Service Opportunities – May 16

Soap for Hope is seeking an artist to help create a cozy and pleasing space. The organization is open to all creative ideas, and they specifically need someone to create a large mural that has the names of all the different shelters and organizations that Soap for Hope helps.

The Soap for Hope program provides Hygiene Kits to local shelters, transitional homes, food banks and low income seniors in many communities on Vancouver Island. They do this by working with hotels to gather their gently used amenities. Volunteers then reprocess these usable products to create Hygiene Kits. Each kit contains a bar of soap, an individual sized bottle of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion.

If you are interested, please email [email protected] or call 250-590-1462.


The Garry Oak Meadows Preservation Society (GOMPS) is looking for a nursery volunteer to assist with plant nursery duties. This include tasks such as weeding, re-potting, and sorting, testing and planting acorns. Training is provided.

For more information, please contact Jenny Hebb at [email protected].


Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has invested in the health of Vancouver Island kids for more than 90 years. Their mission is to ensure all Island families have access to the health care they need, when and where they need it the most.

They are the official charity for the Bayview Place DCBank Open, which is is part of the Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada. The Foundation will receive all of the funds raised through ticket sales and a WestJet raffle. The tournament takes place at Uplands Golf Club from May 27 to June 2. You can find more information at bcopen.ca.

They are looking for volunteers for the Pro-Am Early Registration on May 27 and the Bayview Place & Jersey Boys Party in the evening on May 27. They are also looking for volunteers for the Children’s Health Foundation Inspiration Lounge on May 28, as well as for tournament days, which are May 30 to June 2.

Volunteers are provided with food and refreshments during their shift and will also be granted complimentary access to the four days of the tournament, as well as promotional material in recognition of volunteer support. Volunteers must be 16 and up.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the online form

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation needs help at the Cherry Bomb Toy Fair. Funds raised at the fair will be donated to the foundation. You will be helping staff members with a variety of tasks at the fair. Training is provided, please bring your smile and kindness! They need help on May 25 and 26 from 9 am to 3 pm at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Volunteers must be 14 and up.

For more information, please contact Samantha at 250-382-1527 or [email protected].


Help is needed at the Oak Bay Half Marathon on Sunday, May 26. If you are over 16 then you can help on the course on race day  this involves simple marshaling duties from 7 to 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 to 12 pm
  • Food prep set up and tear down: 7 am to 12 pm
  • Bag check: 6:30 am to 12 pm

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

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