Frequently Asked Questions

What is Volunteer Victoria?
Volunteer Victoria is a registered non-profit society that connects volunteers with more than 300 non-profit agencies in Greater Victoria. 

If I am a youth, how do I volunteer?
If you are between the ages of 15 and 29 our Youth Volunteer Program can help connect you with 100’s of existing volunteer options, or help you build a specialized position that suits your interests and needs. The Youth Team can give you an orientation to our online database of local volunteer positions,  advise you about the range of positions and organizations available, and prepare you for an interview with a volunteer coordinator. They can even help you translate your volunteer experiences into work-place language to help build your resume. Not to mention, volunteering helps you make connections and give back in ways that matter to you!

 If I am an adult, how do I volunteer?
Adults come to Volunteer Victoria with a whole range of knowledge and experiences. Some adult volunteers know exactly what they want to do and just need some help finding a place to volunteer. Other times, volunteers want to try something completely new and need help to figure out how and where to make this happen. We can provide you with an orientation to our online database so you can self-select from 100’s of positions each week, connect you with a volunteer advisor who can help narrow down options, or we can help you build a position and connect you to agencies in need.

What types of positions are out there for me?
There are several hundred volunteer positions posted on our volunteer database and the positions vary from one-time opportunities at an event or festival, to high engagement opportunities that require a weekly or long-term commitment. Only you can decide what works best for you, so we encourage agencies to create flexible positions and to be clear about expectations.

What is ELN and how do I join?
ELN is the Emerging Leaders Network. It is a group of emerging professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 who work or volunteer in a non profit organization. The network connects people to ideas and jobs! You can request to join the Network by emailing Anabel.

How do I register for your workshops?
Volunteer Victoria uses a system called EventBrite to manage our workshop registrations. New workshops and training opportunities are added to the site weekly and we normally feature events scheduled in the next two months on the site. Please visit www.volunteervictoria.eventbrite.ca to review our workshops and to register. If you are unable to register online, please call us at 250.386.2269 and we can process your registration over the phone.

How do I add something to E-Link?
We have now moved to a new online system for E-link submissions. Please use our quick online form to submit your announcement or job posting. https://goo.gl/forms/j6LQMIEw7Dpnblmp1

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. E-Link is released every other Thursday.

I am an organization. How do I access services?
Visit our Join Volunteer Victoria page on our website to learn about our membership and Affiliate services.

How is VV funded?
Volunteer Victoria is funded by donations from individuals, grants from Corporations, Foundations, The United Way, The Province of British Columbia, and some local Municipalities, and from earned revenues including membership and affiliate fees, workshop revenues, and fees for services. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or  you can visit our financial returns online through Revenue Canada.

Can I volunteer with VV?
Yes!! We have an amazing team of volunteers who help around the office, with administrative tasks, writing and editing our weekly volunteer postings for the media, blogs, and our social media, as well as helping with projects. To volunteer please e-mail volvic@volunteervictoria.bc.ca or call 250.386.2269.