Events Schedule

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With so many great organizations in Victoria, it’s hard to choose which non-profit to get involved with as a volunteer. During National Volunteer Week, some organizations are opening their doors for you to come have a look at how and why you should volunteer with them.
Here are a few areas of interests for you to go check out during National Volunteer Week in Victoria:

Please note: participants MUST REGISTER in order to attend.

 

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ANIMALS:  BC SPCA Wild ARC
Time: Monday, April 11, 2016, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1020 Malloch Road, Metchosin
Volunteers 19+ are welcome!

Learn how to become a local wildlife hero by joining the energetic team of volunteers at BC SPCA Wild ARC. This special National Volunteer Week version of our Volunteer Orientation involves a brief peek behind the scenes into one of our facility wings (note: no wild patients are ever on display, to minimize their stress as they heal). We’ll then offer a classroom information session on the field of wildlife rehabilitation and the volunteer opportunities available at Wild ARC. We hope you’ll join us!

The BC SPCA Wild ARC rehabilitates thousands of wild patient each year. Discover the many ways the BC SPCA helps animals in your community.

 

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ACTIVE LIVING: Monterey Recreation Centre
Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10 am  – 2 pm
Location: Monterey Recreation Centre
Adults 50+ are welcome!
 Help us to celebrate the contributions of Monterey volunteers (past and present) and discover how you (being at least ’50 years young’) can become involved as a volunteer. Meet current volunteers and learn about the roles that they fill, while deciding what you might like to do!  

Monterey Recreation Centre, located in the heart of Oak Bay Village, is a community recreation centre offering courses for members and adult non-members. 

 

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ARTS: Intrepid Theatre
Time:  Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: The Metro Studio Theatre
Adults and youth are welcome!

Intrepid Theatre is inclusive to all volunteers and welcomes anyone who love theatre and wants to participate in the Victoria Arts Community.  Join us as we discuss volunteer opportunities for our upcoming season, including UNOFest, OUTStages Festival and the Victoria Fringe Festival.

The company’s mandate is to enhance awareness and appreciation of contemporary theatre, by encouraging, developing, and producing new and or experimental work for public performance, and the promotion of new artists and their work through theatre festival production.

 

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COMMUNITY SERVICES, RECREATION, & THRIFT SHOPS:
Beacon Community Services
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 12, 2016,  4pm – 7pm
Location: The SHOAL Centre – 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney
Adults and youth are welcome!

Beacon Community Services is a community-based, not-for-profit agency. We provide care and support to thousands of clients on southern Vancouver Island through a wide range of programs and services – including health, children and family, training and employment, recreation, housing. This would not be possible without the support of our team of 500 volunteers. We are excited to offering this opportunity for the public to learn about Beacon’s volunteer opportunities throughout the greater Victoria area.

 

 

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ENVIRONMENT: The Greater Victoria Green Team
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 12, 2016,  Noon – 2 pm
Location: Cattle Point at Uplands Park, Oak Bay
All ages are welcome!

The day will start with an informative tour and walk around the park with Wylie Thomas the botanist of Uplands Park. The group will get to see all of the flowering Garry Oak wildflowers and diversity of plants, while learning about their importance in this region. We will then break into groups and remove invasive non-native plants like English Ivy, Bur Chervil and Carpet Burweed. Gloves, tools, training and snacks will be provided. No experience is necessary! 

 

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FAMILIES: Pacific Centre Family Services Association
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10:30 am – Noon
Location: 345 Wale Road, Colwood
All ages are welcome!
Pacific Centre Family Services Association, (PCFSA) welcomes newcomers to be a guest at their Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment session.
Pacific Centre Family Services Association is dedicated to maintaining outstanding services for the people we work with through education, counselling and creative programming 

 

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FOOD SECURITY: The Mustard Seed Street Church
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10 am – 11:00 am
Location: 625 Queens Ave., Victoria
All ages welcome to attend the tour! *see notes in Eventbrite for restrictions.
An introduction to our facility, ministry and mandate followed by an extensive tour of our Queens Street operations including food services and hospitality ministry.
The Mustard Seed has been essential in fighting hunger and restoring faith to a large portion of people living in poverty, as well as the working poor, in greater Victoria since 1975.

 

Register-ButtonHEALTH: Victoria Brain Injury Society
Date & Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: 830 Pembroke Street
All ages are welcome!
We love our volunteers and supporters and will be celebrating the amazing contribution they make to Victoria Brain Injury Society at a lunch held in their honour. We would encourage anyone interested in volunteering at VBIS to come on down and find out more about volunteer opportunities.
Victoria Brain Injury Society makes a difference to those in depression and despair, that so many people experience following brain injury. Victoria Brain Injury Society is a place to be heard and accepted, a place to recognize again one’s value and worth, a place to ask questions for which there are few answers in the mainstream and a place to meet friends.

 

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HOUSING SECURITY: Habitat for Humanity: Langford
Date & Time: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2pm – 2:45 pm
Location: 849 Orono Ave, Langford
All adults and Youth (16+) are welcome!

 

 

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HOUSING SECURITY: Habitat for Humanity: Victoria
Date & Time: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 3:15 pm – 4 pm
Location: 3311H Oak St., Victoria
All adults and Youth (16+) are welcome!

 

Learn about Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s home ownership program and how you can help provide a “hand-up” to local lower income families by volunteering in the ReStore or at community events.

 

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LEADERSHIP: Rotary Club of Downtown Victoria
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5 pm – 7 pm
Location: 426 William St., Victoria
Adults 19+ are welcome!

This will be an opportunity for individuals to learn about Rotary and how they can get involved with the community work Rotary does!   The Rotary Club of Downtown Victoria is the newest Rotary Club in town.Participants will listen to a brief intro session to what is Rotary from 5-530 and then volunteer alongside Rotary Club members helping Disaster Aid Canada’s Soap for hope program.

 

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YOUTH: S.A.L.T.S (Sail and Life Training Society)
Date & Time: Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour, Ship Point Wharf
All adults and youth (13+) are welcome!  *see Eventbrite for physical requirements.

Each year, S.A.L.T.S. mentors 1700 young people from all walks of life as they learn to sail a tall ship.   They provide “training, by the sea, for life!”   

Potential volunteers will have the opportunity to tour a SALTS tall ship, take part in some fun activities, learn about our organization and our programs, and about opportunities to volunteer on our shoreside support teams as either “Shop Assistants” or as “Ship Ambassadors” at special events.

 

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YOUTH: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area
Date & Time: Friday, April 15, 2016, 2 pm – 3:30 pm  
Location: 230 Bay Street

For 35 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria (BBBS Victoria) has been helping children in communities from Sooke to Salt Spring Island; because of this support, thousands of children and adults can name a person in their life who made a positive and lasting difference.

Join us on April 15, from 2 to 3:30 pm to learn more about becoming a mentor to a child in the Capital Regional District. We have several programs and volunteer roles for people over the age of 15. Start Something and help make a difference in the life of a child.

 

VOLUNTEERISM: Volunteer Victoria

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Volunteering 101
Time & Date: Monday, April 11, 2016, 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Location: #306 -620 View Street
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.

 

Register-ButtonCoffee Hour with Volunteer Victoria
Time & Date: Friday, April 15, 2016, 11 am – 1 pm
Location: Serious Coffee, 1280 Broad Street
Join Volunteer Victoria and a few of our member organizations for coffee to chat about current volunteer opportunities.