Service Opportunities – November 30

On Wednesday, the Volunteer Club helped with set-up for the BC Cancer Foundations' Jingle Mingle fundraiser.

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for their 2017 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Ring a bell and collect donations! This is a great idea for a group of you.

The kettle dates and times are from now until December 24. The shifts are daily from:

  • 10 a.m. to noon
  • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • 4-6 p.m.
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • 8-9 p.m.

If you’re interested, contact Mr. Sipili Molia at 250-386-8521 ext.233 or [email protected].

Please let him know what area of town you are interested in (downtown, Oak Bay, James Bay, Royal Oak, Esquimalt, Saanich, Westshore, UVic), how many shifts you would like, and which days and times work for your schedule.

This short video shows how the funds collected have an impact! Journey of a Dollar 


The Quadra Village Community Centre is looking for volunteers for their Holiday Dinner on December 14. They need help with greeting, seating, busing and washing dishes. Most shifts are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and clean up from 8 to 9 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Chloe Dufort at 250-388-7696 ext.225 or [email protected].


The Extreme Outreach Society (who we work with for Hot Dog Wednesday) needs some help with their Christmas Dinner on December 16. Please visit the website and complete the volunteer application if you are interested. They also need help with their Warm-A-Soul Christmas stocking program. All of the information is on their website!


Santa’s Pancake Breakfast is an annual Christmas event for families that features musical entertainment, crafts and activities, a delicious pancake breakfast and photos with Santa! The Burnside Gorge Community Association needs help for the following shifts:

Friday, Dec. 8
Set-up for the Breakfast – 1-4 p.m.
Decorating Santa’s photo room – 2-6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9
Greeters (front entry) – 8:15 a.m. to noon
Santa’s Photo Room – 8:15 a.m. to noon
Kitchen Crew – 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Clean up of tables/Recycling – 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Serve Pancakes – 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Parking Crew – 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Clean-up and Take-Down – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Travis at 250-388-5251 ext. 225 or [email protected]

Pancake photo courtesy of Susanaaa | Flickr Creative Commons

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