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Volunteers wanted

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

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

Lifetime Networks is looking for a volunteer who is interested in building a friendship with a youthful man in his 40s with a disability. Some of the activities he would enjoy sharing with a new friend include: playing tennis and video games, music, movies, the outdoors, gardening, hiking, swimming and DJ-ing. For information, please contact Emily at 250-477-4112 or

ArtSea Community Arts Council: Salish Sea Lantern Festival is held Aug. 24 on the waterfront in Sidney. Volunteers are needed to help with set up/take down, site co-ordinator and parade procession assistants, equipment stage crew, face painters and bubble station operators. Shifts are from two to four hours, and starting at 6 p.m. Contact: or by email to

Rainbow Express Daycare: Is seeking a board member for a non-profit daycare. Meetings held every two months for two hours. Some work required in between. Would love to have someone with experience to step into executive board positions (chair, co-chair, vice-chair, secretary or treasurer). Member-at-large also works. Contact: Susan or 250-382-2314.

The Maritime Museum: Classic Boat Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 1): Festival donation volunteer needed to welcome visitors, accept donations and answer visitor questions. Dock volunteers for dock safety, fulfilling ice requests, carrying a VHF radio, ensuring safety of all visitors. Familiarity with VHF radio and/or marine experience preferred. Morning shifts 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Contact: Rhian McKee 250-385-4222 Ext. 105.

Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens: Passionate about local history? Do you enjoy gardening in a beautiful setting? Are you a people person and a storyteller? Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens is looking for volunteers. Visit for details.

Mental Health Recovery Partners (formerly BCSS Victoria) seeks board members with legal, business/tech, secretarial and fundraising background. We are in an exciting time of transformation and look forward to meeting you. Let us know about your interest and why you want to help those facing mental health issues and their families in our south Island region. Our board is a working board and seeks dedicated individuals to serve, particularly those with fundraising experience and a wide network in the community. Contact Don Monsour: 250-589-1001

Habitat for Humanity Victoria is seeking people passionate about affordable housing to join its board of directors. If you have proven expertise in any of the following fields: land development, planning, retail management, risk management, finance/accounting, law, real estate, public relations, social work construction, lending or project management. Contact Yolanda Meijer, CEO,

Saanich Neighbourhood Place: Pickup and delivery. Saanich Neighbourhood Place is looking for a volunteer to assist in picking up donations for our organization. Pick up times are scheduled which include bread pick up twice a week. Bread pickup is Monday and Wednesday morning. Other donation pickup times to be announced. For more information, contact:

Oaklands Community Association: 55+ Cards & Games Facilitator. Facilitate the 55+ drop-in cards and games program Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Duties include: setup, facilitate various card and board games. organize tea and coffee, assist with promoting the program by distributing posters and handouts throughout the neighbourhood. Contact Erin Henneberry 250-370-9101 Ext. 2.

Better at Home Westshore: Friendly visitor. Better at Home is looking for older adults to spend time with an older adult. Volunteers must have patience and enjoy spending time with an older adult. The friendly visit would be one hour, one to two times per month. For more details contact: Dori Bodman 778-677-3540.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Social Concern Office volunteers. Volunteers work together with support staff to attend to the day-to-day operations. SSVDP is seeking volunteers for numerous shifts between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, visit the Social Concern Office at 833 Yates St., or call 250-382-0712.