NVW 2017 Event Schedule

National Volunteer Week 2017 Volunteer Victoria

“Volunteerism as a pillar in everyone’s life.”

Join the community in celebration of volunteerism:



Greater Victoria Green Team Earth Day Cleanup at Clover Point – Register here

Sunday, April 23rd 10 am – 1 pm | Clover Point, Victoria

Get out and volunteer with the Greater Victoria Green Team, a fun way to continue Earth Day celebrations and to kick-off National Volunteer Week. Join the Meet-up to remove garbage from the beach – there will be treats and refreshments afterwards. The following supplies will be provided: gardening gloves, tools/garbage pickers. *If you’re under 19, you must bring a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate – Download the form here*

The Saanich Fair Volunteer Fair – Register here

Sunday, April 23rd @ 12 pm – 4 pm | Saanich Fair Grounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Road, Saanichton

Explore the Saanich Fair Grounds and the many ways you can join the volunteer team of the historical, 149 year old, Saanich Fair…the biggest community event of the year on Saanich Peninsula. Join the fun North & South Agricultural Society (Saanich Fair) volunteer team that presents the largest annual Fall Fair on Vancouver Island. Volunteers are needed all year long in many different capacities and areas. We look forward to renewing old acquaintances and making new friends who will join in the fun of preparing for the Fair.

Music Heals Volunteer Pub Night – Register here

Sunday, April 23rd @ 4 pm | Smiths Bar & Restaurant, 777 Courtney Street, Victoria *Must be 19+*

Come down to Smiths Bar and Restaurant and join a group of music enthusiasts and music lovers who help to raise awareness of the healing powers of music. This event is for those who are interested in learning more to those who have been a long-term volunteer. If you’re not over 19 years and still want to learn about how to get involved with MusicHeals get in touch with Zoe who will be in Victoria.



Volunteering 101 with Volunteer Victoria – Register here

Monday, April 24th @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | 306-620 View Street, Victoria

Come to a casual gathering at Volunteer Victoria’s office. With so many volunteer opportunities available, let us help you determine how you can find the right one for you. This event is one of the many events happening around Greater Victoria for National Volunteer Week! 



Volunteerism in the Workplace with HeartPress PR – Register here

Tuesday, April 25th @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am | Third floor, 510 Yates Street, Victoria

Join the discussion with HeartPress PR and their #SocialGood in #YYJ series, as they welcome a special guest speaker, Lisa Mort-Putland, Executive Director at Volunteer Victoria to chat about Volunteerism in the Workplace. We’ll discuss company volunteer policies, how to engage staff and the overall benefits of setting up a volunteer program.



The Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society Volunteer Session – Register here

Wednesday, April 26th @ 10 am – 1 pm | 500 Admirals Road, Esquimalt

Join the Rainbow Kitchen to experience what it is like to be a part of a friendly and welcoming community – all are welcome. You will see what it takes to get a hot and nutritious lunch out! Additionally, you will meet all the amazing volunteers who make sure it happens! The Rainbow Kitchen is a unique place to be a part of and we would love for you to join us and experience our sense of family. *Must be 14+ years old to attend without a chaperone*

Canadian Red Cross Information Session – Register here

Wednesday, April 26th @ 10 am – 11 am | 909 Fairfield Road, Victoria

Join the Canadian Red Cross for a presentation about how you can volunteer to support Red Cross programs in your community. We will provide you with a description of our Health Equipment Loan and Disaster Management programs and the volunteer roles that are essential to delivering these services. Application forms will be available on site.

Tour #1 of the Mustard Seed Street Church Food Rescue Distribution Centre – Register here

Wednesday, April 26th @ 10 am – 11:30 am | 808B Viewfield Road, Esquimalt 

Join the Mustard Seed Street Church for a tour of their new food rescue distribution centre and an information session of the Food Rescue Project’s processes and goals.



Tour #2 of the Mustard Seed Street Church Food Rescue Distribution Centre – Register here

Thursday, April 27th @ 10 am – 11:30 am | 808B Viewfield Road, Esquimalt

Join the Mustard Seed for a tour of the food rescue distribution centre and an information session of the Food Rescue Project’s processes and goals.

My Open Road App Information Session – Register here

Thursday, April 27th @ 10 am – 11:30 am | 300-722 Cormorant Street, Victoria

Volunteers will learn how to use the My Open Road App as a tool to engage and to teach others how to reduce their carbon footprint by taking sustainable/active transportation (walking, biking, carpooling, taking the bus, train, and hybrid and electric cars). Volunteers will also learn how to conduct green challenge to bring the community together to be more sustainable and to see that their small effort has a major impact on the quality of life and the planet.

Victoria Brain Injury Society Information Session and Volunteer Appreciation – Register here

Thursday, April 27th @ 12 pm – 1:30 pm | 830 Pembroke Street, Victoria

Come on down to find out more about Victoria Brain Injury Society as we say show appreciation to the wonderful supporters that help brain injury survivors and their families. 

Tour of The Mustard Seed Street Church’s Hope Farm Healing Centre – Register here

Thursday, April 27th @ 12 pm – 1 pm | 3504 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, BC 

An informative look into the inner workings of the Hope Farm Healing Centre. A guided tour around the farm, facilities, and overall mindset of the operations. The tour will include a brief history of the farm, and a time to ask any questions you might have, as potential volunteers or supporters of the valuable work being done there.

Intrepid Theatre Volunteer Information Session – Register here

Thursday, April 27th @ 4 pm – 5 pm | The Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria

Do you love theatre? Do you want to get involved in volunteering in the theatre? Intrepid Theatre and The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival will be co-hosting a volunteer info session for their organizations upcoming volunteer opportunities. Sign up to their volunteer email list and you are automatically entered into a draw to win tickets to a show in each of the seasons!

Soap Squeeze Volunteer Night and Appreciation Concert – Register here

Thursday, April 27th @ 5 pm – 9:30 pm | 426 William Street, Victoria

The Soap for Hope Program of Disaster Aid Canada will be hosting their monthly Soap Squeeze Volunteer Night at the Disaster Aid Canada warehouse! The Soap Squeeze take place from 5 pm – 7 pm and be followed by an all ages live concert from 7:30 – 9:30 pm as a thank you to our volunteers. During the soap-processing portion of the evening, volunteers will sort, refill, and package hygiene kits to give to Victoria’s at risk populations. Please bring your old shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion bottles (squeeze top only please) as we can clean and re-use these containers to give to those in need!



Ready to Rent BC Information Session – Register here

Friday, April 28th @ 1 pm – 2 pm | 101-2860 Quadra Street, Victoria *The Fieldhouse, adjacent to 2860 Quadra Street. Look for the small building set back from the road*

We support stable tenancies through education. We open doors to housing through education. Join us to find out how we assist tenants to work on tenancy issues, budgeting and communication.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Volunteer Open House – Register here

Friday, April 28th @ 2 pm – 4 pm | The Go Girls! Lounge at the Uptown Shopping Centre, 3440 Saanich Road

Please join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria for our Open House to learn how our volunteer mentors help hundreds of local children each year. Explore how easy it is to make a BIG difference by giving a LITTLE time or support our organization in so many ways.

Community Options for Children and Families Information Session – Register here

Friday, April 28th @ 2 pm – 4 pm | 1595 Bay Street, Victoria

Community Options is hosting an open house for people interested in volunteering to host events for families who have children with developmental disabilities. We are looking for volunteers who love families, kids and food to host bi-monthly dinner events at our office in Victoria. Join us at our open house for food, an introduction to our SibShops children’s activities, and a tour of our offices.



Greater Victoria Green Team Invasive Plant Removal at Cedar Hill Park – Register here

Saturday, April 29th @ 8:45 am – 12 pm | Cedar Hill Park, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria (meet at the end of the parking lot to the left of the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre)

Join the Greater Victoria Green Team and Pulling Together Volunteers for an invasive plant removal work party. We will be removing Himalayan Blackberry so please wear a long sleeved shirt and pants. This event is on rain or shine, although hopefully, it will be shine!

The Mustard Seed Street Church Building Tour Register here

Saturday, April 29th @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am | 625 Queens Ave, Victoria

This session will include a behind the scenes look at the Mustard Seed Street Church building as well as a tour of the many sides and parts of what we do here. Join the Mustard Seed Street Church to ask questions and to learn about their operations and services.


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