Volunteers wanted

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

Volunteer Victoria’s 2019 UVic Volunteer Recruitment Fair: Thursday, Sept. 26 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building, UVic campus. Free admission —- everyone welcome. Meet representatives from more than 60 local organizations to learn more about your volunteer options! Find your perfect volunteer opportunity. Any questions? Contact George@Volunteervictoria.bc.ca

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The Victoria Stroke Recovery Association: Provides weekly programming and activities that are designed for stroke survivors and their caregivers. We are looking for a treasurer and secretary to assist us in monthly reports. Additionally we would welcome any interested volunteers for our program. Contact Karol Sanderson at 250-383-4865.

Lifetime Networks is looking for a volunteer to build a friendship with a man with physical and developmental disabilities who is fun and has great sense of humour. We hope to find a new friend who has time on a weekend each month to share while eating out at a pub, watching sports on TV, going to live sports games or taking in special events around Victoria. For information, please contact Emily at 250-477-4112 or volunteer@Lnv.ca

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is looking for compassionate, collaborative and non-judgmental folks who have a working knowledge of sexualized violence, are comfortable working in a hospital and/or police station environment, and have strong critical-thinking and listening skills to join our Sexual Assault Response Team. If interested, email volunteers@vsac.ca

Bridges for Women Society is looking for experienced, or first-time, board members. Bridges for Women is growing its board. The society would love skills in the following: HR management, policy development and implementation, fundraising and development, and learning and training. For more information, contact: Alison Watson careers@bfws.ca or 250-385-7410.

The Mustard Seed Street Church has an exciting opportunity at the food distribution warehouse in Esquimalt. Two volunteers needed every weekday afternoon to assist with the sorting and labelling of incoming produce and meat donations. If you are interested in participating in this brand new program, please reach out to Emily Palimaka volunteer@mustardseed.ca or call 250-220-6991.

Junior Achievement of B.C.: Want to educate and inspire young people? JABC runs programs in classrooms focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship for students in Grades 4-12. JABC is looking for people with a business degree or experience in business. Visit: jabc.ca to register or contact Marvelee at marvelee.papaloukas@jabc.org or 250-818-2539.

Victoria West Community Association: Event Volunteer. Interested in helping out in your community this September? Consider volunteering for the Vic West Food Security Collective’s annual corn roast on Sept. 15. Volunteers are needed for: setup/take-down, cooking and serving, running children’s activities and apple pie contest co-ordinating. Contact: Julie volunteer@victoriawest.ca

KidStart — John Howard Society of Victoria: Volunteer mentor for at-risk children and youth. This program is for kids age six to 17 who have been impacted by the justice system. Mentors and their assigned kid engage in fun activities once a week. All applicants are welcome. Call 250-386-3428 or apply at kidstart.ca/volunteer/

B.C. Cancer Agency — Victoria: TeaLC Café Volunteer. Located at B.C. Cancer Victoria, 2410 Lee Ave., the TeaLC Café offers volunteers an opportunity to have fun and interact with a steady clientele in an enjoyable, customer service environment. Contact volunteer services at 250-519-5500 ext. 693747 or viccvolunteers@bccancer.bc.ca.

Mount St. Mary Hospital: Entertainer — resident programs. Do you play an instrument? Enhance the lives of residents with your gift of music. Classical, rock, blues, country, folk, jazz, all are welcome. Contact: Anne 250-480-3118.

The Mustard Seed Street Church — Shopping Buddy position: Mustard Seed is looking for compassionate, flexible, patient and fun folks who would love to bring our guests’ experience of the Market (formerly the Food Bank) to the next level. Fast paced, dynamic environment. Contact: volunteer co-ordinator at 250-220-6991 or volunteer@mustardseed.ca

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