Service Opportunities – September 27

The Royal Jubilee Hospital Gift Shop is looking for help. Volunteers are asked to work 3 four-hour shifts each month. Duties include being a cashier, helping customers find merchandise in the gift shop, stocking new merchandise and general help in the shop.

There will be three separate training shifts – one in the morning to learn how to open and set-up the shop, one in the afternoon, and one in the early evening to learn how to close up. There are always two or more volunteers in the shop at any one time. You need to be at least 16 years old to volunteer.

If you are interested, you can apply online.

The Victoria Global Village Store is seeking weekly volunteers for Friday or Saturday afternoons from 1:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Come and hang out in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere among beautiful fair trade crafts. Some training is provided, and retail experience is an asset.

Call Suzann at 250-388-5591 for more information or email

The 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre is looking for a clothing room volunteer. They are a registered non-profit charity that has been committed to providing support to one-parent families across Greater Victoria since 1978.

The clothing room volunteers help keep the centre running smoothly by assisting with detailed upkeep and organization of the clothing room and related areas. Training and orientation will be provided.

– Reliable, organized and strong attention to detail
– Skills working in collaboration with others
– Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and help with moderate lifting
– 4-6 month commitment

They have shifts daytime and evenings during the week. For more information, contact them at 250-385-1114 ext. 233 or

Do you enjoy baking? Are you are willing to bring a full cookie tin to the Swan Lake Nature House a couple of times a month?

Your cookies will be much appreciated by their volunteers. They have Outdoor Restoration Teams and Office Volunteers coming in on a daily basis. Please note that several cookie makers are needed because the Volunteers LOVE cookies! (And it’s OK to bake other treats instead of cookies.)

You can choose when to drop off the cookies because the Swan Lake Nature House is open every day. They will happily accept your cookies as often as you choose to make them! Please tape a list of ingredients and your name to the cookie tin.

Questions? Call 250-479-0211

Beacon Community Services (BCS) is looking for help in their thrift shop. BCS is a community-based, not-for-profit agency, offering a wide range of programs and services to thousands of clients. Their strongly knit family of employees and volunteers promotes independence and self-sufficiency with dignity, respect and compassion.

Tasks include accepting and sorting donations at the Sidney Thrift Shop. Training will be provided and you must be able to bend and lift up to 25 lbs. Shifts are on the weekend and you need to be at least 15 years old.

Apply online or to find out more, please call 250-656-5537 (ext. 118) or email

If you are a Cantonese or Mandarin speaker, the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre is looking for volunteers to connect with residents!

Ms. Annie Wu will be on campus at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 (in Crothall room 115) for an information session to talk more about this opportunity and answer any questions you have.


Measuring Cup photo courtesy of Ballookey Klugeypop | Flickr Creative Commons


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