Volunteers wanted

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

The First Open Heart Society is seeking past patients who would be willing to visit with current patients undergoing surgery to offer support and encouragement. Training provided. If this appeals to you, please contact the First Open Heart Society of B.C. office at 250-595-2123 or email: admin@fohs.bc.ca

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The Parkinson Wellness Project needs volunteers to assist with boxing and exercise programs and to help with office tasks such as data entry and socializing with participants. Contact: donorsupport@parkinsonwellnessproject.org

The Victoria Brain Injury Society is looking for enthusiastic and compassionate people to assist with 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

Lifetime Networks is 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

32nd TD Art Gallery Paint In: July 20. 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

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.

S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society: Shoreside bosun’s mate. Tasks, projects and errands related to the maintenance of the tall ships in port, (generally weekdays from November through February and weekends March through October). Majority of work involves paint and bright-work. Other work may include assisting the shop foreman with rigging, woodwork, plumbing, and electrical work. Contact: Sarah Gray 250-383-6811.

Bridges for Women Society: Soup maker and baker — Bridges Employment Program. Monday afternoons, 1-4 p.m. Required to be made are a large pot of soup to last for two days and a dozen boiled eggs to last a week. Also required is the creation of some baked treats. For more information contact: Cat Nnaegbunam 250-385-7410 Ext. 101.

Better at Home: Friendly Visitor — Better at Home West Shore Program. Better at Home is looking for a male volunteer to spend time with a male senior. Volunteers must have patience and enjoy spending time with an older adult. For more detailed information contact: Dori Bodman 778-677-3540.

KRE8Studio: Tech Lead — Aug. 9 (An evening with Tracey Moore 6-10 p.m.). Volunteer must have working knowledge of power point, basic HDMI video setup with microphones. Oversee technical equipment operation/proper use/operators. Experience required with AV/digital cameras, digital/smart screen use and mics. For more detailed information contact: Mark Turner 250-748-0968.

Vancouver Island Local History Society: Point Ellice House Museum Docent — historic house museum. Act as ambassador for the Point Ellice House Museum. Greet members of the public as they undertake a self-guided tour of the historic house; field questions. No experience required — training provided. For more information contact: Kelly Black 250-380-6506.

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