Service Opportunities – January 9

On Wednesday, January 15 we will be baking muffins that will be donated to local breakfast programs. This will be right here on campus in the Bolton/Timmis common room, at 3:45 pm.

We have space for eight people so please fill out this form if you would like to come and help out!


If you are over 15 years old, you’re invited to join Youth 20/20 Can! Volunteers meet regularly to share ideas about projects, events, or activities that matter to you! Once you have identified where you want to focus, you partner with community members to plan and host events, activities or projects – everything from learning about food security issues, to creating murals, to hosting activities at festivals and conferences.

Volunteers are supported by Youth Engagement Workers who help coordinate events and activities. You will participate in planning, volunteering, and/or training events for an average of 10 hours per month.

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


Volunteer Naturalists are needed at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. Join their team of dedicated volunteers and have some fun down near the water in Sidney. Your role is to greet visitors and help them explore the habitats and marine life of the Salish Sea. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert. They provide the training you need to answer questions about the marine life.

They require a minimum commitment of 60 hours (minimum 5 hours per month), as the training is quite extensive. Each shift is 2.5 hours and includes a short enrichment/briefing session so you can learn something new, or update your knowledge on the animals and their habitats.

If you are interested please contact Tara Gilroy-Scott at [email protected] or you can apply online at salishseacentre.org.


The Saanich Pulling Together Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers for their restoration work. Volunteers work on high rocky outcrops, creek-side forests, wetlands, wildflower meadows and waterways. You help to remove invasive species that damage park ecosystems and then plant back with native species. All events are drop-in and can fit with your schedule.

Benefits include:

– Meet like-minded new people and work as part of a team.
– Explore career options in the natural world.
– Improve the ecological health of your parks.
– Learn about new parks you may not have visited before.
– Increase your understanding of ecological issues in parks.
– Build knowledge and skills related to ecosystem restoration and natural systems.
– Build stewardship and habitat restoration skills.
– Participate in ongoing ecological research.
– Get active in your community and try something new.

More information is available online. Or you can get my information by phoning 250-475-5522 or emailing [email protected].


Muffin photo from Flickr | Jess

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