Volunteers wanted

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

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Story Studio is looking for volunteers to help with in-class workshops, supporting our workshop leaders and mentoring young writers. Workshop volunteers help with programs at schools throughout Victoria, on weekdays for one to two hours per session. Contact Naomi at naomi.shields@storystudio.ca or visit us online at storystudio.ca/volunteer/

Westshore Better at Home: Community members interested in becoming a volunteer driver for Westshore Better at Home and supporting West Shore seniors to age in place are invited to attend a free four-hour seminar entitled: Refresh Your Driving Skills for Today’s Traffic. For more information and to register please contact: Dori Bodman at 778-677-3540 or email: dbodman@pcfsa.org by March 21.

Royal Roads University — National Indigenous Peoples Day event: Royal Roads University’s Indigenous Education and Student Services team is looking for self-motivated and energetic volunteers to be a part of our celebrations on the shores of Esquimalt Lagoon. We have many volunteer roles. For more information: roland.ginger@royalroads.ca

The James Bay Market: The James Bay Market runs every Saturday from May 4 to Sept. 28 at the corner of Menzies and Superior streets. We have several positions open. Task descriptions and application can be found on our webpage: jamesbaymarket.com/james-bay-community-market-volunteer-positions-2019/

Network Friend: Lifetime Networks is looking for a volunteer to build a friendship with an artistic woman in her 50s who experiences barriers. Activities she would enjoy include attending music concerts, the theatre and special events, museum and art galleries, or painting in the park. This position requires a vehicle for transport. For information, please contact Emily at 250-477-4112 or volunteer@Lnv.ca

Victoria Literacy Connection is looking for volunteers to support its child reading programs: Noisy Kids Reading Club (after-school) and Reading Partners (during school), and with volunteer math tutoring for children and youth. If interested, please call: 236-464-1575 or email: childco@victorialiteracyconnection.ca VLC also needs adult volunteer tutors to support adult learners with basic computer skills like emailing, searching online and Word. To volunteer, please call 250-385-0014 or email adultco@victorialiteracyconnection.ca

The Mustard Seed Street Church at 625 Queens Ave. is looking for volunteer support for the kitchen, boutique, Monday morning reception and the Mustard Seed Market. The Food Rescue Distribution Centre, 808B Viewfield Rd., is looking for volunteer support for the industrial kitchen, reception, sorting, food hampers, breakdown and a cleaner. Please contact Volunteer@mustardseed.ca or call 250-220-6991.

KidStart: KidStart is a volunteer mentoring program offered throughout the Greater Victoria Area through the John Howard Society. KidStart matches young people who have had contact with the justice system with screened and trained adult mentors (19+). Visit kidstart.ca/volunteer to apply.

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