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SMUS in the News: SMUS Shortlisted for Prism Award for Coaching

The Saanich News highlights SMUS being named a finalist for the International Coach Federation's Prism Award
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Meet SMUS’s 2017-18 Head Boy and Head Girl

Meet Sean Finamore and Aysha Emmerson, elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2017-18 school year at St. Michaels University School
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The Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017. Valedictorian Speech by Jamison Schulz-Franco Family. Everyone here tonight is part of a family, within one big family. The big family...
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2017 Senior School Closing Ceremonies

  SMUS held the Senior School Closing Ceremonies on Friday, marking the official end of the school year for the Grade 9-11 students. Every year,...
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2017 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

The Middle School Closing Ceremonies provide an opportunity not only for students to look forward to summer break but also to reflect on the year that...
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2017 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

Junior School staff and families celebrated the end of the year on Thursday by wishing the best for the Grade 5 students who will...

Service Opportunities – June 15

Victoria Symphony Splash can’t happen without the support of over 350 volunteers each year, doing things from setting up tents to leading the parades...

“Best Exploratory Ever” Pairs Middle Schoolers with Local Seniors

"I don’t know if there will ever be something at school that will impact me the way this did." Middle School students reflect on a unique partnership they made with residents at a local seniors home

Service Opportunities – June 8

Feeding Our Future started two summers ago in Victoria. Sodexo partners with SMUS and for six weeks prepars bag lunches for about 150 kids each day....

Service Opportunities – June 2

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a free six-day family friendly community festival. Starting Tuesday, July 11 until Sunday, July 16, Victoria will become a...

Service Opportunities – May 25

SMUS offers a variety of summer programs and they need help with the children’s baking camp. It runs during the week of July 4-7...

Service Opportunities – May 17

Sunday, May 28 is the annual MS Walk. They are looking for volunteers for a variety of jobs including cheer squad, food tent, money...

Service Opportunities – May 11

The Oak Bay Half Marathon is coming up quickly and they still need volunteers. They are looking for road marshals for race day, Sunday May...

Service Opportunities – May 5

Hot Dog Wednesday is back! What is Hot Dog Wednesday, you ask? Working with the Extreme Outreach Society, we set up a cart in Blanshard...

Service Opportunities – April 27

The Braefoot Community Association is hosting their annual Family Fun Night on Tuesday, May 16. They need volunteers at the check-in desks, people to supervise...
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SMUS Talks Event Builds Student and Community “Connections”

Senior School students share what they learned from organizing and experiencing the inaugural SMUS Talks event

Service Opportunities – April 20

SMUS Alumni Weekend is coming up and we need volunteers for the Cultural Extravaganza on Saturday April 29! Earn service hours helping to set...

Service Opportunities – April 13

The Quadra Village Community Centre needs volunteers to help with their annual community day. It takes place on Saturday May 13, and there are...

Service Opportunities – April 7

Volunteer Coaches are needed to work with the the Special Olympics teams! The Special Olympics provides sport training and competition for people with intellectual...

Spring Break Service Trip 2017: Tanzania

Grade 11 student Sara Perelmuter writes about her experience travelling to Tanzania over Spring Break as part of a school service trip

Service Opportunities – March 30

The 19th annual Souper Bowls of Hope event is on Thursday, April 6 at the Victoria Conference Centre. Souper Bowls is Victoria Youth Empowerment Society’s Iconic...

Service Opportunities – March 8

The Youth Internship Program is a program offered through recreation Oak Bay. It is a program where you work as a Summer Camp Intern...

Service Opportunities – March 3

Broadmead Care, a home for seniors, is looking for volunteers. The next orientation will be at the end of March or early April so you...

Service Opportunities – February 23

This Sunday, Shaw TV will be filming the Friends of Uplands Park that are helping to remove Ivy. They would love to have as...

Service Opportunities – February 16

SMUS Education Extension is running spring break camps again this year and they are looking for volunteers. They need volunteers who would like to help...

Service Opportunities – February 9

The BC Cancer Agency has openings for volunteers in their cafe, in hospitality, as a new patient host, and in the chemotherapy room. Please contact...

Service Opportunities – February 2

The Friends of Uplands Park "No Ivy League" is instrumental in the removal of invasive species from the park. They meet every Sunday from 1-3...

Service Opportunities – January 27

The Heights at Mt. View - Baptist Housing is looking for volunteers for their Music and Memory Program. Volunteers will assist program participants (all...
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Grade 8 Students Ask, “What is Your Weird?”

Grade 8 student organizers of the Accepting 2 Connecting leadership conference highlight the importance of "embracing your weird" and accepting everyone for who they are

Service Opportunities – January 19

Artemis Place Secondary School offers a space for young women, all trans youth, and/or young women who are pregnant or parenting who have resisted conventional...

Service Opportunities – January 12

The Victoria Film Festival is looking for help for their 2017 season. The festival runs February 3-12. They need help being an event photographer or a box...

Service Opportunities Over the Winter Break

Top Five Things to Do Over the Winter Break: 1. Bake some cookies and drop them off at Our Place (a local resource for people in need). It...

Engage, Inspire, Empower

It started out as colourful words on a page as we gathered around a table. Three words, “engage, inspire, empower”, were written in green...

Service Opportunities – December 8

On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, you can help the Victoria Brain Injury Society at the “Chuck a Puck” fundraising night at the Save-On Foods...

Service Opportunities – December 2

Highgate Lodge is a local care home. They are looking for volunteers for a variety of roles including coming in to play a musical...

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Kevin Cook

Mr. Kevin Cook, our Director of Service, is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

Service Opportunities – November 25

There is a volunteer opportunity on Thursday, Dec. 1. This is a SMUS Volunteer Club-sponsored event and transportation and a chaperone are provided. Organizers...

Service Opportunities – November 17

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre is having its annual Santa's Pancake Breakfast on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 3. Once again they are looking for...

Service Opportunities – November 10

Last year more than 2,700 children from Vancouver Island were treated at BC Children's Hospital. The Victoria Festival of Trees raises over $100,000 each...

Service Opportunities – November 3

The Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich are hosting a volunteer information and appreciation evening on Friday, November 18 at 7 pm....

Service Opportunities – October 27

Are you interested in performing music at Our Place this December? Our Place is a community resource for people in need. They would love...

Middle School Lends a Hand and Enjoys Community Service

Our Grade 6-8 students headed into our community this week to engage in meaningful service work as part of our annual Community Service Day
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SMUS in the News: Grade 11 Student Tony Liu Fundraising for Our Place

Grade 11 student Tony Liu is organizing a tennis event for October 22 to raise money for Our Place Society

Service Opportunities – October 20

Help to keep St. Michaels University School history alive and organized! There is an on-campus volunteer opportunity to work in the archives. They need...

Service Opportunities – October 13

The Quadra Village Community Centre is looking for volunteers for their annual Quivering Village Carnival and Creep-House. Last year SMUS students were a huge part...

Service Opportunities – October 5

Vancouver Island Model Engineer Society is presenting a Family Friendly Halloween Event "The Pumpkin Express". The event dates are October 21-23 from 4-8:30 p.m....

“There’s No Such Thing as a Born Leader”

At St. Michaels University School, we believe the idea of the born leader is a myth. What we do believe is leadership is a skill all students can learn.

Service Opportunities – September 29

Buddy Reading will commence on Monday, October 3 at 3:45 - 4:45 pm in the Senior library classroom. Thank you to those who have...

Service Opportunities – September 22

Artemis Place Secondary School offers a space for young women, all trans youth, and/or young women who are pregnant or parenting who have resisted conventional...

Digital Detox: Why Students Need to Unplug and Go Outdoors

"When we can do a five-day outdoor education trip and build in time away from technology, we're seeing that it’s really valuable for students."

Service Opportunities – September 15

THE 'NO IVY' LEAGUE - Join this weekly restoration group with Friends of Uplands Park, (FOUP) helping to restore the endangered Garry oak ecosystem by removing...

SMUS in the News: Feeding Our Future Program Helps Low-Income Youth in Victoria

July 15, 2016 Sodexo's Feeding Our Future program Victoria News Program helps feed youth from low-income families in Victoria CTV Vancouver Island July 14 – CTV News at 6...
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2016 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

The annual Middle School Closing Ceremonies is a highlight of the school year – albeit held on the very last day of the year...
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2016 Senior School Closing Ceremonies

On Friday afternoon, the Senior School Closing Ceremonies were held, marking the official end of the school year for the Grade 9-11 students. Among...
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2016 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

For the youngest at our school, summer vacation started Thursday after each of the Kindergarten to Grade 5 students proudly crossed the stage, waved to...

The Pursuit – The Culmination of a Grade 10 Experiential Year

After extensive research and collaboration, SMUS faculty designed a unique program for Grade 10 students focusing on experiential learning. Weaving hands-on and real-world opportunities...
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SMUS in the News: Sean Lider ’16 is a Giving Grad

June 14, 2016 Saanich News Sean Lider '16 Giving grad

Service Opportunities – June 10

The B​raefoot Community Association is offering a fantastic opportunity this summer for enthusiastic, fun­-loving, and positive role models through the Junior Leader program. You...

Reflections from the Outgoing Head Girl and Head Boy

This week, our graduating Head Girl (Sarah Jones) and Head Boy (Jasper Johnston) led their final assembly and passed the Prefect Council torch on...

Service Opportunities – June 2

Hot Dog Wednesday is back! If you would like to come along to Hot Dog Wednesday on June 8th please email Mrs. Parker to let...

Service Opportunities – May 26

The Robert Bateman Centre is seeking enthusiastic, people-oriented individuals to join their dedicated team of volunteers (as docents or shop volunteers) who share an...

Students Seek Their Potential at CAIS Leadership Conference

Sliding doors at the airport opened to reveal a group of cheering individuals waving signs. In a haze of initial confusion, we were immediately...

Service Opportunities – May 19

Volunteers are needed at Stars on Ice in Victoria at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, May 21. For this event they are looking...

Grade 9 Outdoor Trips are a “Challenging” Way to Push Yourself

Last week, all of our Grade 9 students headed out to various corners of the province to participate in outdoor trips that pushed them out...

Service Opportunities – May 12

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed for the Outdoor Learning Association screening of the documentary All the Time in the World When: Friday, May 27 Where: Right here at SMUS Needed: Tech Support 6:30-9...

Service Opportunities – May 5

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: The annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk is coming up on Sunday, May 15. They need volunteers from about 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers...

Virtue of the Month – Detachment

Virtue of the Month for May/June 2016:  Detachment Detachment is a wonderful virtue to bring into focus in our last term of the year, and...

Spring Break Service Trip 2016: Argentina

Argentina was better and worse than I expected, but it was undeniably memorable. Travelling with a group of 30 to a Latin American country where few...

Service Opportunities – April 28

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: Once again we are going to the Kensington Seniors’ Home on Saturday, May 7 from 1-4 p.m. Activities include games, a few students may...

Service Opportunities – April 21

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: Once again we are going to the Kensington Seniors’ Home on Saturday, May 7 from 1-4 p.m. Activities include games, a few students may...

Service Opportunities – April 15

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Opportunity: City of Victoria Youth Engagement Team - Help Shape the Future of Your City! Why Youth Engagement? Youth represent 15% of the City...

SMUS in the News: Kindergartener Receives Special Community Award

Tate Parker, Kindergarten student April 1, 2016 CHEK News Blanket BC Society gives Community Service Award to "Sleeping Bag Tate" Victoria News Five-year-old recognized for helping his community  

Spring Break Service Trip 2016: Nicaragua

This Spring Break a group of about 20 students travelled to the small rural town of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua on a service trip. A service trip...

Service Opportunities – March 11

Happy Spring Break! If you are heading out on an adventure, have fun! If you are going on a service trip, please tell us...

Middle Schoolers Make a Lasting Difference on Community Service Day

Last Friday, the entire Middle School spent the day out of the classroom and lent a helping hand in the community. Community Service Day at...

Service Opportunities – March 3

On Monday, March 7th there will be a drop-in session in Crothall 303 (the South Lab) for people who want to see how x2VOL (the volunteer hour...

Service Opportunities – February 25

Tomorrow, February 26, is the 6th Annual Middle School Service Day, where over 200 students in Grades 6-8 are out in the community, along...
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Victoria – A Hub for Off-Campus Learning Opportunities

One of the many advantages of SMUS’s location is our ability to participate in opportunities that exist in a thriving city like Victoria. Looking...

Grade 5 Students Connect History and Outdoor Education

Last Thursday, our Grade 5 students went to Mount Doug Park to learn more about First Nations people. Taking them to Mount Doug was...

Service Opportunities – February 18th

Here is a selction of new opportunities for the week. Please come and check in with Mrs. Parker if you have any questions! Friends of...
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Valentines and Virtues at the Junior School

Valentine's Day at the Junior School is a wonderful day to highlight friendship and how much we care about one another. So it makes...

Service Opportunities February 11th

With the gorgeous new News site, we have a new format for showing you service opportunities. So here goes: This week we have some SMUS-sponsored activities...

Virtue of the Month – Caring

St Michaels University School Tessa Lloyd, Junior School Counsellor Virtue of the Month for February/March Caring... It’s a wholesome, old-fashioned virtue that should never go out of style....

Kensington Seniors’ Home

Once again we are going to the Kensington Seniors' Home on Saturday February 13th from 1:00 - 3:30 pm. Activities include games, a few students may...

Library Volunteer

Broadmead Care is looking for volunteers to help in their Library. This position is for people aged 14 and up.  CLIENT GROUP:  Seniors in residential...

Happy Hour – Tea and Coffee

Broadmead Care is looking for volunteers to help with Happy Hour. This position is for people aged 14 and up.  Happy Hour (Tea and Coffee...

Evening Nourishment Volunteer

Broadmead Care is looking for volunteers to help with evening nourishment. This position is for people aged 14 and up.  Evening Nourishment volunteers make moments...
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Mia Roberts: Overcoming Injury with Commitment and Leadership

Mia Roberts, like many SMUS athletes, is a multi-sport student; soccer in the spring, field hockey in the fall and basketball in the winter....

WIN – Thrift Store Help

Volunteers are an integral part of Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative. We are always looking for volunteers to assist in our clothing warehouse,...

Victoria Symphony – Youth Volunteers

Do you love to play an instrument? Do you like working with kids? Would you like to share your time and talents and make a difference...

Public Library Volunteers

GVPL Programs Middle School & High School Winter/Spring 2016 Tween Volunteers Needed at the Public Library Volunteers ages 10-12 who are fluent English speakers are needed for...

Duke of Ed Participants – Summer Camp!

Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure this summer? Have you ever wanted to meet other young people who are doing the Award across...
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SMUS Head Boy Talks “Excellence” at the Junior School

  On Friday, SMUS Head Boy Jasper Johnston visited the Junior School and spoke during assembly. He spoke from the heart to the K-5 students...
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Grade 8s Ready to Host Inspiring Leadership Conference

Grade 8 students are walking the talk next week, as they put their passion for leadership into action by organizing and hosting a leadership conference...

Thrift Store Volunteer

James Bay Community Project seeks volunteers for the wonderful Community Closet Thrift Store, for a few hours a week in a fun and rewarding...

ICA – Youth Peer Tutor and Mentor

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria is looking for peer tutors  to assist newcomer youth with homework, and help youth feel welcome in Victoria....

SMUS Green Club – Volunteer on Jan 30th

EXCELLENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! The SMUS Green Club has organized an Ivy pull for The Greater Victoria Green Team on Saturday, January 30th.  It will count towards  your 40 hours...

Cookie Maker

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Do you enjoy baking? Are you are willing to bring a full cookie tin to the Swan Lake Nature...

Duke Of Edinburgh Participants: UVic Event

Tuesday, February 2 6-8:30 p.m. University of Victoria- David Strong Building - Room 112  Victoria, BC The Duke of Edinburgh's Award BC & Yukon Division is thrilled to...
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Exploratory: Freedom to Try Something New Without Being Graded!

Once every couple of days in the Middle School timetable, all students in Grades 6 through 8 step outside of the traditional classroom setting...

Selkirk Place Seniors’ Home

Selkirk Place is a local seniors' home serving a population of over 260 Complex Care Residents and Assisted Living Tenants. Volunteers work in a...

District of Saanich Spring Break Camp Volunteers

The District of Saanich had a variety of spring break camps running and they need helpers.  They are looking for volunteers to commit to a whole...

Social Media Volunteers

Bridges for Women is a feminist non-profit organization that provides counselling and employability skills to women that have experienced abuse or trauma. Social Media Volunteers: They...

Community Dinner and Games Night Volunteers

Mission Statement: Oaklands Community Association's mission is to strengthen the Oaklands community by providing programs, services and resources for its residents, businesses and visitors. Oaklands...

BC Cancer Agency – Music Volunteer

BC Cancer Agency - Music Volunteer Do you play an instrument? Want to share your talents with patients, family members and staff? Join the volunteer...

Organic Farm Help

Join the Greater Victoria Green Team at Mason Street City Farm and help out with an assortment of organic farm activities like weeding, turning...

2016 Victoria Film Festival

Next month Victoria will be reeling with film and now it's your chance to get involved. They are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2016 Victoria...

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Victoria is a non-profit organization that provides sport, recreation, training and competition to athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Capital Region. In Victoria,...

Arctic Ecology Lab at UVic – Lichen Sample Sorting

The Arctic Landscape Ecology Lab at the University of Victoria (ale.uvic.ca) needs volunteers. One of the projects currently underway at the lab involves lichen biomass monitoring...

Volunteers Needed this Sunday!

Volunteers needed for the Pioneer 8K, Sunday January 10th Saanich Fair Grounds, Central Saanich  Recycling Volunteers – The goal is to make this a ZERO waste...

SPCA Junior Volunteer Program

The BC SPCA’s Victoria Branch is once again accepting applications to their Junior Volunteer Program, open to those 16 to 18 years of age. The...

Virtue of the Month – Excellence

St Michaels University School Virtue of the Month for January - Excellence Tessa Lloyd, Junior School Counsellor Excellence. It’s a noble virtue that when practised attentively and...

Living Edge – Food Prep

Living Edge is an organization In Victoria that prepares meals for community members in need. They serve the dinners on Sundays, but need help beforehand with preparation. Food Preparation: Saturday...

Salvation Army Kettles

Christmas is around the corner and The Salvation Army is asking if you would be willing to ring those iconic bells and volunteer on...

Gift Wrap and Hampers

In Greater Victoria, The Mustard Seed has been at the forefront of fighting hunger and restoring faith to people living in poverty and the...
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‘Tis the Season for Service Learning at the Junior School

Student leaders at our Junior School are busy like elves, collecting money and items as part of a variety of fundraising drives to make...

Docents and Gift Shop Volunteers

The Robert Bateman Centre seeks docents for the gallery and attendants for the gift shop. Engage visitors in the magic of Bateman’s work while...

Children’s Story – Typists and Editors

The Story Studio Writing Centre seeks volunteers to type the stories children write during in-class workshops in Greater Victoria schools. The wonderful volunteer typists take...

Victoria Grizzlies Hockey – Souvenir Booth

Do you want to do some fun volunteer work? The Victoria Grizzlies Booster Club is looking for someone to run the souvenir booth at home games!...
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SMUS in the News: Kindergartener Tate Parker Collecting Sleeping Bags

November 30, 2015 Tate Parker (Kindergarten, Class of 2028) Victoria Kindergartener collects sleeping bags for homeless (CBC) Fairfield boy collecting sleeping bags for homeless (Victoria News) Kindergartener giving away...
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Grade 2 Students Learn Real-World Math With Hands-On Lesson

Fifteen or 20 years ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find a math teacher who hadn't told their class at some point during a conversation...
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Painting!

Artemis Place Society (just up the road on Richmond) is looking for volunteers to help finish up a painting job. They need help on Sunday December...
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Cancer Fundraiser – Tidy Up Crew

On Thursday December 3rd there is a group going to help tidy up after a big fundriaser for the BC Cancer Foundation. We are...
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Santa’s Pancake Breakfast – December 5th

On Saturday December 5th the Burnside Gorge Community Centre is hosting their annual "Santa's Pancake Breakfast". The event runs from 8:30 am until 12 noon. They...

Montreal Model UN Symposium Leaves a Lasting Impression

by Tayte Gossling, Grade 10 Last week, 16 SMUS students travelled to Ottawa and Montreal, under the supervision of Mr. Goodman and Ms. Knight, for the...

Do you love Bunnies?

Artemis Place Society (just up the road on Richmond) is looking for volunteers to help care for their bunnies. They have two very sweet bunnies...

This Saturday – Synchro Victoria Needs Help!

Synchro Victoria are hosting a Synchronised Swimming meet on Saturday. They are very short of helpers on Saturday afternoon to help with land and water...

Hot Dog Wednesday November 25th

If you would like to come along to Hot Dog Wednesday  on November 25th please email Mrs. Parker to let her know. Working with The Extreme...

Quadra Village Holiday Dinner

On December 10th, 2015, the Quadra Village Community Centre is looking for help with their Holiday Dinner. They need help with a variety of jobs. If you...

Newsletter Editor

The Central Sannich Seniors Centre is looking for a creative writer to help prepare a monthly newsletter.  The digital newsletter is sent out at the...

Helpers needed at a Lecture (on campus!)

On Monday, Nov 30th from 6:30-8:30 pm two students are needed at the Copland Theater to support a talk on "Sugar and Its Effect...

Video Editing

Video Editor Needed! A student with editing skills is needed to edit a 3-5 minute promotional video. Video footage will be provided. The project needs...

Virtue of the Month: Co-Operation

St Michaels University School, from Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the Month for November/December: Co-Operation Co-operation is both the act and the art...

Family Play Time Volunteer – YMCA-YWCA

The Greater Victoria YMCA-YWCA is looking for volunteers to help with their Family Play Time. The volunteer in this position will assist the instructors...

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association

The VTRA is looking for volunteers to be sidewalkers. This job is where the volunteer  walks beside the horse and rider in order to...

Lights on the Gorge!

Lights on the Gorge: Sunday, December 20, 1:30 – 6:00 pm, at the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club. This event is an informal, local, multicultural...

ICA – Youth Peer Tutor and Mentor

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria is looking for peer tutors  to assist newcomer youth with homework, and help youth feel welcome in Victoria....
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We Day Inspires Students to Be Leaders, Difference-Makers

  Members of the Middle School Free the Children club returned to campus on Thursday ready to make change. The 27 Grade 8 students (plus a...

Habitat for Humanity – Gingerbread Showcase Ambassador

Habitat for Humanity Victoria seeks  volunteers to be Gingerbread Showcase Room Ambassadors from November 21, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Back for its 7th year, Canada's...

December 12th – Christmas Dinner Helpers

    Oakland Community Association Seniors' Christmas Dinner Volunteers are needed to help create a festive environment through decorating and setting-up the hall; to help prepare and serve...

Glenshiel – Wii Bowling!

The Glenshiel Seniors' Residence needs a volunteer who is good at Wii Bowling to come and help out. TImes and days are flexible. Please email [email protected] for...

Festival of Trees – Take-Down

What goes up, must come down! Help BC Children’s Hospital Foundation un-decorate, and take-down the trees from the 2015 festival. Last year over 2,600 children...

Festival of Trees – Set Up

Help deck the halls of The Bay Centre to raise much-needed funds for BC Children’s Hospital! Last year over 2,600 children from Vancouver Island were treated...

Gala Volunteer

Help deck the halls of The Bay Centre to raise much-needed funds for BC Children’s Hospital! Last year over 2,600 children from Vancouver Island were...

Quadra Village Community Centre Haunted House Help!

The Quadra Village Community Centre is hosting the Quivering Village Haunted House from 6 - 9 pm on October 30th. They need volunteers for a...
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Grade 5 Students Share Insight into Qualities of Leadership

Last week, each of our Grade 5 students bravely stood up in front of the whole school (plus a large crowd of proud parents)...
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Summer days…

Before summer memories fade away completely, I asked our students to share some interesting things they did over the summer holidays. Jonathan attended the Shad Program at...

Shop Attendant – The Robert Bateman Centre

Volunteers needed! Shop Attendants  will volunteer in the Thinking Like a Mountain shop. Thinking Like a Mountain offers a wide selection of original, finely crafted...

Cookie Maker

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Do you enjoy baking? Are you are willing to bring a full cookie tin to the Swan Lake Nature...

Children’s Creative Writing Workshop Assistants

The Story Studio Writing Centre The Story Studio offers creative writing workshops in classrooms around Greater Victoria every Tuesday and Thursday. They are looking for...

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Year-round Youth Program - Ocean Discovery Centre If you are thirteen years or older, you can apply to work as a volunteer naturalist, talking to visitors in...

Oaklands – Community Dinner Night!

Oaklands Community Association's mission is to strengthen the Oaklands community by providing programs, services and resources for its residents, businesses and visitors. Oaklands Community...

Oak Bay Lodge – Singalong Helper

Singalong Porter Volunteer needed at the Oak Bay Lodge. The volunteer would bring senior residents to the Monday night singalong program and assist residents during...

Luther Court Society – Pianist

Volunteers are needed to play the piano for  a Devotional Service held Monday to Friday from 9:15 to 9:45 am at Luther Court (1525 Cedar Hill X...

Living Edge – Food Prep

Living Edge is an organization In Victoria that prepares meals for community members in need. They serve the dinners on Sundays, but need help beforehand with preparation. Food Preparation: Saturday...

Kiwanis Pavilion – Oak Bay

The Kiwanis Pavilion is a Senior Care Home looking for volunteers to assist with: Bowling, Bus Trips, Cards & Games, Elder Fitness Classes, Entertainment Socials, Kitchen Creations, One...

Junior School Virtues Come to Life at Camp Pringle

To help develop some important skills: teamwork, respect, communication and cooperation, Grade 4 and 5 students each recently spent a day at Camp Pringle...

SMUS on Mt. Tolmie

Since 2010, SMUS has been a part of a restoration program on Mt. Tolmie. With Dave Lock of the Mt Tolmie Conservancy Association, we have...
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Three ways to support our young leaders

Shifting from summer mode to the pace of September at SMUS can be a significant transition and the amount of information at this time...
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Grade 8 Students Learn at Leadership Camp

Last weekend, six Grade 8 SMUS students (along with Mr. Jackson) travelled to Ontario to participate in the CAIS Middle School Leadership Conference More than...
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Tour de Rock Team Rolls in to SMUS

by Kyle Slavin, SMUS Review blog editor This week the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team finished their 1,100-km ride down Vancouver Island, but...
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Junior School Students Lead Delicious Leadership Initiative

At St. Michaels University School, the leadership program is based on the understanding that every student is a leader and each child is involved...

Global Village Store

  Global Village Store is a non-profit, volunteer-operated gift shop selling beautiful hand-made crafts, teas and coffees from fair trade co-operatives around the world.  ...

Environmental Volunteers

The Greater Victoria Green Team is looking for environmental volunteers to participate in fun, and ecologically important events and activities throughout the CRD! Some of...

Fruit Tree Project Picker

The Fruit Tree Project links people who have surplus fruit in their yards with volunteers who have the willingness and ability to harvest it,...

Virtue of the Month – Flexibility

St Michaels University School, from Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the month for October 2015: Flexibility Flexibility is a worthwhile virtue that is...

A Day With Santa – Face Painter

On Sunday, December 13, Tillicum Centre and G.R Pearkes present "A Day with Santa". They will have a full day of family holiday activities...

Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus

Global Vision is now accepting applications for the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus (AYAC) being held in Iqaluit, NU from October 28th – November 1st...

Vancouver Island Baby Fair – Face Painting

They are looking for volunteers to do face painting at the Vancouver Island Baby Fair this weekend at Pearkes Arena - 3100 Tillicum Rd. They...
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Exploratory is All About Your Passions and Trying Something New

The Exploratory program at the Middle School gives students in Grades 6 through 8 a chance to try new things, pursue their passions or...
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New Head Girl and Head Boy Aim to Strengthen Cross-Campus Community

We may only be a couple of weeks into school, but some students – Sarah Jones and Jasper Johnston, in particular – have been thinking...

SMUS Volunteers Strike Again!

A group of SMUS students helped with an event that 1-Up (the Single Parent Resource Centre) was holding last Saturday. They arrived early in the...

Kids Soccer and Field Hockey Helpers

The Junior School has sports programs up at the Senior School on the weekends. They need help with soccer and filed hockey, so if...

MS – Marathon Support

The Multiple Sclerosis Society has a team running in the The Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday, October 11th and they need a support crew from 8:45am-...
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Clubs and Councils are a Great Way to Get Involved

One of best ways to jump in head first at the Senior School is by joining a new club or council; getting involved in something...

Glenshiel Housing Society

Volunteer at the Glenshiel - Seniors' Home The Glenshiel wants you! They are looking for someone who would be willing to come in for ongoing...

Museum Gift Shop Volunteer

Craigdarroch Castle - Museum Gift Shop Volunteer As a Gift Shop volunteer assist in the store store by processing sales, wrapping and bagging merchandise, and...

Broadmead Care – Gift Shop Retail Sales

Are you outgoing, friendly, patient and kind? Do you enjoy shopping? Are you experienced with a cash register and with balancing cash or at...

BC Cancer Agency – Music Volunteer

BC Cancer Agency - Music Volunteer Do you play an instrument? Want to share your talents with patients, family members and staff? Join the volunteer...

Fall Fairfield: Harvest Fete – September 26th

Fall is here again and it’s time to break bread and celebrate the harvest with friends and neighbours. The fifth annual Fall Fairfield: Harvest...

Library Volunteers Needed

GVPL Programs Fall 2015  Teen Volunteers Needed at the Public Library Volunteers ages 13-18 are needed to help kids practice their reading in the Reading Buddies program...

Island Sexual Health Youth Committee – Grades 11 and 12

                              One of our house parents, Michele Martin, works with Island Sexual Health and brought this opportunity forward. It is suitable for students in grades...

Virtue of the Month – Love

St Michaels University School, from Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the month for September 2015:  Love Character development is a central component...

Face Painting and working with kids this weekend!

Volunteers are needed this weekend at 1Up (Single Parent Resource Centre) for the 10th Anniversary of the Moms and Mentors Program on Saturday, September...
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Taking ‘Appropriate Risks’ to Make for a Great School Year

When Mr. Andy Rodford (Director of the Senior School) addressed students this week at the opening day assembly, he encouraged students to take "appropriate risks" over...
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Student Travellers Return from Service and Culture Trip to Greece

Learning about Greece from a classroom is interesting; learning about the Mediterranean country and its rich history by actually travelling there is unforgettable. Last school year, Middle...
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Sodexo and SMUS Help Feed Hungry Children This Summer

St. Michaels University School and Sodexo, the food service organization that runs Brown Hall, have partnered up once again this summer to fill a hunger gap in Greater...
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‘This Has Been The Best School Year Ever!’

Last September, Santiago Mazoy, Alessandra Massa and Silke Kuhn began their school year at St. Michaels University School. The three finalists in our inaugural...
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Leavers’ Chapel Marks Last Days for Grade 12 Students

Before the Class of 2015 finishes at SMUS, the Grade 12 students were treated to their final chapel service. Weekly chapel is always a...

Feeding Our Future – Making Lunches

Feeding Our Future started last summer in Victoria. Sodexo partnered with SMUS and for six weeks  prepared bag lunches for about 150 kids each day.  Many...

Volunteering at the Kiwanis Pavilion

Volunteers play a vital role at The Kiwanis Pavilion, assisting staff in fulfilling their goal of providing a warm home like environment for residents...

Women in Need – Retail Stores

Volunteers are an integral part of Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative. They are always looking for volunteers to help out. By volunteering you...

Selkirk Place – Volunteer Visitor

This volunteer position has very flexible hours and best suits volunteers who are open to visiting with seniors during weekend and evening hours. The ideal...

Point Ellice House Tea Room and Heritage House

Point Ellice House Tea Room and Historic Site This original Victorian home on the Gorge waterway in Victoria, British Columbia built in 1861, holds one...

Point Ellice House Garden Assistant

Point Ellice House Historic Site This original Victorian home on the Gorge waterway in Victoria, British Columbia built in 1861, holds one of North America’s...
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2015 Athletic Awards

by Lindsay Brooke, Athletic Director The 2014-15 school year has simply been the finest ever in SMUS sporting history. Pride of place goes to the athletes and coaches...
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Grade 8 Students Anticipate Life at the Senior School

School is nearly out for the summer at the Middle School. For the Grade 8 students, that means their final days at the Middle...

Public Library Volunteers

Volunteers ages 13-18 are needed to help kids practice their reading in the Reading Buddies program and to help adults with new technologies in...

‘Youth In Parks’ Team

Do you love parks and being outside? Are you interested in improving your outdoor leadership skills? Do you want to join a group of...

Newsletter Writer

Central Sannich Seniors Centre is looking for a creative writer to prepare a monthly newsletter.  The digital newsletter is sent out at the end...

Beacon Thrift Shop Volunteer

Are you a bargain hunter? Does the look and feel of quality fashion and fabric bring a smile to your face?  If so, Beacon...

Cowichan Valley Grape Escape MS BIKE TOUR

Help with this huge fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. It is a super fun event at Shawnigan Lake on July 4th and 5th. All...

Social Media Volunteers – Bridges for Women

Bridges for Women is a feminist non-profit organization that provides counselling and employability skills to women that have experienced abuse or trauma. Social Media Volunteers:...

Oak Bay Lodge – Singalong Porter Volunteer

Oak Bay Lodge is looking for volunteers to help out. The volunteer would bring senior residents from their units to the Monday night singalong...

Volunteer Gardeners and Greeters – Abkhazi Gardens

Greeters, Guides & Gardeners: Would you like to enjoy a garden once a week, without knowing a lot about plants? The Friends of Abkhazi Garden Society...

Bread Pickup for Fernwood NRG

A volunteer is needed to pick-up bread on Wednesday's at 6:30 pm from Cob's Bread in Shelbourne Plaza and deliver to the Fernwood Community...

SMUS’s Club Hub: Middle School WEB Leaders

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...

James Bay Community Project

  James Bay Community Project is a non-profit community organization helping seniors, youth and families by providing counselling services, community support and volunteer services. Here are some...

June 20th Fun Run for Mount St. Mary Hospital

The 2015 Great Island Run on June 20th is a charity fundraiser taking place at Elk Lake for Mount St. Mary Hospital. They need volunteers between...

Hot Dog Wednesday – Done for the year!

Hot Dog Wednesday is all done for the year. Thank you to everyone who helped out in the fall and spring sessions, and gave your time...

Volunteers Needed this Weekend – June 7

The Victoria Goddess Run is a Women’s Only walk and run with 3 events – BMO 5km, Westhills 10km, and the Red Barn Market Half Marathon. It is happening...

Youth Leaders In Training 2015 – Summer Camp

  Are you 14-18 yrs old and looking for an exciting job? Set yourself up for success and get your foot in the door by taking...
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Weekend Garden Party to Fundraise for All-Girls’ School in Malawi

by Becky Anderson, Director of Leadership Our school is committed to learning, leading and serving. These themes are woven through all aspects of life at...

SMUS’s Club Hub: Prefect Assembly

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...

Volunteering with Oaklands Market

The Oaklands Market is a free weekly outdoor market that runs every Wednesday from June to September offering local fresh food, live music, community...

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Youth Oceaneer Program If you are thirteen years or older, join students on the floor to work as an Oceaneer, assist with special programs, birthday parties and...

Marrion Village – Senior Residence

Marrion Village is looking for volunteers for special events. Duties may include things like setting up chairs and tables for special events, helping with...

19 SMUS Grads Earn Dogwood Scholarship for Extra-Curricular Excellence

Nineteen Grade 12 students were recently announced as recipients of a $1,000 Dogwood District Award, recognizing their excellence in non-academic work. The awards, which recognize achievement...

Moss Street Market

Volunteer at the Moss Street Market With over 25 farmers, Moss Street Market boasts a wonderful array of produce, cheese, meats, mushrooms, and honey. They...

Operation Trackshoes

Operation Trackshoes is a sports festival for the citizens of B.C. who have a developmental disability and is being held at the University of...
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Middle School Donations Help Educate Youth Halfway Around the World

A library, like a yard, sometimes needs a good weeding (but for very different reasons). Unlike unwanted garden trimmings though, books that are no longer...

APU Garden Party – May 31st

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU)  is a school for girls in Malawi, Africa, dedicated to helping young women achieve self-sufficiency through education. The mission of...

Volunteer at Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle has a dynamic volunteer program that sees a wide range of people sharing their time to provide visitors with the information and...

Website Clean Up

Do you have an eye for grammar and weeding out extra information? A local charity had a fully functional website that needs to be...

Victoria International Kite Festival

The Victoria International Kite Festival would welcome volunteers for this  family-fun event held May 29-31. Volunteers are an essential part of the Victoria International Kite...

Greater Victoria Green Team

The Greater Victoria Green Team is looking for environmental volunteers to participate in fun, and ecologically important events and activities throughout the CRD! Some of...
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Building Sweet Friendships on Service Outings to Care Home

by Kathleen Cook, Assistant Director of the Junior School As a part of a school-wide commitment to external community service for all the students at...

SuperKids Camp!

The Extreme Outreach Society is having their annual camp from June 29th to July 3rd this year. They are committed to ensuring that every child...

Art Gallery

Are you looking for a fun volunteer opportunity at the Art Gallery? They are looking for facilitators to be in the Free Play exhibition, playing...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: 30 Hour Famine Club

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Junior School Celebrates Being Environmentally Friendly

Kindergarten and Grade 5 classes are trying to make the world a little greener by drawing environmentally friendly messages on Thrifty Foods paper grocery bags....

Victoria Nature School Picnic

The Victoria Nature School is looking for volunteers to help out on Saturday May 30th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. They are hosting...

Oak Bay Half Marathon May 24th

The Kool Oak Bay Half Marathon is looking for volunteers  on May 24th. The positions include road marshaling, food preparation, bag check, set up/take down,...

Summer Camp Volunteers!

The Braefoot Community Association is offering a fantastic opportunity this summer for enthusiastic, fun-loving, and positive role models through the Junior Leader program. You...

James Bay Market

The James Bay Market Society is looking for volunteers at the weekly Saturday Market. http://www.jamesbaymarket.com Help the Community Market Grow and have Fun in the Sun....

Swan Lake Family Fun Day – May 23rd

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is looking for volunteers for their Family Fun Day on May 23rd. They are celebrating 40 years of being The...

Symphony Splash! August 2nd, 2015

Would you like to be a part of the biggest orchestral event in North America? Do you want to help keep one of Victoria’s great...
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SMUS Students Sell Prayer Flags to Raise Money for Nepal

Grade 8 students Georgia Haydock, left, and Anna Considine hang handmade prayer flags in the lobby of the Middle School. If there's one thing that...
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Middle School Explorers Set Out For Weekend Camp Experience

by Matthew, Grade 8 I love cities. I admire places such as Hong Kong and New York for their pace, skyscrapers and for how urban...

Volunteer at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) is an acute care facility that provides emergency/trauma services, general surgery, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and geriatric services to people in the South...

TC Half Marathon Volunteers!

On Sunday April 26th Mrs.Edgington's homeroom, along with other keen SMUS students, were on site volunteering at the TC Half Marathon. They set up...
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Spring Break Service Trip: China/Vietnam – Part II

by Lucas Simpson, Grade 10 After a ferry ride, several bus rides, a 13.5-hour flight, another two-hour flight, and hours of layovers, we finally arrived...

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association – Concession Stand

The Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association is holding their annual Ride-A-Thon fundraiser at the Beaver Lake riding ring on May 31st 2015!  This fundraiser is...

Volunteering on Sunday

Camas Day in Uplands Park is this Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm Volunteers are needed to: *set up tents etc at 9 am *help look...

SMUS’s Club Hub: Sustainability and Outdoor Council

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...
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Grade 12 Student Uses Science Fair Project to Offer a Helping Hand

As 3D printers grow in availability around the world, so too will affordable 3D-printed products. And one of the more innovative and life-changing devices that makers...

On Campus Volunteering – Sunday April 26th

On Sunday April 26th between 1 pm and 5 pm, help is needed in the Archives. In anticipation of Alumni weekend, they need to...
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Spring Break Service Trip: China/Vietnam – Part I

This week, Sara Owen-Flood and Derry Li each wrote about their Spring Break trip for a Model UN Conference in China; and for a week-long service opportunity at...
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Spring Break Service Trip: Mexico

by Christian Okiring, Grade 10 A service trip is an opportunity to discover something about the world and about yourself. My service trip to San...

MS Walk – May 3rd

The annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk is coming up on Sunday May 3rd, 2015. We need volunteers from about 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers...

Sidney Care Home

The Sidney Care Home is looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of events and activities. Times and days are flexible, get...
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Spring Break Service Trip: Kenya

by Amy Bodine, Grade 12 Author Pat Conroy wrote: “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again...
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Middle School Students Gain Worldly Views at Model UN

Do you know what the German government's stance on drone use is? What about Finland's? Or the Philippines'? If you're curious, just ask the...
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Back to School, Back to Learning the Virtues: Compassion

by Tessa Lloyd, Junior School counsellor Compassion, according to German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, is the “basis of morality.” If kindness is an act, compassion is...

Serving Lunch to Volunteers

The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is hosting their annual volunteer recognition event “Milestone Awards” on Friday, April 17th. They are looking for volunteers to serve...

Art Gallery Public Engagement Volunteer – Grade 11 and 12

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is looking for volunteers in Grade 11 or 12 to facilitate visitor participation in their upcoming exhibition Free...

TC Half Marathon Water Station

Volunteer for the 2015 TC Half Marathon Water Station The organizers rely on dedicated volunteers to make the TC Half Marathon a fun, safe and excellent race....

April 19th – Bike Festival Road Marshalls

The 4th Annual Saanich Cycling Festival is taking place on Sunday, April 19th. A big part of the festival is the “Big Family Bike...

Creatively United for the Planet – April 24-26th

Creatively United for the Planet Want to be part of one of this year's most exciting free community events? Make a difference and volunteer at...

Student’s Connection to Vanuatu Strengthened By Natural Disaster

It was just last summer that Grade 9 student Finn Goodyear and his family were on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. There, they stayed...

Model UN Competitions Are Fun and Rewarding Experiences

by Jonathan Mostovoy, Grade 12 Last weekend I attended the Canadian High School Model United Nations (CAHSMUN) in downtown Vancouver. Being a veteran at these types...
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Grade 4 Students Teach Mindfulness at the Senior School

by Ms. Heather Sandquist Mindfulness has become an integral part of many of the classes at the Junior School. A number of teachers incorporate various...

Canucks Autism Network – Physical Literacy Assistant

Physical Literacy is the ability to be self-aware and effective in one's body movements, including gross motor abilities and coordination. Children with autism often...

Canucks Autism Network – Soccer Assistant

Volunteers in the "I CAN Play Soccer" program help staff deliver individualized and adapted sports instruction to kids and teens with autism, providing them...

Canucks Autism Network – Swim Assistant

Volunteers in the "I CAN Swim" program help staff deliver individualized and adapted swimming instruction to kids and teens with autism, providing them with...

Spring Break Opportunity – Syncro

Victoria Synchro is hosting the biggest National meet of the Canadian Synchronized Swimming calendar - over 700 athletes, 50 officials and thousands of spectators...

Women in Need – Thrift Stores

Hey, Students, Women In Need (WIN) is looking for volunteers. By volunteering, you can gain valuable work experience, build your resume, expand your references,...
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Students Make Meaningful Connections to Local Charities

A trio of students earned $5,000 for the Bridges for Women Society last week as part of a service project in their Planning 10...
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Best School Year Ever: And the Winner is…

It happened again. SMUS launched its second Best School Year Ever contest in October 2014 with the tagline: "Wanted: One amazing high school student." What...

Heart Study on Campus – Registration Table

A research team from Sports Cardiology B.C. will be coming to St. Michaels University School on Wednesday, March 11th from 10:00 am - 6:00...

Bedside Singers – Royal Jubilee Hospice

The Bedside Singers, in pairs, offer gentle lullaby-type songs to palliative patients in their rooms at Victoria Hospice (Richmond Pavilion - RJH site). Hospice...

Gorge Park Clean Up – April 25

The Gorge Tillicum Community Association (GTCA) organizes two main clean-ups of Gorge Park in April and September of every year.  They need as many...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Buddy Reading Club

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...

Virtue for March/April – Compassion

St. Michaels University School-Junior School Virtue of the Month for March/April 2015:  Compassion Compassion, according to German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is the “basis of morality”.  If...

ECG Testing Volunteers – For Competitive Athletes

St. Michaels University School will be hosting the Sports Cardiology BC program from Vancouver Coastal Health operating out of the UBC Hospital. Their program has a...

SMUS Spring Break Camp

SMUS Education Extension is looking for an assistant for their Spring Break Sports Camp and Cooking Camp. This is not a volunteer position, but...
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100 Days of Learning and Service at the Junior School

It's been 100 school days since the first bell rang in September at our Junior School. Since that time, our youngest have grown as...

Pink Shirt Day a Big Piece of the Kindness Puzzle at SMUS

It wasn't just the cherry blossoms, blooming flowers and Legally Blonde posters showing off their pink pride this week at SMUS, our students also donned...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Outdoor Leadership

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...

TC 10k/Half Marathon – Recovery Station

The TC 10k Run/Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday April 26th. Island Return It will be setting up a recovery zone and kids zone....

Event Volunteer – Money Fair

Volunteers are needed on Saturday March 7th to help at the The Community Social Planning Council's  Money Fair. They need volunteers in several roles: -display...

Students become more effective leaders at SMUS

Over the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to teach two lessons to all Grade 10 students. The overarching questions that students...

Cecelia Ravine Park – Invasive Species Removal

Be a friend of Cecelia Ravine Park! Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive species, replant native plants and monitor the natural areas in Cecelia...

Burnside Gorge Community Centre – Resource Room Organizing

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre has a  Resource Room that regularly receives donations and needs a couple of helping hands to manage and sort...

Computer Helper (PC)

Are you pretty proficient with PCs? Do you have the time to help a member of our community get more comfortable with her computer?...

Fernwood Child Care

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group operates three child care programs at the Fernwood Community Centre: infant, toddler, and 3-5 years old. If you are interested...

Fernwood Seniors’ Lunch

Every Friday, the Fernwood Community Centre hosts a Seniors' Lunch. They need a helping hand to help cater food services, do dishes, and hold...
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SMUS’s Club Hub: Admissions Ambassadors

SMUS students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities that interest them. We offer more than 100 fun and rewarding clubs or councils that provide students...

Fernwood – Kitchen Help

The Fernwood Community Centre operates a commercial kitchen that supports  their Child Care programs, Family Programs, Best Babies program, Senior's Lunch, and Family Dinner....

Compost Education Centre

Volunteers are required to take the Compost Educator Program (CEP), which will provide the necessary knowledge for helping the Compost Education Centre to spread...

Seniors’ Home – Music, Games, Tech Help…

The Kensington (a local seniors'  home) is looking for some conscientious volunteers who are interested and committed to helping on a regular basis. Here are...
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From Surviving to Thriving: Grade 8 Students Shine as Leaders

Last Friday, Grade 8 students from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland descended on SMUS to participate in a unique, student-organized leadership conference, From...

How to Apply for Volunteer Positions

Applying For Volunteer Positions: Tips The process is kind of like applying for a job; you need to be professional and interested. It's also important...
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Spreading the Word About the Life-Changing Value of Service Trips

Every week, students attend Chapel for an opportunity to talk about leadership, character and belief. It's also a venue for students to report back...
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Marine Biology and Philanthropy: A Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium

Grade 4 students headed across the water this week for a memorable visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. This field trip was more than just a...

Cook Street Village Activity Centre

The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is looking for volunteers for a variety of opportunities. They need help on Fridays for activities that take place...

Transformed Grade 10 Program Opens Doors to a World of Experiences

On Tuesday, we hosted our Course Information Evening to provide insight and information to parents and students about the programs SMUS has to offer in the coming...

On Campus Help!

On Friday, February 6th SMUS is hosting the ISABC Pro-D day for teachers from all over the place. We need some of our lovely students to volunteer...

Oak Bay Lodge

Oak Bay Lodge (a local Senior's Home) is looking for volunteers for a variety of programs. They are looking for volunteers who have good social skills...

Royal BC Museum

Every year, volunteers at the Royal BC Museum contribute over 40,000 hours of their time to lead school programs, assist visitors in the shops...

Virtue for February – Kindness

From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the Month for February 2015:  Kindness Kindness.  A little can go a long, long way.  We live...

Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed heart beats because of active and faithful volunteers. Their numerous programs exist because people like you care enough to get involved....

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association

Become a Volunteer The VTRA relies largely upon volunteer support to make this program work. Through people‘s dedication and generosity, more than 140 children and...

James Bay Community Project

The James Bay Community Project has almost 300 volunteers with a wide variety of skills, ranging from teenagers to elders. They place a strong emphasis on...

Project-Based Learning: Grade 8 Students Turn Injustice into Service

Hard-working Grade 8 students had a financial incentive to do their best this week, as they became legitimate human rights advocates in an attempt to...

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS)

Almost anyone can volunteer with VIRCS. They have over 130 volunteer opportunities at VIRCS and are often creating interesting new positions for unique people...

A New Year, A New Virtue: Purposefulness

by Tessa Lloyd, Junior School counsellor When we utter the wish “Happy New Year!” are we imagining happiness occurs by luck or by design? One...

Ten Thousand Villages – Fair Trade Store

Volunteer at a Ten Thousand Villages Store - Volunteers give their time, one or more days on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on...

Tea Time and Music!

The Kensington, a local care home, is looking for keen volunteers for help with a few organizational projects. For example: they need someone to organize their...
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11-Year-Old Takes Over Junior School as Principal for a Day

If ever Junior School director Nancy Richards needs a day off, she now knows she can put her trust in an 11-year-old to hold...

Victoria Film Festival

Join the festival volunteer team and be part of this exciting event! Volunteer positions are available at movie venues, mainly ticket taking and ushering. If...

Student Ambassadors Needed!

Student Ambassadors Needed Are you friendly, helpful, outgoing, and interested in other cultures? Education Extension is looking for students like you to welcome a visiting...

YM/YWCA Adventure Club Helper

The Adventure Club at the Victoria YM/YWCA is looking for an assistant for the Adventure Club, a fun filled activity program for youth. -The...

Public Library Reading Buddies

If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker and want to help emerging readers, the Public Library needs you!...

Public Library French Reading Buddies

Si vous aimez lire,travailler avec les enfants et aider, on a besoin de vous! French Reading Buddies teen volunteers mentor children in Grades 1-4...

Public Library – Tech Buddies

Use your skills with computers and other new technologies to connect with someone in your community and earn volunteer hours. Winter/Spring Tech Buddies 2015 Fridays, April...

Virtue for January – Purposefulness

From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School - Virtue of the Month for January 2015:  Purposefulness When we utter the wish “Happy New Year!” are we...

SPCA Junior Volunteer Program

Have you always wanted to volunteer at the BC SPCA but still are not old enough? Do you love helping animals in any way...
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Happy SMUS Year! Looking Back at 2014

As is customary for most people at this time of year, the first days of January is a time for reflection; looking back at the previous 365...
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Young Hearts Help Buy Farm Animals for Christmas

While most Canadians, at some point in their childhood, probably rifled through the Sears Wish Book in search of the perfect Christmas present, the students at...
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A Whale of a Book Sale

by Tanya de Hoog On Thursday, December 4, Grade 4 students hosted a book sale to raise funds in support of the Adopt a Killer...

SMUS Winter Camp Volunteers

Education Extension is looking for helpers for their Winter Break Programs. You need to be friendly, energetic and love working with kids. They need student...

Hep C BC Volunteers

Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Their mission is...

Gift Wrappers!

The Mustard Seed of Victoria is seeking friendly individuals to volunteer as gift wrappers for their Spirit of Giving Campaign. They are currently in...

Graphic Designer

The Victoria Health Co-op is looking for a creative soul with strong graphic design skills to help create posters and other print media....

Tuck Cart Sales

Glenwarren Lodge (a long term care facility) is looking for volunteers to take the tuck cart around to the residents' rooms to sell a...

Keep it Clean!

Glenwarren Lodge needs a volunteer to come in 2 hours per week to help clean and disinfect activity supplies in the long term care...

December Virtue – Generosity

From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School - Virtue of the Month for December 2014:  Generosity Generosity is a beautiful virtue.  It has many interesting...
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Global Issues Are Everyone’s Responsibility

by Livia Newman, Grade 10 One hundred and three students, teachers and parents took time out of their busy schedules last Friday to attend the...
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Exploratory Camping Trip Leaves Lifelong Memories

by Zyoji Jackson, Middle School teacher “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare. While I cannot assume exactly what Mr. Shakespeare had in...

Herring Sale – Fishermen Helping Kids With Cancer

Fishermen Helping Kids With Cancer (FHKWC) is a not-for-profit cause whose only goal is to raise money to help kids with cancer. Their founding...

Salvation Army – Santa Shuffle Preparation

Every year the Salvation Army holds the Santa Shuffle, a 5 km walk/run to raise funds. They need help sorting race materials (shirts, Santa hats,...

SMUS Students Recognized for Leadership in Philanthropy

On Tuesday, students from our Junior and Senior Schools were recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals during the National Philanthropy Day Awards ceremony at...

Island Farms Christmas Parade

Island Farms is looking for Volunteer Pacers keep the parade moving. They are positioned along the parade route, encouraging parade entrants to keep the...

Christmas Parade North Pole Party!

During and after the Island Farms Santa Light Parade there is a North Pole Party down at Capital Iron. Volunteers are needed to do...

Gala – Set Up and Clean Up Help Needed

The SMUS Christmas Gala is coming up on December 6th and they need help with set up and clean up. If you are interested they...

Salvation Army – Christmas Kettles

It’s that time of year again and “Tis the season” to ask for your help with the Salvation Army's  annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. 2014 Kettle...
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A Lesson in Baking, Math and Altruism

The sweet smell of fresh gingerbread cookie dough filled the hallways of our Senior School this week, as Grade 2 students rolled up their...

Archivist

The Mustard Seed Food Bank is currently in need of a volunteer to sort through, organize, and catalog years of collected articles, historical files,...

MS Craft Fair December 6th

The Multiple Sclerosis Society needs volunteers to help at their Craft Fair on Dec. 6th at the MS Society (1004 North Park Street). Various Volunteer...

MS Fundraiser December 5th

December 5th - Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser This annual holiday fundraiser gathers the members, clients, friends, and family of the MS Society of Canada together to...

Registration Services Assistant

The YMCA/YWCA in Victoria is looking for a Registration Services Assistant(s) who will utilize their skills and knowledge by assisting with administrative and customer...
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Wanted: Three Amazing High School Students

Last school year, we launched an unusual recruitment campaign: we made available a once-in-a-lifetime contest experience for North American high school students. Up for grabs...

Leadership Development Homework

Each Sunday night I send an email to faculty and students at the Senior School. The focus is always related to personal leadership development...

Artsway Volunteer

The Priory Care Home is looking for volunteers for their Artsway program. For this opportunity volunteers assist residents to attend a monthly concert with musical...

Recycling Helper

If you are passionate about recycling, here is a chance to make a hands-on difference! Help out once a month at the Fairfield Gonzales...

Toy Cleaner!

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre needs a volunteer to help with cleaning and sanitizing Family Centre toys on a weekly basis. They need help...

Magic of Christmas Gift Fair

The Burnside Gorge Community Association is holding the Magic of Christmas Gift Fair on November 15th, and they need help with the following: Cafe Server Shifts: all day...

Sewing…Bird Bags and Nets

Each year, Rocky Point Bird Observatory uses hundreds of fabric bags to keep birds safe, dry and warm while they are being transported to...

Bingo Caller!

Do you like calling bingo? The Glenshiel Housing Society has an opening for a dynamic individual who would love to come in once a...

November Virtue – Understanding

Virtue of the month for November 2014: Understanding With Remembrance Day not far away, let’s make time to contemplate the virtue of Understanding.  What would...

Maritime Museum of BC

The Maritime Museum of BC is looking for volunteers and they welcome people who want to become involved on a long term basis. Visitor Welcome Centre Exhibit...

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Become an Oceaneer at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre! Come along and share your time, your love for the sea and the local environment with...

Point Ellice House Planting!

The very last work party of the season at Point Ellice House will this Sunday Oct. 26th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. They...

Activites Helper

Canucks Autism Network Victoria is looking for keen volunteers to assist trained and qualified staff in fun and athletic activities designed to teach kids...
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Open House: 10 Good Things about the Junior School

Kathleen Cook, Assistant Director of the Junior School On Friday, October 24 the Junior School welcomed many visitors to the Open House. As a part...

YMCA-YWCA Volunteers – Family Play Time

The YMCA-YWCA is looking for a Family Play Time Volunteer. The volunteer in this position will assist the instructors and engage children and youth in...

Barn Dance! On Campus!

The Junior School Barn Dance will be held in the double gym on Saturday October 25 from 4:30 to 7:30. They are looking for...

Christmas Spirit Dinner and Prep

The Christmas Spirit Community Dinner is happening on December 25th, and they need help on the day, as well as before, with all kinds...

Art and Drawing Buddy

A local student (age 12) is looking for an Art Buddy to spend 30-45 minutes a week drawing and working on art projects with...

IPod Helper!

A senior resident at a local care home in James Bay is looking for someone to come in and help her figure out her...

Green Team

The Greater Victoria Green Team is looking for environmental volunteers to participate in fun, and ecologically important events and activities throughout the CRD. Some of...

Mentored Artist

Join the Fairfield Stories Mural Project under the mentorship of community-engaged artist Carolyn Knight. You will invite the public to draw, paint, and write...

Art Curator

Are you looking to connect with the Victoria art scene and gain curatorial experience? Fairfield Community Place hosts rotating foyer exhibitions and is looking...

Haunted House!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria is having a Haunted House Fundraiser in support of their Mentoring Programs and they are reaching out for...

Funding Big Dreams

Did you know that tuition at SMUS accounts for approximately 85% of our total budget? The extra 15% is raised annually via our Dream...
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The Grade 5 Class Takes the Lead

On Friday, October 3rd the Grade 5 students participated in a special Leadership Assembly. Ms. Richards, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Cook spoke about leadership...

Entertainers Needed – Swan Lake

Are you itching to display your musical skills or entertaining skills in front of a live audience? Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary is looking for...

PHP Programmer Needed!

Threshold Housing Society requires a PHP programmer with experience in Wordpress to update the society's website. Graphics experience is a plus. They need help for...

Pt. Ellice Restoration: Sunday!

The Gorge Waterway Initiative (GWI) is a collaborative, community-driven group of organizations concerned with protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural features of the...
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Junior School Virtues in Practice

by Sara Ritchie, Junior School Learning Resource Teacher Students in Grades 4 and 5 each spent one day at Camp Pringle on beautiful Shawnigan Lake....
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Link Crew Leads the Way

Link Crew is a way that Senior students at SMUS can welcome new kids to the school as well as learn and practice their...
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Leadership and the 360 Review

Parents and students who have been at the School for some time will know that the theme of leadership is woven colourfully and powerfully...

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Volunteers are needed to support Big Brothers Big Sisters at a Collectibles Show fundraiser. This position will support them by assisting with the sale...

City of Victoria Youth Council

The City of Victoria Youth Council is a diverse group of 14 - 24 year olds who live, work, hang out or go to...

Positively AFRICA Volunteer

Positively AFRICA is looking for volunteers to work on a wide range of activities, usually on an "as needed" basis and will frequently work...

Face Painting- This Weekend

The Vancouver Island Baby Fair is looking for volunteers to do face painting this weekend at Pearkes Arena- 3100 Tillicum Road. They have all the...

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Art Gallery – Family Sundays!

Volunteers Needed for the Family Sunday Program at the Art Gallery of Greater VictoriaFamily Sunday volunteers take part in working with youth and families to...

Swan Lake – French Volunteers Needed

Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary is holding “Célébrons la nature!’ a celebration of nature in French, on Sunday September 28th. They are looking for French speaking...
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A Different Perspective: Nicaragua

By Siri Knudsen and Megan Harrison, Grade 12 Over the past two school years, two service trips have gone to Nicaragua. We participated in the...

Art Studio Assistant

The Pandora Arts Collective Society is looking for a volunteer to assist the Studio Facilitators with organizing and tidying, and maintaining the condition of...

Crafty People Wanted

Are you crafty? Come help out at the annual harvest festival, Fall FAIRfield! They need people with a creative streak to help put together creative circlets...

Uplands Park – Broom Bash!

Friends of Uplands Park is holding their Annual Broom Bash (invasive species removal) event on Sat. October 18, 2014 and Sun. October 19 from...

Victoria Marathon – Recycling!

October 12th is the 35th Victoria Marathon and Island Return It is looking forward to it! By bringing recycling and Green initiatives to this event,...

Painters Needed

TLC - The Land Conservancy is looking for volunteers to scrape, sand, and repaint the exterior of the teahouse at Abkhazi Garden which is...

Cridge Centre – Bike Ride Event Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the "Ride for Refuge" being held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling fundraiser that partners...

Cheer Squad

Volunteers are needed for the 'End MS Runners' Cheer Station on October 12th. They need smiling, happy, waving volunteers to cheer on the 'End MS...

Baking Volunteer

In celebration of the harvest season, the Farifield Community Association will collect apples form the orchard and St. Ann's Academy and use them to...

Fall FAIRfield Event Volunteer

Come lend a hand at Fairfield's annual harvest celebration! Volunteers are needed to help out with everything from food service to art making and...

Reading Buddies

The Greater Victoria Public Library is looking for volunteers for its Reading Buddies program. If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent...

Library Tech Buddies

The Greater Victoria Public Library is looking for volunteers for their Tech Buddies program.Use your skills with computers and other new technologies to connect...

Greater Victoria Public Library Teen Council Volunteers

Greater Victoria Public Library Teen Council Volunteers needed! Volunteers will work on special library projects, represent the library, meet other teens and earn volunteer hours....

Excel Spreadsheet Expert Needed!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation needs volunteers to help organize excel spreadsheets for their upcoming campaign. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone with tech skills...

Volunteer Club

The Volunteer Club meets each Thursday at 12:40 pm in Crothall room 123. The purpose of this club is to go on group volunteer opportunities in...

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, and if you are a new student to St. Michaels University School, welcome to the school! At SMUS, every student in the Senior School does...

KidSport – Fun Run on Marathon Day

KidSport needs volunteer to help with the fun run that they put on as part of the Victoria Marathon.  They need people on Race Day (Sunday, October...

Virtue of the Month: Friendliness

Virtue of the month for September 2014: Friendliness From Tessa Lloyd, Junior School Counsellor Character development is a critical component of your child’s education and one that...

How to Download Images from the SMUS Photo Gallery

The SMUS photo gallery can be intimidating but if you refer to this post, you will have access to more than 200,000 (and counting)...

SMUS in the News: Building Education in Malawi

Saanich News June 18, 2014 Dariol Haydock Saanich teachers building education in Malawi

Passion for Tango – Food Vending

Passion for Tango will be vending empanadas at the Canada Day Festival July 1-3. They need help serving delicious Argentinean empanadas, dulce de leche cake...

James Bay Market Volunteers

The James Bay Market is looking for volunteers for their Saturday Summer Market. Market Info: Hand out brochures and maps to Victoria tourists and newcomers...

Braefoot Summer Camps – Junior Leader

The Braefoot Community Association is offering a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic, fun-loving and positive role models through their Junior Leader program. This is where...

Puppets!

A new project has come to town and they are looking for volunteers that can provide a long term commitment. They are creating a...

Greater Victoria Public Library Programs

  Greater Victoria Public Library Programs Middle School & High School - Summer 2014   Teen Volunteers Needed at the Public Library    Volunteers ages 13-18 are needed to help...
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Grade 9 & 10 Closing Ceremony

While our Grade 9 and 10 students are not entering their final year of SMUS or heading off to university, the end of the...
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Keeping the Beat For War Child

by Keeley Copeland, Grade 11 This year’s ‘Keep the Beat’ was a great success. The SMUS Arts Council worked together with students, staff and other...
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Bug Unit Inspires Malaria Prevention Fundraiser

by Karen Dicks The two Grade 1 classes at the Junior School have been studying bugs - the creepies and the crawlies, the exotic and...

Oak Bay Tea Party – This Weekend!

The Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2014 marks the 52nd year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a...

Water Station Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering your time with 'Team in Training' at the Scotiabank Half Marathon on June 22, 2014? They are looking for Water...

Bike Camp – July 7-11th

The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health is recruiting volunteers for their  'I Can Bike Camp'.  If you are not familiar with this program,...

Lifetime Networks – Music Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunity Lifetime Networks is currently seeking someone to volunteer with the Music program during the month of June. This organization builds and maintains networks of lifetime friendships to...
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What I learned from running a Half Marathon…

It can be scary setting a goal, knowing there is the chance you will not achieve it. Two years ago my goal was to finish...

Social Media Expert!

Are you a Social-Media Savant who is looking to put those hard-earned Facebook and Twitter skills towards a good cause? Need2 Suicide Prevention is...

Pool and Billiards

Baptist Housing in Oak Bay is looking for volunteers to play pool on a regular basis with the senior gentlemen and ladies who live...

Sustainability Project Facilitator

If you are passionate about spreading the word on sustainability issues, then this position is for you! Help out at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association's...

Victoria Chalk Festival

Welcome to Canada’s largest street painting festival! This family friendly, free-to-attend arts celebration presents some of the world’s top international chalk artists as well...

Baseball!

      Looking to get involved in the community? The Victoria HarbourCats baseball team is looking for volunteers to help out during home games for the 2014...

Buskers Festival July 18-27th

From July 18th to July 27th, 2014 Victoria welcomes the world to our beautiful downtown! Professional street performers from our region as well as...

Volunteers for Ride-A-Thon

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association is looking for Volunteers to help out with their annual Ride-A-Thon pledge event taking place Saturday, June 14th located at Elk/Beaver...

Musicians needed for Campfire Songs!

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is looking for enthusiastic musician volunteers to play campfire songs during weekly family campfire programs at McDonald Campground in...

Langford – Farmer’s Market

Organizers for the West Shore's popular Goldstream Station Market are in need of reliable volunteers for the weekly Saturday farmers market to assist with...

Art Group Volunteer

Mount St. Mary Hospital is a long-term care facility and they are looking for a volunteer to assist with their art program. Your role...

Fun Run June 15th

The Prostate Centre is holding a fundraising run/walk on  Sunday June 15th, 2014 at Royal Roads.  They need volunteers to help with various tasks....
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Dream Big: Saeed

Our 2013-2014 Annual Fund is very close to reaching its $1.3 million goal. With just over a month until the June 30, 2014 deadline,...

Walk for Water

by Sarah Taylor, Grade 12 Walk for Water is happening on Friday, May 23. Free the Children puts on this annual event to raise awareness...
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Service Day: Fundraising for Nicaragua

Throughout the year, Service Days offer students a chance to shed their uniform in exchange for a small donation to a good cause. Next...
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#WeAreGirlRising #BringBackOurGirls Event

It is a full time of year....sports, music, hobbies, and friends all taking a lot of our attention and energy. While we go about our...
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Earth Awareness Week

Following a wonderful student-led assembly to kick off Earth Awareness Week at the Junior School, the children have all been involved in a week...

Community Garden – Fairfield

Come out and learn about permaculture and food security, get your hands dirty, and have fun! Fairfield's first community garden was planted last May...

Curator – Fairfield Community Place

Seeking an art lover to coordinate exhibits of local artists in the Fairfield Community Place foyer! While not an ideal gallery space, this lovely...

Hartland Open House

Are you interested in participating in a fun and interactive CRD event? They need your help to make this year’s Hartland Open House a huge...

Found: Three Amazing High School Students

WANTED: One amazing high school student. So said the tagline for SMUS's first Best School Year Ever scholarship contest. Who knew we'd find so many...

Taking it to the Streets- Help Fill a Dream

The Help Fill a Dream Foundation Ensure is looking for volunteers on Saturday June 14th for the "Taking it to the Streets" fundraiser. This...

Virtue of the Month – Gratitude

As we approach the end of the school year, it is a marvelous time to turn our attention to what we are grateful for.  Here...

Sewers Needed for Theatre Production

Langham Court Theatre is producing PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen, Adapted by Janet Munsil to open its 86th season in October 2014. They are...

May 11 – Baby Molly Memorial Family Fun Day

Shayla Baumeler, a 2013 Grad, is looking for volunteers to help out at the BC Children's Hospital  "Baby Molly Memorial Family Fun Day" event taking place Sunday...

Selkirk Waterfront Festival May 24

The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is on Saturday, May 24, 2014  from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Family fun for everyone! The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is an...

And the BSYE finalists are…

Ever since January 15, when Kalkidan Amare, David Boroto and Ann Makosinski helped SMUS launch the Best School Year Ever scholarship contest, there's been...

Pt. Ellice Work Party

This Sunday April 27th will be the next work party at the Pt. Ellice Shoreline. It runs  from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to tackle...

Alumni Weekend – Volunteers

Outside the Boarding Services office you will find a BIG sign-up sheet. What is it for? To sign-up to help out at Alumni Weekend with a...

Change for Change

There is a donation box set up in the library where you can donate your spare change to World Vision. This "Change for Change" initiative...
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Shayla Continues to Shine!

We were so happy to see Shayla Baumeler (SMUS Grad '13) featured for her Service and Volunteer work by Mount Allison University. She was involved...

MS Society Program Assistant

The Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for a Program Assistant. Your role is to assist clients with set-up, clean up and use of supplies, assist...

Fridays in the Garden!

Spend your Fridays on a magical mystery tour of City Harvest's secret backyard market gardens, and be prepared to dig, hoe, weed, and plant...

The Leadership Puzzle

Every student at SMUS is a leader, but each one will have to figure out what kind of leader they will be and how...

TC Half Marathon April 27th – 5 more volunteers needed!

We have two homerooms going to oversee and supervise an aid station during the half marathon on Sunday April 27th. We need 15 people...

Tech Assistant

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society needs you! If you have basic theatre and/or experience with event production and basic technical skills they could use...

Share Your Love of Books and Reading

Beacon Community Services is looking for volunteers to come in and read to residents who have poor vision and live in assisted living. This...

Walk and Talk

Smell the flowers, breathe the sea air, enjoy stimulating conversation, and  enjoy beautiful James Bay and area while you take a walk with a...

ALS Flower Day

The annual ALS Flower Day campaign is coming up. Once again it is time to try and do a small part in helping those with...

Visitor Information Volunteer

New this year! Tourism Victoria is taking a new approach to seasonal visitor services. The Visitor Services department will embark on its first year...

Royal and McPherson Theatres Society

From May 18-25, 2014 join in the 100 year celebration of Victoria's two civic theatres, the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse! There are two...

Creatively United for the Planet

The Creatively United for the Planet Festival needs approximately 150 volunteers to help them host the most amazing festival yet! In their first year, 2500 people...

Point Ellice – Sunday

It looks like spring is here – hooray! Point Ellice has some upcoming restoration events. They have a few work parties lined up for March and...

Finding the Magic for Term 3

Beginning with an Orientation Day at Camp Pringle last week, the Grade 10 Experiential Program got underway for the term. After circulating through a...
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Public Speaking Champ Earns Trip to the UN

Since joining the SMUS community in 2011, Eva Grant has established herself as a strong voice in support of marginalized issues and has practiced...

Adventures in Experiential Education

Every year at this time, a group of eager Grade 10 students challenge themselves with an experiential education. For the third term, the students...
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Recreating Rosa Parks’ Stand

by Amalia, Grade 5 We recently had an assembly where Mr. Snowden came and told us a story worth listening to over and over –...
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SMUS in the News: Passion and Patience

Victoria News April 2, 2014 Cindy Kim '15 Youth Inspired: Passion and Patience

Take Your Dog to Visit People!

Glenwarren Lodge is looking for people to visit residents with a friendly, mild mannered dog on a leash. Contact and time with pets is...

WordPress Support

LifeCycles is turning 20 and they are updating their website as a birthday present to themselves! They are looking for a Wordpress Wizard to help...

Care Home – Hair Salon Help!

The Central Care Home is looking for volunteers to assists residents to and from the in-house salon. This volunteer position will interact with the...

TC 10K Run/Walk

Volunteer for the 2014 TC10K – Registration Now Open The organizers rely on dedicated volunteers to make the TC10K a fun, safe and excellent race....
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The Value of Student Travel

This Spring Break, some SMUS students will be taking part in an annual tradition of Spring Break trips. These international trips will take students...

March 19th – Extreme Outreach

Even thought we are on vacation, and there is no official outing for Hot Dog Wednesday, Cliff will still be out at Blanshard Court...

Forward Equestrian and Wellness Centre

Forward Equestrian & Wellness Centre (www.forwardequestrian.ca) is looking for volunteers for a variety of duties. They provide equestrian activities and evidence based equine assisted therapy...

Victoria Middle School Conference

On Friday February 28th, a group of grade 7 students went to SJ Willis school to attend a leadership conference. The focus of the conference...

MS Bike Event – Assistant Food Coordinator

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is holding a fundraising event on July 5th and 6th. They need help with the food services at...

Uplands Park – March 29th

 The Friends of Uplands Park Invite you to participate in a Rare Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration Event! Bring your friends, family, clippers, loppers, and hand-saws...
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A Blitz on Hunger

Updated March 6: The tally for the Peanut Butter Biltz House Challenge was 287 jars, surpassing the goal of 245 jars. Congrats to Bolton...

Coast Capital Youth Team – Work Experience

From Coast Capital Savings Credit Union: It’s not just a job, it’s a starting point. So we’re looking for enthusiastic grade 11 and 12...

Videographer

The Young Parents Support Network (YPSN) is looking to put together a few videos: one that tells the story of YPSN (it's their 20th anniversary!)...

Volunteers Needed for a Fundraising Walk

Walk So Kids Can Talk Event Day Volunteers Needed! Kids Help Phone’s Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is a fun, healthy, family...

National University 7s Rugby Championship

Rugby Canada is still looking for volunteers! Rugby Canada will be hosting the 4th annual National University 7s Rugby Championship! Sevens rugby is a heart pounding,...
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Feedback and fonts….

Every week, students are sent a short and friendly email related to Leadership Development on Sunday night. It is meant to provide a "focus...

Spring Break Cooking Camp

Do you love to cook? Do you love volunteering and working with kids? Sannich Recreation is looking for volunteers for their popular Kid's Cooking...

Spring Break Camp Assistants at Gordon Head Recreation Centre

These camps combine outdoor adventure and a variety of sports. Other activities may include hiking, compass and map reading, shelter building and much more. If...

Cedar Hill ArtJam Sessions

Are you an artist interested in supporting youth to explore and develop in the arts? Are you 16 years old or older? The Arts Centre...

Spring Break Camp – READ Society

The READ Society is seeking volunteers for its Spring Break Camp. The camp will run from March 10th to 14th (M-F). Each session will...

Board Games and Card Games

Volunteers are needed to play board games/and or card games with the residents at Glenwarren Lodge (1230 Balmoral Road). The volunteer(s) could be an individual...

Tobacco Task Force

The Tobacco Task Force volunteer will be responsible for advocating for the Society’s tobacco initiatives and helping to achieve the Society’s goal to reduce...
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Student Council Spreads the Love

by Catie, Grade 8 Our Middle School has many leadership opportunities, one of them being Student Council. Student Council organizes dances, service days and spirit...

Thrifty Foods – Sendial Program

Sendial is a grocery shopping and home delivery service for customers unable to shop in-store without assistance. This valued community service is critical to helping...

Reading Buddies: Esquimalt

If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker, and want to help emerging readers, the Greater Victoria Public Library...

Pt. Ellice Ivy Removal – This Sunday

This Sunday (February 16th) there will be a Pt Ellice Shoreline Restoration event from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. They are looking for volunteers to join them...
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Outdoor Education: Leadership in the Wilderness

See some amazing photography and listen to outdoor leaders Celine and Gareth talk about their Outdoor Leadership 12 experiences in the video above. Through our...
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Junior Students Bond With Seniors

by Kathleen Cook, teacher As a part of a school-wide commitment to community service for all the students at SMUS, the Junior School regularly visited...

Peer Tutor – ICA

The Peer Tutor program through the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) assists newcomer youth with homework, and helps youth feel welcome in Victoria....

CF Walk – Event Day Volunteer

The Victoria Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Canada is looking for volunteers to assist with the setup, operation, and take-down of their annual Great...

CF Walk Organizer – Pre-Event

The Victoria Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Canada is looking for volunteers to assist with the planning and organizing of this year's Great Strides...

Educator and Event Assistant

The Canadian Diabetes Association in Victoria is looking for volunteers who are interested in spreading the word and educating the public about Diabetes at health...

Networking – An Essential Skill

Knowing that 80% of jobs are not advertised, networking has become an essential skill for our students.   In preparation for Career Day this past Wednesday students...

Calligrapher

The Cook Street Activity Centre is looking for a talented calligrapher to help them update their "In Memory" book which is on display and...

Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum is looking for volunteers for two different positions. 1. The Lobby Host position helps out when larger groups visit. Some of...

St. Mary’s Hospital – Cat Care!

St. Mary's Hospital needs a volunteer to check in on their resident  hospital cat (Tinkerbelle) once per week and take care of her needs....

MS Walk Volunteer Coordinator

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk 2014 is taking place at Willows Beach Park on Sunday, April 13th. They need volunteers to set-up and supervise...

Tech Buddies at the Public Library

Tech Buddies connects teenagers with adults who want to know more about new technologies.  Use your savvy and skills on computers, tablets, smartphones, eBook...

Victoria Public Library – Reading Buddies

If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker, and want to help emerging readers, the Greater Victoria Public Library...

Knit a Neckwarmer!

The Greater Victoria Library has a fun way to gain volunteer hours and give back to the community -- and learn to knit too!...

What are you doing on Sunday?

The annual Free The Children Gala will be in the SMUS Double Gym from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm on Sunday Jan 26, 2014. Highlights...

Kids and Art!

Shyness and Bloom is an art studio that holds art classes for kids from 3-12 years old. They are looking for volunteers to help...

Do you have an iPod or MP3 player you are not using?

The Victoria Conservatory of Music has partnered with the Vancouver-based charity Music Heals to collect used iPod donations for treatment with music therapy patients...

Junior School Gets Greener

by Diana Nason, librarian We introduced the recycling and composting program a few years ago and the students have been quite committed. Recycling is a...

Malala Yousafzai: Activism or Exploitation?

Malala Yousafzai is the young Pakistani girl who the Taliban attempted to assassinate because of her activism for the right to education, especially for...

Service Trip? India?

If you have ever considered going on a service trip, this video (created by SMUS student Olivia Sorley) may motivate you to sign up! She...

Middle School Conference – Presenters Needed!

Do you have an amazing idea about Leadership that you want to share with middle school students? Are you an expert on something that...

Seed Library Volunteers

Volunteers will be trained to orient new Seed Library Members and to operate the Victoria Seed Library. In this role, you will be supporting...

Bottle Drive – Volunteer or Donate!

Extreme Outreach is doing a BOTTLE DRIVE to raise funds for their upcoming Superkids Saturday Program.  The bottle drive will be held on January 25, 2014...
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FOCUS on your FOCUS!

It would have been easy for me to start this first blog of the New Year returning to the posts on goal setting, encouraging...

Student Short Film Tops VFF Contest

http://vimeo.com/81909195 Grade 12 student Olivia Sorley took first place in the Senior student category for the Victoria Film Festival, which officially begins on February 7,...

Didi Society – Board Member

The Didi Society is governed by a Board of Directors. The members of the board are responsible for the direction, oversight and leadership of...

MS Bike Ride – Volunteer Coordinator

The Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour 2014 is looking for a volunteer coordinator. This is a coordinator role, where you will help with event check-in and...

Broadmead Care – Dances and Special Events

Under staff supervision, volunteers will help residents to have an awesome time while on community outings! There are many times and cool events to...

January’s Virtue – Commitment

Virtue of the month for January 2014:  Commitment A brand New Year with no mistakes!  Time to take a quick glance back over our shoulders...

Dream Big: Alex

Earlier this year, we unveiled the new motto for our annual fund. The money raised supports many aspects of school life but in particular...

A Season of Giving

Our Middle School students put together 18 hampers to brighten the holiday for local families in need. Below, one of our students writes about...

Duke of Edinburgh Award Recipients 2013

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an exciting self-development Programme available to all young people ages 14-25, equipping them with life skills to make a...
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Strengths…..Let’s kick it up a notch!

Two weeks ago, I wrote about strengths. Last week, I encouraged you to “dare greatly” and act on the strengths you have. A few students...

Writing for Human Rights

by Dariol Haydock, Assistant Director of Middle School On December 10, the Middle School held our second annual Amnesty International Write for Rights event. In...

Drama Club Leader

Marrion Village Retirement home has a group of energetic seniors who are interested in putting on plays and they need a volunteer to run...

Copy Editor

Do you love being the grammar police? The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is looking for a copy editor to help with their publications, including...

Film Festival Event Planning

The Victoria Film Festival is looking for creative and hard-working individuals to join their team and help plan the 2014 Opening Gala. They need...

Mayfair Mall Gift Wrapping

Are you handy with paper and bows? Do you have a creative flair for wrapping? The Mustard Seed needs your help with their Gift...

Light The Night Organizational Committee

Light The Night is an annual walk and fundraising event that takes place every autumn in communities across Canada, in celebration and in tribute...

Wii Game Volunteers

The Aberdeen Hospital is looking for Wii experts to help residents learn how to play and have fun! This is a long-term opportunity and...
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SMUS in the News: 30 People Under 30 Changing the World

TIME Magazine December 5, 2013 Ann Makosinski These Are the 30 People Under 30 Changing the World
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Dare Greatly – How and Why?

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Heads of Department retreat. One of the sessions was led by Mr. Goodman and...
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Nelson Mandela – An inspiring leader

Contemplating effective leadership and individuals who inspire us to make a positive impact is a personal passion as well as a professional one. Nelson...

Stuffing Stockings

Hot Dog Wednesday may be done for the season, but the Extreme Outreach Society needs our help getting stockings ready to be handed out...

Conversation Club Volunteers – UVic

Are you interested in volunteering within a global community? Do you enjoy chatting with people from around the world? Do you want to learn...

Painting – Inside!

The James Bay Community Project is looking for a volunteer to assist in keeping their building looking great by painting interior walls and trim. For...

Baking For A Brighter Holiday

By Nina Duffus, teacher Our Grade 2 students have continued their annual tradition of making and selling gingerbread. The 22 students have weighed, measured, rolled,...

Selling Raffle Tickets – VTRA

The Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association is in need of Volunteers to help sell Raffle tickets for their amazing fundraising Raffle! They are selling the tickets...

Salvation Army – Creating Hampers!

The Salvation Army is looking for help putting together hundreds of hampers. During the week of December 16th to 20th they need help every...

Ivy Removal this Saturday – Nov 30th

  Coming up this Saturday, November 30th - Ivy Removal in Uplands Park.

Restorative Justice Victoria – Volunteer Engagement Committee

Restorative Justice Victoria is looking for new members for their Volunteer Engagement Committee, which plans two parties a year for their volunteers as well...
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Strengths – What Floats your Boat?

There have been a couple of posts already about the amazing learning Youth Addressing Local Poverty (YALP) Conference at SMUS from Middle School students...
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YALP: Local Activists Inspire Grade 8 Students

by Aysha and Taylor, Grade 8 Aysha: Inspiration When I was younger, I would see people on the streets who looked ragged and scruffy. I never...

Ten Thousand Villages

  Ten Thousand Villages is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America, selling artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from...

Santa’s Pancake Breakfast!

Saturday, December 7th , 9:00 am-12:00 noon Santa is coming to the Burnside Gorge Community Centre! Participants will enjoy live entertainment, a pancake breakfast and...

Kids Creative Writing Camps

The Story Studio Writing Society is holding a Christmas Creative Writing Camp and they need volunteers to help! During their 4-5 day creative writing camps...

Salvation Army – Kettle Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Christmas donation collection. Salvation Army Santa Bell-ringers stand beside the Christmas kettles and...

Salvation Army – Fun Run

The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Fun Run is looking for volunteers on December 7th. Volunteers will stand at road crossings to ensure the shufflers cross safely...

YALP: Keynote Speakers Provide Fresh Perspective

by Zachary Kahn, Grade 12 Seeing as I had never been extremely involved with local poverty and never having attended a conference like this, I...

Hot Dog!

SMUS has been involved with the Extreme Outreach Society and Hot Dog Wednesday for over 5 years now. The last one of the term...

Community Social Planning Council – Volunteers

The  Community Social Planning Council is seeking volunteers interested in helping with the Living the New Economy week of events/workshops from November 29 - December...
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Ready, Aim, Reflect

A group of us hiked to the top of Mt. Doug on the morning of Remembrance Day. We were a few adults and more...
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The SMUS Distinguished Alumni Series: Douglas Freeman

The SMUS Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes alumni who have excelled in their chosen fields and have been involved in their communities. This year's Distinguished...
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Eco-Warriors in Their Natural Habitat

by Terra, Grade 7 On October 29th, the Middle School Eco-Warriors went down to Uplands Park and worked on restoring the Garry Oak ecosystem there....

Magic of Christmas Gift Fair

The Magic of Christmas Gift Fair welcomes your support as a VOLUNTEER on Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th. The event takes place...

Linen Warehouse Helpers Needed

Be a part of an organization that supports women and children in your community! WIN (Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative) is looking for a...

Companion

Here is a unique opportunity to join a small circle of friendship around a fantastic woman with Huntington's disease who lives at a care...

Learning to STRETCH – Leadership style!

This is a weekly email series focused on Leadership Development at SMUS and this is another installment focusing on our first theme of goal setting. Let's recap:...
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November’s Virtue – Peacefulness

  (Click on Picture to Enlarge) Where does peacefulness begin?  Is it something that happens “out there” in the world?  And are we dependent upon...

Concert and Concession Helpers

The Civic Orchestra of Victoria is looking for volunteers for this weekend. They need help at two performances. The first one is on Saturday, November 2nd...

Lights on the Gorge Community Festival

'Lights on the Gorge' is a neighbourhood-focused celebration for people who live/work/play nearby. The need volunteers for: -event setup -take-down -food area -craft table -music stage -crowd directing Multiple shifts available on...

Nursing Unit/Discharge Lounge Volunteer

The Royal Jubilee Hospital is looking for volunteers to help in their Nursing Unit/Discharge Lounge. The volunteer will visit patients on the Acute Care...

The #1 Secret to Achieving your Goal!

Last week we started the Sunday Leadership Development Series with Goal setting as the first theme. “A goal is like a dream set to paper”….when...

Throwing the Doors Wide Open

Eager to show their pride in the school, our Grade 5 leaders have been touring prospective parents around the Junior School. This is what...

Handcrafters

Would you like to support Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary in a hands-on way? Do you have a nature themed handcraft that you would like...

Library Knit Wits: Teen Knitters

Learn how to knit a simple neckwarmer and help others by donating your finished project to a local shelter. Join a local knitter who can...

Dream Big: Our New Annual Fund

For over 20 years, the SMUS community has come together to support our school and our students through the Annual Fund. This year, the...

2 Ways to Get What You Want

This is a weekly email series sent to every Senior School student, houseparent and faculty member focused on Leadership Development at SMUS Leadership Development -...

A Look at Exploratory

Our exploratory program allows Middle School students to choose their own elective course. Each year, teachers come up with new activities and students select...

Shifting the Power

by Tessa Owens, Grade 11 From October 4-7th, hundreds of activists hailing from across Canada met in Victoria, British Columbia. They were united as part...

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival is looking for volunteers for the festival which will be held in April. They are looking for people now...

Greeter at Anawim House

Anawim House is looking for volunteers from Monday to Saturday. Short Term opportunity Training Provided Contact Wendy Payne at 250-658-8562 or [email protected] Anawim House is a refuge, a home,...

What Does Leadership Mean to You?

Grade 5 students have a large leadership role at the Junior School. To commemorate this, we have an annual assembly where each student shares...

Mustard Seed – Great Canadian Food Fight

It's that time again, the Mustard Seed is looking for volunteers to help bring a long awaited Victory to the City of Victoria in...

Testing the Leadership Waters

Several of our Middle School students recently attended the CAIS Middle School Leadership Conference. The event featured activities, guest speakers and plenty of recreational...

Junior School Luau

The Jr. School Luau is coming up and they are looking for volunteers! What is a Luau, you ask? It is a traditional Hawaiian...

Theater Tech – Soundboard

Salt Frog Productions is looking for someone who can help with the technical side of things for a production happening on Saturday, December 7th...

Swan Lake Broom Bash!

Help eradicate invasive species at Swan Lake Nature Preserve! Bring your own tools, or use the ones provided. Short Term, 3 hour shifts October 19 and 20...

Manicure?

Help is needed at Glengarry Hospital to aid their female residents in manicures and pampering! All training is provided. This is a long-term commitment on...

Virtue of the month for October: Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and it is a lovely thing to turn our attention to what it means to be thankful. Why should we cultivate...

Library Tech Buddies: Teen Volunteers

Volunteer using your skills with computers and other new technologies, and connect with someone in your community. Teens earn volunteer hours and help adults with...

Greater Victoria Public Library – Button Making

This opportunity if for teens aged 13-18. Get your button on and earn volunteer hours too! Help out at GVPL's booth at the Francophone...

Oak Bay Lodge – Music

Join our very own houseparent, Mr. Culham, at Oak Bay Lodge for a session of music and singing with seniors! He will be going...

Royal Jubilee Hospital

The Royal Jubilee Hospital needs volunteers for the Patient Care Centre and other areas of the hospital. There are opportunities in the patient care...

Fun Run!

One of the biggest events of the year for KidSport is just around the corner: the Thrifty Foods Kids Run, one component of the GoodLife...

Sorting Scores

Greetings Band Folk! The SMUS Band program is looking for volunteers to help sort and organize its extensive music library. This will include newly purchased...

Log Your Volunteer Hours!

At lunchtime on Monday September 30th Mrs. Parker will be in Crothall 303 (the South Computer Lab) to hold another Track-A-Thon. Come out and learn how...

Run for the Cure

Come out on to U Vic on Sunday October 6th, as a volunteer for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure! Outgoing and energetic individuals...

Volunteer for Ride-A-Thon Event

VTRA (Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association) is looking for volunteers to help at their 24th Annual Ride-A-Thon! It will be held on Sunday, Sept 29th from 8:00-3:00. They...

Eco Arts Hat Making Volunteer

Fall FAIRfield: Harvest Fete will be hosting a hat making/decorating table as an extension of the Through Fairfield Seasons Eco-Arts project. They will invite the...

Terry Fox Run: A Canadian Tradition

Each September for the last 33 years, Canadians have run to remember one of our heroes: Terry Fox. Terry lost his leg to cancer...

FAIRfield Harvest Fete

FALL FAIRfield: Harvest Fete Saturday, Sept. 28th, 1-5pm Porter Park, 1330 Fairfield Rd. The 3rd annual Fall FAIRfield: Harvest Fete is the FGCA’s give-back event to thank...

Forum for Young Canadians

Citizenship. Democracy. Governance. These concepts are integral to the running of our country, but what do they really mean? More importantly, what do they...

BC Youth Parliament

The British Columbia Youth Parliament is being held in Victoria from December 27 - 31, 2013. If you are a youth in between the ages of 16 to 21 and...

Victoria Symphony – Receptionist

The Victoria Symphony is looking for a volunteer to be a front desk receptionist in the box office. This is a long-term position. The volunteer will...

Knitting!

This witty knitting group needs a knitting volunteer to support them as they gather to make beautiful knitted items! Enjoy interacting with a small group...

Special Olympics – Club Fit

Victoria Special Olympics is looking for volunteers to help with "Club Fit". This is not one specific sport, but they focus on health-related fitness....

Library Helper at the Middle School

The Middle School Library is looking for people to help re-shelve books after school (from about 3:10 pm until 4:00 pm). If you are interested...

Face Painting!

Are you creative and willing to turn children into butterflies and tigers? The Vancouver Island Baby Fair is looking for volunteers to paint faces!...

Leadership Via Horsemanship

On Thursday, our new Prefects, Heads of House and Council Heads jumped the Clipper ferry to make the annual journey down to Silk Purse...

Follow Me: Link Leaders

Last week, we talked about our two student-led welcome programs for new students from the perspective of the newcomer. This week, two Grade 12...

‘Light The Night’ Walk Volunteers

      Volunteer  at the annual Light the Night event October 26th at the University of Victoria. This event raises critical funds for life-saving blood cancer...

VOCYL – Teen Leaders

Are you interested in being a leader and learning more about supporting and spending time with other youth that have a developmental disability? If...

Broom Sweep – October

Below are details about a Broom Sweep (invasive species removal) at Mill Hill on October 5th and 19th, 2013. Contact details are included. It...

This Saturday September 14th

Rithet’s Bog needs your help. This is the only remaining bog in the Victoria area. What: Invasive Eastern Cattails are invading the open wetland areas of...

Virtue of the Month – Friendliness

One of the most important pieces of our leadership program and woven through so much of what we do at the school is character...

Violet Richardson Award – Self-Nomination

Violet Richardson Award The Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The...

Meet Your Head Boy and Girl

Dear New SMUSdents, Welcome! On behalf of the entire school, we welcome you to our SMUS family! As you may already know, our school welcomes...

First Days

Both the Middle and Senior School run programs before school officially starts to welcome newcomers to the school. Grade 12 students run the...

Tim Hortons Battle of the Bands

Volunteers are needed for the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation Battle of the Bands Fundraiser. They are currently looking for volunteers on July 6th from 12...

READ Society Summer Camp

The READ Society needs volunteers to assist with their International Learning Camp, July 29th – August 2nd, 3:00 -5:30. The camp is for students...

Docent – Bateman Centre

Volunteer at the Bateman Centre! It’s an exciting time to be a part of The Robert Bateman Centre. Please consider joining them if you are...
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Cridge Centre – Kids Fun Day!

The Cridge Centre is  hosting an event for their families on Friday, June 28th from 3:30-5:30 at the centre.  It is a fun celebration with...
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Pt. Ellice Restoration

This Sunday June 23th, 10am – 1pm,  will be the next work party at the Point Ellice Shoreline Restoration site. Meet at 2616 Pleasant St,...
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Reflections on India

by Darin Steinkey Each member of this group has spent time in India and wanted to share their impressions in Chapel. Whether it was a...
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Annual Fund Scholars: Dawit

Dawit Workie first came to SMUS in Grade 8, joining our boarding community and settling in to life not too far away from his...
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Exploring Exploratory

The Exploratory program is a unique Middle School offering that allows students to try new activities without an academic component. Bringing all three grades...
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Summer at the Library

Summer Volunteering at the Public Library! They have opportunities for Tech Buddies, Knit Wits, Teen Council and Reading Buddies. Reading Buddies If you like working with...
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Hummingbird Nest Monitor

The Hummingbird Project of BC encompasses a number of science-based studies of hummingbird populations in BC and Alberta. The Project is managed by the...

Sailing Companion/Safety Boat Operator

DSA Victoria is looking for volunteers for their summer programs. 1. Accompany sailors with disabilities on the water in adaptive sailboats. Sailors have a variety...
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GRUBS Summer Camp Coordinator

Come join the LifeCycles and Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre team for an exciting summer camp program July 29 - August 2! The need...

Community Youth Leadership Summit Participant

Volunteer Victoria's Youth Team is proud to announce their upcoming Community Youth Leadership Summit being held July 8th - 12th! Everyday from 9am - 4pm...

Art Gallery Paint-In Volunteers

The 26th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In is happening on Saturday July 20th,  2013. They need volunteers for a variety of positions. 1. To welcome people to the...
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Tuck Cart Help Needed!

The Gorge Road Hospital needs volunteers to run the tuck cart. Volunteers will provide an opportunity for residents to purchase candy and other miscellaneous...
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Website Developer

BC FAMILIES IN TRANSITION needs someone to keep their website up-to-date with current information, and if possible to improve the look and add new "bells...
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Gratitude for War Child & Keep the Beat

Words by Lindon Carter, Grade 12; video by Olivia Sorley, Grade 11; pictures by Song Panvichean, Grade 10 and Darin Steinkey My first year in...
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Summer Camp!

The Education Extension Department is looking for volunteers to help out with summer holiday camps at  the Junior School during the summer. Camps are offered...
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Service Day

JDRF by Nick Loughton, Grade 10 student I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 13 years; since I was two years old. As a...
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Mural Restoration – Painters Needed

Please join the Burnside Gorge Community Association on Saturday, June 22nd for the Mural Restoration Day.  Paint over graffiti on two community murals in Cecelia Ravine Park. No experience...
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Be a Farmer!

The Urban Biodiversity Enhancement and Restoration project aims to integrate biological conservation with small scale organic farming. The project goals are to restore wetland,...
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Buskers Festival

Volunteers are an essential part of the Victoria International Buskers Festival, and your commitment would be greatly appreciated. Whether you are interested in volunteering at...
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Dog Walker

Pets are a wonderful addition to any home, especially for isolated Seniors, but at times they need help walking their furry friends. Assist a...
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Theatre Volunteers

Love great classic theatre? Why not get involved behind the scenes at Blue Bridge Theatre? They have many opportunities for you to become involved in their...
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Greeter – Big Bike Event

Volunteers are needed for the "Big Bike Event" for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Volunteers need to enthusiastically greet riders coming out to Big Bike Day...
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Environmental Camp Counsellor

Do you love nature? Are you looking for a FUN, outdoor volunteer experience working with kids? Then this is for you! The Friends Uniting for...
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Special Event Volunteer

Saanich Neighbourhood Place is looking for volunteers for their 'BYOB' (bring your own box) event, a fun day for dads and their kids to...
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Handyperson!

Help the James Bay Community Project  keep their building in great working condition by doing odd jobs and maintenance. The James Bay Community Project is located...
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Serving Snacks!

The James Bay Community Project needs help. Volunteers will prepare and serve a healthy snack to families on Monday or Fridays from 9:30 -...
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Point Ellice Restoration May 26

The Point Ellice House Restoration Team needs help this Sunday. They are having a work party at the Pointt Ellice shoreline restoration site this Sunday May 26th,...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Rugby Gives and Receives

by Darin Steinkey We're in the scrum with this week's Athletics Review, as we receive updates from both the Senior and Middle schools. In addition,...
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READ Society Summer Camps

The READ Society is looking for volunteer program assistants to help at their week-long summer learning camps in August. Volunteers will work with small groups...
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Get Outside BC – Applications Due May 17

Do you live in or near the following communities: Victoria, Vancouver, Hope, Kelowna, Prince George or Kimberley? Are you in high school? Do you have a...
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Annual Fund Scholars: Kali

Albertan boarder Kali Salmas has made the most out of her two years at SMUS. A fixture in our music program, she's also made...

Active Mindfulness

by Heather Sandquist, Grade 4 Teacher As a member of our Heath and Wellness committee, I fully appreciate the opportunity for mindful moments. Early in...
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Quadra Village Day – This Weekend!

This Saturday is Quadra Village Day! They need volunteers to help out. Date: May 11, 2013 Time: Shifts available between 6:45 am and 3:00 pm Location: On King St...
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Goddess Run – Volunteers

The 2nd Annual Goddess Run is happening on Sunday June 2nd. The Victoria Goddess Run is an opportunity for women to come together, celebrate the...
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BBQ Helpers

The Victoria Fertility Centre is sponsoring an infertility awareness BBQ on Sunday May 26th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. They need help with...
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Multiple Sclerosis – Carnation Donations

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada needs help collecting donations at various locations around town. Your duties include: -Exchange donations for carnation stickers -Prepare interim tax receipts...
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Camas Day! May 5th

May 5th is CAMAS DAY! This event is from 12:30 to 3:00 and is a partnership between Friends of Uplands Park, Oak Bay Parks...

No Batteries Required

Just in time for Earth Week, we spoke to Ann Makosinski, whose human-powered flashlight just won her a trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair....
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Fun For All Ages

by Kathleen Cook, leadership coordinator As a part of a school-wide commitment to external community service for all the students at SMUS, the Junior School...
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Speaking Out

This week, several students in Grades 6 & 7 attended a speech competition through the Independent Schools Association of BC. The Grade 6 students...
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James Bay Community Market

Love summer markets? Wanna be outside? Do you enjoy the community market feeling? Then the JBCM would love to have you join them! The James...
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James Bay – Gardening

The James Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to help keep their grounds looking spiffy at their location in James Bay. They need help...
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Outreach – Community Social Planning Council

Spring and summer offer many opportunities for the Community Social Planning Council to have tables and booths at various events.  They cannot staff them all,...
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Emerging Mentored Artist – Moss Street Market

If you thrive on the Moss Street Market vibe, are interested in community engagement and are an emerging artist looking for a unique educational...
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Technology and Social Media Expert

CASA For Children of Greater Victoria Society  is looking for social media and technology help. As a volunteer, you will be available on an 'as needed...
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This Sunday – Ivy Removal

This Sunday April 28th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pt. Ellice is having a work party. The weather forecast looks great! Please wear...
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Volunteer at the Maritime Museum of BC

Do you have an interest in history, and would like to give back to your community? The Maritime Museum of BC is looking for: -Dedicated young...
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Island Leadership for Bolton Boys

Boarding is bursting with leadership opportunities, and a group of Grade 11 boarders dedicated last weekend to building their leadership skills. Travelling to Tortoise...
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Chess in the Library- Program Coordinator

This position entails volunteering every Wednesday for four weeks in May 2013 - starting on May 8th and ending on May 29th. Each session...

Restorative Justice Victoria – Fundraising and Planning

Restorative Justice Victoria (RJV) is looking for people to join its new fundraising event planning committee. Their hope is to have one big fundraiser per...
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Youth in Action Team Member

Youth in Action is a youth-led initiative that brings about positive change for the people who live, learn, work or play in the Esquimalt...
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Cecelia Ravine Park

Friends of Cecelia Ravine Park - On the first Saturday of the month volunteers are needed to help remove invasive species, replant native plants...
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Mexico: My First Service Trip

by Flora Feng, Grade 9 I once saw a man on TV, who spent a year doing service in Africa. His mind and values, and...
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Bouncy Castle? Alumni Weekend May 4th

Help is needed for Alumni Weekend Saturday May 4th, 2013. They need volunteers to help with the art tent, bouncy castles, music tent, cotton candy machine...
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APU Garden Party June 2nd

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU)  is a school for girls in Malawi, Africa, dedicated to helping young women achieve self-sufficiency through education. The mission of...
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ALS Flower Day – June 1st

The ALS Society of BC is looking for people to help sell flowers at the Shelbourne Plaza on Saturday June 1st. Volunteers serve two...
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Wild About Whales Event Volunteers

The Boys and Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria - They are looking for volunteers to help with the Wild About Whales event on...
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Children’s Area Volunteer – Swan Lake

Volunteers are needed to assist in the area for children at the Annual Native Plant Sale. Face painting experience would be a definite asset...
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Paw Print Artists

The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health needs several teams of three volunteers each to refresh the paw prints on the sidewalks between buildings at...
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Gardening Group Volunteer

The Gorge Road Hospital is looking for a volunteer to help the recreation therapy staff with their gardening group. The volunteer will help with setting up...

Clean-Up Team Helper

The James Bay Community Project is looking for a volunteer to join the clean-up team for their Seniors Social Connections group once a week on...
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Books on CD Project

The James Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to research books on CD, create a summary of the book and format to the...
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Saanich Cycling Festival – April 21

The 4th Annual Saanich Cycling Festival is taking place on Sunday, April 21st. A big part of the festival is the “Big Family Bike...
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March 29 – Breakfast

The Victoria Dandelion Society is hosting an outdoor breakfast for people who are homeless or living on the street on March 29th (Good Friday) at City...
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Pt. Ellice Shoreline Work Party – This Sunday

What better way to celebrate St Paddy’s Day than by pulling some Green Ivy? Come and join the work party this Sunday March 17th from...
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Ride Don’t Hide – Community Bike Ride

Ride Don't Hide Victoria- Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride on June 23rd, hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with...
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Cribbage Leader

Glenwarren Seniors Lodge is looking for a volunteer to help with their cribbage card game program. You would invite residents to play crib, play with...
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Bowling Assistant

Long-term volunteers are needed to assist the activity workers at the Kiwanis Pavilion with setting pins and portering seniors to and from the program (which...
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Volunteer Crew TC 10K – April 28

Water Station Volunteer needed! You will assist 2 Volunteer Captains to set up Water Station #1 on the East Side of Cook St at...
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Creatively United for the Planet – April 19-21

Creatively United for the Planet - Want to be part of one of this year's most exciting free community events? Make a difference and volunteer...
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Volunteer with a Farmer!

Come out and learn about growing food on a certified organic farm! Haliburton Farm (741 Haliburton Rd) is looking for dedicated volunteer to help out at...
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Annual Fund Scholars: Remy

Three years ago, Remy Furrer was told he shouldn't even bother going to high school. Now he is set to graduate and attend university. When...
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Black History Month

Students from around the world celebrated Black History Month in one of the most exuberant and power-packed chapel services of the year. We hear...
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Play Volunteer for Family Programs

Do you enjoy working with young children? Do you want experience interacting with young children? Do you like doing songs or arts and crafts with...
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Seniors’ Outpatient Clinic Needs Volunteers

The Royal Jubilee Hospital is looking for volunteers. The volunteer will help staff to create patient charts for new referrals. The volunteer will be asked...
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Victoria Teen Expo

Looking for a great Volunteer opportunity? If you are energetic, enthusiastic and want to be part of an AMAZING event in Victoria, BC for...
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Gift Shop and Craft Station

The Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary needs volunteers to sell items from the gift shop/craft station at annual Native Plant Sale April 20th and 21st....
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Fashion Show Models

Help brighten someone’s day  by participating in Victoria Hospice Thrift Boutique fashion shows at five local seniors’ residences.  The fashion shows will be from...
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Pink Shirts Remind Us To Be Kind

This Wednesday, students wore pink shirts to show their support for a bullying-free atmosphere. Pink Shirt Day, an international movement against bullying, was celebrated...
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SMUS in the News: Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen

Portland Observer February 27, 2012 Paris Lowe '13 Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen
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“Diggers” Garden Team

LifeCycles Project Society is looking for volunteers to become members of the "Diggers"  team. The Diggers volunteer program provides you with urban agriculture training and...
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CNIB – Shop Assistant

Wanted: A Reception/Shop Assistant  for the  Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Duties: Help cover reception - attend to visitors and deal with inquiries...
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Pt. Ellice Invasive Species Removal

Pt. Ellice House needs help with invasive species removal and restoration work. A work party date is set for Sunday, March 17th from 10:00...
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Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for a "Health Promotion Election -  Street Team Volunteer" for March, April and May. The purpose of this role is...
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Playfair Park – Invasive Species Removal

Come out and learn a bit more about one of the real gems in our neighbourhood: Playfair Park. Please join the Pulling Together team for...
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Bonding Through the Buddy Program

At the Junior School, classes are paired together as a part of the buddy program. The intermediate students are all paired with a primary...
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Weaving – Videographer/Photographer – Newspaper

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is looking for volunteers for a variety of opportunities. Join a professional artist in removing invasive plants from sensitive ecosystems. This...
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Website Set Up

A local artist needs help setting up a simple website! This would likely be a Wordpress or Joomla - type program. You need to...
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Volunteer- Recreation Assistant

Recreation Integration Victoria is looking for predominantly male volunteers to be matched up one-on-one with another male with a disability. Together you will participate...
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MADD Victoria

Join a great group to promote the prevention of impaired driving and provide support to victims. Mothers Against Drunk Driving will meet the afternoon on...
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LifeCycles Garden Creation – Diggers Program

The Diggers volunteer program provides you with urban agriculture training and leadership skills development through hands-on involvement in LifeCycles Garden Creation programs and community-based...
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Volunteer at a Community Resource Fair

Saanich Neighbourhood Place needs volunteers at the Community Resource Fair. The event takes place on Thursday April 25th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Volunteers...
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ChemEd 2013 Volunteers Needed in Waterloo!

If you will be in Waterloo this summer, why not volunteer at ChemEd 2013? All science and chemistry students from high school to post-secondary are...
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Bottle Drive Help February 23rd

On Saturday February 23rd, the students who are going to Nicaragua at spring break are having a bottle drive to raise money. They need...
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Victoria Public Library Reading Buddies

If you like working with children, are a fluent English or French speaker, enjoy reading, and want to help emerging readers, the GVPL needs...
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YM/YWCA Organic Garden

The YM/YWCA is looking for volunteers for their organic teaching garden. Their goal is to share knowledge about local, organic, urban agricultural practices and...
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Toy Washer!

The James Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to help keep the Family Resource Centre clean and tidy. This includes tasks such as washing the toys!...
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Charity Golf Tournament Help

The Family Caregivers' Network Society is looking for volunteers for their upcoming golf tournament. Volunteers are responsible for sitting on the Charity Golf Tournament...
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Ivy Removal in Esquimalt

The Local Yokals are looking for short term help removing invasive ivy from an area of small trees in Esquimalt. Training is provided, there are lots of dates...

Central Care Home

Baptist Housing Care Homes is looking for long term volunteers to visit with residents. Get to know and visit with  care home residents on a once...
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An Educational Exchange

Grade 11 student Kalkidan Amare didn't know quite what to expect when she signed up for our student exchange program and spent a term...
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Royal BC Museum Needs Volunteers

The Royal BC Museum is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions. They need help in the gift shop as well as lobby...
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Computer Literacy – Course Helper

The James Bay Community Project (547 Michigan Street) is looking for volunteers to help with a computer literacy course for seniors. Assist with this...
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Web Designer

The For the Love of Africa Society is looking for someone to help the society build a new website using Joomla.  The basic shell...
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Thrift Store Help Needed

The James Bay Community Project (547 Michigan Street) is looking for volunteers to help at their thrift store. They need volunteers to assist in their thrift...

6 Reasons Why Every Jobseeker and New Grad Should Volunteer

Here is an interesting article that was passed on to me. 6 Reasons Why Every Jobseeker and New Grad Should Volunteer (From The Undercover Recruiter) I...
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Workshop Administrative Assistant

Volunteer Victoria is looking for volunteers to assist with administrative duties associated with Volunteer Victoria’s education and training program. Specific Tasks: Post and email workshop descriptions...
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Special Event Volunteer

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is looking for volunteers to join the dynamic and enthusiastic Special Event Committee. Help plan the Community Jazz Gala...
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Snow Removal?

The James Bay Community Project (547 Michigan Street) is looking for volunteers to help with snow removal. Duties include assisting JBCP with sidewalk and parking...
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Audio-Visual Volunteer – Seedy Saturday Conference

Seedy Saturday is Victoria's community seed and garden show for all gardeners. It features organic and open-pollinated (not GMO) seeds available direct from the...