Service Opportunities – October 31

The Victoria Health Co-op is looking for a technology coach for their Board Chair. The coach is someone who can help the the chairperson master things like email, Facebook, Twitter, Google and provide ongoing support. The times and days are flexible.

The VHC promotes wellness for their members and the community, acknowledging the importance of the social determinants of health and the desirability of maintaining wellness to minimize the need for medical and surgical services.

For more information or to apply please contact Vanessa Hammond at [email protected] or call her at 250-415-9272.


Saanich Recreation is looking for a Skate Trainee. These volunteers gain meaningful experience supervising on the ice, assisting in the skate shop, assisting instructors with lessons, working on activities to improve their skills as instructors and skate attendants, and are part of a dynamic team.

  • Commit to attending volunteer shifts
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Assist with lessons
  • Welcome, engage and interact with patrons and staff
  • Supervise the ice
  • Must be 15 years or older
  • Must be a competent skater
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Clear current Criminal Records Check or Police Information Check
  • Must have Emergency First Aid and CPR-C
  • Excellent communication
  • Enjoy working with children and hold appropriate boundaries when interacting with them
  • Enthusiastic, well organized, willing to learn

Shifts are flexible. Training is provided. For more information or to apply contact Gaileen Flaman at 250-475-5502 or apply online.


The Vancouver Island Local History Society is looking for a docent/interpreter at the Historic House Museum at Point Ellice House. You must be 15 years of age or older.

Volunteers are central to operations at Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens. You will greet members of the public as they undertake a self-guided tour of the historic house, field questions, and add commentary and highlights to self-guided tours.

Orientation training for all volunteers is provided as well as ongoing training, particularly regarding the handling of artifacts and history of the site. Through self-study and regular meetings, you can research the permanent and special exhibits to create and improve visitor experience. No prior experience required – training is provided, including a large resource library for studying.

They are looking for long term volunteers (6 months to 1 year). Shifts are from 12 to 4 pm. on Saturdays and Sundays (or 12 to 2:30 pm and 1:30 to 4 pm).

For more information contact Kelly Black at 250-380-6506 or apply online.


The Victoria Arts Council is looking for volunteers to meet new people and impact the way people view art through gallery sitting. Volunteers will monitor the gallery and keep a running tally during their shifts. They are encouraged to interact with the visitors and answer questions related to the current exhibition or the organization.

New gallery sitters will be given a brief training before their first shift, and there will be a volunteer manual in the gallery for references if you need more guidance. There will always be a staff member on-site with the volunteers to offer help as well.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 – 5 pm. There are two shifts a day: 12 to 2:30 pm, and 2:30 to 5 pm.

For more information contact Monica Liu at 778-533-7123 or email [email protected].

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