Volunteers wanted

Want to volunteer? Explore these opportunities and find more at Volunteer Victoria: 250-386-2269 or volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Oak Bay Lodge is looking for volunteer readers and bus outing volunteers. Applicants must be available one shift a week, Monday-Friday daytime. For more information, please contact Andrea at SIRSvolunteer@viha.ca or call 250-370-5645.

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Lifetime Networks is looking for a volunteer to build a friendship with a young man with autism in his early 20s. This individual loves being active; cooking and sharing food; talking about marine life and ancient marine reptiles; speculating about outer space; music; and dancing. For information, please contact Emily at 250-477-4112 or volunteer@Lnv.ca.

Quadra Village Community Centre is looking for clothing room attendants. Volunteers ensure the clothing room is kept clean, organized, and safe for all users and sort incoming donations, making items available for community members. You might even find an item for yourself. Contact Chloe at volunteer@quadravillagecc.com or call 250-388-7696.

Victoria Literacy Connection is starting a new reading support program in January 2019 in several Greater Victoria elementary schools. We need volunteer reading partners. If you are interested in reading with several students over a two-hour period once a week during school hours, contact our child literacy co-ordinator at childco@victorialiteracyconnection.ca or call 250-385-0014.

Esquimalt Parks and Recreation: Kids Christmas Baking Program Assistant Leader — kids baking classes. Esquimalt Recreation is looking for an assistant cooking leader for our Monday evening kids cooking classes. The ideal volunteer enjoys working with kids seven to 12 years, has an understanding of basic kitchen skills and safety, and works well in a lively environment. Monday 6-8 p.m. shifts are available. For more information, contact Holly.Courtright@esquimalt.ca

Merry Christmas from the Mustard Seed Street Church! Individuals, families, and groups are invited to share in the joy of community with
gift wrap, curbside donation collection, lighted truck parade, and more. Please contact intern@mustardseed.ca to inquire about how you can get involved.

The Seniors Entitlement Service at Quadra Village Community Centre needs a new volunteer co-ordinator as well as seniors advocates. The SES provides guidance, information and assistance to seniors by developing strategies and problem solving. Contact Chloe at volunteer@quadravillagecc.com or call

Saanich Parks: Restoration Assistant. Saanich’s Pulling Together volunteer program supports volunteer efforts to remove invasive plants and restore ecosystems. Restoration assistants work alongside and under the supervision of volunteer lead stewards and Saanich staff. For more information, contact jenny.eastman@saanich.ca

The MS Society: Is looking for volunteers to help with our friendly visiting program. Friendly visitors provide support, companionship and activities to residents in long-term care. Hours are set by the friendly visitor and volunteer. To apply, please contact Jenessa at 250-388-6496 ext. 7326 or Jenessa.Noviello@mssociety.ca

Action Committee of People with Disabilities: Volunteer Advocacy Program. Volunteers assist in a number of areas such as completing written and online applications, educating clients as to resources in the community, liaising and networking with government, maintaining a professional and empathic level of service to clients. For more information, contact: Cheryl Casias at 250-383-4105.

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