Service Opportunities – May 9

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 Elementary 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 to noon.
Thursday, May 16 from 1 to 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!


Volunteers are needed from June 4-8 for the Community Foundations of Canada Conference at which over 600 philanthropic leaders from around the world will gather to discuss community development.

There are evening and weekend shifts available that can work with your school schedule. This is a great way to earn some volunteer hours while staying engaged in the philanthropic movement. If you are interested, please email Anna at [email protected].


Volunteer to do Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey, produced by the Victoria Foundation. You’ve all seen the report, now have your voice heard in this year’s survey, which helps drive change throughout our community.

It is so important that this survey captures the voice of young people. You can take the survey here.


The Mustard Seed is currently looking for 5-10 volunteers to walk in the Victoria Day Parade on Monday, May 20 starting at 9 a.m. The Mustard Seed has been invited to walk with the Canada Post Float in the parade.

If you are interested, please email Taryn at [email protected] or call 778-677-1335.


The Mustard Seed Viewfield location (the food warehouse) needs volunteers to clean and glean fresh donated produce, to quality check food, and put together fresh produce food hampers for people in the community.

They mainly need help on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If you are interested in supporting The Mustard Seed, please email Taryn at [email protected] or call 778-677-1335.


The Extreme Outreach Society has begun preparing for their 16th Annual Superkids Summer Camp. They need volunteers to make it a success. Some of the areas where you can get involved include:

  • Cabin Leader (age 16+)
  • Junior Cabin Leader (age 14+)
  • Kitchen Crew
  • Cleaning Crew
  • Lifeguard
  • Crafts Crew
  • Games Crew
  • Puppets/Drama Crew
  • Music

Join them for this great event and mark your calendars for July 21-July 26 in Sooke to make this the best camp ever for over 100 children. By volunteering at camp you will make a real difference in the lives of many children! You can register to volunteer online.


The Burnside Gorge Community Centre Selkirk Waterfront Festival is coming up in May and they are looking for help.

Saturday, May 25
They are looking for volunteers to join the loading crew. You will help load the cargo van with supplies from the Community Centre to go to the festival site. Shifts are two hours each between 2 and 6 pm.

Sunday, May 26
They have positions in a variety of areas including set-up crew, event photographers, volunteer check-in, stage assistants, food cafe crew, vendor market crew, Family Fun Zone helpers, garbage and recycling crew, take-down crew and more. Shifts are 3-4 hours long between 7 am and 5 pm.

For more information or to apply, please email [email protected] or call 250-388-5251.


Help is needed at the Oak Bay Half Marathon on Sunday, May 26. If you are over 16 years old then you can help on the course on race day  this involves simple marshaling duties from 7-11:30 am depending on the location.

They also need some help on site on race day in these areas:

  • Start/finish line set up and tear down: 6:30 am – 12 pm
  • Food prep set up and tear down: 7 am – 12 pm
  • Bag check: 6:30 am – 12 pm

If you are interested, please contact Louise at [email protected].

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