Service Opportunities – May 10

The Oak Bay Half Marathon is coming up on Sunday, May 27. We need a team of volunteers to help out at one of the water/energy gel stations. You will be giving much needed refreshment to the runners, cheering them on and motivating them around the half-way mark. It will be from about 7:15 am – 11:30 am. Chaperone and transportation provided!

Please sign up on-line.

The Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association is looking for volunteer side walkers. The primary responsibility of the side-walker is to ensure the safety of the rider at all times. The side walker can help the instructor in many ways (eg. keeping the rider’s attention on the lesson and help to communicate or explain directions). All side walkers must have attended at least one training session before being allowed to assist riders.

The time commitment is 3 months or less and most of the shifts are on weekdays during the daytime. All volunteers need to be 16 years old or older. For more information visit

The Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival is happening in Topaz Park on the Victoria Day long weekend May 19 – 21. They need volunteers for a variety of duties. Volunteering for the Games is a great way to experience Scottish and Celtic culture, music, arts and athletics and many volunteers look forward to doing it year after year.

  • Free admission on the day(s) you volunteer
  • Free lunch and/or snack
  • Free, and highly desirable (!) volunteer T-shirt
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Play a vital role in supporting an amazing event that has been taking place for over 150 years!

For more info about volunteering at the games, please go to their website.

The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is a free family event featuring live music, fun activities, and great food. It takes place on Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer positions available include Set-up Crew, Food Cafe Crew, Traffic Crew, Valet Bike Parking Crew and Take-down Crew. For more info call 250-388-5251 or visit them at

The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island needs grade 11 and 12 students to volunteer at an upcoming Golf Tournament from June 3 – 10. The details are below. You can contact for more information.


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