Volunteers wanted

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

Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary: Summer naturalist assistants — connect with nature and children through volunteering. Supported by our naturalist staff, you will help create a welcoming, safe and fun learning environment where you and the children will discover the many living things that call the Sanctuary home. Contact jdawson@swanlake.bc.ca or 250-479-0211 ext 1010.

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Cancer DriveLine Society: Dispatchers needed. Free training is provided. Cancer DriveLine volunteers have been providing free transport to medical appointments from Sooke to Sidney and in-between since October 2015. This vital service is accomplished with our dedicated volunteers — drivers, board members and dispatchers. Some gas mileage stipend provided. Apply online at cancerdriveline.ca or call 778-265-0906.

Lifetime Networks: Network Friend. We are looking for a volunteer who is interested in building a friendship with a sociable man in his 30s with a developmental disability living in Sidney. Activities he enjoys include swimming; bowling; visiting thrift stores, antique stores and second-hand bookshops; walking and hiking; and music and dancing. For information, please contact Emily at 250-477-4112 or at volunteer@Lnv.ca

Victoria West Community Association: The Victoria West Community Association is looking for volunteers to help at Vic West Fest on Saturday, July 6, 12-6 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. to help run children’s activities, assist musicians, help vendors and set-up/take-down. Contact Julie at volunteer@victoriawest.ca

Threshold Housing Society: We are looking for individuals to help us garden and pick-up/drop-off donations. If you are interested, please email assist@thresholdhousing.ca today!

James Bay Community School Centre: The 19th annual picnic is on Wednesday, June 12, 3:30-6:30 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help with a range of things such as supervising our bouncy castles, supervising our kinderplay area, helping with mini games for our younger children, face painting and more. Contact: Logan Duguid programs@jamesbaycentre.ca

Dragon Boat Festival: Seeking community-minded individuals to join the volunteer team at this year’s Victoria International Dragon Boat Festival (Aug. 9-11). Go to victoriadragonboat.com to complete your application or contact volunteer co-ordinator Brittany Nostadt at brittanyn@fgpaddle.com. Phone: 778-432-3472.

Saanich Peninsula Hospital (Island Health): Extended care — volunteer activities assistant. Assist activities staff with activities offered to the extended care residents; such as bingo, yoga, gardening, outings, crafts, etc. Provide companionship to residents who would benefit from extra attention. Contact: Lindsay Meissner 250-652-7519.

Saanich Strawberry Festival (Saanich Recreation): Strawberry and ice cream server — Sunday, July 7. Help a crew of 30 serve more than 3,000 servings in under two hours. Be prepared to scoop and serve a lot. Volunteers get to enjoy some free strawberries and ice cream at shift’s end. More information on this and other positions contact: Gaileen Flaman 250-475-5502.

Victoria Cool Aid Society: Day services and hygiene — Rock Bay Landing. Cool Aid Society is looking for volunteers to help in our day services area. This includes: Handing out hygiene supplies and towels, making coffee, signing folks in and out of showers and assisting in the clothing donation room. Contact: Michelle Latour 250-383-1951 Ext. 4.

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health and Mental Health and Substance Use: iCan Bike Volunteer. Volunteering takes place from July 8 to 12 at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. We are looking for volunteers to fill multiple roles. Contact: Zinnia Clark 250-519-6792.

James Bay Community Project: Reception Volunteer. Reception Volunteer to cover the lunch hour (12-1 p.m.) for the full-time receptionist. Monday and or Wednesday is available at present. No computer work involved. Answer phone, direct visitors, answer questions etc. Contact: Kristyn Laver 250-388-7844 Ext. 308.

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