Service Opportunities – October 4

Volunteer for the Oaklands Breakfast with Santa! This event is on December 15 from 9 to 11 am. This super fun breakfast is for young children to come out and have a special pancake breakfast and then visit with Santa. Each child goes home with a toy!

Volunteer shifts are 2 hours long and will include the following choices:
– set-up
– welcoming guests (taking tickets, matching up online ticket sales with names)
– serving the meal
– running kids’ activities
– handing out presents
– tear down
– bussing tables and keeping the room tidy

Email Sarah at [email protected] if you are interested in getting involved!


Island Health is looking for a Tuck Cart Volunteer at the Gorge Road Hospital or Glengarry Hospital. Through interaction with residents, and a bit of friendly conversation as they purchase small items, you will be helping to increase their socialization and providing them with small comforts. This overall contribution to the residents’ quality of life is the invaluable difference volunteers make.

This role involves pushing a small cart with various small food and sundry items, recording purchases in a ledger and communicating the needs of the cart with staff. Both organizational training (online learning) and site specific training (with the unit staff and experienced volunteers) will be provided. One shift per week – typically 1.5 – 2 hours.

For more information, please call Andrea Hasey at 250-370-5645 or email her [email protected].


Oaklands Seniors Dinner needs volunteers. The dinner is on December 8 from 6 to 9 pm. This event features a delicious meal accompanied by dessert and coffee. There are door prizes, and presents for the seniors. Volunteering will include lots of interaction with guests, moving tables and chairs if you are able, and lots of cleaning.

Email Sarah at [email protected] if you are interested in getting involved!


The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association needs a monthly clothing swap volunteer on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

They need someone to help with:
– greeting folks and helping them lay out donated items
– keeping things tidy, answering questions and telling new folks how the swap works
– helping sort clothes at the end, some to keep for next month and the rest to donate
– putting away tables and boxes of clothes at the end of the day

For more information, please email [email protected] or phone 250-382-4604.


The Greater Victoria Green Team is always looking for people to join their environmental restoration and conservation work. You can see what opportunities are coming up and sign up online:

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