Service Opportunities – September 12

Students learn about volunteer opportunities available in Victoria during this week's Volunteer Fair.

The Burnside Gorge Community Association is hosting a fun community Halloween event called the Monster Mash on Saturday, Oct. 26. They have fun and games, music, and refreshments for kids and families. There are various volunteer positions available including spooky greeters, snack and refreshment volunteers, activity leaders, and clean up crew. For more details, contact Rachel at or call 250-388-5269.

What are you up to this weekend? Consider volunteering for the Vic West Food Security Collective’s Corn Roast on Sunday, Sept. 15! They need help between 10:30 am and 5 pm. Some of the jobs available include:
– Set-up/take-down
– Cooking and serving food
– Running children’s activities
– Apple pie contest coordinating
If you are interested, please email Julie at

Mount St. Mary Hospital is an organization that provides long-term health support for adults. They have openings in their Entertainer Resident Programs. Do you play an instrument? Enhance the lives of residents with the gift of music. Residents will sing along and tap their toes especially with classical, rock, blues, country, folk and jazz. If you are interested, please contact Anne at 250-480-3118.

The Cridge Centre is running their Cyber Seniors program again. This program connects generations through weekly, one hour visits over the school year. Students help seniors use iPads, smartphones, laptops and computers. Seniors provide students with the opportunity to build mentorship skills and experience working with and developing a relationship with people many decades older than themselves. See the poster below for details:

This year’s Fuel Good Day is Sept. 17. Peninsula Co-op is donating 5 cents from every litre of gas or diesel sold to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. The Foundation is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to encourage drivers to fuel up and provide them with information about the Foundation.

There are several locations in the Victoria area where they need volunteers:

2320 Millstream Ave., Langford
4397 West Shore Pkwy., Langford
6429 Pat Bay Hwy., Central Saanich
321 Wale Rd., Colwood
10930 West Saanich Rd., North Saanich
10350 McDonald Park Rd., North Saanich
4472 West Saanich Rd., Saanich
4140 Wilkinson Rd., Saanich
1-2132 Keating Cross Rd., Saanichton
894 Goldstream Ave., Langford
628 Gorge Rd E., Victoria

Shifts are available throughout the day from 7 am to 7 pm. Are you available to volunteer your time and support Island families? For more information or to sign up, contact or call 250-940-4950 ext.106.


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