foundation and sponsorship pays for the food and supplies – they just need the willing hands! They need volunteers for a few hours a day to help put together bag lunches for these kids.

Production times will be in the Brown Hall kitchen Monday through Thursday from 1-3 p.m., and Sunday from 6-8 p.m. from July 3 until August 18. No previous experience is necessary.

There may also be opportunities for delivery drivers to take the lunches to community centers in the morning from Monday to Friday.

Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to let them know when you can help out! Or click here to sign up.


CeceliaCreekFriends of Cecelia Ravine Park is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive species, replant native plants and monitor the natural areas in Cecelia Ravine Park. The crew meets once a month for a work party in the park. Please bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves. If you have small secateurs and/or large loppers, please bring them with you. It takes place the first Saturday of every month (so the next one is July 2) from 9-11 a.m. Meet at Burnside Gorge Community Centre (471 Cecelia Rd.). Snacks and refreshments will be provided after the work party.

For more information, contact Rachel at [email protected] or 250-388-5251.


HepCThe Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and/or affected by hepatitis C (HCV).

They are looking for motivated volunteers to assist with:
– office and administrative duties
– organizing and promoting events
– doing outreach work at information tables
– assisting with the distribution of pamphlets
– article writing and editing for their website blog and social media
– translating educational materials into various languages
– interpreting at information tables
– folding ribbon and pinning to info card (great job to do while watching TV!)

Their Victoria office is located at 20-1139 Yates St. If you would like more information or are interested please call 250-595-3892 or e-mail [email protected].


ISHIsland Sexual Health is looking for volunteers to be part of YISH (Youth of Island Sexual Health). This committee is responsible for meeting to discuss issues, new projects and ideas for making healthy sexuality more youth-friendly. They have worked on a poster campaign, safer sex package designs and have recently launched a new youth website.

They meet approximately once a month, and more frequently when there is a project at hand. But this is a flexible committee so there is always room to work around your schedule! They are looking for youth to sit on the committee on a long-term basis, but will work around those that can only commit on a project basis.

For more information contact Vickie at [email protected].

 

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