Service Opportunities – December 13

The Gift Wrap event is one of The Mustard Seed’s annual, volunteer-driven fundraising events. During the month of December, more than 100 volunteers participate in their annual Gift Wrap fundraising event. Volunteers wrap holiday gifts in exchange for a donation to The Mustard Seed. They are set up at Hillside Shopping Centre, Mayfair Shopping Centre and Tillicum Shopping Centre.

The gift wrap booth is open until December 24. Shifts are available in the morning, afternoon and evening on weekdays and weekends. Sign up to gift wrap at Mayfair Shopping Centre here or Hillside Shopping Centre here.

If you have any questions, contact Tiffany at

Ho Ho Ho! The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of the most recognizable annual fundraising initiatives and the funds raised are critical to ensuring they can keep their services running all year round.

Kettles shifts are available daily until December 24. They are open from 10 am to 6 pm, and shifts are 2 hours long.

Please reply to Mr. Sipili Molia at and answer the following questions:

What area of town are you interested in?
Downtown, Oak Bay, James Bay, Royal Oak, Esquimalt, Saanich, Westshore, UVic?
How many shifts would you like?
What days and what times?

Ballet Victoria is looking for poster distribution volunteers! You will be assigned an area on Vancouver Island where you will distribute posters to community establishments. This opportunity starts right away!

For more information, please email Chloe at

Volunteers are an integral part of Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative. They are always looking for volunteers to help out. By volunteering you can give back to the community, gain valuable work experience and have fun. They provide training and will do what they can to establish something that works for you as much as it works for them. Successful volunteers receive a store discount

Volunteer Position Descriptions
1. Volunteers to help in resale shops. There are 3 locations (Pandora, Cook and Westside Village).
2. Volunteers to assist in the clothing warehouse, to sort, hang and prepare clothing for the resale shops.
3. Volunteers to assist in the housewares production warehouse and donation centre, to sort and prepare housewares for the resale shops

Please apply directly by picking up an application form at any WIN store, or visiting their website to learn more.

For more information, please contact Michelle at 250-480-4006 ext. 205 or

The Rocky Point Bird Observatory needs volunteers to sew bird bags. Wait – what is a bird bag?

Bird bags are used to keep birds safe, dry and warm while they are being transported from the nets to the bird banding table. The bags are washed after each use to minimize risk of transferring pathogens between birds. The frequent washing increases the wear and tear on the bags and they are in constant need of replacements.

A sample, cotton material and instructions will be provided. This volunteer position can be done in your own home – all you need is a sewing machine and thread of any colour!

For more information, contact Ann at

Gift photo courtesy of Pexels | Photos For Class


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