The Breast Cancer Society of Canada needs volunteers at their annual Mother’s Day Walk on Sunday May 12. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Canadian women.
Every breast cancer patient is different and through research they have learned that a one-size fits all approach to treatment does not work for everyone. The money raised through the walk funds research to develop personalized medicines and more accurate diagnostic testing.
Visit http://mothersdaywalk.ca to sign up on their volunteer portal.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is looking for a creative face painter to help at their ‘Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History’. Hone your artistic skills, meet other incredible volunteers and individuals affected by cystic fibrosis and provide a fun element! It takes place at Esquimalt Gorge Park on Sunday May 26.
If you are interested please contact Lynne Rozenboom at [email protected] or call 604-317-3566.
Atomique Productions needs volunteers for The Village Block Party! The 2nd annual Cook Street Block Party shuts down lower Cook Street on Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is a community celebration featuring artisan vendors, local cuisine and craft beverages, live music and more! Positions that are available include site crew, green team and info team. This is suitable for people aged 16+.
For more information or to apply, contact Amanda Cribdon at 778-433-4743 or apply online.
Glengarry Hospital is looking for volunteers to provide friendly conversation for their senior residents, and support participating in activities. By engaging with them, you will be helping to increase socialization and reduce stress. This overall contribution to the residents’ quality of life is the invaluable difference volunteers make. There are several different available positions. These include supporting activities like an afternoon social hour, or helping with activities such as bingo. They can work with volunteers to find a role that best fits with your interests and schedule.
Both organizational training (online learning) and site specific training (with the unit staff and experienced volunteers) will be provided. This opportunity is suitable for people aged 15+. For more information please contact Andrea Pipes at [email protected].
The Story Studio is a really cool program that goes into primary classrooms to help students create, write, and publish stories. A nearby kindergarten class at George Jay School needs volunteers to come in to help the students with this program. You will be helping to keep kids on track and to help scribe for the younger ones who are not quite writing yet.
The times and dates are:
Wednesday May 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 – 12 noon.
Thursday May 16 from 1 – 2:45 p.m.
Even if you can only be there for a portion of the time, that will be helpful. Please contact [email protected] if you can help!