Service Opportunities – September 28

The Parents’ Auxiliary is hosting their annual Junior School Fall Fest Halloween Extravaganza, which will take place in the SMUS double gym on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Last year they had a great turnout of student volunteers and hope to have the same again this year.

The link to the sign-up sheet is http://signup.com/go/zGNkCBi and you can sign up for as many shifts as you like. Most of them are 45 minutes long but there are some longer shifts for set-up and clean-up.

You are encouraged to come in costume or wear all black, but it’s not mandatory. It is a fun event and there are some really great activities this year including a photo booth, a “scare room”, silent auction, craft table, games, food and more!


The Vancouver Island Model Engineers at the Saanich Historical Society are looking for volunteers to help with “The Pumpkin Patch Express” Halloween event.

They need mature students to assist with pre-event work parties to decorate the forest areas as well as volunteers to work during the event with supervision of craft tables, pumpkin carvings, haunted story walks, scavenger hunt in the graveyard and to face paint.

Work Party Dates:
Held at the Saanich Artifact Society on Lochside Drive
Saturday Oct. 7, Saturday Oct. 14 and Sunday Oct 15
1-3:30 p.m. to decorate for the Halloween event.

Event Dates:
Friday Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct 22
You are welcome to sign up for two hours or more to volunteer at the Halloween stations, which include stations such as haunted house, games, face painting and pumpkin carving.

If you are interested in joining a very enthusiastic team of volunteers at VIME please contact the event coordinator Diana at [email protected]. Please make the subject line “Pumpkin Express Volunteer”.


artsREACH has a great year-long volunteer position on their Youth Council. Check out the poster below for details:


The Victoria Global Village Store is looking for volunteer sales representatives. They need volunteers who can:

  • create a warm and welcoming environment for customers
  • greet customers and provide them with information about Fair Trade and the Global Village Store
  • answer questions regarding the merchandise and the producers
  • assist customers in finding suitable products
  • tidy and clean (sweeping and dusting) in the store when required
  • stock shelves
  • operate the cash register to process sales, make change and handle cash
  • operate a debit machine to process sales
  • price stock
  • count float
  • bank deposits
  • store opening and closing
  • answer the phone

The time commitment is for one shift a week 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or 1:45-5:15 p.m., or Sunday 11:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. For more information please contact Suzann at [email protected] or 250-388-5591.

(Pumpkin photo courtesy of Sweny| Flickr Creative Commons)

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