Volunteers wanted

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

Saanich Peninsula Hospital: Activities volunteers — join our volunteer team on the Extended Care Unit of Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Supported by staff, volunteers assist with activities such as yoga, bingo, sing-a-long, outings, visiting, special events, gardening, mealtime host, music, and much more! Contact Lindsay at lindsay.meissner@viha.ca or 250-652-7519.

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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.

Lifetime Networks: Is looking for a volunteer to build a friendship with a young man with a developmental disability in the West Shore who has a fabulous sense of humour. Potential activities to share with a friend include dog walking, hikes, cooking, movies and having fun!For information, please contact Emily at 250-477-4112 or volunteer@Lnv.ca

32nd TD Art Gallery Paint In: July 20. Join us for a celebration of art in all forms. This year, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is looking for 300 volunteers to help us successfully execute the event. There are a variety of roles and shifts available throughout the day. Contact Emma Hamill at 250-384-4171 ext. 232 or volunteer@aggv.ca

The Victoria Brain Injury Society: Is looking for enthusiastic and compassionate people to assist with our Thursday night yoga group and our Thursday afternoon art group. If interested please go to vbis.ca/volunteer-opportunities to fill out an application form. Further inquiries can be directed to volunteer@vbis.ca

Volunteer Victoria: Calling all youth between 15 and 29 who would like to volunteer in support of an innovative intergenerational social/recreation project that will connect youth with seniors from the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Good fun, meet new friends, learn lots. Call George at 250-386-2269 for more details.

Mental Health Visiting and Activity Program at Volunteer Victoria: To coach and assist Souper Meals program participants. Participants may require support in a variety of tasks such as following through with assigned meal preparation tasks, engaging in kitchen cleanup routines or following recipes. Contact: Mary Ann Snowden 250-386-2269.

Ballet Victoria: Ballet Victoria is looking for enthusiastic volunteers. There are four productions each year and opportunities include poster distribution, assisting with the Tea for Tutu seniors’ events, and front-of-house opportunities during our MainStage performances at both the Royal and McPherson Theatres. Contact: Chloe Choroszewski 250-380-6063.

Victoria Symphony — Symphony Splash: Family Zone volunteers. Face Painting volunteers — this is for anyone who is confident, enthusiastic, and comfortable communicating with children, has artistic experience and always has a smile on their face. Instrument Petting Zoo volunteers help those trying out musical instruments. Experience in music or with instruments is required. Contact: Meg Monteith 250 412-1983.

Island Health: Activity and Social Engagement Volunteers — Gorge Road Hospital / Glengarry Hospital / Mount Tolmie Hospital / Priory Hospital. Several different positions are available, including supporting activities such as afternoon social hour, or helping with activities such as bingo. For more information contact: Andrea.Pipes@viha.ca

Oak Bay Lodge — Island Health: Bus-outing volunteers. Accompany staff and residents on bus outings. The outing may be a drive only or may involve getting off the bus to enjoy a community activity. The volunteer role is to provide friendly conversation and help with pushing wheelchairs as needed. For more information, contact: Andrea.Pipes@viha.ca

MS Bike — Cowichan Valley Experience: Event Volunteers: MS Bike Cowichan Valley — July 19-21. Join us at a winery and gain valuable experience working with food, assist with participant check-in, or help with site set-up. Sign up at bttr.im/zxcyh or contact Jenessa.Noviello @mssociety.ca or 250-388-6496 ext 7326.

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