Service Opportunities – October 24

Come out on Wednesday, October 30 to volunteer to bake cookies right here on campus. We have eight spots to fill and you don’t even need any experience! We will bake from 3:45 to4:45 pm and donate our treats.

Email Ms. Parker at to sign up.

Do you have a clear and strong voice? Do you like reading aloud? We have a unique and fun service opportunity – to record an audiobook! The book is Finnie Walsh by Steven Galloway. You can do the whole book, or even just record a chapter.

If you are interested, please email Ms. Miller at

We are looking for volunteers to help a Grade 5 boy extend his learning, by spending time with older students, doing whatever it is you are passionate about! Some examples of things you might share with him include learning languages, cooking, baking, playing games, painting or crafts. Pretty much anything you do as a hobby would be fun for him to try!

This can be a one-time thing, or perhaps you want to make it monthly or weekly. You can do it alone or include a friend. If you are interested in sharing your interests, please email Ms. Miller at

Volunteers are needed for downtown Victoria’s first outdoor holiday light display organized by the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA). By giving your time to Lights of Wonder, you help nurture and promote the vitality and vibrancy of downtown Victoria during the December holidays.

As a Lights of Wonder Volunteer, you may be asked to:
– Greet visitors and provide them with information about the event
– Use a clicker to help track the number of visitors
– Help with set up and close down of the event (info booth, help with signage, etc.)
– Maintain cleanliness of the event site
– Receive and keep count of donations received at the “Giving Booth”
– Promptly communicate with event staff

Training will take place on Wednesday, December 11 at a volunteer orientation from 6 to 8 pm. Attending the orientation is mandatory, but if you can’t attend the one scheduled they will arrange a make-up orientation opportunity. Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor event in Centennial Square, so the weather may be cold. Shifts are a maximum of 4 hours and will take place starting December 14, from 3:30 to 9:30 pm (Sunday through Wednesday) and 3:30 to 10:30 pm (Thursday through Saturday).

For more information, call Gabriela Rivera at 250-386-2238 or register online.

The Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association is looking for a volunteer groom. VTRA provides a therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities that promotes and enriches their physical, psychological and social well-being.

Grooms are responsible for tacking up horses for the next class and completing barn chores such as sweeping, mucking, and tack cleaning. To volunteer you must be at least 16 years old, have some prior horse experience, and must attend a groom training session. They need help on weekday during the day and evening.

For more information, visit their website or call Lauren Colborne at 778-426-0506.

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation needs volunteers to help deck the halls of The Bay Centre to raise much-needed funds for BC Children’s Hospital!

Last year over 720 children from Victoria were treated at BC Children’s Hospital and over 3,300 from Vancouver Island. The Victoria Festival of Trees raises over $186,000 last year to support research, purchase life-saving equipment and fund the urgent needs of the hospital. To make the magic of the festival a reality, they rely heavily on the support of dedicated volunteers. If you are looking for a fun way to get involved and give back this holiday season, join the set-up team!

Set up is on Monday, November 18 from 5:30 to 8 pm at The Bay Centre. There are many positions available such as:

– Taping down electrical cords
– Placing the trees according to the map
– Placing signage in designated areas
– Assembling tables, chairs, etc.

Snacks and drinks are provided!

If you are interested, please email Carly Russell-Huntley at


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