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We Day Inspires Students to Be Leaders, Difference-Makers

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

Service in Action

Thanks to Danny Park for this account of a service opportunity that took place on October 15th, 2011. Today, six of the Barnacle Boys, Daniel...
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Hummingbird Nest Monitor

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

Virtue of the Month: Co-Operation

St Michaels University School, from Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School Virtue of the Month for November/December: Co-Operation Co-operation is both the act and the art...
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Weekend Garden Party to Fundraise for All-Girls’ School in Malawi

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

SMUS on Mt. Tolmie

Since 2010, SMUS has been a part of a restoration program on Mt. Tolmie. With Dave Lock of the Mt Tolmie Conservancy Association, we have...

Carlos Angeles Quote

Service to me is not so much of a commitment, but rather a gratifying experience that gives benefits to those who give and those...

The Wu Brothers

                Over the last five months I and my brother had been participating in the SMUS service group and been taking many groups of...
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Service Day: Mount Tolmie

by Amanda On November 4th, the Middle School had its very first service day. Every student in the Middle School split up in groups to...

Peer Tutoring and Leadership

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria has a youth group called BETWEEN that meets every Monday from 3:45-5:45 pm. It is a space for newcomer youth (immigrants and refugees)...

Santa and reindeer and pancakes, oh my!

The Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA) will be hosting Santa’s Pancake Breakfast on Saturday December 11th from 9am-12 noon at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre. This...

Stocking Stuffers

The Extreme Outreach Society is having a stocking-stuffing party this Saturday, December 11th at 3:00 pm. They need help to fill over 1000 stockings!...

Over 200 Stockings Filled!

"On Saturday afternoon, nine students and one houseparent went to help the Extreme Outreach Society fill Christmas stockings. Each fluffy red stocking contained a...

Are you in Victoria over Spring Break?

The James Bay Care Centre is looking for students who are interested in pushing wheelchairs on Thursday, March 31st. They are planning to take...

Volunteer to keep track of Volunteers!

Craigdarroch Castle is seeking a volunteer to create and maintain a spreadsheet or database system to track their volunteers' hours. The...

Do You Like To Talk?

The Esquimalt Recreation Centre is in need of a  program assistant to help the program leader for their Conversation Cafe. This program takes place...

Welcome Back!

How can it be September already? Hopefully you had a fantastic summer break. Throughout the year the students at SMUS are involved in all...

An Essential Leadership Skill

A Free Communication Course for Youth. Think of successful leaders you know. They have one trait in common - the ability to communicate effectively. Sponsored...

Free Leadership Development Opportunities

Here are two fantastic Leadership Opportunities being offered by Sannich: SUMMIT SUMMIT is Saanich's leadership group that meets every Monday from October through to May at Gordon Head...

Play Soccer and Volunteer at the Same Time!

Soccer Marathon of Dreams: a 12-hour soccer event for dreams of a world without hunger or homelessness Join them for 12 hours on Saturday, October...
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Grade 10 and 11 Students – CAIS Conference

Hey Grade 10s and 11s, Yes, I know that you hear about conferences all the time, but this one is different. It's put together for...
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Playfair Park – Invasive Species Removal

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

Restorative Justice Victoria – Fundraising and Planning

Restorative Justice Victoria (RJV) is looking for people to join its new fundraising event planning committee. Their hope is to have one big fundraiser per...
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Website Developer

BC FAMILIES IN TRANSITION needs someone to keep their website up-to-date with current information, and if possible to improve the look and add new "bells...
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Tuck Cart Help Needed!

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

Community Youth Leadership Summit Participant

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

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

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

READ Society Summer Camp

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

Junior School Luau

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

Service Trip? India?

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

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

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

What are you doing on Sunday?

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

WordPress Support

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

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

Welcome Back!

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

Barn Dance! On Campus!

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

Tea Time and Music!

The Kensington, a local care home, is looking for keen volunteers for help with a few organizational projects. For example: they need someone to organize their...

On Campus Help!

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

‘Youth In Parks’ Team

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

Helpers needed at a Lecture (on campus!)

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

Newsletter Editor

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

Quadra Village Holiday Dinner

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

This Saturday – Synchro Victoria Needs Help!

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

Two major — but very different — events have given Middle School students a chance to sharpen their leadership skills. Several students travelled to...
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A Virtue to Inspire Improvement

The Junior School virtue for January is especially appropriate for the beginning of a new year: commitment. As countless adults set New Year's Resolutions,...
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SMUS in the News: Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen

Portland Observer February 27, 2012 Paris Lowe '13 Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen
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Exploring Exploratory

The Exploratory program is a unique Middle School offering that allows students to try new activities without an academic component. Bringing all three grades...
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Reflections on India

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

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

Meet Your Head Boy and Girl

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

Leadership Via Horsemanship

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

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

And the BSYE finalists are…

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

Found: Three Amazing High School Students

WANTED: One amazing high school student. So said the tagline for SMUS's first Best School Year Ever scholarship contest. Who knew we'd find so many...
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Grade 9 & 10 Closing Ceremony

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

Funding Big Dreams

Did you know that tuition at SMUS accounts for approximately 85% of our total budget? The extra 15% is raised annually via our Dream...
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Open House: 10 Good Things about the Junior School

Kathleen Cook, Assistant Director of the Junior School On Friday, October 24 the Junior School welcomed many visitors to the Open House. As a part...
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Wanted: Three Amazing High School Students

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

The sweet smell of fresh gingerbread cookie dough filled the hallways of our Senior School this week, as Grade 2 students rolled up their...
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Best School Year Ever: And the Winner is…

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

A trio of students earned $5,000 for the Bridges for Women Society last week as part of a service project in their Planning 10...

Model UN Competitions Are Fun and Rewarding Experiences

by Jonathan Mostovoy, Grade 12 Last weekend I attended the Canadian High School Model United Nations (CAHSMUN) in downtown Vancouver. Being a veteran at these types...
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Grade 12 Student Uses Science Fair Project to Offer a Helping Hand

As 3D printers grow in availability around the world, so too will affordable 3D-printed products. And one of the more innovative and life-changing devices that makers...
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Middle School Explorers Set Out For Weekend Camp Experience

by Matthew, Grade 8 I love cities. I admire places such as Hong Kong and New York for their pace, skyscrapers and for how urban...
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SMUS Students Sell Prayer Flags to Raise Money for Nepal

Grade 8 students Georgia Haydock, left, and Anna Considine hang handmade prayer flags in the lobby of the Middle School. If there's one thing that...
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Building Sweet Friendships on Service Outings to Care Home

by Kathleen Cook, Assistant Director of the Junior School As a part of a school-wide commitment to external community service for all the students at...
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Grade 8 Students Anticipate Life at the Senior School

School is nearly out for the summer at the Middle School. For the Grade 8 students, that means their final days at the Middle...
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2015 Athletic Awards

by Lindsay Brooke, Athletic Director The 2014-15 school year has simply been the finest ever in SMUS sporting history. Pride of place goes to the athletes and coaches...
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Leavers’ Chapel Marks Last Days for Grade 12 Students

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

by Kyle Slavin, SMUS Review blog editor This week the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team finished their 1,100-km ride down Vancouver Island, but...
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Grade 5 Students Share Insight into Qualities of Leadership

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

Montreal Model UN Symposium Leaves a Lasting Impression

by Tayte Gossling, Grade 10 Last week, 16 SMUS students travelled to Ottawa and Montreal, under the supervision of Mr. Goodman and Ms. Knight, for the...
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Grade 2 Students Learn Real-World Math With Hands-On Lesson

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

May 25, 2010 Volunteer Newletter

Highlights of Opportunities Happening this Week Community: Many one time events are happening this weekend and next. May 29: Island Savings Family Sport and Recreation Festival Girls Just...

June 15 Newsletter

Get involved this summer helping meet the needs of others.  I can't wait to hear all that you did over the summer. See you...

Welcome Back!

My name is Laurie Parker and I am the new Community Service Coordinator at St Michaels. I would love to talk to you about...

This Week is National Volunteer Week!

Thank You. Canadians have a long and inspiring history of volunteering and community involvement. With 12.5 million people across Canada dedicating their time, volunteers are...
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Fundraising Help

Work to provide support to Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue. Long-term, flexible hours and training provided. Knowledge of social media and interaction with the public are...

Kids Creative Writing Camps

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

Santa’s Pancake Breakfast!

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

Sewers Needed for Theatre Production

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

Social Media Expert!

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

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Leadership Development Homework

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

How to Apply for Volunteer Positions

Applying For Volunteer Positions: Tips The process is kind of like applying for a job; you need to be professional and interested. It's also important...

SMUS Volunteers Strike Again!

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

On November 19 - 21, 30 students from grades 9 - 12 and three teachers were in Vancouver for the Connect Youth Model United...
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Camosun’s Leadership Conference

Attention Grade 11s and 12s: Interested in BUSINESS? If you have taken Micro/Macro Economics and/or Economics 12 and have a passion for business and leadership...
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The Junior School Green Team

Sustainability is one of the Five Streams of Leadership at SMUS. Before the break, anticipating Earth Week in the middle of April, I had the...

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"I was involved with the Glendale Gardens where you help plant trees, cut dead branches, and help grow the beautiful garden. It was a...

Morio Oyake Quote

I had an opportunity to volunteer with the Railyards Waterfront Work Party and the Point Ellice Shoreline Restoration group in first term. Both were...

James Bay Seniors Care Centre

  Because the Elderly can not get out into the community, they would love to sit and look through a photo album or a powerpoint...

Broadmead Care Home

  Broadmead Care Home is looking for volunteers for  Sing Along on Wednesday evenings and Bingo Thursday evenings from 5:45-7:15pm.  Both roles involve portering residents...

Social Butterflies. Saanich Peninsula Hospital

To foster relationships with patients. May include: visiting, reading, reminiscing, playing cards or board games, music, or assisting with structured activities. Many of these...

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Presents: Bon Appetit – Company’s Coming

To provide companionship for residents and patients who would benefit from extra attention and stimulation during meals, create a social dining atmosphere. Classroom training...

SuperKids Saturdays

  SuperKids is a Saturday afternoon program, for children between the ages of six to eleven, which provides safe and fun-filled activities during the spring...

Hot Dog Wednesdays (THIS WEDNESDAY!)

Extreme Outreach takes a hot dog cart out into the community to feed teenagers facing challenging times.  Come out and meet the kids as...

SuperKids – Weekend or Summer Service Experience

SuperKids is a Saturday afternoon program, for children between the ages of six to eleven, which provides safe and fun-filled activities during the spring...

Working in Elderly Homes – ongoing or one-time

James Bay Seniors Care Centre group or individual, repeat Because the Elderly can not get out into the community, they would love to sit and...

Seaquaria in Schools

Group or individual, one-time or repeat Involves setting up marine tanks in schools with local plants and animals, for a hands on experience. You may...

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Volunteering with Special Olympics BC is an opportunity for you to make a direct impact on the quality of life of individual with...

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS)

VIRCS holds weekly introduction meetings on Thursday at 4:00 to train and introduce volunteers. All volunteer positions are either one time (for an event)...

Gorge Waterway Discovery Centre

Group or individual, one time or repeat A new marine education centre located in Esquimalt Gorge Park (by the Tillicum Bridge).  It has a live...

Special Olympics

Volunteers needed to assist with coaching Special Olympics. Contact [email protected]

May 11 Volunteer Newsletter

Looking for things to do now that AP's are over? Look no further, take some time to read the latest Volunteer Newsletter and get...

District of Saanich Volunteering Opportunities

They have so many opportunities, I can not begin to enter them all, so.... please log onto the following link to find out more...

Regional Parks Volunteering

Volunteer at one of our Regional Parks (ie. Mill Hill) Contact Colleen [email protected] 250-478-3344

Saanich Parks Volunteering

Volunteer at one of our local parks . Get back to me if you are interested as I have the forms that need signing....

Broadmead Care Centre

Broadmead Care Home is looking for volunteers for Sing Along on Wednesday evenings and Bingo Thursday evenings from 5:45-7:15pm. Both roles involve...
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Have fun at the same time as volunteering at the Beacon Hill Petting Zoo

Located right in the middle of Beacon Hill Park, the farm provides both an educational and economical form of entertainment for the whole family....

Craigdarroch Castle could use you

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

Radio station fun

CFUV is Victoria’s Campus Community Radio station located in the Student Union Building on the UVic Campus. CFUV is a volunteer-based organization that airs...

Relive some history

Point Ellice House is an Historic Site and was the family home of the O'Reillys for three generations, 1867 to 1975. Through their family...
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Service Day: Woodwyn Farm

by Amita On Thursday, November 4th the middle school had a service day. Everyone went out and did something for the community or the environment....
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Exploratory: What’s Happening

by Amanda and Amita Last exploratory, we spent our class visiting some of the other exploratory classes. We visited the cross-stitching, broadcasting, wood-working, games, house...

Saturday October 9th – Fundraiser for Liberia needs volunteers

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? There is a Haircut-A-Thon happening at the Bay Centre on Saturday, October 9th from 10am...

Library Tech Volunteer

Volunteer with older adults, use your skills with computers and other new technologies, and connect with someone in your community. Earn volunteer hours and help...

The Great Canadian Food Fight!

Competition can have its downside but there appears to be only silver linings and no clouds involved in the Great Canadian Food Fight, which...

Hot Dog Wednesdays

Many students have been asking about Hot Dog Wednesdays, and are wondering when they will be starting up again. There is no confirmed date yet,...

Out of the Closet Renew Boutique is looking for volunteers

Out of the Closet Renew Boutique is looking for Sales Floor Volunteers and Processing Volunteers. Your duties would include greeting and helping customers, using a cash register...

Hot Dog Wednesday – Next Week!

We have a crew going to Hot Dog Wednesday on November 3rd and 10th. Please email Mrs. Parker if you are interested in coming...

Barnacles Spotted on Mt. Tolmie!

A group of 20 students from the Barnacle Boarding House spent two hours pulling broom on a crisp and sunny Saturday morning.  They joined Dave Lock from...

Hot Dog Wednesday

For the past two weeks we have had keen students attending Extreme Outreach's Hot Dog BBQ. The weather has been great and the energy high....

Calling all Musicians!

On Tuesday, December 21st the Shoal Centre will hold its annual Christmas lunch. They are looking for musicians to come and sing, play Christmas music,...

Gorge Road Hospital – Musical Performances

The Gorge Road Hospital would love to have you come and perform for the residents. They are open to all sorts of music such...

James Bay Community Project – Fall Garden Help!

The James Bay Community Project is looking for people to help two seniors with fall garden maintenance. They need help with raking and plant clean...

November 25th Oaklands Elementary Craft Festival

Are you crafty? Oaklands Elementary School (which is located on Ryan street not far from SMUS) needs volunteers for their "Fall Festival of Family...

Gift Wrapping for the Mustard Seed

This Christmas season there is a gift wrapping booth set up at Hillside Mall, with the proceeds benefiting the Mustard Seed Food Bank. They are...

Christmas Music at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre is looking for students who are interested in playing seasonal music at their Magic of Christmas Gift Show on Saturday, Dec...

A Christmas Carol

A group of SMUS students will be going Christmas Carolling on Saturday, December 4th. They will be leaving Harvey House at 5:45 pm to walk...

Christmas Party Help Needed

The Extreme Outreach Society is holding their 13th annual Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 18th from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. It will be held at North...

Beacon Hill Villa Needs Volunteers

Beacon Hill Villa is a Care Home for Seniors located in James Bay. They are looking for volunteers for a variety of opportunities. They...

Our Place Christmas Party

If you are interested in helping out at the Our Place annual Christmas lunch on the afternoon of Friday, December 10th, please email Jolie Wist at Our Place...

Iron Chef!

Well...not quite. But here is your chance to help the Extreme Outreach Society with their Christmas Dinner. They need about six students to spend an afternoon...

Flash Food Mob

 This Saturday, December 4th at 5:00 pm there will be a Flash Food Mob at Spirit Square in Victoria! All the *secret* event details are...

Cookies for a Cause

Our Place is hosting their annual Christmas party on December 10th. They need cookies to serve the guests, and are looking for donations. So get...

It’s Tea Time!

The Victoria Tea Festival is being held on Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at Crystal Garden. It will run on Saturday from 12:00...

Pancake Breakfast Memories

"Several weekends ago, one of the homerooms plus a group of  boarders from Symons volunteered to help with the pancake breakfast at the Burnside...

Victoria Public Library: Tech Buddies, English Reading Buddies, and Reading Buddies en Francais

There are currently two opportunities at the Greater Victoria Public Library. Reading Buddies (in English and en Francais): If you like working with children, enjoy reading,...

Do You Love Music?

Volunteer at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for a fun and rewarding experience. Volunteer duties may include taking tickets at the door, being an usher or...

Beacon Hill Villa

The Beacon Hill Villa is starting an intergenerational program in February, where teens spend time with seniors to share stories, play games, visit and just...

The Cridge Centre

The Cridge Centre is looking for a team of students to spend time with their senior residents on Thursday afternoons from 4:00 pm to...

YMCA-YWCA Youth Dance Volunteer

The Volunteer Youth Dance Instructor will provide support to the members and participants who register in the Ballet/Jazz program. The volunteer in this position will...

Scrabble Anyone?

Did you know: There is just one Q in a Scrabble game Scrabble is also known as Alfapet, Funworder, Skip-A-Cross, Spelofun and Palabras Cruzadas The game is...

Haliburton Farm – Help on an Organic Farm

All are warmly welcomed at Haliburton Farm the second Saturday of each month starting February 12th  from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The farm is located...

Craigdarroch Castle

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

Haliburton Farm

We will have a bus going to Haliburton Farm this Saturday, February 12th, to volunteer from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a...

Hot Dog Wednesdays Return!

HDW will be starting up again on Wednesday February 23rd. We will be joining Cliff from Extreme Outreach who will be taking a hot dog cart out into...

YMCA Children’s Program Volunteer

The YMCA is looking for a Children’s Program Volunteer. There are 3 positions open, and the program runs over the summer, so you need to be...

Memories of Haliburton Farm

On Saturday, February 12th, 14 SMUS students ventured out to Haliburton Farm to volunteer. Dayna Fitzgerald reports on the day: When we first arrived at...

Rink Of Dreams – Hockey Fundraiser Needs Volunteers

The Help Fill a Dream Foundation is looking for volunteers to help on Saturday, March 19th. They need help with a Tailgate Party for their Rink of Dreams...

Playing Wii and Calling Bingo Games!

The Glenshiel Housing Society (a retirement residence) needs your help! They are looking for people to: call Bingo games on Monday evenings at 6:30 to play Wii and other games...

Easter Tea at the James Bay Care Centre

The James Bay Care Centre is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Easter Tea. It will take place on Sunday April 24th...

Victoria International Buskers Festival – July 15th to 24th

Whether you are interested in volunteering at an information booth, interacting with the performers, being a stage manager, or helping with...

Other Special Olympic Opportunities

Other than the last posted opportunity to coach soccer with Special Olympics, the organization is looking for Monday night Bowlers to assist the group...

James Bay Seniors Home

James Bay Seniors Home is looking for volunteers to work with their elderly clients. The contact name is Doug Elkey at 250-388-6457. Let Roslyn know...

Gorge waterway discovery centre

A new marine education centre located in Esquimalt Gorge Park (by the Tillicum Bridge) has a live marine tank full of species found in...

Special Olympics

Volunteering with Special Olympics BC is an opportunity for you to make a direct impact on the quality of life of individuals with intellectual...

VIRCS

VIRCS holds weekly introduction meetings on Thursday at 4:00 to train and introduce volunteers. All volunteer positions are either one time (for an event)...

Special Olympics

Coordinators are still looking for new applicants to come out and help special needs children with various sports activites. See below entries and come...

Wii Game Facilitator

Ok, here is a great Service experience that sounds too good to be true:    Imagine, playing Wii as a volunteer job.  Wii instructors are needed...

HOT DOG WED.’s

... have been a huge success. We are now committing to bringing SMUS volunteers every Wed from now until the end of the school...

Esquimalt 5K Fun Run – March 18th and 19th

Hundreds of walkers and runners of all ages will participate in this year’s 4th annual Esquimalt Parks and Recreation Fun Run. In addition to...

Victoria Special Olympics

Applications for this opportunity are due by April 1st, 2011. Special Olympics offers sports and competition to individuals with intellectual disabilities.  As a Special Olympics...

Plant Sale at U Vic on May 1st, 2011

The Friends of Finnerty Gardens at the University of Victoria are having their annual plant sale on Sunday, May 1 in the main gym...

Operation Trackshoes June 10th – 12th, 2011

If you enjoy meeting new people and having fun, be a volunteer counsellor at the 41st annual Operation Trackshoes this June 10th to 12th,...

Haliburton Farm and Hot Dog Wednesday – April 2011

I know this is still a month away, but as we are leaving on Wednesday for Spring Break, I wanted to put this out...

Easter Tea Party at the James Bay Care Centre, April 24th, 2011

The James Bay Care Centre is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Easter Tea. It will take place on Sunday April...

Plant Sale at UVic Needs Volunteers May 1, 2011!

The Friends of Finnerty Gardens at the University of Victoria are having their annual plant sale on Sunday, May 1 in the main gym...

Coalition Connect for Families on April 30, 2011

The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness is hosting an event called Coalition Connect For Families on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 am to...

Saanich Neighbourhood Place

The Saanich Neighbourhood Place (located at Pearkes Recreation Centre) requires volunteers to take care of their Playroom and Clothing exchange, maintaining general tidiness...

YMCA-YWCA Children’s Program Volunteers needed

The YMCA-YWCA is looking for volunteers to help with their children's programs. The volunteer in this position will assist staff during programs, set...

Wild About Whales Derby Event Volunteers – Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The Boys and Girls Club of Victoria is looking for volunteers to assist with this fun, family event on June 18th at Esquimalt Gorge Park (1:30...

Gorge Road Hospital – Special Events Volunteer

The Gorge Road Hospital is looking for a long-term volunteer to assist the Recreation Therapy staff to host special events and parties. They need...

Islanders Running Club for Kids is Looking for Volunteers

Islanders Running Club is looking for keen volunteers to help out at their practices, which run every Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30 pm. They start...

Support Japan 2011 – Community Fair Fundraiser Needs Volunteers for this Saturday April 16th

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society is hosting the Support Japan 2011 Gambare Nippon Community Fair at Ecole Victor-Brodeur School on April 16th, 2011. They...

Selkirk Waterfront Festival – May 28, 2011

The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is a fantastic event that provides hours of fun and entertainment for thousands of people of all ages. An event...

Hot Dog Wednesday April 20th and 27th

A group of SMUS students are going down to Hot Dog Wednesday on April 20th (that's this week!). Please let Mrs. Parker know by...

ALS Fundraising Event

ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Between 1,500 and 2,000 Canadians currently live with ALS. The...

Craigdarroch Castle – Special Events Volunteer

Craigdarroch Castle is seeking a pool of volunteers to help with special events such as Summer garden parties, Spring break programs for...

Under the B, You!

Nigel - Services for Adults with Disabilities Society provides housing for physically disabled adults and promotes independence of residents. They are looking for a...

Volunteers Needed For A Swimathon

The 26th Annual BMO Swimathon for Victoria Hospice will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Individual...

Marshaling the Troops

The Tour de Victoria is coming up on Saturday, May 28th. This amazing cycling event is fronted by professional cyclist Ryder Hesjedal (of...

Summer Camps – Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

Volunteers are needed to help with a day camp taking place at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.  Children enjoy five days of sport and...
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Grade 11 Leadership Opportunities for Grad 2012

The time has come for Grade 11 students to think about the role they want to take on at the school next year.  As a...

It’s a Kodak Moment!

The Victoria Restorative Justice Society is looking for a volunteer photographer.  The purpose of this position is to take photographs of volunteers and ...
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Get on your Soapbox!

The 6th Annual Canary Derby is looking for volunteers on Saturday, June 18th to help make the day a success! The soap box...
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“Reaching Beyond” Leadership Conference

Reflections from the Grade 11 Boarders Leadership Conference by Lisa Chen (Symons House) On April 20, all of the Grade 11 boarders got on a bus heading...
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The Tragedy of the Commons

Garrett Hardin first wrote about the tragedy of the commons in the journal Science in 1968. In this seminal work, Hardin described the dilemma...

Moss Street Market

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

This Sunday – Marathon Marshals Needed

This Sunday, May 15th, is the Oak Bay Half Marathon. They are in need of course marshals from 7:00 am until 10:00 am. Please contact...

Walk to Fight Arthritis

The Victoria Arthritis Society is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions for their upcoming Walk to Fight Arthritis event on ...
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BINGO!

Come out and support the residents of Glengarry Hospital by making conversation and helping to mark their bingo cards. Some residents have...

Help Others ‘Walk for Fitness’

The Esquimalt Recreation Centre (527 Fraser Street) is looking for a few assistants for their weekly Walk for Fitness program. It will run on...

At the Carwash!

The James Bay Care Centre is holding a car wash to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help African children who have...
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Have you always wanted to be on the radio?

CFUV is Victoria’s Campus Community Radio station located in the Student Union Building on the UVic Campus. CFUV is a volunteer-based organization...
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Water!

Water... in the form of rain can be such a nuisance, especially this late in the spring. I was thankful that it didn’t rain...

Queen Alexandra Youth Advisory Council

Are you between the ages of 14 and 19? Are you enthusiastic and dedicated to youth issues? Do you want to become involved in...

Triathlon Help Needed

Team X is a youth and adult triathlon team in Victoria. They are putting on a sprint triathlon this year and are in need...

Victoria Cycling Festival May 28th

The Victoria International Cycling Festival needs help on Saturday May 28th. Volunteers will be helping with a cycling time trial, and will be responsible...
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Garden Party Fundraiser – Face Painting and Babysitting

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU) is dedicated to helping young Malawian women achieve self-sufficiency through education. Their mission is to provide high quality education to...

The Dragons Are Coming!

The Dragon Boat Festival is a really fun way to earn some volunteer hours. This year's festival will take place from August 12th...
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Music Festival Volunteers for FolkWest

FolkWest is looking for individuals with volunteer experience to organize and run crews for the FolkWest Festival being held on August 19 - 21,...

Middle School Partners with the World

by Mr. Jim Williams, teacher Awareness of the World Partnership Walk (WPW) ramped up for the Middle School on Tuesday, May 25th. Retired Junior School...
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The Ultimate Volunteer Experience

The Esquimalt Recreation Centre is in need of a drop-in sports assistant to help their staff with the Ultimate Frisbee drop-in program. This program takes...

Noisy Kids Reading Club Youth Leader

The Noisy Kids Reading Club was created to help children discover reading can be fun -- and noisy! Volunteers will lead small group...
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The Sierra Club BC – Summer Interns

The Sierra Club BC is looking for passionate, creative, and committed interns to get active on their campaigns and work closely with their campaign...

Esquimalt Buccaneer Days June 10 – 12

The Esquimalt Recreation Centre is in need of volunteers to help out at Esquimalt's Buccaneer Days. They run from June 10th to 12th. Craft Booth...

Father’s Day Walk and Run for Prostate Cancer

Come on Victoria, support the men you love and join The Prostate Centre on Father's Day for their annual Father's Day Walk / Run...

The Last Hot Dog Wednesday of the Year!

On Wednesday June 15th we will be going to help at Hot Dog Wednesday for the last time this year. We will joining Cliff...

Mustard Seed Needs Help With Their Newsletter

The Mustard Seed Food Bank needs help getting their newsletters stuffed into envelopes and ready to go into the mail. They need people from...
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Volunteer at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm

Beacon Hill Children's Farm is located right in the middle of Beacon Hill Park. They have goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, chickens, peacocks, mice, finches,...
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Oaklands Community Centre – Farmer’s Market

The Oaklands Community Centre (1-2827 Belmont Ave) has a Farmer's Market the first Thursday of each month all summer until September 1st. They need...
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Vancouver Island Baby Fair – Face Painting

The Vancouver Island Baby Fair is taking place on Sept 24th and 25th at Pearkes Arena and they are looking for volunteers to paint...

What’s New at SMUS?

by Erin Anderson, editor Over the summer, SMUS certainly wasn't idle. As our summer programmes filled the campus week after week, we also found the...
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Kidsport Fun Run Volunteers Needed

On Sunday, October 9th Kidsport is holding a fun run for kids aged 1-12 years. It is a fun component of the Victoria Marathon,...

Q&A with Head Boy and Girl: Part 1

by Erin Anderson, editor As the leaders of the Prefect Council, the Head Boy and Head Girl have a lot of responsibilities, from running assembly...

Hot Dog Wednesday – Done for the year!

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

This Saturday – Waterway Cleanup

Gorge Waterway Cleanup - Saturday, September 17 Every year volunteers remove more than two tonnes of debris from the Gorge shoreline and waters during...

Are You a Card Shark?

Broadmead Care is looking for someone to play cards with a resident of one of their care facilities, Nigel House, for one hour, once...

Buddy Reading at the SMUS Library

Buddy Reading with the Junior School will start again on Mondays from October 17th from 3:45 - 4:45 pm in the Senior Library. The...

Have You Ever Wanted to Create an Audio Book?

If so, do we have the perfect opportunity for you! The Middle School ESL teachers are looking for some students from the Senior School...

Graphic Design and Word Processing Project for the READ Society

The Victoria READ Society is looking for someone with graphic design and word processing experience to help them produce a 40-to 60 page booklet...

Special Olympics – Volunteers Needed for the Fall and Winter Sessions

As a Special Olympics volunteer, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition, enriching the lives of the...

Q&A with Head Boy and Girl: Part 2

by Erin Anderson, editor As the leaders of the Prefect Council, the Head Boy and Head Girl have a lot of responsibilities, from running assembly...

SMUS: Where Everyone Belongs

by Owen, Grade 8 Where Everyone Belongs or WEB is the name of a newly developed leadership programme for Middle School students. The WEB leader...

Terry Fox Run and Documentary

Most Canadians know the story of Terry Fox, one of Canada's most well-known heroes. His support of cancer research, in the form of a...
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LOL – Leadership over Lunch

The first session of our Leadership over Lunch "LOL" series was with health care activist, sport enthusiast and alumnus Simon Ibell, '96. He spoke to...
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Leadership and the 360 Review

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

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

Youth Helping Youth. The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) has 20 years of experience in helping immigrants, refugees, new Canadian citizens, and visible...

Central Care Seniors Home

The Central Care Home is looking for volunteers to help with various activities for their senior residents. They have bingo every weekend, coffee and...

Busy Weekend for Tigers and Superstars

Last weekend was a busy one for Service at SMUS. The Timmis Tigers spent Saturday morning on Mt. Tolmie with Dave Lock of the Mt....

Free the Children Co-founder Speaks at SMUS

by Madison Hadfield, Grade 11 Marc Kielburger and his brother Craig founded Free The Children in 1995 when Craig gathered 11 school friends to begin...
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Dog Walker in James Bay

The James Bay Community Project is looking for someone to take a small dog for a walk several times a week. The dog's owner...
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Halloween Carnival Helpers Needed

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre is holding a Monster Mash family carnival and dance on Friday, October 28th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. They...

TEDx Talks Youth Conference – Volunteers Needed

TEDx Victoria is hosting a weekend of TedTalks on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th. If you’re not sure what Ted Talks are you can take...

Great Canadian Food Fight – This Weekend!

The Mustard Seed Food Bank is looking for people to help this weekend with the Great Canadian Food Fight. Food banks in three cities...

Tree Planting – October 23

Now that the fall rains are here, it is time to plant more native trees and shrubs at the Point Ellice Shoreline Restoration Site...

Junior Students Run for Terry Fox

The Junior School held the annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 24th. All the students divided into house teams and wore their house...
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Term 1 – Senior School Clubs and Councils Schedule

There is so much going on at the school and it can be challenging to figure out where and when to be at different...

Prefects Learn to Lead

by Kath Roth, Director of Senior School Silk Purse Farm lies nestled in the countryside of Washington State, about twenty miles southeast of Seattle. Its...
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QLEAD – Business and Leadership at Queens

November 7 – 11, 2012 Are you interested in business? Leadership? Queen's University? This is an amazing leadership conference at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The...
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Model United Nations

Model United Nations are excellent hands-on opportunities to learn more about the way the United Nations functions. No experience is necessary and you will learn a...

Thrift Store Staff Needed

Out of the Closet Renew Boutique is looking for new people to join their team of volunteers. Out of the Closet Renew Boutique is...

Junior School Virtue: Gentleness

by Tessa Lloyd, counsellor Who wants to be gentle these days? If we look for role models in the media who practice this virtue, they...

Hot Dog Wednesday October 26

Let Mrs. Parker know if you would like to come to Hot Dog Wednesday on October 26th. Rain or shine! What is Hot Dog Wednesday?...

Hot Dog Wednesday – November 9

Let Mrs. Parker know if you would like to come to Hot Dog Wednesday on November 9th. Rain or shine! We leave the school...

Browning Park Restoration Event October 29

Over the past several years the Municipality of Saanich has been able to make several improvements to Browning Park. Much of the work focused...
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Youth Leadership and Action Summit – Nov. 25/26

Action Summit Poster The Summit is an exciting opportunity to hear presentations on key issues affecting youth in our community, and gain new skills in...

Weed Pull! Saturday Nov. 19th

The Bowker Creek Initiative needs help on Saturday November 19th removing invasive species from Browning Park. What: Invasive Blackberry & Ivy removal - rain or shine When:...

Magic of Christmas Gift Fair Needs Volunteers

The BURNSIDE GORGE Community Centre Magic of Christmas Gift Fair needs you on Saturday November 19, 2011 between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The...
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Extreme Outreach Society Christmas Dinner

The Extreme Outreach Society needs volunteers to help with their Christmas Dinner, being held December 17th at 1:00 pm at 675 Jolly Place (North...
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Liam Maclure Named Amazing Kid

by Erin Anderson, editor Congratulations to Grade 11 student Liam Maclure, who has been named an Amazing Kid by A-Channel and Save On Foods. The...

Grade 5 Students Talk Leadership

by Kathleen Cook, Junior School staff member On Friday, October 15th, the Grade 5 students participated in a special Leadership Assembly. Ms. Richards and Mrs....

Invasive Plant Removal

Join GOERT staff and members in removing invasive plants in one of View Royal's new parks! Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011 Time: 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:00-3:30pm (come...
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Wrappers Wanted

Hillside Mall is looking for people to volunteer at their gift-wrapping booth this holiday season. The proceeds go to support the Mustard Seed Food...
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Bunny Chaperone?!?

Bunny Chaperone needed at the Beacon Hill Villa seniors home! Your job is to help seniorswhen they visit their in-house rabbit. - Long term - At least...

We Day Inspires and Empowers

by Emma Ronning and Kelly Adam, Grade 12 A stadium full of incredibly motivating speakers and 18,000 of the most passionate youth on the West...
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Hot Dog Wednesday Nov. 30 and Dec. 7

Let Mrs. Parker know if you would like to come to Hot Dog Wednesday on November 30th or December 7th. Rain or shine! We...
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Santa’s Pancake Breakfast

At Burnside Gorge they are very busy getting ready for their Annual Santa’s Pancake Breakfast on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th. This event is very...
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Volunteer for Environmental Work

Volunteer positions are available to be a Nature Restorer for the Capital Regional District. They need volunteers to help them take care of wildlife...
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Help needed at the Global Village Store

Support free trade and gain retail experience while helping a great cause! The Global Village Store is looking for a long term commitment. Volunteers work...

Grade 9 Students Prepare to Lead

by Celine Doehring, Grade 9 On October 20th 2010, the Grade 9 students came to school, dressed in casual clothes, excited about the Grade 9...
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LOL – Blogging!

As part of our LOL series, which began with Health Care activist Simon Ibell, we will be hearing from Alyson Rowe, War Child Canada’s...

Stocking Stuffers Needed!

With the Holidays at our doorsteps and jack frost nipping at our toes, you may be wondering what to do to help this Christmas...

Oak Bay Lodge

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

Cystic Fibrosis Canada needs Fundraising Event Volunteers

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is looking for volunteers to help with various fundraising events throughout the year. They have a meeting every month to talk about and...

2012 Victoria Tea Festival

The Victoria Tea Festival is being held on Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at Crystal Garden. It will run on Saturday...
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Stuffing Stockings on Wednesday December 14th

Throughout Victoria there are hundreds of people who go hungry and spend Christmas alone. The Extreme Outreach Society is challenging you to come on...
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Skype and Computer Helper at Broadmead Lodge

Do you love to teach people about technology? Are you patient? Do you want to help seniors stay in touch with their families far...

Saturday Night Social at Oak Bay Lodge

Oak Bay Lodge hosts a Saturday Night Social for its senior residents every Saturday night. They are looking for volunteers to help serve cheese,...
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2012 Victoria Film Festival Volunteer

The mission of the Festival is to expose youth and adults to a broad range of cultural, artistic and philosophical ideas and lifestyles through...
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Leadership Opportunities – Middle School

There are many ways students at the Middle School develop and demonstrate their leadership skills. The focus through Grades 6-8 is really establishing a...

Middle School Dedicates Day to Service

by Dariol Haydock, Director of the Middle School Before our first Middle School service day, I must admit I wondered how it would work to...
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Global Young Leaders Conference – Memories

Written by Sydney Stockus, Grad 2010, who is currently studying at the University of Southern California. My Experience at GYLC: It was summer  2009 when I...

Youth Peer Mentor/Tutor

The Intercultural Association is looking for volunteers to be Youth Peer Mentors/Tutors. The goal is to bring local flavour to the after school program...

Royal Jubilee – Information Desk at the Patient Care Centre

Help is needed at the new Patient Care Centre at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Volunteers sit at the new Information Desk in the main lobby of...

QLEAD: Students Learn About Business Leadership

by Mckenzie Scott, Grade 12 The annual Queen’s University Leadership, Excellence, and Development Conference (QLEAD) has evolved into one of the most influential university/student-run business...

Conversation Partner

The Conversation Partner program at UVic is looking for volunteers to help ESL students. YOU MUST BE IN GRADE 12 TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS POSITION! Each...
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Senior School Leadership Opportunities

It is time for you to take stock….reflect on what you have done this year so far that has challenged you, scared you, pushed...
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Computer Helpers for Seniors

The Glenwarren Lodge Seniors Home is looking for people to help residents with their computers. They need help with things such as checking email,...

Lifetime Networks – Volunteer Needed for Visits

Through Lifetime Networks there is a volunteer opportunity to join a network for a fantastic woman with Huntington's Disease. Volunteering includes 1 - 2...
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Saanich Neighbourhood Place – Playroom Assistant

A volunteer is needed at the Saanich Neighbourhood Place which is located at Pearkes Arena. They need someone to assist the program facilitator with...
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Help at a Fundraising Dance for Tanzania

Volunteers are invited to help in various ways (decorate, kitchen help, help with the auction, etc.) at fundraising dance called 'Sounds of Motown' sponsored by...

Grade 2 Bakers Whip Up Some Gingerbread

by Amalia, Grade 2 We are making delicious gingerbread in Grade 2! We got to mix the dry dough in our class and we did...
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The Virtue of Flexibility

The Junior School Counsellor, Tessa Lloyd, shares with us the Virtue of the month for February 2012 Flexibility is a worthwhile virtue that is often overlooked...
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Special Olympics Needs Volunteers

Special Olympics Victoria needs volunteers and assistant coaches for their spring program which runs from April to June, 2012 The spring sports are: basketball, soccer,...

Junior School Students Love Buddy Reading

There is excitement in the Senior School library on Mondays, as the Junior School students arrive to meet their senior buddies for buddy reading....

Volunteer Sports Coach – YMCA

The YM/YWCA is looking for volunteers to teach Volleyball and other recreational activities to children. Responsibilities include setting up and taking down the equipment...

Visual Arts – Helping Repair Old Scrapbooks

There is a wonderful lady in our community who is looking for help repairing and organizing some old scrapbooks and photos of her life. She...
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Opportunity for Grade 11 Students – SuperKids

The Service Leadership group at SMUS has a volunteer opportunity for Grade 11 students. Extreme Outreach-SuperKids is a Christian based program where kids age...
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Hot Dog Wednesday

The next Hot Dog Wednesday that is open to volunteers is Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 (right before Spring Break)! Working with The Extreme Outreach Society,...

Library Tech Buddies – Training Feb. 24th

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

Mustard Seed – Making Breakfast for People in Need

Here is an opportunity from Leanne of the Service Leadership group at SMUS: She is looking for people to go to the Mustard Seed on Saturday mornings...

Island Sexual Health Youth Committee

"Be Informed, Not Surprised." The Island Sexual Health Society is looking for youth ages 15+ to join their Youth Committee to discuss new ideas and...
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Lose the Training Wheels – Summer Camp

This summer, help teach children with disabilities how to ride their bikes! The mission of Lose The Training Wheels is to teach individuals with disabilities...
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BC Recreation and Parks Association

Student Volunteers are needed for BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Symposium. The theme of Symposium 2012 is "Esprit de Corps: in pursuit of our common purpose."...

The Art of Leadership – Workshop

The Art of Leadership workshop for teens - Use spoken word, hip-hop, drumming, dance, visual art - and more - to explore the issues...
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Building a Community Garden

Burnside Gorge will be home to Victoria's newest community allotment garden come March 2012. It will be located in Cecelia Ravine Park, close to...
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Help Needed for Community Dinner

The James Bay Community School Society is a non-profit organization that manages the services and activities provided by the James Bay Community School Centre. They...
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Don’t Just Sit There! Paint!

The James Bay Community Project is looking for people to help with their annual fundraiser. They auction off chairs painted by people and artists in...

Students Help Families Have a Happy Holiday

Over the past month, several homerooms have been collecting food and gifts for local families who could use a little help celebrating Christmas. This...

Junior School Sends Stockings to Dominican Republic

by Megan, Imaan, Amrit, Nick P, Lindsay and Chloe, Grade 5 For the past five years our Grade 5 classes have provided these stockings to...

Poster Design – Baby Safety

The James Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to design and make up posters and handouts about baby safety for new families. The...
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On Air!

CFUV 101.9FM is Victoria's Campus and Community Station, broadcasting at 2290 watts from the Student Union Building at the University of Victoria. As an...
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The Virtue of Understanding

Junior School Counsellor, Tessa Lloyd, shares with us the Virtue of the month for March/April 2012. What would the world be like if we were...
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Sharing Ideas – Reflections from NAIS

I spent 3 days last week at the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference which was hosted in Seattle with several other...
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Fore!

Cordova Bay Golf Course is hosting the Canadian University Golf Championship from May 28-June 1. This event is co-hosted by the University of Victoria and Golf Canada...

SMUS Students Form Justice Action Group

There is a new student group at SMUS which is kicking off 2011 with some big plans. Led by Mr. David Lynch and Rev....
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Saanich Cycling Festival – April 22nd Earth Day

The 3rd Annual Saanich Cycling Festival is taking place on Sunday, April 22nd. A big part of the festival is the "Big Family Bike...
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Volunteer Assistant Archivist Needed

Help digitize a decade's worth of records at Craigdarroch Castle (http://www.thecastle.ca) This is a part-time position (minimum one day per week) for a specific project. They are...
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Fresh Air Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to visit and go on outings with wheelchair patients. This is a short term opportunity and you need to be available one day...

Junior School Students Share Their Dreams

by Pam Yorath, Grade 5 teacher The Grade 5 students have been studying Barbara Smucker’s acclaimed novel Underground To Canada and have completed a wide...
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Hot Dog Tuesday?

The outing formerly known as Hot Dog Wednesday has a new name (and happens on a new day of the week)!  It will now be...
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READ Society – Summer Program Assistants

The READ Society is looking for volunteer program assistants for their Summer Learning Camps offered during July and August. The weekly programs operate throughout the...
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May 27 – Water Walk

On May 27, 2012,  Positively AFRICA–VIDEA is organizing Water Walk 2012 to raise awareness for local and global water issues, and to fundraise to...
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Student Selects Tanzanian Schools for Service Day

On Thursday, February 3, 2011 the Junior School held a Service Day in support of school building in Tanzania. This is a student-led initiative...

Saanich Summer Programs – All Sorts of Sports

The All Sorts of Sports summer program needs volunteers to assist instructors. The program runs a variety of dates throughout the summer. This program helps teach...

Saanich Summer Programs – Kiddie Camp

If you enjoy working with preschool children aged 3 to 5 years then this may well be the camp for you! It happens on...

Gordon Head Rec – Science Kids Camp

Why? Why? Why? In this class you will find out! The staff will perform experiments while the kids discover the answers to their questions. This class...

Art Camp Volunteers Needed – Gordon Head Rec

Do you want to gain experience working with children ages 3 to 5 years? Are you interested in art? This opportunity may be perfect...
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Reaching Beyond – Leadership Conference at SMUS!

We are excited to be hosting over 300 students from island public schools for what will surely be an engaging, meaningful and motivating day. Along...
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April 28 – Browning Park Weed Pull!

Come on out for an invasive species removal In Browning Park this Saturday April 28th. Time: 10:00 am –12:00 noon Meet: On the bridge over Bowker Creek...

‘Get Outside BC’ Leadership Summit – Opportunity to Attend

The Get Outside BC project is happening this summer for BC youth aged 14 to 18! This all-expenses-paid opportunity has 3 phases: 1. July 3 -...

Selkirk Waterfront Festival – May 25th and 26th, 2012

The Festival is coming, the Festival is coming… and they need your help! The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is a fantastic event providing hours of fun and...

Volunteer at the Synchronized Swimming Open Canadian National Championships

Pacific Sport Synchronized Swimming of Victoria is VERY excited to be hosting the Synchronized Swimming Open Canadian National Championships from May 2-May 6th. This...
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Calling all Pirates!

Ahoy there! The Maritime Museum is currently looking for enthusiastic students who would like to take part in their Pirate School this summer. Pirate School is...
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Operation Trackshoes

BE A VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR AT THE 42nd ANNUAL OPERATION TRACKSHOES, THIS JUNE 8 - 10, 2012 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA! Operation Trackshoes is a...
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ALS Flower Day – June 2nd

ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Between 1,500 and 2,000 Canadians currently live with ALS. The...
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SMUS Library Accepting Books for Fundraising Sale

by Alexandra Jamieson, Grade 12 student Until February 22nd, the Senior School Library Council will be collecting books to sell in support of Ma Facia...
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Saanich Strawberry Festival Volunteers

On July 8th, 2012 the Annual Saanich Strawberry Festival celebrates 46 years of community involvement and support. The event originated as a celebration of...
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‘Hike for Hospice’ Helper

This opportunity is for everyone that cares to have fun! Join the Victoria Hospice on May 6th for the 1st annual Hike for Hospice. Volunteers are needed...
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Museum Guides and Docents Needed

The Maritime Museum of BC is training a new contingent of docents for ongoing work as Interpretive and Museum Guides. A friendly, informative face...
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SMUS at UN Earth Summit!

Tessa Owens, in grade 9, has been committed to communicating her concern about the environment for a long time. Three years ago she was...
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SMUS in the News: "Simon Ibell ’96 Launches New Campaign"

by Ian Hyde-Lay Simon Ibell (SMUS '96) continues to defy the odds. Now 33 years old, and born with a rare genetic disorder known as...
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Oak Bay Half Marathon

The Oak Bay Half Marathon is back in 2012 for its 8th great year. Joining the title event  will be more choices for families...
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Virtue of the Month for May and June 2012: Kindness

Kindness. Where does it fit in our fast-paced, competitive and wired world? The answer is “everywhere... “. We are all so very busy balancing competing...
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Moss St. Market – Art Booth

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (FGCA) is looking for volunteers to coordinate art-based activities and promote FGCA programs, services and events at a booth in the...
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Gwendolen’s Story

by Patricia O'Neill, SMUS Parent Gwendolen is far from ordinary. Until last July, this angelic 16-year-old with her halo of golden curls and glorious smile...
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Volunteer Trail Ambassador

The Capital Regional District  is looking for volunteers for their Trail Ambassadors program. Trail Ambassadors help to build awareness, understanding and appreciation of safer and more...
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Sailing Companions

The Disabled Sailing Association (DSA) of Victoria is looking for sailors with some sailing experience to be companions out on the water. They sail adapted sailboats...
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Fort Victoria – July 29th

This light-hearted event registers the universal appeal of "forts" while paying tribute to Victoria's start as Fort Victoria, a Hudson's Bay Company outpost which...
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The “Ultimate” Volunteering Gig

The Victoria Ultimate Players Society was granted the bid by Ultimate Canada for this year's Canadian Ultimate Championships. This event sees youth and adult ultimate...
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Junior School Students Share Photos

by Kathleen Cook (on behalf of the Junior School Service Committee) The Grade 5 children were invited to participate in an exciting International Photography Project...

Sandy Merriman House Needs Personal Care Supplies

Can you help women of the Sandy Merriman House? This is an emergency shelter for women in Victoria.  They are in need of hair care, make- up,...
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Hot Dog Tuesday

The outing formerly known as Hot Dog Wednesday has a new name (and happens on a new day of the week)!  It will now...
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Humanities Education & Leadership Program held at Stanford University

Welcome to HEAL SU, an educational mission seeking to encourage humanities discourse and liberal arts education across disciplines. The goal: to help future leaders solve...
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TD Art Gallery Paint-In Needs Volunteers

Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor visual art event, the TD Art Gallery Paint-In is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! So mark your calendar and plan to...
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Green Tongues?

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills for a great new community medicine garden project? If so, the Green Tongues Collective...
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SMUS in the News: "Through The Camera’s Lens"

Victoria News March 6, 2011 SMUS Junior School Through the camera's lens

Activity Assistant – Senior Care Home

Do you have a great respect for Veterans?  Enjoy spending time with seniors?  Like a variety of activities?  You may want to volunteer to assist...
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Web Site Builder

Victoria Riding for the Disabled is looking for an experienced creative web site builder for an exciting non-profit therapeutic riding program. They currently use a Shaw...
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150 Forward – Victoria Celebrates 150 Years of Incorporation

On Thursday August 2, the City of Victoria celebrates 150 years of incorporation. Celebrate Victoria's proud history and bright future at 150Forward, a free...

SMUS Community Lends a Generous Hand

This week’s silent auction fundraiser for Gwendolen O’Connor was a resounding success. SMUS parent Patricia O’Neill, speaking on behalf of the parent group dubbed...

Student Uses Music to Fundraise

by Emily Hayashi, Grade 12 Looking back on my service trip to Kenya two years ago, I didn’t realize I was signing my initials beside...
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Point Ellice Restoration – Work Parties over the Summer

The Point Ellice restoration site is looking quite beautiful this year – many of the native shrubs and perennials are really filling out and...
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Have you ever Volunteered for Hot Dog Wednesday or Tuesday?

Have you ever volunteered for Hot Dog Wednesday or Hot Dog Tuesday? Maybe it was with your sports team or with your homeroom? On...
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Hartland Landfill Open House Needs Volunteers!

The CRD needs your help to make this year’s Hartland Open House a huge success! This year Hartland Happening takes place Sunday, June 24, and they are looking...
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Volunteer on Sunday June 3rd

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU)  is a school for girls in Malawi, Africa, dedicated to helping young women achieve self-sufficiency through education. The mission of...
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Summer BBQ and Food Fair Seeks Helpers!

The Cook Street Village Activity Centre has volunteer opportunities for some events scheduled for this summer. They are seeking volunteers to assist with event set-up,...
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Lose the Training Wheels

Are you 16 or older and considering a career in Health Care? The Queen Alexandra Foundation is hosting Lose the Training Wheels - a bike...
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Dragon Boat Festival needs Volunteers

The Dragon Boat Festival is a really fun way of getting some volunteer hours. This year's festival will take place August 17th to the 19th. They...
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‘Tanning is Out’ Ambassador

Tanning is totally out! Outgoing, enthusiastic youth ages 16 - 25 needed to volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society for the fun and dynamic 'Tanning is...
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Ocean Discovery Centre – Store Help Needed

This summer help the staff at the Ocean Discovery Centre in their Ocean Store, which is located in Sidney. Do you like to work with the public...
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Garden Camp Coordinator – Applications Due June 8!

Come join the Lifecycles and the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre education team to help coordinate an exciting summer camp program. This will be a...
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The Canadian College of Performing Arts

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is an accredited post-secondary training institution run by a not-for-profit charity.  As they head into their 15th year they are looking...
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Chair Finisher

The James Bay Community project needs volunteers to prepare chairs for artists to paint (sand and prime). They also need someone to varnish the finished chairs. The...
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Athletics Council Runs Spring Break Camp

Over Spring Break, a few of our Senior School students returned to campus to run a soccer camp for students in Grades 4-7 and...
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Triathlon Help Needed – June 17th

The Saunders Subaru Victoria Triathlon is looking for volunteers for the triathlon on June 17th, 2012. They need to fill the following positions: Pre-race setup at Hamsterly...
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Connections across campus

One of the many benefits we have as a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school is the amazing relationships that are made across the grades....
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Summer Peer Tutoring

The middle school is looking for someone to help with peer tutoring in August. Times and subjects vary. One position they need to fill  is for...

Dodgeball!

Volunteers are needed for the 8th Annual Victoria Dodgeball Championship on Saturday, July 14th, 2012. The City of Victoria Parks, Recreation and Culture Department will...
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Seniors Home – Garden Cafe Volunteer

Luther Court, a local senior care home, needs volunteers to help with their Garden Cafe. You would  help serve lunch & snacks to residents of Luther...
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Marathon Marshall – Kids’ Fun Run

An opportunity from Mrs. Van Alstine at the middle school: Hello wonderful volunteers! We hope that you may be able to help our KidSport organization...
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Vancouver Island Baby Fair

The Vancouver Island Baby Fair is looking for volunteers for Sept 29 and 30th at Pearkes Rec Centre. They are looking for smiley, friendly people to help...
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Spa Assistant – Glenwarren Lodge

The Glenwarren Seniors Lodge is looking for helpers for their Spa Days! The volunteers will help bring the residents to the in-house spa and...
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Big Brothers and Big Sisters

The 'All Collectables Show' is happening on October 27th and 28th this year. Partial proceeds go to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of...
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Library Teen Council

Have your voice heard! Teens looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity are invited to join the GVPL Teen Council.  Work on special library projects, meet...
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Volunteering at a Senior Care Home – Mt. Tolmie Hospital

The Aberdeen Hospital and The Mt. Tolmie Hospital are looking for volunteers to be `Social Butterflies`, as well as other volunteer positions. For the Social...
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Barn Dance!

Every year the Junior School has a Barn Dance. This year it is on Saturday October 13th, right here on the Senior School Campus....

Royal Jubilee Hospital

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

This Saturday, October 6th, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary volunteers will be removing broom (an invasive species) up on Christmas Hill. What a great project to work...
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Swan Lake Restoration Events

Beginning mid January 2013 the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is having weekly volunteer events, allowing volunteers and students to become involved in...
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Violet Richardson Award

Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in your community or school? Do you see challenges instead of...
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And Under the B….

BINGO! Glenwarren Lodge in Fernwood is looking for long term volunteers to help with Bingo on Tuesday afternoons for about 90 minutes each time. Glenwarren...
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Cook Street Village Christmas Fair

The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday December 1st. They are looking for volunteers for a variety of...
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This Friday – Monster Mash!

The Burnside Gorge Community Centre is looking for help this Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at their Monster Mash Halloween Party. You will be...
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This Sunday – Ivy Removal

Point Ellice House is having their monthly work party at Point Ellice this Sunday Oct. 28 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Now that there has been some...
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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria is looking for young adults ages 15+ to become 'In School Mentors' in Victoria, Westshore, and Sooke. In School...
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Creative Flower Arranger Needed!

Mount St. Mary Hospital is a care facility located in the Fairfield neighbourhood. They need volunteers to help them create flower arrangements to make the hospital beautiful for the residents! The...

My Experience at the Montreal International Congress

by Sena Lee, Grade 11 Collège Sainte-Anne de Lachine just had its 150-year anniversary. So in order to celebrate, students and the faculty invited people...
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Tree Appreciation Day – Sunday November 4th

There will be a Tree Appreciation Day in Saanich again this year. This coming Sunday, November 4th , from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,...
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Last One This Year – Hot Dog Wednesday November 28th

We have a crew going to Hot Dog Wednesday this Wednesday November 28th. Please email Mrs. Parker (or stop by her office)  by Tuesday...
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Newspaper Delivery

Glengarry Hospital needs volunteers to help deliver newspapers to residents on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Contact Information: For more information...
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Help Still Needed -Christmas Gift-Wrapping

Help the Mustard Seed raise funds with their  annual holiday gift wrapping service at Mayfair Mall! Volunteers wrap Christmas gifts and make them sparkle. The mall...
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Victoria Tea Festival February 9th

The Victoria Tea Festival is being held on Saturday, February 9th 2013 at Crystal Garden. This is your chance to learn all about tea! They...
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Christmas Decorator – VIHA Hospitals

VIHA (Vancouver Island Health Authority) is looking for volunteers for the holiday season. Volunteers will help staff bring Christmas joy to the site, by...
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Christmas Elf – VIHA Hospitals

VIHA (Vancouver Island Health Authority) is looking for volunteers for the holiday season. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, they need volunteers to come in...
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BINGO!

Help residents of Glenwarren Lodge play bingo; interact with members of another generation and facilitate their entertainment. This opportunity is long-term, 90 minutes every...
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Dickens Christmas Fair – December 1st

The James Bay Market Society is hosting the annual 'Dickens Fair' on Saturday December 1st. They need a Cafe Assistant who greets the public, takes order...
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Pt. Ellice Work Party

Pt. Ellice House needs help with invasive species removal and restoration work. A work party date is set for Sunday, December 9th from 10:00 am ...
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Christmas Volunteering Food Bank Support Worker

St Vincent de Paul is looking for volunteers to assist in organizing donations at their food bank. Shifts are available Monday to Friday between the hours of...
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Santa’s Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, December 8th , 9:00 am-12:00 noon Santa is coming to the Burnside Gorge Community Centre! Participants will enjoy live entertainment, a pancake breakfast and...
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Life is Art – Volunteering with Seniors

Beacon Hill Villa is doing an amazing project at their seniors home. It is an intergenerational arts program aimed at collecting, sharing and reflecting...
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Volunteers needed for the Creatively United for the Planet Festival

The Creatively United for the Planet Festival is a number of committed volunteers to assist with planning the Creatively United for the Planet 2013...

Global Responsibility Young Leaders’ Conference 2013

Engage. Inspire. Empower.   Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Location: St. Michaels University School 3400 Richmond Road Victoria, BC Cost: $30 per person (includes workshops, t-shirt, lunch and snacks) Register by: January 8,...
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Didi Society- Social Justice Youth Conference Promotion

The Didi Society is looking to volunteers to assist the event coordinator and work with the fundraising committee to plan and implement the Social...
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Photographers for Global Responsibility Conference

On January 18th, 2013 SMUS is hosting the Global Responsibility Young Leaders’ Conference. They need photographers to document the day. As it is a school...
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Junior School Fundraises for Japan

On Thursday, May 5, Japanese Children’s Day, the Junior School held a special service day to honour the people of Japan. Children were prepared...
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Website Technical Support Needed

Seniors Serving Seniors is an organization that offers a current information and referral service for seniors and assists in developing programmes and establishing services. They need...
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Board Games Volunteer

The Gorge Road Hospital is looking for volunteers to play board games (such as backgammon, scrabble etc.) with the residents in the common area. This...
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Painting Group Volunteer

The Gorge Road Hospital is looking for volunteers to help residents in a painting group.  You do not need to be an experienced painter or...
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Get Involved in Walk for Water 2011

by Nuraiyah Kassam and Kelly Adam, Grade 12 Every day, women and children have to walk over 10 km to get access to water, water...
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Swim Meet Timers – This Saturday Jan 19th

Short Notice: Timers are needed this Saturday January 19th at the Commonwealth Pool for a Masters swim meet. Volunteers would help out from 1:30...
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Chinese New Year’s Lunch – Volunteers Needed

The James Bay Care Centre is looking for volunteers to help out at their Chinese New Year's Luncheon on Sunday, February 10th. You would need to be there from 11:00...
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Writers Needed – Fernwood Village Vibe

The Village Vibe is looking for writers interested in gaining experience as journalists. Their journalists: track down interesting stories, research assigned stories, interview people in person...
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Outdoor Tidy-Up Volunteers

The James Bay Community Project (547 Michigan Street) is looking for volunteers to help tidy up around their building. Duties include checking and tidying up...
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Audio-Visual Volunteer – Seedy Saturday Conference

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

The James Bay Community Project (547 Michigan Street) is looking for volunteers to help with snow removal. Duties include assisting JBCP with sidewalk and parking...
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Thrift Store Help Needed

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

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is looking for volunteers to join the dynamic and enthusiastic Special Event Committee. Help plan the Community Jazz Gala...
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Workshop Administrative Assistant

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

6 Reasons Why Every Jobseeker and New Grad Should Volunteer

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

The For the Love of Africa Society is looking for someone to help the society build a new website using Joomla.  The basic shell...
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Computer Literacy – Course Helper

The James Bay Community Project (547 Michigan Street) is looking for volunteers to help with a computer literacy course for seniors. Assist with this...
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Royal BC Museum Needs Volunteers

The Royal BC Museum is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions. They need help in the gift shop as well as lobby...
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Keep the Beat 2011 Kicks Off On Friday

by Madeline Petersen, Grade 12 Friday May 27th is Keep the Beat, an annual fundraiser in support of War Child’s international projects that help kids...

Central Care Home

Baptist Housing Care Homes is looking for long term volunteers to visit with residents. Get to know and visit with  care home residents on a once...
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Ivy Removal in Esquimalt

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

The Family Caregivers' Network Society is looking for volunteers for their upcoming golf tournament. Volunteers are responsible for sitting on the Charity Golf Tournament...
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Toy Washer!

The James Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to help keep the Family Resource Centre clean and tidy. This includes tasks such as washing the toys!...
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YM/YWCA Organic Garden

The YM/YWCA is looking for volunteers for their organic teaching garden. Their goal is to share knowledge about local, organic, urban agricultural practices and...
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Bottle Drive Help February 23rd

On Saturday February 23rd, the students who are going to Nicaragua at spring break are having a bottle drive to raise money. They need...
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ChemEd 2013 Volunteers Needed in Waterloo!

If you will be in Waterloo this summer, why not volunteer at ChemEd 2013? All science and chemistry students from high school to post-secondary are...
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Volunteer at a Community Resource Fair

Saanich Neighbourhood Place needs volunteers at the Community Resource Fair. The event takes place on Thursday April 25th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Volunteers...
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LifeCycles Garden Creation – Diggers Program

The Diggers volunteer program provides you with urban agriculture training and leadership skills development through hands-on involvement in LifeCycles Garden Creation programs and community-based...
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MADD Victoria

Join a great group to promote the prevention of impaired driving and provide support to victims. Mothers Against Drunk Driving will meet the afternoon on...
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Volunteer- Recreation Assistant

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

A local artist needs help setting up a simple website! This would likely be a Wordpress or Joomla - type program. You need to...
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Weaving – Videographer/Photographer – Newspaper

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is looking for volunteers for a variety of opportunities. Join a professional artist in removing invasive plants from sensitive ecosystems. This...
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Saanich Cycling Festival – April 21

The 4th Annual Saanich Cycling Festival is taking place on Sunday, April 21st. A big part of the festival is the “Big Family Bike...
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Canadian Cancer Society

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

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

Wanted: A Reception/Shop Assistant  for the  Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Duties: Help cover reception - attend to visitors and deal with inquiries...
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“Diggers” Garden Team

LifeCycles Project Society is looking for volunteers to become members of the "Diggers"  team. The Diggers volunteer program provides you with urban agriculture training and...
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Junior Students Learn Teamwork Outdoors

The Grade 4 classes spent a beautiful day at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake developing teamwork skills and trying new activities. Students challenged themselves...
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Gift Shop and Craft Station

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

Looking for a great Volunteer opportunity? If you are energetic, enthusiastic and want to be part of an AMAZING event in Victoria, BC for...
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Seniors’ Outpatient Clinic Needs Volunteers

The Royal Jubilee Hospital is looking for volunteers. The volunteer will help staff to create patient charts for new referrals. The volunteer will be asked...
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Play Volunteer for Family Programs

Do you enjoy working with young children? Do you want experience interacting with young children? Do you like doing songs or arts and crafts with...
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Volunteer with a Farmer!

Come out and learn about growing food on a certified organic farm! Haliburton Farm (741 Haliburton Rd) is looking for dedicated volunteer to help out at...
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Creatively United for the Planet – April 19-21

Creatively United for the Planet - Want to be part of one of this year's most exciting free community events? Make a difference and volunteer...
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Volunteer Crew TC 10K – April 28

Water Station Volunteer needed! You will assist 2 Volunteer Captains to set up Water Station #1 on the East Side of Cook St at...
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Bowling Assistant

Long-term volunteers are needed to assist the activity workers at the Kiwanis Pavilion with setting pins and portering seniors to and from the program (which...
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Cribbage Leader

Glenwarren Seniors Lodge is looking for a volunteer to help with their cribbage card game program. You would invite residents to play crib, play with...
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Ride Don’t Hide – Community Bike Ride

Ride Don't Hide Victoria- Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride on June 23rd, hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with...
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Pt. Ellice Shoreline Work Party – This Sunday

What better way to celebrate St Paddy’s Day than by pulling some Green Ivy? Come and join the work party this Sunday March 17th from...
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March 29 – Breakfast

The Victoria Dandelion Society is hosting an outdoor breakfast for people who are homeless or living on the street on March 29th (Good Friday) at City...
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Books on CD Project

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

Clean-Up Team Helper

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

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

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

Volunteers are needed to assist in the area for children at the Annual Native Plant Sale. Face painting experience would be a definite asset...
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Wild About Whales Event Volunteers

The Boys and Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria - They are looking for volunteers to help with the Wild About Whales event on...
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ALS Flower Day – June 1st

The ALS Society of BC is looking for people to help sell flowers at the Shelbourne Plaza on Saturday June 1st. Volunteers serve two...
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APU Garden Party June 2nd

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU)  is a school for girls in Malawi, Africa, dedicated to helping young women achieve self-sufficiency through education. The mission of...
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Bouncy Castle? Alumni Weekend May 4th

Help is needed for Alumni Weekend Saturday May 4th, 2013. They need volunteers to help with the art tent, bouncy castles, music tent, cotton candy machine...
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Cecelia Ravine Park

Friends of Cecelia Ravine Park - On the first Saturday of the month volunteers are needed to help remove invasive species, replant native plants...
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Youth in Action Team Member

Youth in Action is a youth-led initiative that brings about positive change for the people who live, learn, work or play in the Esquimalt...
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Chess in the Library- Program Coordinator

This position entails volunteering every Wednesday for four weeks in May 2013 - starting on May 8th and ending on May 29th. Each session...
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SMUS Raises Funds With World Partnership Walk

The World Partnership Walk was held on Sunday, May 29. Many families from SMUS gathered at Beacon Hill Park for this annual event in...
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Volunteer at the Maritime Museum of BC

Do you have an interest in history, and would like to give back to your community? The Maritime Museum of BC is looking for: -Dedicated young...
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This Sunday – Ivy Removal

This Sunday April 28th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pt. Ellice is having a work party. The weather forecast looks great! Please wear...
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Technology and Social Media Expert

CASA For Children of Greater Victoria Society  is looking for social media and technology help. As a volunteer, you will be available on an 'as needed...
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Emerging Mentored Artist – Moss Street Market

If you thrive on the Moss Street Market vibe, are interested in community engagement and are an emerging artist looking for a unique educational...
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Outreach – Community Social Planning Council

Spring and summer offer many opportunities for the Community Social Planning Council to have tables and booths at various events.  They cannot staff them all,...
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James Bay – Gardening

The James Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to help keep their grounds looking spiffy at their location in James Bay. They need help...
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James Bay Community Market

Love summer markets? Wanna be outside? Do you enjoy the community market feeling? Then the JBCM would love to have you join them! The James...
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Camas Day! May 5th

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

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada needs help collecting donations at various locations around town. Your duties include: -Exchange donations for carnation stickers -Prepare interim tax receipts...
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BBQ Helpers

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

The 2nd Annual Goddess Run is happening on Sunday June 2nd. The Victoria Goddess Run is an opportunity for women to come together, celebrate the...
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Quadra Village Day – This Weekend!

This Saturday is Quadra Village Day! They need volunteers to help out. Date: May 11, 2013 Time: Shifts available between 6:45 am and 3:00 pm Location: On King St...
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Get Outside BC – Applications Due May 17

Do you live in or near the following communities: Victoria, Vancouver, Hope, Kelowna, Prince George or Kimberley? Are you in high school? Do you have a...
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READ Society Summer Camps

The READ Society is looking for volunteer program assistants to help at their week-long summer learning camps in August. Volunteers will work with small groups...
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Point Ellice Restoration May 26

The Point Ellice House Restoration Team needs help this Sunday. They are having a work party at the Pointt Ellice shoreline restoration site this Sunday May 26th,...
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Serving Snacks!

The James Bay Community Project needs help. Volunteers will prepare and serve a healthy snack to families on Monday or Fridays from 9:30 -...
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Handyperson!

Help the James Bay Community Project  keep their building in great working condition by doing odd jobs and maintenance. The James Bay Community Project is located...
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Special Event Volunteer

Saanich Neighbourhood Place is looking for volunteers for their 'BYOB' (bring your own box) event, a fun day for dads and their kids to...
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Keep the Beat 2011 Breaks Records

At this year's annual Keep the Beat fundraiser, the SMUS Arts Council raised a record amount of money for War Child Canada: $8777.35. Selling...
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Environmental Camp Counsellor

Do you love nature? Are you looking for a FUN, outdoor volunteer experience working with kids? Then this is for you! The Friends Uniting for...
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Service Day

JDRF by Nick Loughton, Grade 10 student I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 13 years; since I was two years old. As a...
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Greeter – Big Bike Event

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

Love great classic theatre? Why not get involved behind the scenes at Blue Bridge Theatre? They have many opportunities for you to become involved in their...
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Dog Walker

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

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

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

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

Art Gallery Paint-In Volunteers

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

Sailing Companion/Safety Boat Operator

DSA Victoria is looking for volunteers for their summer programs. 1. Accompany sailors with disabilities on the water in adaptive sailboats. Sailors have a variety...
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Pt. Ellice Restoration

This Sunday June 23th, 10am – 1pm,  will be the next work party at the Point Ellice Shoreline Restoration site. Meet at 2616 Pleasant St,...
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Cridge Centre – Kids Fun Day!

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

Docent – Bateman Centre

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

Violet Richardson Award – Self-Nomination

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

Virtue of the Month – Friendliness

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

This Saturday September 14th

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

Broom Sweep – October

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

VOCYL – Teen Leaders

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

‘Light The Night’ Walk Volunteers

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

Face Painting!

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

Special Olympics – Club Fit

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

Knitting!

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

Victoria Symphony – Receptionist

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

BC Youth Parliament

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

FAIRfield Harvest Fete

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

Eco Arts Hat Making Volunteer

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

Volunteer for Ride-A-Thon Event

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

Run for the Cure

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

Log Your Volunteer Hours!

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

Sorting Scores

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

Fun Run!

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

Oak Bay Lodge – Music

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

Greater Victoria Public Library – Button Making

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

Library Tech Buddies: Teen Volunteers

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

Library Knit Wits: Teen Knitters

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

Virtue of the month for October: Thankfulness

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

Swan Lake Broom Bash!

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

Theater Tech – Soundboard

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

Kids and Art!

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

Mustard Seed – Great Canadian Food Fight

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

Greeter at Anawim House

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

Handcrafters

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

The #1 Secret to Achieving your Goal!

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

Nursing Unit/Discharge Lounge Volunteer

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

Lights on the Gorge Community Festival

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

Concert and Concession Helpers

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

Companion

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

Linen Warehouse Helpers Needed

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

Magic of Christmas Gift Fair

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

Community Social Planning Council – Volunteers

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

Hot Dog!

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

Ten Thousand Villages

  Ten Thousand Villages is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America, selling artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from...
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Strengths – What Floats your Boat?

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

Mayfair Mall Gift Wrapping

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

Stuffing Stockings

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

Restorative Justice Victoria – Volunteer Engagement Committee

Restorative Justice Victoria is looking for new members for their Volunteer Engagement Committee, which plans two parties a year for their volunteers as well...

Ivy Removal this Saturday – Nov 30th

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

Salvation Army – Creating Hampers!

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

Painting – Inside!

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

Conversation Club Volunteers – UVic

Are you interested in volunteering within a global community? Do you enjoy chatting with people from around the world? Do you want to learn...
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Strengths…..Let’s kick it up a notch!

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

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

Wii Game Volunteers

The Aberdeen Hospital is looking for Wii experts to help residents learn how to play and have fun! This is a long-term opportunity and...

Light The Night Organizational Committee

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

Duke of Edinburgh Award Recipients 2013

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an exciting self-development Programme available to all young people ages 14-25, equipping them with life skills to make a...

Didi Society – Board Member

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

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

Bottle Drive – Volunteer or Donate!

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

Middle School Conference – Presenters Needed!

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

Knit a Neckwarmer!

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

Victoria Public Library – Reading Buddies

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

Tech Buddies at the Public Library

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

St. Mary’s Hospital – Cat Care!

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

Royal BC Museum

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

Calligrapher

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

Networking – An Essential Skill

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

Educator and Event Assistant

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

CF Walk Organizer – Pre-Event

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

CF Walk – Event Day Volunteer

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

Peer Tutor – ICA

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

Pt. Ellice Ivy Removal – This Sunday

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

Reading Buddies: Esquimalt

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

National University 7s Rugby Championship

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

Tobacco Task Force

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

Board Games and Card Games

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

Spring Break Camp – READ Society

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

Cedar Hill ArtJam Sessions

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

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

Volunteers Needed for a Fundraising Walk

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

Videographer

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

Coast Capital Youth Team – Work Experience

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

TC 10K Run/Walk

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

MS Bike Event – Assistant Food Coordinator

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

Victoria Middle School Conference

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

Point Ellice – Sunday

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

Care Home – Hair Salon Help!

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

Take Your Dog to Visit People!

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

Finding the Magic for Term 3

Beginning with an Orientation Day at Camp Pringle last week, the Grade 10 Experiential Program got underway for the term. After circulating through a...

Creatively United for the Planet

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

Visitor Information Volunteer

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

Walk and Talk

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

Share Your Love of Books and Reading

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

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

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

MS Society Program Assistant

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

Change for Change

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

Alumni Weekend – Volunteers

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

Selkirk Waterfront Festival May 24

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

May 11 – Baby Molly Memorial Family Fun Day

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

Taking it to the Streets- Help Fill a Dream

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

Virtue of the Month – Gratitude

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

Operation Trackshoes

Operation Trackshoes is a sports festival for the citizens of B.C. who have a developmental disability and is being held at the University of...

APU Garden Party – May 31st

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

Hartland Open House

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

Community Garden – Fairfield

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

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

Fun Run June 15th

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

Langford – Farmer’s Market

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

Volunteers for Ride-A-Thon

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

Buskers Festival July 18-27th

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

Victoria Chalk Festival

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

Sustainability Project Facilitator

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

Pool and Billiards

Baptist Housing in Oak Bay is looking for volunteers to play pool on a regular basis with the senior gentlemen and ladies who live...
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What I learned from running a Half Marathon…

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

Lifetime Networks – Music Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunity Lifetime Networks is currently seeking someone to volunteer with the Music program during the month of June. This organization builds and maintains networks of lifetime friendships to...

Bike Camp – July 7-11th

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

Water Station Volunteer

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

Oak Bay Tea Party – This Weekend!

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

Greater Victoria Public Library Programs

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

Puppets!

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

James Bay Market Volunteers

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

KidSport – Fun Run on Marathon Day

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

Virtue of the Month: Friendliness

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

Greater Victoria Public Library Teen Council Volunteers

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

Library Tech Buddies

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

Reading Buddies

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

Fall FAIRfield Event Volunteer

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

Baking Volunteer

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

Cheer Squad

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

Painters Needed

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

Victoria Marathon – Recycling!

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

Uplands Park – Broom Bash!

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

Crafty People Wanted

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

Art Studio Assistant

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

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

Swan Lake – French Volunteers Needed

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

Face Painting- This Weekend

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

Positively AFRICA Volunteer

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

City of Victoria Youth Council

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters

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

PHP Programmer Needed!

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

Haunted House!

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

Art Curator

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

Mentored Artist

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

IPod Helper!

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

Art and Drawing Buddy

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

Christmas Spirit Dinner and Prep

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

YMCA-YWCA Volunteers – Family Play Time

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

Activites Helper

Canucks Autism Network Victoria is looking for keen volunteers to assist trained and qualified staff in fun and athletic activities designed to teach kids...

Royal BC Museum

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

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

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

Maritime Museum of BC

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

November Virtue – Understanding

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

Bingo Caller!

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

Sewing…Bird Bags and Nets

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

Magic of Christmas Gift Fair

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

Toy Cleaner!

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

Recycling Helper

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

Artsway Volunteer

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

Registration Services Assistant

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

MS Craft Fair December 6th

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

Archivist

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

Salvation Army – Christmas Kettles

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

Gala – Set Up and Clean Up Help Needed

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

Gift Wrappers!

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

Salvation Army – Santa Shuffle Preparation

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

Herring Sale – Fishermen Helping Kids With Cancer

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

December Virtue – Generosity

From Tessa Lloyd at the Junior School - Virtue of the Month for December 2014:  Generosity Generosity is a beautiful virtue.  It has many interesting...

Keep it Clean!

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

Tuck Cart Sales

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

Graphic Designer

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

Hep C BC Volunteers

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

SMUS Winter Camp Volunteers

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

SPCA Junior Volunteer Program

Have you always wanted to volunteer at the BC SPCA but still are not old enough? Do you love helping animals in any way...

Virtue for January – Purposefulness

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

Public Library – Tech Buddies

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

Public Library French Reading Buddies

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

YM/YWCA Adventure Club Helper

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

Student Ambassadors Needed!

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

Victoria Film Festival

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

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS)

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

Mustard Seed

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

Cook Street Village Activity Centre

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

MS Walk – May 3rd

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

TC 10k/Half Marathon – Recovery Station

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

Seniors’ Home – Music, Games, Tech Help…

The Kensington (a local seniors'  home) is looking for some conscientious volunteers who are interested and committed to helping on a regular basis. Here are...

Compost Education Centre

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

Fernwood – Kitchen Help

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

Fernwood Seniors’ Lunch

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

Fernwood Child Care

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

Cecelia Ravine Park – Invasive Species Removal

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

Students become more effective leaders at SMUS

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

Event Volunteer – Money Fair

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

Heart Study on Campus – Registration Table

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

SMUS Spring Break Camp

SMUS Education Extension is looking for an assistant for their Spring Break Sports Camp and Cooking Camp. This is not a volunteer position, but...

ECG Testing Volunteers – For Competitive Athletes

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

Virtue for March/April – Compassion

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

TC Half Marathon Water Station

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

April 19th – Bike Festival Road Marshalls

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

Canucks Autism Network – Soccer Assistant

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

Art Gallery Public Engagement Volunteer – Grade 11 and 12

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

Serving Lunch to Volunteers

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

Sidney Care Home

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

On Campus Volunteering – Sunday April 26th

On Sunday April 26th between 1 pm and 5 pm, help is needed in the Archives. In anticipation of Alumni weekend, they need to...

Volunteering on Sunday

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

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association – Concession Stand

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

TC Half Marathon Volunteers!

On Sunday April 26th Mrs.Edgington's homeroom, along with other keen SMUS students, were on site volunteering at the TC Half Marathon. They set up...

Volunteer at Royal Jubilee Hospital

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

Symphony Splash! August 2nd, 2015

Would you like to be a part of the biggest orchestral event in North America? Do you want to help keep one of Victoria’s great...

Swan Lake Family Fun Day – May 23rd

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

James Bay Market

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

Summer Camp Volunteers!

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

Oak Bay Half Marathon May 24th

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

Victoria Nature School Picnic

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

Greater Victoria Green Team

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

Victoria International Kite Festival

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

Volunteer at Craigdarroch Castle

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

Youth Leaders In Training 2015 – Summer Camp

  Are you 14-18 yrs old and looking for an exciting job? Set yourself up for success and get your foot in the door by taking...

Volunteers Needed this Weekend – June 7

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

Volunteer Gardeners and Greeters – Abkhazi Gardens

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

Oak Bay Lodge – Singalong Porter Volunteer

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

Cowichan Valley Grape Escape MS BIKE TOUR

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

Beacon Thrift Shop Volunteer

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

Newsletter Writer

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

Public Library Volunteers

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

Point Ellice House Tea Room and Heritage House

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

Point Ellice House Garden Assistant

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

Selkirk Place – Volunteer Visitor

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

Women in Need – Retail Stores

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

Volunteering at the Kiwanis Pavilion

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

Feeding Our Future – Making Lunches

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

Glenshiel – Wii Bowling!

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

December 12th – Christmas Dinner Helpers

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

Habitat for Humanity – Gingerbread Showcase Ambassador

Habitat for Humanity Victoria seeks  volunteers to be Gingerbread Showcase Room Ambassadors from November 21, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Back for its 7th year, Canada's...
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Grade 5 Students Talk Leadership

Grade 5 students shared their thoughts on leadership at the annual leadership assembly, where the Grade 5 students are acknowledged for their role as...

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association

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

Family Play Time Volunteer – YMCA-YWCA

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

Video Editing

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