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