Rapid Relief Fund

Giving Back to Make a Lasting Impact

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Members of the SMUS community step up and give back during the COVID-19 pandemic

Service Opportunities – March 12

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Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society is in need of a graphic design volunteer to help create outreach materials for Bike to Work Week!...

Service Opportunities – March 5

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The Y’s Young Moms Program at the Kiwanis Young Family Centre offers safe, affordable and supported housing opportunities for single mothers aged 16-29 with...

Virtue of the Month – Detachment

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Junior School counsellor Tessa Lloyd highlights detachment as the Virtue of the Month

Service Opportunities – February 27

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A group of students from the Junior School will be here on campus on Thursday, March 12, for a small day camp. They are...

Kindness Can Change the World

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Pink Shirt Day at SMUS highlights the power of kindness

Compassion, Empathy and Community Engagement

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Kathleen Cook highlights how compassion and empathy are woven into Junior School lessons

Service Opportunities – February 20

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A group of students from the Junior School will be here on campus on Thursday, March 12, for a small day camp. They are...

Service Opportunities – February 6

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Habitat for Humanity Victoria is looking for Customer Service Volunteers at their Uptown ReStore. Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a safe...

Building Leaders in BC’s Backcountry

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Pete McLeod, Director of Outdoor Education, highlights the Outdoor Leadership Winter Camp experience

Service Opportunities – January 30

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Women In Need (WIN) is a community resource that has several thrift shops throughout the city. They are looking for help with a variety...

Service Opportunities – January 23

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On Wednesday, January 29 we will be baking muffins that will be donated to local breakfast programs. This will be happening right here on...

Service Opportunities – January 9

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On Wednesday, January 15 we will be baking muffins that will be donated to local breakfast programs. This will be right here on campus...

Grade 8 Students Highlight Mental Health at Leadership Conference

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Teacher Tanya Lee highlights why Grade 8 students chose to focus their leadership conference on mental health

Virtue of the Month – Excellence

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Junior School counsellor Tessa Lloyd writes about January's Virtue of the Month: Excellence

Service Opportunities – December 9

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Oaklands Community Association is looking for volunteers for upcoming holiday events. There are a variety of dates and options including a Breakfast with Santa...

Service Opportunities – November 28

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Come out on Wednesday, December 4 to volunteer to bake Christmas cookies right here on campus. We have eight spots to fill and you...

Celebrated Storytellers Talk First Nations History and Respect

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Authors Roy Henry Vickers and Robert 'Lucky' Budd spoke with students about First Nations history and respect

Service Opportunities – November 20

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Every year, SMUS helps out with the take-down for the Jingle Mingle, which is a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. This event is...

Student-Run Café Supports Green Coffee Farming in Brazil

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Grade 10 students give back to a small coffee farm in Brazil to help it become a more environmentally friendly business

Virtue of the Month: Peacefulness

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Junior School counsellor Tessa Lloyd writes about November's Virtue of the Month: Peacefulness

Service Opportunities – October 31

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The Victoria Health Co-op is looking for a technology coach for their Board Chair. The coach is someone who can help the the chairperson...

SMUS in the News: Student Captures Morning Traffic with Drive-Thru for a Cause

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Grade 12 student Mark Finamore is featured in the Victoria News and Times Colonist newspapers for winning $2,500 for a Me to We Club initiative

Service Opportunities – October 24

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Come out on Wednesday, October 30 to volunteer to bake cookies right here on campus. We have eight spots to fill and you don't...

Mark Finamore Wins ‘Power of Youth’ Contest for Coffee Fundraiser

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Grade 12 student Mark Finamore wins $2,500 for the Me to We Club to help tackle homelessness in Greater Victoria
Grade 8 CAIS Leadership Conference group

What Kind of Leader Am I?: Reflections from Leadership Camp

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Grade 8 student Sophia T. writes about what she learned and the skills she gained at the CAIS Middle School Leadership Camp

‘Now is the Time to Take Action on Climate Change’

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This week's Senior School chapel featured our Green Team and sustainability prefects talking about sustainability and climate change

Service Opportunities – October 10

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Soap for Hope needs help in their warehouse, making kits and organizing donations. The Soap for Hope program provides hygiene kits to local shelters, transitional...

GALLERY: A Week of Community and Service

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Check out a gallery of photos from the past week of events that highlight community and service

Service Opportunities – October 3

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria is looking for in-school mentors. You will be paired with an elementary school-aged child and you visit with...

5 Public Speaking Tips for Children

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Speeches from our Grade 5 students highlight how young children can gain the skills to be confident public speakers

Service Opportunities – September 26

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TP the Town Victoria is a one day event where 22 participating grocery stores put toilet paper on sale for one day. There is...

Service Opportunities – September 19

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The Middle School Cross Country team is looking for volunteers from the Senior School to volunteer for a Middle School cross country meet on...

Building a Student Community in Boarding

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Student leaders help their fellow housemates find a home and build a caring community at boarding school

Service Opportunities – September 12

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The Burnside Gorge Community Association is hosting a fun community Halloween event called the Monster Mash on Saturday, Oct. 26. They have fun and...

Virtue of the Month: Friendliness

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Character development is a central component of your child’s education at SMUS. At the Junior School character education is woven into everything we do....
Head Prefects Kenzi Farish and Max Nishima

Meet Kenzi and Max, Our 2019-20 Head Prefects

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Meet Kenzi and Max, the two Grade 12 students who were elected to be our Head Prefects for the 2019-20 school year

Reflections From Our Outgoing Head Prefects

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Grade 12 leaders Morgan Warner and Ewan Halliday look back on their year as heads of the Prefect Council

Service Opportunities – June 6

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Soap for Hope is seeking an artist to help create a cozy and pleasing space. The organization is open to all creative ideas, and...

Service Opportunities – May 31

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The Garry Oak Meadows Preservation Society (GOMPS) is looking for a nursery volunteer to assist with plant nursery duties. This include tasks such as...

Service Opportunities – May 24

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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is still looking for volunteers for their MS Walk. This year’s walk is this Sunday, May 26 at...

Service Opportunities – May 16

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Soap for Hope is seeking an artist to help create a cozy and pleasing space. The organization is open to all creative ideas, and...

Service Opportunities – May 9

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The Story Studio is a really cool program that goes into primary classrooms to help students create, write and publish stories. A nearby Kindergarten...

Service Opportunities – May 2

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The Breast Cancer Society of Canada needs volunteers at their annual Mother’s Day Walk on Sunday May 12. Breast cancer remains the most common...

Spring Break Service Trip 2019: Tanzania

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Grade 10 student Devon Mills reflects on the Spring Break service trip to Tanzania

Service Opportunities – April 26

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Broadmead Senior Care is looking for a Garden Club Volunteer. If you have a green thumb, come out and help residents grow beautiful flowers...

Service Opportunities – April 18

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Alumni Weekend is coming up and the SMUS Archives needs some help to get the trophies and silver cups polished, shiny and ready to...

Spring Break Service Trip 2019: Costa Rica

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Grade 11 student Linden Girardeaux writes about the Spring Break service trip to Costa Rica

Service Opportunities – April 11

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Are you interested in working with students in a Kindergarten class? Maybe reading with them, playing with them or going on a walking tour?...

Service Opportunities – April 4

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The Junior School is hosting a SMUSic night on Saturday, April 27 from 6:15 to 10:30 pm. This is a music bingo event for...

Service Opportunities – March 8

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award crew are helping out at some upcoming events and they need volunteers to help (even if you are not...

Service Opportunities – February 28

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The SMUS Book Drive is looking for volunteers to help out with the sale next week. They need help to: Organize books on March 4...

Service Opportunities – February 21

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Do you love event planning? The Victoria West Community Association is seeking passionate people to join their Projects and Events Committee. You can be...

Service Opportunities – February 7

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Victoria Seedy Saturday is coming up on February 16. This is Victoria’s premier seed and garden event featuring educational speakers, gardening workshops, a seed...

Student Q&A: Grade 8 Leadership Conference

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We chat with Grade 8 student Neil P. about his experience as one of the student organizers of the Grade 8 Leadership Conference

Service Opportunities – January 31

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award office is participating with the Royals to do a 50/50 fundraiser at the hockey game on Friday, February 1...

Service Opportunities – January 24

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Victoria Seedy Saturday is coming up on February 16. This is Victoria's premier seed and garden event featuring educational speakers, gardening workshops, a seed...

Service Opportunities – January 17

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The Esquimalt Farmers Market is looking for volunteers. The market was set up to provide a place that serves as a community gathering point...
Future Innovator Challenge

SMUS in the News: Students Win Seed Money to Improve Quality of Life in...

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A group of SMUS students was named a finalist in the South Island Prosperity Project's Future Innovator Challenge

Service Opportunities – January 10

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Volunteer Victoria is calling all youth between the ages of 16 and 22. If you would like to become more involved in your community...

Service Opportunities – December 13

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The Gift Wrap event is one of The Mustard Seed’s annual, volunteer-driven fundraising events. During the month of December, more than 100 volunteers participate...

Service Opportunities – December 6

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Ho Ho Ho! The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of the most recognizable annual fundraising initiatives and the funds raised are critical...

Service Opportunities – November 26

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There is a volunteer opportunity on Thursday, Dec. 6. This is a SMUS sponsored event and transportation and a chaperone are provided. Organizers of...
Andy Rodford

Humility, Compassion and Service

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SMUS has four pillars – Respect, Honesty, Courage and Service – that buttress the Vision and Mission. The pillars are part of our daily...

SMUS in the News: Diya Courty-Stephens ’19 Wins Philanthropy Award

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November 16, 2018 Diya Courty-Stephens '19 CTV Vancouver Island Teenage trio aims to help save two global problems at once Victoria News Local leaders of all ages honoured at...

Service Opportunities – November 15

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On Saturday, Dec. 8 the Victoria West Community Centre is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 7:30 a.m. to noon! They need help with various duties...

Service Opportunities – November 1

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If you would like to come along to Hot Dog Wednesday on November 7, please email Ms. Parker to let her know.  Working with The Extreme Outreach Society,...

Service Opportunities – October 25

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Help deck the halls of The Bay Centre to raise much-needed funds for BC Children’s Hospital. The Victoria Festival of Trees raises over $170,000...

Service Opportunities – October 19

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The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is looking or volunteers in Sidney. If you are 13-18 years old and are are interested in...

Grade 12 Student Wins Youth Philanthropy Award

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Student Diya Courty-Stephens is nominated for a philanthropy award for starting an organization that aims to reduce food waste

What is School Spirit?

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The Prefect Council enlists students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 – and our Head of School – to define 'school spirit' at SMUS

Service Opportunities – October 11

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The Burnside Gorge Community Centre needs volunteers for their Santa’s Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9–11:30 a.m. Santa's Pancake Breakfast is an...

SMUS in the News: Junior School Student Inspires Orange Shirt Day Action

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The Oak Bay News highlights Orange Shirt Day at the Junior School, spearheaded by one of our Grade 4 students

Service Opportunities – October 4

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Volunteer for the Oaklands Breakfast with Santa! This event is on December 15 from 9 to 11 am. This super fun breakfast is for...

Service Opportunities – September 27

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The Royal Jubilee Hospital Gift Shop is looking for help. Volunteers are asked to work 3 four-hour shifts each month. Duties include being a cashier,...

Service Opportunities – September 20

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Volunteers are needed for this weekend for a multicultural, creative event called the Moon Festival Lantern Celebration at Gordon Head Recreation Centre and Lambrick...

Service Opportunities – September 13

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Our very own Kevin Zhang is playing a fundraising concert, "Music For Life", in support of the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. It is a...

Meet our 2018-19 Head Girl and Head Boy

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Meet Morgan Warner and Ewan Halliday, elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2018-19 school year at St. Michaels University School
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SMUS in the News: Harvard-Bound Aysha Emmerson ’18 Earns Zonta Scholarships

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2018 grad Aysha Emmerson talks to the Saanich News about her Zonta International scholarship and her work in the community

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Valedictorian Dalal Tubeishat shares her thoughts on behalf of the SMUS graduates

2018 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

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Watch the full Middle School Closing Ceremonies that marks the end of the 2017-2018 school year

2018 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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To mark the end of the school year, two Grade 5 students wrote a prayer with Rev. Keven Fletcher that highlighted what they are thankful for at the Junior School

Service Opportunities – June 14

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On Sunday, August 5, tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 29th annual Victoria Symphony Splash. From a...

Service Opportunities – May 31

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Are you looking for a super fun time and a way to get involved in the music scene in Victoria? You've found it! Victoria's...

Service Opportunities – May 25

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The Victoria Highlanders Football Club is looking for volunteers. They need help with setting up fencing on game days, supervising the Kids' Zone, helping...

Service Opportunities – May 10

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The Oak Bay Half Marathon is coming up on Sunday, May 27. We need a team of volunteers to help out at one of...

Service Opportunities – May 3

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The Oak Bay Half Marathon is coming up on Sunday, May 27. We need a team of volunteers to help out at one of...

Service Opportunities – April 26

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Ms. Smith is looking for a few extra sets of hands to help on Alumni Weekend. There is an event on Saturday night in...

Service Opportunities – April 12

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The 155th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival is taking place on the Victoria Day long weekend (May 19-21) in Topaz Park. It is one...

Spring Break Service Trip 2018: Nicaragua

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15 students traveled to rural Nicaragua over Spring Break and experienced an amazing blend of nature, community involvement, warm people, and unique experiences.

Service Opportunities April 6

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SMUS Alumni Weekend is coming up and Archives needs help getting ready. They need volunteer trophy polishers to get the silver shiny! If you can...

Service Opportunities – March 8

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Saanich Recreation is looking for an Amazing Race Camp Assistant and an Eco Camp Assistant. You must be 16 or older to volunteer. The Amazing Race...

Service Opportunities – March 1

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The Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum (CSRM) is seeking a volunteer, or team of 2-3 volunteers, to help create a website for the museum. The...

Service Opportunities – February 22

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking food bank volunteers. Volunteers work together with support staff to manage the day-to-day operations, ensuring...

Service Opportunities – February 15

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SMUS Education Extension is in need of volunteers for spring break camps. They need one volunteer who can help out with a cooking camp March...

Reflecting on a Great Grade 8 Leadership Conference

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Middle School student Sophia H. writes about the experience of organizing and taking part in the Grade 8 leadership conference

Grade 2 Students Give Back With Souper Bowls

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Grade 2 students bought a bowl and visited Fired Up! to paint their one-of-a-kind dish, which will be donated and used at the Souper Bowls of Hope.

Service Opportunities – January 19

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The Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library are looking for volunteers for a one-day book sale on February 10, 2018. The position requires...

Service Opportunities – January 11

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Volunteers are an important part of the Victoria Women In Need Society. They are always looking for volunteers to help out at their retail...

Bob the Builder

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We look back at the legacy of recently retired Head of School Bob Snowden, after serving 22 years in the leadership role at St. Michaels University School
Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor ’11: A Dream Big Profile

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Alumnus Ryan Taylor '11 talks about the impact SMUS and financial aid had on his life – and why it inspired him to give back to the school

Service Opportunities – December 14

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Do you love art? The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is looking for volunteers to help at their new pop-up shop. For more information...

Service Opportunities – December 7

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Living Edge Community is seeking a volunteer graphic designer for poster creation. Living Edge demonstrates compassion for the needs of the homeless and marginalized...

Service Opportunities – November 30

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The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for their 2017 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Ring a bell and collect donations! This is a great idea...

Service Opportunities – November 23

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

Service Opportunities – November 16

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The SMUS Parents' Auxiliary is hosting the Annual SMUS Christmas Gala on December 2 and they need volunteers before the event and the morning/afternoon...

Service Opportunities – November 9

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The Victoria Highland Dance Association (VHDA) is holding their annual St. Andrew's Day Competition on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Spectrum High School. They require student...
Kenneth Oppel

Author Kenneth Oppel ’85 Named 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

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Author Kenneth Oppel '85 was the keynote speaker for our Founders and Scholars Day and he was also the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Service Opportunities – November 2

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The Burnside Gorge Community Association is hosting Santa’s Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 9. They need volunteers for a variety of duties. Santa’s Pancake Breakfast...

Service Opportunities – October 26

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The Monday Magazine Photo contest is coming up, and they need your help! This contest is the longest running amateur photography competition in Victoria...

VIDEO: Aysha Emmerson Talks Acceptance and Inspiration at WE Day Vancouver

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Head Girl Aysha Emmerson spoke at WE Day Vancouver about acceptance, mental health and the power people have to support and inspire others

Service Opportunities – October 19

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The Parents’ Auxiliary is hosting their annual Junior School Fall Family Fun Fest Halloween Extravaganza, which will take place in the SMUS double gym...

Service Opportunities – October 12

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Once again, Habitat for Humanity is putting on the Gingerbread Showcase. These are no ordinary gingerbread houses! The event brings together professional and amateur...

Service Opportunities – October 5

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Artemis Place Secondary School needs help setting up their on-site clothing and accessory Boutique. They need 2-3 people who can help to organize, tidy...

Service Opportunities – September 28

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The Parents' Auxiliary is hosting their annual Junior School Fall Fest Halloween Extravaganza, which will take place in the SMUS double gym on Saturday,...

Service Opportunities – September 21

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The Story Studio Writing Society is always looking for reliable, passionate volunteers to help them help kids. They are seeking volunteers for the Fall...

Service Opportunities – September 14

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the first SMUS Volunteer Fair yesterday! It was a very successful event and we hope you...
Prism Award for executive coaching

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

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The Saanich News highlights SMUS being named a finalist for the International Coach Federation's Prism Award
head boy and head girl

Meet SMUS’s 2017-18 Head Boy and Head Girl

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

The Class of 2017

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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...

2017 Senior School Closing Ceremonies

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  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,...

2017 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

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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...

2017 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

SMUS Talks Event Builds Student and Community “Connections”

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

Service Opportunities – April 20

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Gurpreet & Zareen: A Dream Big Profile

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Alumni Gurpreet (Pete) Leekha ’89 and Zareen Charania ’96 talk about the impact SMUS and financial aid had on their lives – and why it inspired them to give back to the school

Service Opportunities – March 8

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Heights at Mt. View - Baptist Housing is looking for volunteers for their Music and Memory Program. Volunteers will assist program participants (all...

Grade 8 Students Ask, “What is Your Weird?”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Service Opportunities – November 25

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
SMUS-in-the-News

SMUS in the News: Grade 11 Student Tony Liu Fundraising for Our Place

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

Service Opportunities – October 20

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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...

2016 Middle School Closing Ceremonies

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

2016 Senior School Closing Ceremonies

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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...

2016 Junior School Closing Ceremonies

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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

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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...
SMUS-in-the-News

SMUS in the News: Sean Lider ’16 is a Giving Grad

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

Service Opportunities – June 10

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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

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Outgoing Head Girl and Head Boy – Sarah Jones and Jasper Johnston – reflect on their time as school leaders and heads of SMUS's Prefect Council

Service Opportunities – June 2

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Spring Break Service Trip 2016: Argentina

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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...

Living Edge – Food Prep

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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    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!

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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 glenshielactivities@shaw.ca for...

Festival of Trees – Take-Down

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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                              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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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...

‘This Has Been The Best School Year Ever!’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Four Grade 8 students who've enjoyed their time at the Middle School reflect on their experiences in Grades 6-8

Public Library Volunteers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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!

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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

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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

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  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...

Weekend Garden Party to Fundraise for All-Girls’ School in Malawi

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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Every Friday, the Fernwood Community Centre hosts a Seniors' Lunch. They need a helping hand to help cater food services, do dishes, and hold...

SMUS’s Club Hub: Admissions Ambassadors

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Wanted: Three Amazing High School Students

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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...

Activities Helper

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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....

Link Crew Leads the Way

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Mill Hill Broom Sweep

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Art Gallery – Family Sundays!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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...

How to Download Images from the SMUS Photo Gallery

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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

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

Passion for Tango – Food Vending

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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

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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...