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1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 602 Gorge Rd. East Victoria, BC, V8T 2W6 | Phone: 250-385-1114 | Email: info@1-up.ca

Summary: 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre is a registered charitable organization that has been committed to serving the varied and changing needs of single parent families in the Greater Victoria area since 1978. We provide practical support, opportunities for growth and a sense of hope to single parent families across Greater Victoria. Guided by skilled and committed staff and trained volunteers, at 1Up we offer important services to create foundations for personal and community growth in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.

Vision: Our work transforms lives by creating stronger families and healthier children. It provides hope and the promise of a brighter future for parents and children, not just today, but well into tomorrow creating a stronger and more vibrant community in the process.

Mission: The Society’s purpose has always been to assist and support single parents in their task of raising a family alone; to assist in increasing single parents’ self-worth, self-confidence, and self-reliance by providing a central facility whether they can meet, develop friendships, and share experiences with other single parents and their families

Size of Organisation: 5 staff members, 6 board members, serving over 1800 member families

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Mentorship
  • Children & Youth
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Family Services
  • Social Care
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Public Relations
  • Driving
  • Environment & Nature
  • Companionship
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

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Abbeyfield House St. Peters Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1133 Reynolds Road, Victoria, BC V8P 2K5 | Phone: 250 479-6140 | Email: abbeyfieldstpeter@shaw.ca

Summary: Abbeyfield Houses are retirement homes with a difference. They offer a warm, family-style residence that allows you to find companionship with privacy, security with independence. Abbeyfield’s core mandate is to provide affordable accommodation and companionship for lonely elders within their own local community.

Size of Organisation: 20 Abbeyfield Houses in Canada, housing 215+ residents, 300+ Abbeyfield volunteers in Canada.

Categories:

  • Companionship
  • Under 18 positions
  • Technology
  • Driving
  • Environment & Nature
  • Leadership
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment & Nature
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Fundraising
  • Group & Friends
  • Training Required
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

Action Committee of People with Disabilities (ACPD)

 

Contact information: Address: 948 View Street Victoria, BC V8V 3L5 | Phone: (250) 383-4105 | Email: actioncommittee@shaw.ca

Summary: The ACPD is a cross-disability agency serving all people with disabilities. We provide advocacy to people with disabilities, support and assistance to ensure full participation in community and society in general, and information enabling people to access services to which they are entitled.

Mission: Our mission is to put into action through advocacy the empowerment, social inclusion, and economic equity for all People with Disabilities.

Vision: We know people with disabilities well. We know the value they offer society, the barriers they face, and we serve them as well as ourselves, filling in the gaps in services and expertise until society, government and industry can acknowledge and pursue the benefits of an inclusive community and workforce. We aim to promote the awareness and understanding of the issues and barriers faced by people with disabilities living in the community.

Size of Organisation: The entire organization is staffed by people with disabilities and volunteers.

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities

 

 

Anawim Companions Society

 

Contact information: Address: 973 Caledonia Ave Victoria, BC V8T 1E7 | Phone: (250) 382-0283 | Email: info@anwimhouse.com

Summary: The Anawim Companions Society provides for the charitable needs of people living in physical, emotional, spiritual and social poverty since 1991. Through our drop-in and residential programs they provide help, care and counsel to such persons in a way that invites self-determination, mutual participation and the enrichment of love, dignity and purpose in their lives. They offer a safe and sober home where people can find hope and get their needs met via various self-enriching programs, meals, showers, laundry facilities and support networks.

Mission: Anawim mission is to provide for the charitable needs of people living in physical, emotional, spiritual and social poverty; to provide help, care and counsel to such persons in a way that invites self-determination, mutual participation and the enrichment of love, dignity and purpose in their lives; to provide for the advancement of education, understanding and companionship to such persons, to promote and achieve in whole or in part the purposes of the Society; and to promote and achieve in whole or in part the purposes of the Society in a Christian way.

Size of Organisation: Anawim Companions Society employs 4 staff members and has 7 full-time residents.

Categories:

  • Companionship
  • Mentorship
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Public Relations
  • Counselling
  • Technology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Artemis Place Society

 

Contact information: Address: 3020 Richmond Road, Victoria BC V8R 4V1 | Phone: (250) 598-5183 | Email: info@artemisplace.org

Summary:  The society has been delivering integrated educational services in the Capital Region since 1971.  Artemis Place Society has been called the Victoria Society for Educational Alternatives, Artemis Options Society and the Girls Alternative Program. Artemis Place is for young women, and/or young women who are pregnant or parenting and all trans youth who have resisted conventional programs and require an intentional community to find support and success.

Mission: Artemis Place Society’s mission is to provide holistic social and emotional support and high school education to young women and trans-youth in our nurturing community, as well as provide an enriched early childhood experience to infants and toddlers of young parents while modeling care-giving skills and supporting each student in their parenting.

Vision: Students experience educational success, find their voice, fulfill their potential and have the power to achieve their dreams.

Categories:

  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Family Services
  • Children & Youth
  • Communication & Listening
  • Counselling
  • Mentorship
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 | Phone: (250) 384-4171 | Email: volunteer@aggv.ca

Summary: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria enlivens and enriches the human spirit through the visual arts by providing opportunities for critical thought and meaningful dialogue. We encourage the kind of learning that comes from activating spaces and people by providing opportunities for critical thought and meaningful dialogue.

Size of Organisation: 20+ staff members, 350 volunteers

Categories:

  • Administration & Office Work
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Criminal Record Check Required
  • Arts & Culture
  • Heritage & Museum
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

AVI Health and Community Services

 

Contact information: Address: 713 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 1M8 | Phone: (250) 384-2366 | Email: info@avi.org

Summary: AVI Health and Community Services (AVI) is a community-based AIDS Service Organization (ASO). At AVI Health and Community Services we provide education, advocacy and support to clients. AVI provides education and prevention information to schools, the broader community and target populations. 

Mission: AVI’s mission is to promote health, dignity, and well-being for all people affected by HIV, HCV, and substance use by delivering sex-positive and harm reduction based education, prevention, and support services. AVI Health and Community Services’ effectiveness is derived from our role in the community and our connections with the populations most infected by, and at risk of, contracting HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other communicable diseases. Throughout our large volunteer base and the community partnerships we have forged, we effectively target and educate difficult-to-reach populations.

Vision: AVI envisions a community where all people affected by HIV, HCV, or substance use have equitable access to the support and services necessary to experience optimal health and well-being.

Size of Organisation: 28 staff members

Categories:

  • Food & Hospitality
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Healthcare
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Education & Literacy
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

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Ballet Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 643 Broughton St Victoria, BC V8W 2C1 | Phone: 250-380-6063

Summary: Founded in 2002, Ballet Victoria is a boutique professional ballet company with 12 dancers and four yearly productions. Our productions are accessible and relevant to a wide range of multicultural audiences. The shows are entertaining, hold great artistic depth and satisfy both those who discover ballet and the expert aficionado.

Mission:  Our mission is to promote diverse, emerging, and established Canadian dance talent in an inclusive and accessible environment, to educate the public on the value of dance in all communities, and to provide seasons of professional performances.

Size of Organisation: 15+ staff, 12 dancers

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Technology
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

BC Cancer Agency

 

Contact information: Address: 2410 Lee Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 | Phone: (250) 519-5669 | Email: viccvolunteers@bccancer.bc.ca.


Summary: BC Cancer plans, coordinates and evaluates cancer care with the health authorities across BC to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people living with or affected by cancer.

Mission: Our mission is three-fold: to reduce the incidence of cancer, to reduce the mortality rate of people with cancer, and to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer. This mission drives everything we do, including providing screening, diagnosis and care, setting treatment standards, and conducting research into causes of, and cures for, cancer.

Vision: A world free from cancer.

Size of Organisation: 6 regional cancer centres

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Companionship
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Education & Literacy
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

 

Contact information: BC Children’s Hospital – Vancouver: Address: 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 | Phone: 604-875-2143 | Email: volunteerrelations@bcchf.ca.

Vancouver Island Satellite Office: Address: 1208 Wharf St, Unit 205, Victoria BC V8W 1T9 | Phone: 250.380.1527

Mission: BC Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children. That means one million kids—including some of the sickest and most seriously injured—count on the hospital for specialized care they often can’t receive anywhere else. Last year, more than 99,000 patients visited the hospital—which not only includes its acute care centre, but also its research institute, mental health facility and rehabilitation centre.

Mission: BC Children’s Hospital’s mission is to transform child health through excellence in philanthropy.

Vision: Our vision is that every child is healthy and able to fulfill their hopes and dreams. Your generosity and support helps change the lives of families today—from enabling new programs that deliver compassionate care tailored to the needs of children, to purchasing the latest innovations in equipment.

Size of Organisation: BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has 112 full-time employees in Canada, 23 part-time employees in Canada, 7 executive team members, and 13 board of directors.

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Children & Youth
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Training Required
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Family Services
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Emergencies
  • Education & Literacy
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society

 

Contact information: Address: 14001030 W.Georgia Street, Vancouver BC, V6E 2Y3 | Email: pc.general.enquiries@gmail.com

Summary: The BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society is a group of British Columbia family law lawyers and mental health professionals who have established a program to train and organize parenting coordinators in this province.

Size of Organisation: 49 members

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Family Services
  • Children & Youth
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

BC Schizophrenia Society (Mental Health Recovery)

 

Contact information: Address: 1100 – 1200 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5 | Phone: 604-270-7841 | Email: info@bcss.org

Summary: British Columbia Schizophrenia Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by families and friends of people with schizophrenia. Since then, BCSS has grown into a province-wide family support system. We are dedicated to supporting each other, educating the public, raising funds for research and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Vision: A province where those affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses receive effective treatment and support, and family members are an essential partner within the mental health system.

Size of Organisation: 450+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Companionship
  • Social Care
  • Communication & Listening
  • Family Services

 

 

BC SPCA Wild ARC

 

Contact information: Address: 1020 Malloch Road, Victoria BC, V9C 4G9 | Phone: 250-478-9453

Mission:  BC SPCA Wild ARC is open 365 days a year to help sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals. Wild ARC is the only wildlife rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouver Island. We treated 2,816 animals last year from all over the region, helping them recover and return to the wild.

Mission: The mission of the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is to provide humane care to injured, sick, orphaned and distressed wildlife based on rehabilitation standards and the animal’s natural history. The goal of rehabilitation is to release recovered animals back into the wild. Human activity affects over 80 percent of the animals treated at Wild ARC. We aim to reduce this impact, and educate the public about wildlife, animal welfare and co-existing with nature. Volunteer roles include: Animal Care, Fundraising & Outreach, Maintenance, Wildlife transport. 

Vision: The BC SPCA wild ARC’s vision is to inspire and mobilize society to create a world in which all animals enjoy as a minimum, five essential freedoms: freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from pain, injury, and disease, freedom from distress, freedom from discomfort, and freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.

Size of Organisation: 15+ staff, treated over 2800 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals last year and 42,000 in the past two decades.

Categories:

  • Under 18 Positions
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Driving
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Training Required
  • Healthcare
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Beacon Community Services

 

Contact information: Address: 2723 Quadra St, Victoria BC V8T 4E5 | Phone: 250-658-6407

Mission: Beacon Community Services provides care and support to thousands of clients on southern Vancouver Island and the outer Gulf Islands, through a wide range of programs and services including health, children and family, training and employment, recreation, housing, and volunteer services.

Mission: Helping people – Improving lives.

Vision: Beacon Community Services’ vision is to be recognized as a preferred provider of diverse health, social, and volunteer services responding to the priority needs of families and communities on southern Vancouver Island.

Size of Organisation: 250 staff and 600 volunteers

Categories:

  • Driving
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Technology
  • Mentorship
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Companionship
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Healthcare
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Children & Youth
  • Family Services
  • Senior Services
  • Administration & Office Work

 

 

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island

 

Contact information: Address: #220, 1175 Cook St., Victoria, BC V8V 4A1 | Phone: 250-386-6348 | Email: info@vi.bbb.org

Mission: BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. We do this by

– Setting standards for marketplace trust

– Encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses

– Celebrating marketplace role models

– Calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior

– Creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities

Vision: An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.

Size of Organisation: More than 4000,000 member businesses across North America.

 

Big Brothers and Big Sister of Victoria

 

Contact information: 230 Bay Street Victoria BC Canada V9A 3K5 |Phone: 250-475-1117 | Email: main.victoria@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Summary: Big Brothers and Big Sister is a Federation comprised of 108 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across the country.

Mission: Enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities. With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being.

Vision: For all young people realize their full potential

Size of Organisation: 21,300 volunteers who in turn mentor 41,700+ children and young people

Categories:

  • Training Required
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Mentorship
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Fundraising
  • Youth & Children
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Sports & Recreation

 

 

Bike Victoria Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1034 Hillside Avenue, V8T 2A5 | Phone: (250) 920-5775 | Email: adam@biketowork.ca

Summary: Since the Bike to Work Society’s inception in 1994, Bike to Work Week has engaged over 100,000 commuter cyclists. In 2019, Bike to Work Week participants averted over 156,000 kg of GHG emissions, transported themselves over a total of 725,000kms and burned over 22 million calories. This weeklong behaviour change campaign has proven to increase the number of commuter cyclists in Greater Victoria and raise the profile of commuter cycling for the past 26 years.

Mission: Bike to Work Week and our Bike Skills programs aim to get more people biking more places more often.

Vision: The Bike to Work Society aims to make cycling a mainstream commuting choice across the Greater Victoria area. 

Size of Organisation: 100+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Groups & friends
  • Sports & Recreation

 

 

Boys and Girls Club of Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 301-1195 Esquimalt Road Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 3N6 | Phone: (250) 384-9133 | Email: info@bgcvic.org

Summary: Since December 1960, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria has been helping children and youth discover, develop and achieve their best potential as adults, leaders and citizens in our community. We create innovative programs that address and meet the ever-changing needs of our local children and youth. We offer a safe, supportive place to belong where children and youth can have fun, experience new opportunities, build positive relationships, learn valuable skills and develop confidence and capability along the way. Our programs build on each child and youth’s unique strengths and engage them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirits encouraging healthy living, personal growth, learning, skills development and community involvement.

Vision: Thriving children, youth, and families engaged in the community.

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Fundraising
  • Children & Youth
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment & Nature
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Bridges for Women Society

 

Contact information: Address: #219 645 Fort Street, Victoria | Phone: 250-385-7410 | Email: info@bridgesforwomen.ca

Summary: Bridges is a feminist, strength-based, gutsy, trauma-informed community agency. Our healing, education and employment programs inspire a diversity of women, non-binary people, and two-spirit people who identify with the women’s community impacted by trauma, violence, abuse or neglect to reclaim their lives and build economic security. By drawing on our extensive knowledge of the impacts of trauma on employability, Bridges provides expertise and resources to a diverse range of individuals, organizations and allies in order to break the cycles of violence, poverty and isolation faced by the people we serve.

Vision: Women affected by trauma, violence, abuse or neglect have the choice and opportunity to break free from the cycles of violence, poverty and isolation, and to achieve safety, health and personal control in their lives.

Size of Organisation: 21 staff, 375+ clients

Categories:

  • Mentorship
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Teamwork
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population

 

 

Broadmead Care Society

 

Contact information: Address: 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria BC, V8X 4Y7 | Phone: 250-658-0311

Summary: Broadmead Care Society is a non-profit organization that provides housing, social and health services for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities in Greater Victoria.

Mission: Our mission is to create a homelike environment for people and their families, with experiences and activities that honour their life history, support their abilities, and maintain their dignity. Life isn’t always simple, and it’s not always easy, but it is always intentional: we are committed to innovate and reinvent what is possible when it comes to helping your loved ones feel a sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Through Adult Day Programs and long-term care, we’re engaging as fully as possible, encouraging participation not only in life, but also in living it as completely as we can.

Vision: Broadmead Care’s envisioned future includes helping to transform Long Term Care in Canada, being nationally recognized as a model that inspires wellbeing and happiness, and being an inspiring place to work.

Size of Organisation: 6 staff, 200+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Under 18 Positions
  • Training Required
  • Environment & Nature
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Companionship
  • Senior Services
  • Animals & wildlife
  • Arts & Culture
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Fundraising
  • Communication & Listening
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Family Services
  • Long Term Commitment

 

 

Broad View Thrift Store

 

Contact information: Address: 3703 St Aidans St, Victoria, BC V8P 2V7 | Phone: 250-883-8387

Summary: We care for the earth by collecting and repurposing the household goods of our community, extending their life and keeping them out of the landfill. We care for people by providing good quality items at affordable prices in a safe, diverse and inclusive environment. The proceeds we generate support the myriad initiatives that Broadview United Church undertakes to support one another. Our core values are hospitality and inclusivity and our Thrift Store exemplifies these values.

Categories:

  • Fundraising
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Multiculturalism & Multilingual
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA)

 

Contact information: Address: 471 Cecelia Road Victoria BC V8T 4T4 | Phone: 250.388.5251 | Email: info@burnsidegorge.ca

Mission: The BGCA provides social support, child care, recreation, youth and family services, and community development programs as well as a number of special events and partnership initiatives to children, youth, families and seniors in the Greater Victoria area.

Mission: To lead, promote and support initiatives which encourage healthy, inclusive, and socially just living.

Vision: To be a recognized leader in bringing innovation and sustainability to our diverse communities through responsive and unique programs and services.

Size of Organisation: 7 staff

Categories:

  • Mentorship
  • Counseling
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment & Nature
  • Food Security
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Senior Services
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Special Events & Festivals

 

 

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Camosun College Co-op Education and Career Services

 

Contact information: Phone: 250-370-4181 | Email: EducationThatWorks@camosun.ca

Summary: Applied Learning, Co-operative Education and Career Services department, also known as the Career Lab, helps students and organizations engage in meaningful ways through a variety of work-integrated learning and career opportunities.

Categories:

  • Education & Literacy
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan)

 

Contact information: Phone: +1 (403) 244-5625

Summary: Since 1998, CW4WAfghan in partnership with Afghan women has trained more than 10,000 teachers, provided literacy classes for nearly 5,000 students and much more. Our programs have improved training for Afghan teachers, helped girls to go to school, created an online library of open-source teaching materials in Afghan languages and delivered literacy training for adults. In Canada we work to educate Canadians about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. The Victoria Chapter supports our national organization by raising money for the programs, making presentations and having speakers.

Mission: Canadians taking action, in partnership with Afghan women, towards improving conditions of human rights, ending women’s oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose.

Vision: Our advocacy work promotes the centrality of Afghan women’s voices, views, and experiences to peace talks and wider peacebuilding in Afghanistan. We draw on the expertise of an Advisory Council of Afghan women from politics and civil society, as well as the perspectives and priorities of diverse activists in our coalition networks.

Categories:

  • Education & Literacy
  • Multiculturalism & Multilingual
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Technology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Under 18 Positions

 

 

Canadian Red Cross Society

 

Contact information: Address: 909 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC, V8V3A3 | Phone: (250) 382-2043

Mission: Our mission at the Canadian Red Cross Society is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Our local programs include providing health equipment loans to community members, emergency response during disasters both locally and across the province, first aid, and water safety.

Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Size of Organisation: 300+ branches, 20,000 volunteers from coast to coast, 2,000,000+ Canadians use our programs and services each year

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Driving
  • Companionship
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Emergencies
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Under 18 Positions

 

Cancer DriveLine Society

 

Contact information: Address: 550 – 2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4 | Phone: 778-265-0906 | Email: cancerdriveline@gmail.com

Summary: Cancer DriveLine provides safe and compassionate transportation to patients receiving any cancer assessment, treatment, surgery or remedial procedures,

Size of Organisation: 100% volunteer run organisation

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Driving
  • Fundraisers
  • Companionship
  • Healthcare
  • Communication & Listening
  • Social Care
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Capital Regional District (CRD) | Regional parks

 

Contact information: Address: 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 1R7 | Phone: 250.360.3329

Summary: Regional Parks establishes and protects a network of regional parks in perpetuity that represent and help maintain the diverse range of natural environments in the Capital Regional District. CRD Parks provides opportunities for outdoor experiences and activities that foster appreciation and enjoyment of, and respect for, the region’s natural environments. Regional Parks provides opportunities for you to be involved in the preservation and enjoyment of regional parks and trails with positions for naturalists, restoration volunteers, park stewards and trail ambassadors. There are also opportunities for groups to help with one-time, short-term projects such as park clean-ups, invasive species removal and plantings.

Size of Organisation: 1000+ employees

Categories:

  • Short Term Commitment
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Environment & Nature
  • Teamwork
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Groups & Friends
  • Education & Literacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Under 18 Positions

 

 

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR)

 

Contact information: Address:1183 Fort Street, Victoria BC | Email: engagement@crfair.ca

Summary: CRFAIR envisions a region where local, sustainable and healthy food is celebrated, abundant and central to the cultures, health and well-being of residents. We mobilize and connect efforts to develop healthy, equitable and sustainable food systems in the Capital Region.

Vision: A region where local, sustainable and healthy food is celebrated, abundant and central to the cultures, health and well-being of residents.

Size of Organisation: 7 staff

Categories:

  • Food Security
  • Environment & Nature
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork

 

 

C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1420 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B1 | Phone: 778-561-1070 | Email: cfax.santas@bellmedia.ca

Summary: CFAX Santas Anonymous Society is one of Greater Victoria’s longest running children’s charities, working diligently to serve families with children in need. Our goals are accomplished through the funding, operation, and delivery of our Christmas Hamper and Special Grants programs, and supported by a caring and devoted volunteer base.

Size of Organisation: 100+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Public Relations
  • Technology
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Children & Youth
  • Family Services
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

CFUV 101.9 FM- Victoria’s Campus and Community Radio Station

 

Contact information: Address: 3800 Finnerty Rd, University of Victoria, BC V8W 3P3 | Phone: 2507218607 | Email: volunteer@cfuv.ca

Summary: CFUV is a volunteer based non-profit arts & media organization which provides students of the University of Victoria and non-student members of the wider community with access to an array of media learning and training opportunities.

Mission: CFUV elevates and amplifies marginalized and underrepresented communities through the creation and presentation of audio programming, with a specific emphasis on local and Canadian Content.

Size of Organisation: 12 staff

Categories:

  • Art & Culture
  • Technology
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Training Required
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Public Speaking

 

 

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

 

Contact information: Address: 345 Wale Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 6X2 Canada | Phone: 250 940 4950 | Email: volunteer@islandkidsfirst.com

Summary: The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is dedicated to ensuring all Island kids have access to the health care they need. For more than 95 years the foundation has funded community health programs, facilities, and initiatives to support every Island family in finding care for their children. At Children’s Health Foundation, we believe the best way to give families access to care is by funding community health programs, facilities, and initiatives in three main areas: Early childhood development, youth mental health, and children and youth living with complex needs.

Size of Organisation: 22 staff members

Categories:

  • Administration & Office Work
  • Healthcare
  • Children & Youth
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Social Care
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

CHOICES Adoption and Counselling

 

Contact information: Address: 100-850 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2H2 | Phone: 250-479-9811 | Email: choices@choicesadoption.ca

Summary: Since 1989, CHOICES Adoption and Pregnancy Counselling agency has offered a range of services to birth parents and adoptive parents throughout British Columbia. We work locally and globally toward every child having a permanent, loving family and a safe, nurturing home and community.

Mission: CHOICES is committed to providing a comprehensive, client centered adoption service which best meets the needs of everyone in the adoption constellation with paramount consideration given to the best interests of the child.

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Family Services
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

City of Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 | Phone: 250.385.5711

Summary: The city is home to a dynamic, thriving economy and vibrant arts and culture scene, with an unparalleled natural environment enjoyed by residents and visitors. It’s a place where sustainability, health and well-being are the cornerstones of creating a prosperous and inclusive future.

Vision: Embrace the Future. Build on the Past.

 

 

Coast Capital Savings

 

Contact information: Phone: 250.483.7000

Summary: Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia. By membership, it is among the largest credit unions in Canada with 535,000 members

Mission: Provide simple financial help.

Size of Organisation: over 572,000 members

 

 

Community Living Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 3861 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, Victoria BC, V8P 2M7 | Phone: 250.477.7231

Summary: The Victoria Community Living Foundation was established in 1995 to raise funds and awareness that benefit the children, youth and adults and their families supported by Community Living Victoria. Through fundraising and public awareness, the Foundation promotes Community Living Victoria. Together, they support people with intellectual disabilities.

Categories:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Companionship
  • Driving
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment & Nature
  • Companionship
  • Mental Heath Awareness & Disabilities
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Education & Literacy
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Fundraising

 

 

Community Options for Children and Families

 

Contact information: Address: 1595 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8R 2B5 | Phone: 250-380-6363 | Email: info@cocf.ca

Summary: Community Options was formed by a group of committed parents and supportive professionals in 1988.

Mission: Provide quality support service and information to people with disabilities and their families, within our community.

Vision: We believe in building healthy, accessible and whole communities. We believe in providing creative and innovative service options. We believe in the importance of families and the inclusion and integration of all people. We believe in working collaboratively with community partners towards enhancing the lives of the people we support.

Size of Organisation: 8 staff

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Children & Youth
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

Community Plus Care Ltd

 

Contact information: Address: #420-955 Reunion Avenue, Victoria BC, V9B 0W4 | Phone: 250-658-6508 | Email: matthew@communitypluscare.ca

Summary: Community Care provides personal home care & nursing services to those in need across Greater Victoria and the surrounding areas.

Mission: We aim to bring joy into the lives of our clients and a sense of ease for their families by providing consistent support with caregivers of conscience and good cheer.

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Senior Services
  • Healthcare
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Community Social Planning Council

 

Contact information: Address: 852 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8 | Phone: 250-383-6166 | Email: admin@communitycouncil.ca

Summary: The Community Social Planning Council provides reliable information and engagement processes that inform decision making across all sectors in order to support broad based social well-being. This is done by bringing people together to address community issues, conducting community-based research, and supporting community and regional planning processes.

Vision: Ongoing and emergent social issues are well understood and communities have the tools they need to develop solutions to these issues.

Size of Organisation: 9 staff, 9 volunteers

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Leadership
  • Social Care
  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Compost Education Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 1216 North Park Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 1C9 | Phone: 250.386.9676

Summary: The Victoria Compost Education Centre is a non-profit and charitable organization with a mission to cultivate resilient communities, which enable the land and all living beings to thrive. The CEC carries out this mission by providing information, skill-building workshops and resources on composting and waste reduction strategies, soil stewardship, local food production, and various ecological conservation practices. With a schools program; adult education workshop series; Healing City Soils soil contaminant testing & bioremediation program; free factsheets; and an information hotline, the CEC is committed to ensuring residents of the CRD are equipped with practical, approachable knowledge of waste diversion, sustainability, composting, and soil health.

Size of Organisation: 5 staff

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Training Required
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Education & Literacy
  • Food Security
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Cook Street Village Activity Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 380 Cook Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3X7 | Phone: (250) 384-6542 | Email: executivedir@csvac.ca

Summary: The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is a non-profit organization offering social, educational, wellness and recreational activities. We are a non-profit, membership based organization that was established in 1977. Since our incorporation we have become a successful centre by continually listening to our community and looking for ways to help people remain fully active and engaged in a wide variety of programming options from movies to speakers to food programs to fitness and wellness services.

Size of Organisation: 5+ staff, 200+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Leadership
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Emergencies
  • Food Security
  • Multiculturalism & Multi-lingual
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Arts & Culture
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Environment & Nature
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Education & Literacy
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Craigdarroch Castle

 

Contact information: Address: 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5 | Phone: 250.592.5323 | Email: info@thecastle.ca

Summary: Craigdarroch Castle is a Canadian National Historic Site owned and operated by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Society. A non-profit registered charity, the Castle Society is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and the Castle is kept open nearly every day of the year thanks to a small, dedicated group of conservators and professional staff, along with the unbounded enthusiasm and commitment of dozens of volunteers, some of who have been at the Castle for more than 20 years. The Castle Society’s charitable mission is to protect, restore, and preserve the Castle, while bringing its stories to life.

Size of Organisation: 100% volunteer run organization

Categories:

  • Training Required
  • No Criminal Background Check Required
  • Heritage & museum
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Administration & Office Work

 

 

D

Dawson Heights Housing

 

Contact information: Address: 3710 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5V5 | Phone: 250-477-4850

Summary: Dawson Heights is a non-profit housing complex set on lovely grounds populated by Garry oaks, cedar trees, many birds, and a family of deer. At Dawson Heights we have created a bit of magic through having great people, strong management, clarity in our work, and a beautiful property. We respect and nurture all residents as individuals and we provide unrivaled recreational programming to enhance their lives.

Mission: Provide safe housing in a nurturing community for independent seniors on limited income.

Size of Organisation: 5+ staff

Categories:

  • Senior Services
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Companionship
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

District 69 Society of Organized Services

 

Contact information: Address: 245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville | Phone: (250) 248-2093 | Email: volunteer@sosd69.com

Summary: SOS is a not-for-profit, registered Canadian Charity. Since 1968, SOS has responded to the needs of individuals and families in District 69. With the support of 350 volunteers, staff, and community collaborations, SOS provides 30 programs and services to all ages, including programs that meet basic needs, as well as programs that promote healthy living and social connections.

Mission: Improve the community through programming and provide a safety net for School District 69 residents.

Vision: A supported and inclusive community.

Size of Organisation: 350+ volunteers, staff, and community collaborations

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Arts & Culture
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Training Required
  • Food Security
  • Group & friends
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

E

Early Music Society of the Island

 

Contact information: Phone: 250-882-5058 | Email: info@EarlyMusicSocietyoftheIslands.ca

Summary: Based in Victoria, BC, the Early Music Society of the Islands (EMSI) is one of North America’s most active and successful early music specialists. It was founded in 1985 to promote interest in historically-informed performances of music composed before 1800.

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Arts & Culture
  • Technology
  • Communication & Listening
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

Elderdog Victoria

 

Contact information: Phone: 1-855-336-4226 | Email: elderdogvictoria@gmail.com

Summary: ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, community-based, non-profit organization. Our work is dedicated to the well-being of older people and older dogs.

Mission:

Our mission at ElderDog is to honour and preserve the human-animal bond through care, companionship, education, and research. We do this through programs that involve:

– Assisting and supporting older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions

– Providing care and companionship for older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness or death of a human companion

– Educating health and animal care professionals and the general public of all ages about the human-animal bond in general and the significant role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors in particular

– Supporting and conducting research into the human-animal bond with a focus on seniors and canine companionship

Categories:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Driving
  • Companionship
  • Fundraising
  • Senior Services
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Public Relations
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • Communication & Listening
  • Education & Literacy
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Arts & Culture
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Sports & Recreation

 

 

Esquimalt Community Arts Hub Society (ECAH)

 

Contact information: Address: 901 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, BC, V9A 3N8 | Phone: (604) 999-8427 | Email: hello@ecah.ca

Summary: At ECAH, we believe that the arts are a foundational piece of a thriving community. Art enhances public space, it offers transformative experiences and can serve as a unifier of diverse populations. We want to contribute to the thriving arts community in the Township of Esquimalt by building a public art gallery and creative arts hub.

Mission: Through ECAH, we hope to “Promote an animated public realm where people can gather, connect and celebrate through art friendly public spaces and facilities.”

Vision: We want to create a welcoming space where Art for Everyone means creating visual arts experiences for everyone.

Size of Organisation: 6 volunteers, 2 staff

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • No Training Required
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Esquimalt Farmers Market

 

Contact information: Address: Bullen Field & Town Square | Email:manager@esquimaltmarket.com

Summary: The Esquimalt Farmers Market exists to provide a marketplace that serves as a community gathering point for relationship-building, access to healthy local food, and equity-based sustainability in Esquimalt.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Groups & friends
  • Arts & Culture
  • Mentorship
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Evenings
  • Communication & Listening
  • Public Relations
  • Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre

 

Contact information: Phone: 250-363-3050 | E-mail: emfrc@shaw.ca

Summary: In 1991, the Department of National Defence officially recognized the important contributions military families make to the Canadian Forces. It established the Military Family Support Program, and authorized the creation of Military Family Resource Centres at each Canadian Forces installation. Today, the Esquimalt MFRC is one of 32 MFRCs located in Canada and abroad. Like all MFRCs, we are a community-based organization with the sole responsibility of addressing the needs of the military family.

Mission: Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre’s mission is to enhance resilience in military families through provision of programs and services that serve, involve and advocate for the military community and their families and address the unique challenges of the military family lifestyle and will result in enhanced quality of life and enable military operations.

Vision: A proud, resilient military family thriving in a dynamic and supportive community.

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Under 18 Position
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Family Services
  • Training Required
  • Office Work & Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Communication & Listening
  • Arts & Culture
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Technology
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society

 

Contact information: Address: 511 Constance Avenue, Esquimalt, BC V9A 6N5 | Phone: (250) 385-2635 | Email: info@enh.bc.ca

Summary: Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society is a registered charity serving the community since 1974. Services include early years and family resource programs with a focus on children’s learning and development, pre and post-natal services, mental health and supportive counselling, youth and family support, as well as help for seniors to remain living independently in their home. In addition, the Society plays an active role in the community by participating in various community events and committees such as Esquimalt’s Early Years Coalition, Buccaneer Days and Children’s Annual Storytelling Festival.

Categories:

  • Driving
  • Mentorship
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Children & Youth
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Education & Literacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

F

Fairfield Gonzales Community Association

 

Contact information: Address: 1330 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8S 5J1 | Phone: 250-382-4604 | Email: place@fairfieldcommunity.ca

Summary: Fairfield Gonzales Community Association strives to create a connected, collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable community. We offer a wide range of programs including childcare, recreation, events, and volunteer opportunities in the Fairfield Gonzales area. Whether you want to volunteer just once or are looking for a regular activity, you want to develop your resume or are looking to share your experience, we thrive to provide you a fulfilling role. Our high-quality standards for volunteer management make us a place where volunteers are valued and recognized. Also, we also encourage kids and youth to volunteer for us, on their own or with their parents.

Size of Organisation: 200+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • No Training Required
  • Environment & Nature
  • Arts & Culture
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Food Security
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Short Term Commitment

 

 

Family Caregivers of British Columbia

 

Contact information: Address: 526 Michigan Street Victoria, BC V8V 1S2 | Phone: (250) 384-0408

Summary: Family Caregivers of BC (FCBC) is a provincial, not-for-profit that proudly and compassionately supports over 1 million people in British Columbia that provide physical and/or emotional care to a family member, friend, or neighbour. FCBC supports caregivers by providing access to information, education and support that enable caregivers to feel more confident and successful in their important role. Activities include workshops, support to family caregivers through monthly meetings, bi-monthly newsletter, a resource centre, referral information and advocacy.

Size of Organisation: 12 staff

 

 

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group

 

Contact information: Address: 1240 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1G6 | Phone: 250-381-1552 | Email: info@fernwoodnrg.ca

Summary: The Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society (Fernwood NRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Fernwood.

Size of Organisation: 90+ members

Categories:

  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Child & Youth
  • Senior Services
  • Family Services
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Food Security
  • Environment & Nature
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Foster Parent Support Services Society

 

Contact information: Address: 145-735 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 2X4 | Phone: 778-430-5459 | Email: admin@fpsss.com

Summary: The FPSS Society is a GrassRoots organization committed to providing meaningful and accessible support, education and networking services which will continually enhance the skills and abilities of foster parents to deliver the best care possible to the children in their homes. Working cooperatively with the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and the foster parents of Vancouver Island, the FPSS Society shares the responsibility for providing meaningful Education, Support and Networking opportunities to caregivers in our fostering community. 

Mission: Establish a nurturing environment for caregivers that empowers the foster parents of the region to become involved, enriches their understanding of Ministry expectations, and increases their caregiver competency, awareness, and accountability.

Categories:

  • Mentorship
  • Child & Youth
  • Family Services
  • Companionship
  • Communication & Listening
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Friends of Government House Gardens Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria BC, V8S 1V9 | Phone: 778-974-5550 | Email: Friends.GH@gov.bc.ca

Summary: The Friends of Government House Gardens Society was formed in 1992 with the mission of undertaking the restoration and maintenance of the grounds of Government House. In cooperation with the House and the Garden Contractor, the Friends continue to restore and protect the Garry Oak Woodlands and maintain the gardens as they evolve in response to changing circumstances such as the presence of urban deer. The Friends design the garden plantings, maintain them and raise the funds to cover the cost of plants, fertilizer and tools as well as some tree, path and irrigation costs. Originally a small group of garden volunteers, today the Society has a membership of almost five hundred, the majority of whom are volunteers working not only year round in the gardens, woodlands and associated non-gardening activities but also with the seasonal tearoom, costume museum and greeters.

Size of Organisation: 500+ members/volunteers

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Teamwork
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Technology
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Long Term Commitment

 

 

Friends of Music Society

 

Contact information: Address: Eric Martin Theatre- 2328 Trent Street, Victoria V8R 4Z3 | Phone: 250-592-5114

Summary: Established in 1989, Friends of Music Society is a non-profit organization that uses music as the basis for our partnership programs which offer rehabilitation, socialization, and creative employment strategies for people with a mental illness. Through our performing ensembles, programs and music lessons, we provide an accessible, safe, supportive and fun environment where musicians recovering from mental illness rehearse and perform in partnership with other musicians from the community.

Mission: Our goal is to focus on people’s talents, thereby promoting a sense of purpose, confidence and self-esteem.

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Mental health & Disabilties
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Arts & Culture
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Evenings
  • Long Term Commitment

 

 

G

Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society

 

Contact information: Email: volunteer.gomps@gmail.com

Summary: The Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society (GOMPS) was formed in 1992 because local citizens were concerned that woodlands and meadows were rapidly disappearing as a result of expanding human habitation in the Capital Regional District. Our society is dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of Garry oak stands and their natural habitats.

Mission: We engage in educational activities, work with all levels of government through letter writing and attending council meetings and public hearings, raise awareness on the importance of Garry oaks and their ecosystems, and work on habitat restoration. We also grow and nurture Garry oak seedlings at our nursery, with the long term goal of planting them in the community.

Size of Organisation: 100% volunteer run organization

Categories:

  • Under 18 Position
  • Environment & Nature
  • No Criminal Record Check Required
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Technology
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Teamwork
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Global Village Store – Victoria Global Village Society

 

Contact information: Address: Hillside Shopping Centre, Victoria, BC | Phone: (250) 380-1530 | Email: victoriaglobalvillage@shaw.ca

Summary: The Global Village Store is a non-profit, volunteer-operated gift shop selling beautiful hand-made crafts, teas and chocolate bars from fair trade cooperatives around the world. The store is run by volunteers and profit is dispersed in grants, mostly to help producer groups get the training and equipment they need to improve their production. On a local level, we donate products to be used in silent auctions or as door prizes to support local non-profit groups.

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Arts & Culture
  • Multiculturalism & Multilingual
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

 

Contact information: Address: 185-911 Yates St, Victoria BC, V8V 4Y9 | Phone: (250) 818-1981

Summary: The Victoria Marathon Society is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1982 with the purpose of hosting first class international running events and helping to raise funds for local charities.

Size of Organisation: Race Committee of over 50 members and 1600+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Gorge View Society

 

Contact information: Address: #11 Chown Place, Victoria, BC, V9A 1H5 | Phone: 250 360-1977 | Email: gorgeview@shaw.ca

Summary: The Gorge View Society oversees the property with a small paid staff supported by dedicated volunteers. They remain committed to providing basic comfortable housing for seniors 55+ living on low and fixed incomes. The volunteer board is based in the United Church. Gorge View needs volunteers in many different roles, including: archivists/historians; researchers (demographics, housing policy, municipal planning and development, board best practices); communications and Public Relations (photographers, writers, editors, graphic design and layout, social media applications); program leaders for seniors activities; and more!

Mission: Our goal is sustainable housing in a community setting that co-exists with nature and our mission is to provide a safe home that enables people to live with dignity, hope and independence.

Vision: We will continue to strengthen our community by providing comfortable and affordable homes for people in need – now and in the future.

Size of Organisation: 100+ residents

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Senior Services
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Technology

 

 

Gorge Waterway Action Society

 

Contact information: Address: Located in Esquimalt Gorge Park – 1070 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 2A1 | Phone: 778-265-5119 | Email: gorgewaterway@gmail.com

Summary: Gorge Waterway Action Society is a registered charity that is dedicated to preservation and enhancement of the Gorge Waterway in Victoria, BC through environmental education, restoration, conservation, stewardship, & community involvement. We take on projects that support the ecological health of the Gorge Waterway, as well as the social well being of the people who live within the watershed.

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment & Nature
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Communication & Listening
  • Under 18 Positions

 

 

Government House

 

Contact information: Address: 1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, BC V8S 1V9 | Phone: 250-387-2081 | Email: info@bcgovhousefoundation.ca

Mission: Government House is the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians.

 

 

Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1034 Hillside Avenue, V8T 2A5 | Phone: (250) 920-5775

Mission: The Bike to Work Society’s goal is to help make a world where people of all ages and abilities can bike to more places, more often. We do this by offering fun, free engaging events; by teaching people important cycling skills; and, by offering services like Bike Valet and Bike Lockers.

Vision: The Bike to Work Society aims to make cycling a mainstream commuting choice across the Greater Victoria area. Bike to Work Week and our Bike Skills programs aim to get more people biking more places more often.

Size of Organisation: 100+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Sport & Recreation
  • Education & Literacy
  • Communication & Listening
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Short Term Commitment
  • No Training Required
  • Under 18 Positions

 

 

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

 

Contact information: Address: 211 – 611 Discovery St., Victoria, BC, V8T 5G4 | Phone: (250) 370-1512

Mission: The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness’ mission is to engage community organizations, governments and non-governmental agencies to work in partnership with each other and the broader community to lead and drive the commitment to end homelessness in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia.

Vision: A region without homelessness. We work with organizations and individuals throughout the region to make this vision reality.

 

 

Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society

 

Contact information: Mail: PO Box 35082, Victoria, BC, V8T 5G2 | Email: info@gvdss.org

Summary: The GVDSS provides information and understanding about Down syndrome, acts as resources and supports for one another, and creates a better understanding of diversity. Inclusion and community integration have always been a focus for our membership, we are proud of the ongoing success of our Code of Conduct and the strong advocacy demonstrated from within our membership.

Mission: Provide educational, vocational, and life enhancement assistance to people with Down syndrome as well as to enhance public awareness and understanding of Down syndrome.

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Children & Youth
  • Board Members & Committees
  • Family Services
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities

 

 

Greater Victoria Festival Society

 

Contact information: Phone: 250.382.3111 | Email: gvfsvic@gmail.com

Mission: Our mission is to provide a creative range of free family-friendly festivals, and a variety of events that enhance our community’s quality of life by strengthening connections; building awareness of diverse cultures; creating safe and inclusive opportunities for everyone and actively encouraging a sense of community pride.

Vision: Our vision is to present world class events that showcase our region across all demographics to both domestic and international audiences. To provide a platform for outstanding entertainment, contribute to year-round sustainable economic development, encourage positive mental health and well-being, and support local businesses and charities. Bringing people together is our passion!

Size of Organisation: 1 staff

Categories:

  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Fundraising
  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Public Relations
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Greater Victoria Green Team

 

Contact information: Phone: 778-677-9078 | Email: Cassandra@greenteamscanada.ca

Summary: The Greater Victoria Green Team is the largest environmental volunteer group in the region! We come together to help nature through hands-on, educational activities such as removing invasive plants, planting native trees and shrubs, cleaning up shorelines, building trails, helping on educational farms, and much more.

Mission: Connect, build and empower diverse communities through hands-on activities that promote health, well-being and environmental stewardship. 

Vision: Healthy communities engaged in environmental stewardship.

Categories:

  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment & Nature
  • Arts & Culture
  • Fundraising
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Public Relations
  • Technology
  • Children & Youth
  • Weekends

 

 

Greater Victoria Housing Society

 

Contact information: Address: 2326 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5G5 | Phone: 250-384-3434 | Email: info@greatervichousing.org

Summary: Founded in 1956, the Greater Victoria Housing Society is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing affordable rental housing for low-to-moderate income families, seniors, working singles, and adults with disabilities who live independently. We believe that safe and affordable housing is essential to a person’s well-being and a foundation for success in life. We imagine a community where everyone feels at home, where everyone has a home.

Mission: Provide low to moderate income households with affordable, secure rental housing contributing to healthy, thriving and liveable communities.

Vision: Our goals are to provide high quality, safe, affordable rental housing, maintain our existing housing to the highest standard, and to respond to the need for affordable housing by improving, growing and expanding to meet the housing needs we see in our region.

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Board Members & Committees
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

 

Contact information: Address: 21-21 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9 | Phone: 250-386-9223 | Email: festival@gvpaf.org

Summary: The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Association is a volunteer-based organization. We are dedicated to working with performing arts educators to develop artistic skills and a love of the performing arts for all ages and skill levels in music, dance, and speech arts. Our annual community festival provides reputable professionals who foster inclusion, education, and performance opportunities during adjudicated sessions. We celebrate participation, achievement, and excellence through a series of special concerts and an awards program.

Size of Organisation: 300+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Training
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Technology
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Technology
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Multiculturalism & Multilingual
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

Greater Victoria Police Victim Services

 

Contact information: Phone: 250-995-7351 | E-mail: info@gvpvs.org

Vission: The Greater Victoria Police Victim Services works with police to provide emotional and practical support services to victims of crime or trauma with the objective to lessen the impact of crime and trauma on victims and their families and increase the level of participation and sense of empowerment for victims throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system.

Mission: Working with police to help people impacted by crime and trauma.

Vision: Victims achieve a state of well-being.

Size of Organisation: 15 staff, 1 volunteer

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Emergencies
  • Board Member & Committees

 

 

Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

 

Contact information: Address: 100-4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria BC V8Z 5M1 | Phone: (250) 213-2669

Summary: The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the outstanding performances and contributions of athletes, teams, builders and officials from Victoria who have brought distinction to themselves, their sport, community and country.

Categories:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Leadership
  • Special Events & Festivals

 

 

Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter Society

 

Contact information: Email: info@gvwss.org | Phone: (250)-995-0058

Summary: The Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter Society is a small non-profit community group with a mandate to provide supportive housing for women and their children. Their current central program is Margaret Laurence House which provides second stage housing & support for women & their children leaving abusive relationships.

Mission: Our goal is to provide a safe place where women’s values are accepted and respected.

Size of Organisation: 6-10 board members

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Social Care
  • Teamwork

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 849 Orono Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 2T9 | Phone: (250) 480-7688 | Email: info@habitatvictoria.com

Summary: Habitat for Humanity Victoria is a registered charity that brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Mission: Bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Vision: A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Size of Organisation: Habitat Victoria has built 34 homes locally and served 34 families

Categories:

  • Administration & Office Work
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Driving
  • Training Required
  • Family Services
  • Teamwork
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Weekends
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Heart and Stroke Foundation

 

Contact information: Phone: 778-372-8000

Summary: Heart & Stroke advocates for the conditions necessary for all Canadians to live healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. We are leading the push for changes that will protect you and the people you love.

Categories:

  • Driving
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership
  • Board Members & Committees
  • Public Speaking
  • Technology
  • Multiculturalism & Multi-lingual
  • Administration & Office Work

 

 

Help Fill a Dream Foundation

 

Contact information: Address: 4085D Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8X 1K5, Canada |Phone: 250-382-3135 | Email: contact@helpfilladream.com

Summary: Since 1986 Help Fill a Dream Foundation has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenge. When families are in survival mode the Family Assistance program provides a lifeline. We try to pick up the practical and financial worry, allowing parents to focus on the most important thing: the health of their child. We provide medical equipment such as insulin pumps, orthotics and wheelchairs as well as home and vehicle accessibility modifications, travel expenses and accommodation. In addition to practical support we strive to improve the child’s quality of life.

Size of Organisation: 4 staff, supported 3,400+ families

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Family Services
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Weekends
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Public Relations

 

 

HeroWork

 

Contact information: Address: 3375 Whittier Ave, Unit 209, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8Z 3R1 | Phone: (250) 882-7999 | Email: liz.soutar@herowork.com

Summary: HeroWork builds community, literally and figuratively. We are an innovative organization that harnesses the power of community to uplift essential charitable agencies in our society.

Mission: We inspire, engage and organize community members to donate their time, resources and spirit to charities that need better buildings to deliver services to the vulnerable among us.

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Groups & friends
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Food & Hospitality

 

 

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

 

Contact information: Address: 505 Quayle Rd Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 | Phone: (250) 479-6162.

Summary: The HCP provides an inspiring natural learning environment in which visitors and students can learn responsible horticulture and conservation practices and the importance of plants to a sustainable world. Our centre engages in research with partners in plant sciences to expand our knowledge of native plants and their importance for biodiversity and sources of food. As well as works in community outreach to deliver innovative education programs that connect people, especially children, with plants and nature and increase awareness of the importance and fragility of our natural environment.

Vision: We are an internationally recognized botanical garden and a respected centre of life-long learning, conservation and research.

Size of Organisation: 8 staff, 250 volunteers annually

Categories:

  • Administration & Office Work
  • Environment & Nature
  • Children & Youth
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Groups & friends
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Leadership
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

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Independent Living Housing Society (ILHS)

 

Contact information: Address: #1-3891 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8X 5L3 | Phone: 250-383-2524 | Email: info@ilhs.ca

Summary: The Independent Living Housing Society works to provide opportunities for individuals to develop a more independent lifestyle in a very active way, and to the extent that they are able, manage housing finances, participate in decision-making, and direct activities of daily living.

Mission: Provide safe and comfortable homes where people with diverse abilities are supported to achieve more independent lifestyles.

Vision: My home, our community, a world where everyone is welcome.

Size of Organisation: Provides housing to more than 65 people

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Leadership
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS)

 

Contact information: Address: 664 Granderson Road, Victoria BC Canada V9B 2R8 | Phone: 250.391.0007

Summary: Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers specialized training and consulting services to help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. IPS has demonstrated knowledge and expertise in B.C.’s Indigenous child and family welfare legislation, practice, and policy for more than 25 years.

Mission: Provide culturally relevant training, research, and policy that advances and strengthens the lives of Indigenous peoples.

Size of Organisation: 14+ staff

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Multilingual & Multicultural
  • BIPOC

 

 

InnovativeCommunities.Org Foundation (ICO)

 

Contact information: Address: Suite 300 – 722 Cormorant Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 1P8 | Phone: +1.778.902.4501 | Email: Info@InnovativeCommunities.Org

Summary: Innovativecommunities.org Foundation is a Canadian registered charity with a focus on the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of education. But more than that – it is an ongoing exercise in working collaboratively, innovatively and transparently in everything that we do so that we can help provide the maximum benefit to everyone we touch.

Mission: The ICO Mission:

– 100% volunteer – 100% donations to the Community Initiative – 100% transparent

– Build relationships first, then task if required.

– Take risks to innovate.

– Do not let ideology affect our relationships.

– Share with the World our Research, Projects, and Initiatives whether successful or not.

And remember – above all, we are Friends working together.

Vision: In order to support and strengthen the people in the communities we serve, we relieve poverty and advance education. We connect communities with resources through processes, technologies, grassroots involvement, team building, and community-driven Initiatives.

Size of Organisation: 100+ volunteer team members, over 1000 ICO Community Members globally, 24 Community Initiatives in 11 countries, and are located on four continents.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Technology
  • Multilingual & multiculturalism
  • Food Security
  • Social Care
  • Education & Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Board Members & Committees
  • Administration & Office Work

 

 

Inter-cultural Association

 

Contact information: Address: 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria BC, V8T 1A8, Canada | Phone: 250-388-4728

Summary: The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) offers services for immigrant and refugee newcomers, including settlement and integration services, translation and interpretation, English classes, mentoring, job search assistance and guidance, volunteer matching, and peer support. We also provide outreach and education in the community through arts programming, as well as community development workshops on anti-racism, multiculturalism, diversity awareness, immigration, and human rights.

Size of Organisation: 60+ staff

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Multilingual & Multiculturalism
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Training Required
  • BIPOC
  • Education & Literacy
  • Social Care
  • Children & Youth
  • Mentorship
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Arts & Culture

 

 

International Metaphysical Academy

 

Contact information: Address: 1516 Louise Place, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8P 2T9 | Phone: 1-250-472-0909 | Email: anneli@metaphysicalacademy.com

Summary: The International Metaphysical Academy is a fast-growing educational facility offering cutting-edge advanced metaphysical education and universal knowledge world-wide. Students of all religious denominations and spiritual orientations are welcome. The Academy offers metaphysical mentoring, counselling, consulting and coaching services for individuals and groups, customized workshops, keynote speakers and private study opportunities.

Categories:

  • Education & Literacy
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Intrepid Theatre Company Society

 

Contact information: Address: 2-1609 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2J5 | Phone: (250) 383-2663

Summary: Intrepid Theatre Company enhances 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.

Size of Organisation: 300+ volunteers annually

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Public Relations
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Teamwork
  • Special event & festivals
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Driving

 

 

Island Community Mental Health

 

Contact information: Address: 125 Skinner Street, Victoria, BC V9A 6X4 | Phone: 250-389-1211 | Email: info@icmha.ca

Summary: Island Community Mental Health offers a variety of programs and opportunities for adults aged 19 and over who are experiencing a mental illness. Our services are designed to promote hope and recovery and offer people experiencing a mental illness the support needed to achieve success in their life. At ICMH each person is treated as an individual, and we listen to your choices and encourage you to take risks.

Mission: Our mission is to help individuals experiencing mental health challenges by promoting individual recovery through evidence-based programs, housing, community partnerships, client and family involvement.

Vision: To be a leader in the delivery of psycho-social rehabilitation services, helping individuals experiencing mental health and substance use issues achieve personal recovery in an inclusive society.

Size of Organisation: 88 staff, serving over 1000 clients annually

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Senior Services
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Non profit & charity
  • Communication & Listening
  • Leadership
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 130 – 1555 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8N 1A4 | Phone: 250.592.8144 | Email: idhhc@idhhc.ca

Summary: The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, the only non-profit agency of its kind on Vancouver Island, provides leadership, innovative solutions and services through engaging and educating communities, strengthening families, and fighting isolation.

Vision: Strong inclusive communities built on equal access and empowered individuals.

Size of Organisation: 150+ clients annually

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities

 

 

Island Health

Mission: To provide superior health care through innovation, teaching and research and a commitment to quality and safety—creating healthier, stronger communities and a better quality of life for those we touch.

Vision: Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Size of organization: Island health has more than 23,000 staff, over 2,500 physician partners, 4,000 volunteers, 12 Executive Team members, and 10 Board of Directors members.

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Leadership
  • Senior Services
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Care
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Child & Youth
  • Companionship
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Training Required
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Sports & Recreation

 

Aberdeen Hospital – Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 1450 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 2B7 Email: VolunteerNow@viha.ca

Summary: Aberdeen Hospital is an extended care hospital that provides care as well as rehabilitation services to over 100 elderly residents and 25 young adults with complex neurological challenges. Volunteers are greatly appreciated by both residents and staff, and typically provide support to residents through programs such as Therapy Support, Social Engagement, and Activities like art groups, games groups, and special events.

 

Glengarry Hospital | Island health

 

Contact information: Address: 1780 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, B.C. , V8S 1G7 Phone: 250-370-8699

Summary: Glengarry Hospital is an extended care hospital that provides care as well as rehabilitation services. At Glengarry we provide a wide range of activities, plus music and pet therapy. There is a regular schedule of monthly unit programs available to all residents. These are designed to meet different social, creative, physical, spiritual, and cognitive needs and interests of the residents.

 

Gorge Road Hospital | Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 63 Gorge Rd East, Victoria, B.C. V9A 1L2 | Phone: 250-519-3500

Summary: Gorge Road Hospital is an extended care hospital that provides care as well as rehabilitation services to elderly residents. Volunteers are greatly appreciated by both residents and staff, and typically provide support to residents through programs such as Therapy Support, Social Engagement, and Activities like art groups, games groups, and special events.

 

Mental Health and Substance Use, Residential Services, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 602-620 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 | Phone: 250-386-2269 | Email: volvic@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Summary: Volunteer Victoria’s Mental Health Visiting and Activity Program matches community volunteers with individuals living within Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use residential services.

Mission: Help volunteers develop an understanding of mental illness and to support someone to achieve their recovery goals.

Size of organization: 2 Staff

 

Priory Hospital, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 567 Goldstream Ave, Victoria, BC V9B 2W4 | Phone: (250) 370-5626 | Email: VolunteerHere@viha.ca

Summary: The Priory has 3 buildings on site: Hiscock and Heritage Woods provide residential care for seniors. West Shore Adult Day Program provides adult day services to seniors still residing in their own home.

 

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 2400 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 1V7 | Phone: (250) 519-5390 | Email: VolunteerHere@viha.ca

Summary: The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health (QACCH) provides specialized health care services to children and youth with physical, developmental and or emotional/behavioural challenges. Queen Alexandra assists families in meeting identified needs in the areas of physical, developmental, emotional and behavioural challenges of their child.

 

Royal Jubilee Hospital Site, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 1952 Bay St, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 | Phone: (250) 370-8000 | Email: VolunteerHere@viha.ca

Summary: Hospital providing acute care for adults. RJH is an acute care hospital which also offers rehabilitation services and specialized programs in cardiac, kidney and burn care, and psychiatry. It is a referral centre for hospitals all over Vancouver Island.

 

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Site, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 2166 Mt Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B2 | Phone: 250-544-7676 | Email: VolunteerHere@viha.ca

Summary: Acute and extended care hospital.

 

Selkirk Place, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 385 Waterfront Crescent, Victoria, BC V8T 5K7 | Phone: 250-940-1028 ext 1111 | Email: VolunteerHere@viha.ca

Summary: Provides individualized care and support for adults with complex and assisted living health needs, within a comfortable residential setting.

 

Sunset Lodge Long-Term Care, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 952 Arm St, Victoria, BC V9A 4G7 | Phone: (250) 385-3422 | Email: VolunteerHere@viha.ca

Summary: A 108 bed long term care facility that provides a high standard of holistic care in a friendly, supportive environment for its residents and their loved ones. It is the uniqueness of each resident and the caring dynamic of the staff that comprise the culture of Sunset Lodge. We take pride in providing excellent care to the residents that have been entrusted to us. Located on the beautiful Gorge waterway, our park like grounds and lovely therapeutic garden views of the waterway are enjoyed year round by our residents and their guests. At Sunset Lodge We believe that for everything there is a season – and this season is one worth embracing and celebrating!

 

Victoria General Hospital Site, Island Health

 

Contact information: Address: 1 Hospital Way Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5 | Phone: (250) 727-4134 | Email: VolunteerHere@viha.ca

Summary: Public hospital, including acute care. It is the pediatric and obstetric care centre for lower Vancouver Island.

 

Island Kids Cancer Association

 

Contact information: Address: #106-4480 West Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 3E9 | Email: islandkidscancer@gmail.com

Summary: The Island Kids Cancer Associations CARE 4 Kids program strives to strengthen family connections and let kids be kids. By providing personal connection, individual support and linkages to community programs we aim to transform each child’s experience from anxiety and isolation to one of support and hope. Our mission is to provide practical support for children with cancer, and their families on Vancouver Island, through all stages of their cancer journey.

Size of Organisation: 9 staff

Categories:

  • Child & Youth
  • Healthcare
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Family Services
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Island Prostate Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 203-1121 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3N1 | Phone: (250) 388-0214 | Email: hello@islandprostatecentre.com

Summary: Island Prostate Centre (IPC) is the only non-profit that guides and empowers Vancouver Island men and their families as they navigate the uncertainty of a prostate cancer diagnosis. We uniquely offer the time and space you need to explore your options and human supports so you never walk alone.

Size of Organisation: 3 staff

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Healthcare
  • Social Care
  • Emergencies

 

 

Island Sexual Health – Community Health Centre

 

Contact information: Address: #101-3960 Quadra Street Victoria V8X 4A3 | Phone: (250) 592-3479

Summary: Island Sexual Health Community Health Centre is a non-profit agency that has served the Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Gulf Islands communities since 1969. We are privileged to provide clinical and education services to more than 40,000 people in Greater Victoria yearly. We lead in delivering exemplary sexual health services to South Vancouver Island.

Mission: Through the provision of clinical care and education, we: empower individuals to make choices that enhance their sexual wellbeing; Provide all inclusive services and resources that support sexual health; Celebrate diversity of sexual expression.

Vision: We envision a diverse community that celebrates healthy sexuality throughout life.

Size of Organisation: 80 volunteers

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Healthcare
  • Social Care
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Training Required
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

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James Bay Community Project

 

Contact information: Address: 547 Michigan Street, Victoria BC, V8V 1S5 Canada | Phone: 250 388 7844 | Email: klaver@jbcp.bc.ca.

Summary: The James Bay Community Project is a community centre which provides Family, Community and Volunteer Services. Our programs and services seek to enable connections and build resilience through a variety of programs and services for all ages. JBCP provides opportunities for volunteerism and participation in community life, and works in partnership with many other agencies and organizations.

Mission: Our mission is to build resilience through connections.

Vision: A community of connected, resilient people.

Size of Organisation: 300 volunteers

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Senior Services
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Environment & Nature
  • Driving
  • Social Care
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Companionship
  • Training
  • Teamwork

 

 

James Bay Community School Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 140 Oswego Street, Victoria BC V8V 2B1 | Phone: 250-389-1470

Sumamry: The James Bay Community School Centre focuses on providing the community of James Bay with affordable programs and services designed to meet the diverse needs of our entire community. Programs and services delivered at the James Bay Community School Centre have the following elements: Community use of facilities, supporting and enhancing student learning, community connections and engagements, community and Continuing Education, integrated Services with Agencies and organizations, family Support Services, early learning initiatives, youth connections and, afterschool and summer programs.

Mission: We strive to provide programs to all community members, from preschool-age to seniors, focusing on health, fitness, continued education, creative arts and community connection. Our recreation and leisure programs, childcare programs, fitness and health courses, sport drop-ins, the community café, seniors’ dinners, community dinners, youth leadership, community meetings and general interest programs all enhance life in the James Bay neighbourhood.

Size of Organisation: 6 staff

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Senior Services
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Children & Youth
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Education & Literacy
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment & Nature
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Training Required
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Special Events & Festivals

 

 

James Bay Market Society

 

Contact information: Address: 547 Michigan Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 1S5 | Phone: 250-381-5323 | Email: info@jamesbaymarket.com

Summary: The James Bay Market Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 that encourages and develops an awareness of the importance of local agriculture, art and craft. They strive to create an atmosphere that encourages community interaction and participation of the neighbourhood through local commerce and entertainment.

Mission: In the spirit of community living in James Bay we want to promote the benefits of a local market with the intent to foster the uniqueness of this neighbourhood.

Categories:

  • No Criminal Record Check Required
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Arts & Culture

 

 

James Bay New Horizons Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 234 Menzies Street, Victoria BC | Phone: 250-386-3035

Summary: James Bay New Horizons is a not-for-profit society that was established in 1974, operating as an activity centre in the neighbourhood community of James Bay. We provide accessible programs, services and volunteer opportunities to our members and to local residents in general.

Mission: It is our goal to help people maintain, improve and develop new skills, interests and social opportunities, and to enhance the quality of life of our members and visitors.

Size of Organisation: Around 2750 people use the centre every month, 3 staff

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Arts & Culture
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Social Care
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Senior Services

 

 

James Bay Newspaper Society

 

Contact information: Address: #7 – 435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4T4 | Phone: 250-380-6090 | Email: jbbeacon@shaw.ca

Summary: The James Bay Beacon came into being in 1992 as a successor to the time-honoured James Bay News. The trustees and volunteers are committed to voicing the concerns and interests of the residents of James Bay, both individual and corporate, to promote community pride and to educate readers as to their rights and responsibilities. The Beacon is a non-profit organization, which allows it to speak with a voice representative of the people who make up the community of James Bay.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Literacy
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Training Required
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

John Howard Society of Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 2675 Bridge Street, Victoria, BC V8T4Y4 | Phone: 250.386.3428 | Email: jhs@jhsvic.ca

Summary: The John Howard Society promotes a safe and peaceful community through effective and humane life-skills, health resources and social justice programs. We are dedicated to assisting individuals, families, youth and adults with programs and services focused on employment, housing, mentorship, restorative justice.

Mission: We aim to restore dignity and self-worth to all who have lost hope.

Vision: Improving Lives, One Person at a Time.

Size of Organisation: Serves over 700 individuals

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Environment & Nature
  • Companionship
  • Mental health & Disabilites
  • Mentorship
  • Children & Youth
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Communication & Listening
  • Counselling
  • Weekends

 

 

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KidSport Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 911 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4Y9 | Phone: 250.380.1518 | Email: admin@kidsportvictoria.ca

Summary: KidSport exists to ensure that local children in financial need have opportunity to participate in and benefit from a season of sport of their choice. As one of the largest KidSport chapters in the country, KidSport Victoria relies on a team of excellent volunteers to support special events, and to help with administrative functions in order to reach up to 1500 local kids in need every year.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Children & Youth
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Mentorship
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Drop-in volunteering
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

 

 

Kiwanis Pavilion

 

Contact information: Address: 3034 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC Canada V8T 3J3 | Phone: (250) 598-2022 | Email: volunteercoordinator@obkp.org

Summary: The Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation serves people living and dying with frailty and dementia. We strive to provide compassionate comfort care, create a safe and friendly homelike environment and build collaborative partnerships with each resident and their family.

Size of Organisation: 120+ residents

Categories:

  • Senior Services
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Companionship
  • Social Care
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Animals & wildlife
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Environment & Nature
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Communication & Listening
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

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Lafayette String Quartet

 

Contact information: Address: 1705 Kingsberry Crescent, Victoria BC, V8P 2A8 | Phone: 250.721.7915 | Email: LSQvolunteer@shaw.ca

Summary: The Lafayette is the only all-female ensemble in the world to comprise the four original members – a distinct rarity, regardless of gender and regardless of profession.

Size of Organisation: 6 members

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Langham Court Theatre

 

Contact information: Address: 805 Langham Court, Victoria, BC V8V 4J3 Canada | Phone: 250.384.2142 | Email: gm@langhamtheatre.ca

Summary: A welcoming theatre community with a passion for creating vibrant, engaging entertainment. For 91 years, the Langham Court Theatre Society has been producing engaging and high quality theatre with dedicated actors and creative teams. Since 1929 over 27,000 volunteers have presented nearly 3,000 performances using over 4,000 actors in more than 500 shows to 250,000 patrons. This is community theatre at its best offering 6 productions per year that are a mix of traditional and modern works.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Arts & Culture
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Board Member & Committees

 

 

Leadership Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 602-620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1J6 | Phone: (250) 385-6088 | Email: info@leadershipvictoria.ca

Summary: Leadership Victoria is a community-based organization committed to developing, supporting, and celebrating community leaders who help make our city great. Since 2001, we have become the go-to organization for community leadership development in Greater Victoria. Our volunteer board members, coaches, mentors, facilitators, and program partners put their collective skills and expertise to work in developing Victoria’s emerging generation of leaders.

Size of organisation: Since its inception, Leadership Victoria has graduated over 388 participants who have completed 73 community action projects.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication & Listening
  • Technology
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Learning through Loss

 

Contact information: Address: 132-328 Wale Rd. Victoria, BC V9B 0J8 | Phone: 250-413-3114 | Email: info@learningthroughloss.org

Summary: Learning Through Loss is the community expert at helping youth through grief and loss and bereavement while teaching others about the impact of grief on youth and how to better help them through. Through our programs, workshops and counselling services, we reach thousands of youth each year. Our programs are built on the strength of youth peer support, belonging, and the often difficult terrain of navigating grief and loss guided by an experienced registered clinical counsellor. 

Mission: Learning Through Loss designs and delivers grief and loss education and support programs to youth and provides professional development and training to other youth-serving organizations to increase capacity and well being through grief, loss and bereavement.

Vision: We envision a community where all youth, and those that support them, have access to education, support, and resources relating to grief, loss and healthy strategies for well-being.

Size of Organisation: 7 staff

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Healthcare
  • Mental Heath Awareness & Disabilities
  • Education & Literacy
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Lifetime Networks

 

Contact information: Address: 2553 Quadra Street, Victoria BC V8T 4E1 | Phone: 250-477-4112 | Email: info@Lnv.ca

Summary: Lifetime Networks is a not-for-profit organization started in 1998 by a group of determined parents trying to create a viable organization to secure the future of their children with disabilities, by establishing personal support Networks. Networks are made up of friends and are unpaid relationships in the lives of people with disabilities.

Mission: Through the many services of Lifetime Networks, the goal remains the same: to increase the number of relationships in the lives of people with disabilities. We foster networks of friendship and support for people with diversabilities to enhance community.

Vision: We see a future where all people enjoy safe, happy, fulfilling lives.

Size of Organisation: 25+ staff, large volunteer family

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Companionship
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Mental Heath Awareness & Disabilities
  • Driving
  • Drop-in volunteering
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Social Care
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

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March of Dimes Canada

 

Contact information: Address: 4475 Viewmont Ave., Unit 200, Victoria, BC V8Z 6L8 | Phone: 250-590-3805 | Email: dshields@marchofdimes.ca

Summary: March of Dimes Canada’s mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities. Dedicated volunteers have helped March of Dimes Canada to become a national leader in the provision of programs and services for this growing community.

Mission: To be Canada’s leading service provider, resource and advocate, empowering people with disabilities to live and thrive in communities nationwide. 

Vision: To create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities.

Size of Organisation: 2000+ employees

Categories:

  • Mental Heath Awareness & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Office Work & Administration
  • Companionship
  • Public Relations
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Drop-in volunteering
  • Leadership
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Board Members & Committees
  • Healthcare

 

 

Maritime Museum of British Columbia

 

Contact information: Address: 634 Humboldt St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 1A4 | Phone: 250-385-4222 | Email: info@mmbc.bc.ca

Summary: The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is dedicated to promoting and preserving BC’s maritime experience and heritage and to engage people with this ongoing story. The Museum cares for more than 35,000 unique artifacts, in excess of 40,000 historical photographs and an internationally recognized chart collection. The Museum also delivers popular educational outreach programs geared to children and seniors featuring topics such as immigration, pirates and privateers, women at sea, and the fur trade.

Mission: Our mission is to promote and preserve our diverse maritime experience and heritage and to engage people with this ongoing story.

Vision: To be the leading interpreter and presenter of BC’s on-going maritime story, by celebrating the nautical culture and heritage of British Columbia.

Size of Organisation: 5+ staff

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • No Criminal Record Check Required
  • Heritage & museum
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Training Required
  • Weekends
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Office Work & Administration

 

 

Men’s Therapy Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 847 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R1 | Phone: 250.381.6367 | Email: info@menstherapycentre.ca

Summary: The Men’s Therapy Centre supports any man*: cis, gay, bi-sexual, trans, non-binary, 2spirit, queer, gender fluid+, who has experienced emotional, physical or sexual trauma in childhood or as an adult. When you survive a trauma or childhood abuse, it can affect every aspect of your life; work, relationships and your health. Many men carry on in silence but there is help here for you. For over 10 years we have been working with men who have experienced trauma and we are here to listen.

Size of Organisation: 10+ staff

Categories:

  • Activism & advocacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Children & Youth
  • Mentorship
  • Mental Heath Awareness & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

Mental Health Recovery Partners

 

Contact information: Address: 941 Kings Road, Victoria, BC | Phone: 250-384-4225 | Email: admin@mhrp.ca

Summary: MHRP provides services for people with mental illness, regardless of their diagnosis, and the people who care about them. We assist with support, information and strategies to connect with resources.

Mission: Mental Health Recovery Partners’ mission is to bring hope and support for all experiencing mental health issues with or without substance use through recovery strategies, education and advocacy in partnership with their supporters. 

Size of Organisation: 13 staff

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Communication & Listening
  • Social Care
  • Mental Heath Awareness & Disabilities
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Companionship
  • Mentorship

 

The Mental Health Society of Greater Victoria is an 100% volunteer-run organization that aims to decrease barriers in the local mental health system. We offer service navigation assistance to people who are searching for mental health services in Victoria. We recommend appropriate resources that will meet our clients’ needs, and we offer support throughout the process. We also develop and deliver mental health workshops and online campaigns to educate the public about various mental health topics. Contact: admin@mhsvictoria.org – PO Box 23112, Victoria, BC. V8V 3X0

 

Mercy Ships Canada

 

Contact information: Address: Unit 5-3318 Oak St. Victoria, BC Canada V8X 1R1 | Phone: 250-381-2160 | Email: msca@mercyships.ca

Summary: Mercy Ships is an international humanitarian organization that uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services and medical capacity building in the world’s poorest nations. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in over 70 countries, providing $1.53 billion in services to more than 2.71 million direct beneficiaries. Every year over 1000 volunteers from up to 40 nations volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship.

Mission: Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to transform individuals and serve nations, one at a time.

Size of Organisation: 1000+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Multiculturalism & Multilingual
  • Technology
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Children & Youth
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Emergencies
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork

 

 

Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts

 

Contact information: Address: 650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria BC V9C 4H7 Canada | Email: missa@missa.ca

Summary: The Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts has been providing high calibre specialized workshops for artists, teachers and serious adult students since 1984. MISSA has a reputation for hosting local, national and international instructors who engage with students in an intense multi-disciplinary environment. MISSA welcomes students from around the world to participate in an artistic immersion for two weeks every summer.

Mission: Our mission is to inspire serious students and professional artists – in a stimulating natural environment – through workshops, hands-on demonstrations, mentoring, and studio practice.

Vision: Expression and connection through the arts.

Categories:

  • Technology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Short Term Commitment

 

 

Monterey Recreation Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria BC, V8S 4W1 | Phone: 250-370-7300

Summary: The Monterey Recreation Centre offers a myriad of clubs, courses, adventures, events and volunteering opportunities for adults 50+ on weekdays and for adults 19+ evenings and weekends.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Arts & Culture
  • Senior Services
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Companionship
  • Teamwork

 

 

Mosqoy

 

Contact information: Address: 1004 North Park Street, Victoria, B.C., V8T 1C6 | Email: info@mosqoy.org

Summary: Mosqoy is a grassroots organization that works towards global sustainability and resilience by empowering local culture. We work with rural Quechua populations in the Andean mountains of Peru. We believe in empowering local communities through international solidarity and networking, sharing stories of celebration, struggle, and strength.

Mission: Global sustainability through local resilience.

Vision: To mitigate the adverse effects of unsustainable tourism and development in the Peruvian Andes.

Size of Organisation: 14 staff, 50+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Activism & advocacy
  • Arts & Culture
  • Multi-lingual & Multiculturalism
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Group & Friends
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

 

 

Mount Douglas Seniors Housing Society

 

Contact information: Address: 100 – 1552 Arrow Road, Victoria BC, V8N 0B8 | Phone: 250-721-1818 | Email: info@mdshs.net

Summary: MDSHS provides a safe, caring community and comfortable homes for independent seniors aged 55 and better. Our long-standing success in service to the elderly is due, in part, to the dedication and generous support of the ACW, who continue their community service today as a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.

Mission: Our mission is to provide a safe, caring community and comfortable homes to seniors on lower incomes.

Size of Organisation: 6 staff

Categories:

  • Senior Services
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Senior Services

 

 

Mount St. Mary Hospital

 

Contact information: Address: 861 Fairfield Road | Phone: 250-480-3100

Mission: Founded by the Sisters of St. Ann, we are a Catholic health organization dedicated to continuing the healing ministry of Jesus by providing compassionate, loving care to adults of all faiths who require long-term support. We are committed to meeting the physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, and emotional needs of all those we serve in partnership with their families, friends and other health care providers.

Vision: We will be a community of caring for adults who require complex care services to live life fully. We will provide a safe environment that fosters mutual respect, ethical reflection and personal growth and development within systems that are responsive to evolving needs.

Size of Organisation: 10+ volunteers

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Training Required
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Companionship
  • Arts & Culture
  • Driving
  • Children & Youth
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Environment & Nature
  • Animals & wildlife
  • Family Services
  • Social Care
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada

 

Contact information: Phone: 1-800-268-7582 | Email: info@mssociety.ca

Mission: The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. We have a membership of over 7,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. We support a broad portfolio of research that leads to better understanding and new and more effective treatments, we advocatefor access to medicine, and provide programs and services that support those living with MS to live their fullest lives. We help remove physical and social barriers within communities to ensure access to opportunities and support for people affected by MS.

Mission: To connect and empower the MS community to create positive change. 

Vision: A world free of multiple sclerosis.

Size of Organisation: 10,000+ individuals supported through MS Canada, 30 volunteers

Categories:

  • Fundraising
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Leadership
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Public Relations
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Mentorship
  • Companionship
  • Education & Literacy
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Counseling
  • Communication & Listening
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

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NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support

 

Contact information: Address: 2390 Arbutus Rd, Victoria BC, V8N 1V7 | Phone: (250) 386-6328 | Email: admin@need2.ca

Summary: Offers suicide awareness and prevention through programs such as: Youthspace.ca (an online crisis and emotional support service for youth); Suicide Education and Awareness (classroom presentation that delivers mental health literacy and suicide prevention tools to Grade 8 & 10 classes); Mindfulness for Middle Schools (workshop series where Grade 6 & 7 classes learn about mindfulness as a coping tool); and the Suicide Loss Peer Support Group (peer support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide, meets monthly).

Mission: We work every day to prevent deaths by suicide through our community programs and our online presence. We provide accessible emotional and crisis support by engaging the community and advancing the dialogue.

Vision: Caring communities without suicide.

Size of Organisation: 20 employees

Categories:

  • Mental Heath & Disabilties
  • Communication & Listening
  • Children & Youth
  • Training Required
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Public Speaking
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

North Park Neighbourhood Association

 

Contact information: Address: #185-911 Yates Street, Victoria BC, Canada, V8V 4Y9 | Phone: (613) 888-2106 | Email: npna@npna.ca

Summary: The North Park Neighbourhood Association (NPNA) is a non-profit society that plays an active role in improving the quality of life of our downtown neighbourhood. We receive funding support from the City of Victoria, and rely on our many wonderful volunteers to get the job done.

Vision: The Vision for the North Park Neighbourhood is to be a welcoming and vibrant community that is: inclusive of all people regardless of age, income, culture, or religion; cohesive and sensitive to the needs of everyone living and working in the neighbourhood; beautiful and healthy with an emphasis on heritage, well planned and sustainable growth, recreation, pedestrian traffic and open and green spaces; safe and inviting with opportunities for socialising and focal points for community members to gather; economically vibrant working in harmony with its commercial and adjacent community partners.

Size of Organisation: North Park Neighbourhood Association has 7 members on the board of directors.

Categories:

  • Food Security
  • Driving
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Environment & Nature
  • Family Services
  • Under 18 Positions

 

 

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Oak and Orca School/Bioregional Education Association

 

Contact information: Address: 2738 Higgins St, Victoria, BC V8T 3N1 | Phone: (250) 383-6609 | Email: info@oakandorca.ca

Summary: Oak and Orca is a secular and values-based school offering affordable, inclusive, and accessible support with the BC Ministry of Education curriculum for students in Victoria and around BC. The teaching approach models bioregional philosophies and provides freedom of expression and choice to students and educators are passionate about offering opportunities to learn in an outdoor-rich, inquiry-based, and compassionate environment.

Mission: Our mission is to empower children to create fundamental social change towards more fulfilling and ecologically sustainable communities.

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Children & Youth
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Oak Bay Emergency Program (OBEP)

 

Contact information: Address: 1703 Monterey Avenue Victoria BC, V8R 5V6 | Phone: (250) 592-9121 | Email: obep@oakbay.ca

Summary: OBEP volunteers help their neighbours prepare to recover from a local emergency such as fire, flooding, and weather related emergencies or large scale disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. There is something for everyone who wants to become involved in building a disaster resilient community through community education, Emergency Support Services and Amateur Radio.

Mission: Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers who encourage self-reliance through emergency preparedness and respond to those affected by an emergency.

Vision: Oak Bay is a resilient municipality supported by an outstanding team of staff and volunteers.

Size of Organisation:  The district of Oak Bay has 7 council members.

Categories:

  • Emergencies
  • Training Required
  • Weekends
  • Leadership
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Oak Bay Volunteer Services (OBVS)

 

Contact information: Address: 1442 Monterey Avenue Victoria, BC V8S 4W1 | Phone: (250) 595-1034 | Email: info@oakbayvolunteers.org

Summary: Oak Bay Volunteer Services (OBVS) provides non-medical support services to Oak Bay residents on a one-to-one basis. Clients can be of any age, and are individuals in need of volunteer help because of health, financial or other needs.

Mission: To enable Oak Bay residents to maintain or improve their independence and connection to the community through the provision of support services that also engender strong relationships and lasting human connections.

Vision: To ensure Oak Bay residents are supported, valued and connected.

Size of Organisation: OBVS employs 3 staff members, 1 dog member and 8 board of directors.

Categories:

  • Driving
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Senior Services
  • ­Social Care
  • Food Security
  • Communication & Listening
  • Environment & Nature
  • No Training Required
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Oaklands Community Association & Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 1-2827 Belmont Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 4B2 | Phone: (250) 370-9101 | Email: facilities@oaklandsca.com

Summary: Promotes and provides quality programs and projects that facilitate community interaction and contribute to the health and physical improvement of the Oaklands neighbourhood.

Mission: Strengthening the Oaklands community by providing programs, services and resources for its residents, businesses and visitors.

Size of Organisation: Oaklands Community Association has approximately 14 full time employees, 57 part-time employees, over 100 volunteers, 8 board of directors and numerous contract instructors.

Categories:

  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Food Security
  • Training Required
  • Weekends
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Evening
  • Arts & Culture
  • Fundraising
  • Under 18 Positions

 

Our Place Society

 

Contact information: Address: 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8V 3P4 | Phone: (250) 388-7112 | Email: info@ourplacesociety.com

Summary: OPS has evolved from an inner-city community centre founded on the principles of hope and belonging to an integrated organization serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable, including people struggling with homelessness, mental health challenges, substance use issues, the working poor and impoverished elderly. These members of our community are fondly referred to as the OPS Family. With strong financial stewardship and an equally strong leadership team, we have a renewed optimism for the future. Broad-based and committed community support allows OPS to provide over 1,000 meals every day plus snacks, 450 units of housing plus transitional shelter spaces, hot showers, education, job skills training, health care, addiction recovery services, clothing, counselling, outreach services and a downtown storage facility. Most importantly, OPS provides a continuum of care and a sense of hope and community to those who need it most.

Mission: Our Place offers Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens a place to call their own, where we live, share and grow together.

Vision: Nourishment, hope and belonging for all

Size of Organisation: 14 staff members, 21 board of directors, 10 people on the advisory cabinet.

Categories:

  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Food Security
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • ­Social Care
  • Mental Heath & Disabilties
  • Senior Services
  • Driving
  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

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Pacific Animal Therapy Society (PATS)

 

Contact information: Address: 550-2950 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4 | Phone: (250) 590-9082 | Email: info@patspets.ca

Summary: PATS pets enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of care facility residents, school and university students, literacy programs participants, medical facility clients and others throughout Greater Victoria. Pet therapy transforms lives.

Mission: The Pacific Animal Therapy Society (PATS) mission is to enhance the quality of care given to our clients by our visits with pets.

Categories:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Senior Services
  • Children & Youth
  • Mentorship
  • Companionship
  • ­Social Care
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Pacific Centre Family Services

 

Contact information: Address: 324 Goldstream Ave, Victoria, BC V9B 2W3 | Phone: (250) 478-8357 | Email: pacificcentre@pcfsa.org

Summary: To enhance and promote the quality and dignity of life of individuals, families and groups within the community.

Mission: By encouraging healthy patterns of living, Pacific Centre Family Services enhances and promotes the quality and dignity of life of individuals and families within our diverse community.

Size of Organisation:  Employees: 20, Board of directors: 9

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Driving
  • Teamwork
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Family Services

 

 

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Society (PISE)

 

Contact information: Address: 4371 Interurban Rd, Victoria BC, V9E 2C5 | Phone: (250) 220-2510 | Email: info@pise.ca

Summary: PISE is a charitable non-profit organization that provides programs and services for South Vancouver Island while managing the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence facility, the first summer sport institute in Canada. The organization helps build a healthy, active community while focusing on inclusion, physical literacy, active living and supporting the development of performance sport. PISE’s driving purpose is to transform lives through healthy activity and sport by providing physical activity and health education programming and services for children, youth and adults.

Mission: Transforming lives through healthy activity & sport.

Vision: We positively impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities in the South Vancouver Island, around British Columbia, and across Canada.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 26, Board of Directors: 9

Categories:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB)

 

Contact information: Address: 817A Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8 | Phone: (250) 580-4910 | Email: info@pacifictrainingcentre.ca

Summary: the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) is a grassroots, charitable organization, based in Victoria, BC. The centre offers training in blindness skills such as Braille, cane travel, adaptive technology, life skills and a positive approach to blindness. All of our instructors are blind, and the centre uses a positive, experiential style of teaching that empowers blind people to problem-solve and take charge of their own lives.

Mission: PTCB is committed to empowering its students to achieve independence, employment, equality and first-class citizenship. It is about teachers who are blind working with students who are blind to increase everyday skills and confidence.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 2, Board of Directors: 6

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Driving
  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work
  • No Training Required
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Technology
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association

 

Contact information: Address: 827 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R9 | Phone: (250) 385-2131

Summary: To provide innovative, affordable housing opportunities and support to people in need of such services.

Mission: To advance independence of individuals and families through equitable housing and supportive services.

Vision: Equitable housing in pursuit of thriving communities.

Size of Organisation: 64 employees, 4 management employees, and 8 board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Family Services

 

 

Pandora Arts Collective

 

Contact information: Address: 1923 Fernwood Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 2Y6 | Phone: (250) 920-7227 | Email: office@pandoraarts.ca

Summary:  Facilitates and supports health through the social and educational benefits of a welcoming creative arts space. Run two main programs, the Open Studio and Little Fernwood Gallery.

Mission: The Pandora Arts Collective Society is a caring and open community of people whose mission is to join together around the creative arts as a healing process.

Vision: The organization facilitates and supports health through the social and educational benefits of a welcoming creative arts space.

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Parent Support Services Society of BC (PSS)

 

Contact information: Address: 5623 Imperial St #204, Burnaby, BC V5J 1G1 | Phone: (604) 669-1616 | Email: office@parentsupportbc.ca

Summary: The Parent Support Services of BC envisions a world where all children and their families are nurtured, valued and safe. PSS operates Parenting Support Circles across BC for all people in a parenting role (parenting children and youth) including grandparents raising their grandchildren and other kinship care providers. Parenting Support Circles are led by trained volunteers, follow a self-help, peer support model and discuss a variety of topics including parental stress, discipline, and building parental support systems. Initial Facilitator Training is provided to volunteers. PSS actively seeks to partner with local community agencies to offer Parenting Support Circles and parenting workshops as needed.

Mission: To protect the safety and wellbeing of children and promote the health of all families by partnering with those in a parenting role and their communities to build support, advocacy, education, research, and resources.

Vision:  To realize our vision and mission we create opportunities for parents and grandparents that foster independence and personal responsibility, and by creating cost-effective and comprehensive community based services in cooperation with public and private partners. Our staff is dedicated to providing these services with respect, compassion, and accountability, and to championing the Canadian Charter of Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 11, Board of Directors: 8

Categories:

  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Training
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Care
  • Family Services

 

 

Parkinson Wellness Project

 

Contact information: Address: 202-2680 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8T 5E1 | Phone: (250) 360-6800 | Email: bailey@parkinsonwellnessproject.org

Summary: Many people with a new Parkinson’s disease diagnosis suffer from depression, isolation and self-consciousness from the new sensations and physical changes they are experiencing. Having a community to turn to for support makes a big difference. When it’s a community that also empowers people through rigorous exercise and movement, the difference can be life-changing. Parkinson Wellness Projects (PWP) offers a place for people living with Parkinson’s disease to exercise, to share and to be supported. Together, we can ensure that everyone with Parkinson’s disease has access to a supportive community and a better life. PWP is determined to reduce barriers to wellness by keeping its programming free.

Mission: In the simplest of terms, PWP offers a place for a community to grow. A place for people living with Parkinson’s to exercise, to share, and to be supported.

Size of Organisation: Staff: 3, Board of Directors: 11

Categories:

  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Healthcare
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Phoenix Human Services Association

 

Contact information: Address: 1095 McKenzie Ave, Victoria, BC V8P 2L5 | Phone: (250) 383-4821 | Email: admin@phoenixhumanservices.org

Summary: Purpose is to build on the strengths and resourcefulness of individuals and assist them to create new opportunities to enhance their quality of living.

Mission: Phoenix Human Services provides programs that recognize individuals’ uniqueness and creates opportunities to enhance their strengths and resourcefulness.

Vision: Phoenix is recognized as a community leader in providing accessible and meaningful services to children, youth, adults, and families.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 10, Board of Directors: 7

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committes
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Children & Youth
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Care
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Family Services

 

 

Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens, Vancouver Island Local History Society

 

Contact information: Address: 2616 Pleasant Street Victoria, BC V9T 4V3 | Phone: (250) 380-6506 | Email: Info@PointElliceHouse.com

Summary: The Vancouver Island Local History Society operates Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens. The society operates Point Ellice House as a site for local history to be exhibited, discussed, and researched. As one of the oldest homes in Victoria, Point Ellice House reflects the history of BC and serves as Victoria’s museum – a site for encountering stories about the communities around us.

Mission: To promote, encourage, and engage the study of local and regional history within the communities of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

To develop and support local history initiatives that takes a critical and exploratory approach to Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations.

To develop and support projects that is inclusive, diverse, and representative of communities in the past and present.

To act as a facilitator of local efforts that builds relationships between organizations and communities and situate history as a foundational or key element.

Vision: We value the location of Point Ellice House within the Rock Bay and Burnside Gorge neighbourhoods. We believe that building relationships and partnerships with our diverse neighbours will serve the future of this rapidly changing area.

Size of Organisation: Vancouver Island Local History Society employs 3 Staff members and has 6 board members

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Heritage & Museums
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening
  • Training Required
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Public Relations
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Project Management Institute (PMI)

 

Contact information: Address: 709 Yates Street, Victoria BC, V8W 3RB | Phone: (250) 634-3895 | Email: volunteers@pmivi.org

Summary: The Vancouver Island Chapter of PMI (Project Management Institute) is the leading, non-profit international organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in the practice of Project Management.

Mission: Our mission is to advance the profession of project management throughout Vancouver Island in a conscious and proactive manner by engaging members, communities, and businesses to provide relevant information, resources, and activities.

Vision: Organizations and individuals throughout Vancouver Island will embrace, value, and utilize project management and attribute their success to it.

Size of Organisation: PMI has over 1001-5000 employees and 12 board of directors

Categories:                

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Mentorship
  • Technology
  • Youth & Children
  • Education & Literacy
  • Weekdays
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Training Required
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication & Listening
  • Public Relations

 

 

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Quadra Village Community Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 901 Kings Rd, Victoria BC | Phone: (250) 388-7696 | Email: info@quadravillagecc.com

Summary: The Quadra Village Community Centre (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee) is a safe and welcoming gathering place and neighbourhood association in the vibrant and diverse neighbourhood of Hillside Quadra. We provide services, programs, and support to meet the various needs of individuals in our community. Since 1974 our preventative and responsive community based programs have helped make change close to home.

Mission: Our Mission is to work together to nurture community well-being by providing services and programs to meet social, educational, health, employment, environmental and recreational needs of people in our neighbourhood in a safe and welcoming environment.

Vision: Our organization is committed to building community and personal capacity.

Size of Organisation: 44 employees

Categories:    

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Technology
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Environment & Nature
  • Food Security
  • Senior Services
  • Weekends
  • Evenings
  • Family Services
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Children & Youth

 

 

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Rainbow Health Cooperative

 

Contact information: Address: 231 Regina Ave, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3V9 | Phone: 1-888-241-9992 | Email: volunteer@victoriapridesociety.org

Summary: Rainbow Health is BC’s largest trans, Two-Spirit, nonbinary community organization. We are a volunteer based, not-for-profit cooperative registered in BC.VPS creates opportunities for visibility, collaboration, ongoing conversations and celebration as we work towards equality for all people of diverse gender and sexual identities.

Mission: Our mission is the promotion of gender wellness through education.

Vision: The Victoria Pride Society envisions a society free of marginalization, discrimination and oppression. We believe in equality and liberation achieved through compassion, dialogue and coalition-building with allies and other groups and communities facing challenges of marginalization, discrimination, and oppression. The Victoria Pride Society will build on the great work of the past to continue to advocate for the celebration and protection of diverse sexual and gender identities, including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Pride currently has 11 members on the Board of Directors.

Categories:    

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Members & Committees
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technology
  • Youth & Children
  • Communication & Listening
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Leadership
  • Drop-In Volunteer
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • LGBTQ2S+

 

 

Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs Society (RAVEN)

 

Contact information: Address: 509 – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1J6 | Phone: (250) 383-2331 | Email: info@raventrust.com

Summary: Provides financial resources to assist Indigenous Peoples within Canada in lawfully forcing industrial development to be reconciled with their traditional ways of life, and in a manner that addresses global warming of other ecologically sustainable challenges.

Mission: RAVEN raises legal defense funds to assist Indigenous Peoples who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories.

Vision: Guided by some of the most brilliant legal advisors in the country, we work to enshrine environmental justice for all. The law is clearly on the side of Indigenous peoples: their victories protect us all.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 11, Board of Directors: 6

Categories:

  • BIPOC
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Social Care
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Rocky Point Bird Observatory

 

Contact information: Address: 1581-H Hillside Ave Suite 170, Victoria, BC V8T 2C1 | Phone: (250) 514-6450 | Email: volunteer@rpbo.org

Summary: Seeks to influence conservation and ecological management of migratory birds in Western North America through monitoring, scientific research and public education.

Mission: Rocky Point Bird Observatory seeks to influence and inform ecological management practices and conservation of migratory birds in western North America through monitoring, scientific research and public education.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 4, Board of Directors: 14

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Communication & Listening
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Environment & Nature
  • Leadership
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Rogers Society Community Center

 

Contact information: Address: 765 Rogers Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 5K6 | Phone: (778) 977-0093 | Email: office@rogerssociety.org

Summary: Rogers Society is a not-for-profit organization providing out of school care, sports and arts programs, rentals, and care to the Greater Victoria area for over 28 years. Our mission today is to be a creative hub for programs and collaborations with individuals and other local organizations. We strive to share our space building community engagement.

Mission: Rogers Out of School Care offers programs licensed by Island Health and operated in compliance with B.C. Child Care regulations.

Vision: We believe that life is best lived together. We are focused on supporting, empowering and sharing life with the community we serve.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 3, Board of Directors: 6

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Mentorship
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Family Services

 

 

Royal B.C. Museum – Visitor Services

 

Contact information: Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 | Phone: (250) 356-7226 | Email: reception@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Summary: Collect, preserve and interpret human and natural history of province.  Through research and learning, we strive to broaden understanding about our province and inspire curiosity and wonder. We are passionate about sharing British Columbia’s story with the millions of visitors who walk through our doors and explore our website each year.

Mission: We are a museum that is accessible to every British Columbian regardless of age, ethnicity or geography.

Vision: We envision a province in which all people respect each other and the environment in which they live.

Size of Organisation: Employees: 54 Board of Directors: 11

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Heritage & Museums
  • Technology
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Leadership
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

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Saanich

Mission: Community Services facilitates access to recreation programs, parks and facilities, while supporting local initiatives which assist our community to participate in healthy active lifestyles.

 

Community Recreation Services, Saanich

 

Contact information: Address: 780 Vernon Ave Victoria, BC V8X 2W7 | Phone: 250-475-5422

Summary: Facilitates access to recreation programs, parks and facilities while supporting local initiatives which assist our community to participate in healthy active lifestyles.

Mission: To strengthen and connect our community through recreation volunteerism.

Vision: Inspired volunteers engaged in meaningful opportunities

Size of Organisation: The District of Saanich has about 1,500 employees working in nine departments and 11 locations. There are 24 members on the Board of Directors and are supported by more than 75 committees and commissions.

Categories:

    • Activism & Advocacy
    • Environment & Nature
    • Emergencies
    • Special Events & Festivals
    • Fundraising
    • Leadership
    • Children & Youth
    • Senior Services
    • Teaching & Tutoring
    • Sports & Recreation
    • Teamwork
    • Arts & Culture
    • Short Term Commitment
    • Long Term Commitment
    • Accessible via Public Transportation
    • Evening
    • Weekdays
    • Training Required
    • Family Services

 

 

Emergency Program, Saanich

 

Contact information: Address: 760 Vernon Ave Victoria | Phone: 250-475-7140 | Email: sep@saanich.ca

Summary: Provides for continuity in government and the preservation of life and property through a coordinated response by elected officials, municipal departments, volunteer services and such outside agencies as may be able to assist during a major emergency or disaster.

Mission: To strengthen and connect our community through recreation volunteerism.

Vision: Inspired volunteers engaged in meaningful opportunities.

Size of Organisation: The District of Saanich has about 1,500 employees working in nine departments and 11 locations. There are 24 members on the Board of Directors and are supported by more than 75 committees and commissions.

Categories:

    • Emergencies
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Communication & Listening
    • Driving
    • Training Required
    • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Pulling Together Program, Saanich

 

Contact information: Address: 1040 Mackenzie Ave Victoria, BC V9E 2L4 | Phone: 250-475-5522 | Email: parks@saanich.ca

Summary: Welcomes volunteers of all ages abilities to participate in ecological restoration in Saanich Parks. Our volunteers help remove invasive species and plant back native species to support the recovery of local ecosystems and provide habitat for wildlife. Volunteering with us is very flexible.

Mission: To strengthen and connect our community through recreation volunteerism.

Vision: Inspired volunteers engaged in meaningful opportunities.

Size of Organisation: The District of Saanich has about 1,500 employees working in nine departments and 11 locations. There are 24 members on the Board of Directors and are supported by more than 75 committees and commissions.

Categories:

    • Environment & Nature
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Communication & Listening
    • Short Term Commitment
    • Group & Friends
    • No Training Required
    • No Criminal Record Check Required
    • Drop-In Volunteering
    • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Saanich Police Department’s Block Watch Program

 

Contact information: Address: 760 Vernon Ave Victoria, BC V8X 2W6 | Phone: (250) 475-4321 | Email: blockwatch@saanichpolice.ca

Summary: Facilitate community participation in crime prevention program, specifically Block Watch.

Mission: The Mission of the Saanich Police is to provide quality service by working with the community to keep Saanich safe.

Vision: We are known for our commitment to excellence. We are responsive to the changing needs of our community. We provide effective leadership that ensures the sustainability of our organization and the services we provide. We encourage open communication that creates effective partnerships. And we treat all individuals in a manner that is consistent with our values.

Size of Organisation: Through our governing Municipal Police Board, we maintain an independent, full-service police department. It has 165 sworn members supported by 49 civilians and 50 volunteer Reserve Constables.

Categories:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication & Listening
  • Problem Solving
  • Emergencies
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Saanich Volunteer Services Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1445 Ocean View Road, Victoria, BC V8P 1J8 | Phone: (250) 595-8008 | Email: contactus@saanichvolunteers.org

Summary: A one on one direct volunteer service that promotes independent living and enhances quality of life for Saanich residents by providing coordinated volunteer services and connection to community resources. Provides supported transportation, companionship, light yard work and gardening, minor home repair, income tax preparation and community information and referrals.

Mission: Saanich Volunteer Services Society (SVSS) promotes independent living and enhances the quality of life for Saanich residents by providing coordinated volunteer services and connection to community resources.

Size of Organisation: SVSS has 6 employees, 1 Dog employee, 5 Volunteer Advisory Council members, and 8 board of directors.

Categories:    

  • Companionship
  • Senior Services
  • Food Security
  • ­Social Care
  • Environment & Nature
  • Leadership
  • Driving
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Search and Rescue Society of BC

 

Contact information: Phone: (250) 384 6696 | Email: sarbc@sarbc.org

Summary: The Search and Rescue Society (SARBC) is a non-government, direct access, registered charity that provides resources and technology not normally available on wilderness and underwater missing person incidents. It does not matter who finds the missing subject, it only matters that they are found. When traditional methods have failed we may be able to assist. Search and Rescue Society of BC – often copied, never duplicated.

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Emergencies
  • Family Services
  • Technology
  • Evening
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Teamwork

 

 

Sendial Program, Thrifty Foods

Contact information: Phone: 250-544-1234

Summary: When someone needs a hand, we are happy to help. Our Sendial Grocery Shopping & Delivery Program does the shopping for customers who, because of injury, frailty or other physical reason, can’t easily get to our stores or shop independently.

Mission: To be Canada’s better food destination by helping Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better, and Do Better.

Size of Organisation: Thrifty Foods has 1001 to 5000 employees spanning over 25 stores across British Colombia.

Categories:

  • Food & Hospitality
  • Senior Services
  • Social Care
  • Communication & Listening
  • Driving
  • Virtiual & Remote

 

 

Seniors Serving Seniors

 

Contact information: Address: 1911 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4C1 | Phone: 250-413-3211 | Email: sl@sssbc.org

Summary: Offers a current information and referral service – represent interests and concerns of senior citizens – identify and assist in developing programs and establishing services.

Mission: Seniors Serving Seniors is a registered non-profit charitable society in British Columbia that supports the well-being of seniors. We are the premier organization in connecting the information needs of seniors with relevant resources and programs. Seniors Serving Seniors is a responsive, accessible, flexible, and transparent organization.

Vision: Seniors’ quality of life and independence are enhanced as a direct result of the caring, supportive connections created between their needs and the resources offered by the community.

Size of Organisation: Our programs and services are offered free of charge and run almost solely by volunteers who promote and encourage independence and support the wellbeing of seniors.                

Categories:

  • Senior Services
  • Driving
  • Healthcare
  • Companionship
  • Social Care
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

 

Contact information: Address: 9811 Seaport Pl, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 | Phone: (250) 665-7511 | Email: info@salishseacentre.org

Summary: Connecting the public with the Salish Sea and its ecosystems through engagement, knowledge and awareness, the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea offers a fun, interactive and informative experience of science and culture to visitors of all ages.

Mission: Our mission is to create experiences that encourage citizens to learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea Bioregion – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people.

Vision: Our vision is for a healthy and sustainable Salish Sea Bioregion.

Size of Organisation: Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea has 7 employees and 11 Board Members.              

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Environment & Nature
  • Board Member & Committes
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Children & Youth
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Shekinah Homes Society

 

Contact information: Address: 3114 Irma Street, Victoria, BC V9A 1S8 | Phone: 250-595-1014

Summary: Provides person centered support for adults with developmental disabilities in a residential setting.

Mission: Helping people with developmental disabilities flourish by creating loving homes and opportunities to grow within a secure and caring community.

Vision: We envision a moral and just society where all people are given the opportunity to love, learn, work and play in inclusive communities. Where the worth and unique value of each person is revealed and honored, and where we joyfully celebrate our humanity, spirituality and chosen faith.

Size of Organisation: Shekinah Homes Society has 5 leadership team members and 6 board members.                

Categories:

  • Senior Services
  • Social Care
  • Healthcare
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Shelbourne Community Kitchen Society

 

Contact information: Address: 3787 Cedar Hill Rd, Saanich BC V8P 3Z4 | Phone: (250) 590-0980 | Email: info@shelbournecommunitykitchen.ca

Summary: We are a registered charity in Saanich, British Columbia, and offer a unique neighbourhood food centre model. We create opportunities for people to: prepare and share healthy meals in cooking programs together, access nutritious food through our Pantry program, work together to grow food and build gardening skills, and connect with other community resources.

Mission: Creating opportunities with people living on a low income to cook, grow, share and connect for improved health and wellbeing.

Vision: Healthy, food-secure communities.

Size of Organisation: The Shelbourne Community Kitchen, also referred to as ‘the Kitchen’, is a collaborative effort of three Shel­bourne Valley churches—St. Luke’s Anglican, St. Aidan’s United, and Lutheran Church of the Cross—and two Community Associations, Mount Tolmie Community Association and Camosun Community Association.                 

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Food Security
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening

 

 

Silver Threads Service

 

Contact information: Address: 1911 Quadra Street, V8T 4C1 | Phone: 250-388-4268

Summary: A charitable, not-for-profit society that enhances social connections and well-being for seniors.  We do this by providing programs and services that are accessible to all.   We operate two centres (Saanich and Victoria) and Outreach Program throughout Greater Victoria.

Mission: Silver Threads Service is a charitable, not-for-profit society that enhances social connections and well-being for seniors.  We do this by providing programs and services that are accessible to all.

Vision: Seniors in Greater Victoria are engaged and supported, enhancing their quality of life.

Size of Organisation: Silver Threads Service has 9 employees and 8 board members.                 

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Senior Services
  • Arts & Culture
  • Weekdays
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Sir James Douglas Out of School Club & Playschool

 

Contact information: Address: 401 Moss St, Victoria, BC V8V 4N2 | Phone: (250) 389-0500

Summary: We provide licensed care for children aged 3 to 11. Our programs include: before school care, after school care, playschool as well as spring break camp and summer camps.

Size of Organisation: Out of School club has 2 directors and 15 employees.                

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Communication & Listening
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Family Services

 

 

Soap for Hope Canada

 

Contact information: Address: 426 William St, Victoria, BC V9A 3Y9 | Phone: (250) 590-1462 | Email: victoria@soapforhopecanada.ca

Summary: We reprocess hygiene amenities and linens to provide them to Community Facilities and Indigenous Communities.

Mission: Change Lives. Providing hope and dignity through hygiene.

Vision: Our program continues to strive to eliminate as much waste from the landfill as possible, while at the same time, provide an essential service to community facilities and marginalized groups that need it most.

Size of Organisation: Soap for Hope has 4 employees and 8 Board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 2070 Phillips Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0Y3 | Phone: 250-642-6351 | Email: info@sookeregionmuseum.com

Summary: The Sooke Region Museum exists to establish, maintain & operate a museum in order to preserve & exhibit information, records & objects of educational, historical & cultural value.  A visitor centre is also operated by the Society.

Mission: Inspiring an appreciation of the Sooke Region’s past and its relevance to our present and future.

Vision: To be a community museum that makes a difference … improving the lives of residents and visitors to the Sooke Region.

Size of Organisation: 6 full time employees and usually 3 summer students.

Categories:

  • Heritage & Museums
  • Children & Youth
  • Fundraising
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Board Member
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 204-2120 Church Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0W7 | Phone: (778) 365-1878 | Email: coordinator@sookeregionvolunteers.org

Summary: The Sooke Region Volunteer Centre was founded to promote and support volunteerism in the Sooke Region, and to build a community where everyone volunteers. At the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre, we are building relationships and collaborations as well as listening to the community so our work provides broad, long term benefits.

Categories:    

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Drop-In Volunteering
  • Senior Services
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Family Services
  • Environment & Nature
  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Literacy
  • Multiculturalism & Multilingual
  • Emergencies
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Children & Youth
  • Healthcare
  • Companionship
  • Technology
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Sooke Shelter Society

 

Contact information: Address: 101-6750 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1H9 | Phone: (250) 419-3978 | Email: info@sookeshelter.org

Summary: Sooke Shelter Society is a grassroots Registered Charity working together to increase access to affordable housing for those with lower-income, to prevent and end homelessness in Sooke, BC. We care about our community and believe that safe, decent, affordable housing benefits the entire community – economically, socially, and environmentally. Through advocacy, we raise awareness of the critical value of stable, affordable housing to people’s education, employment, health, and overall well-being.

Mission: Our mission is to ensure all people in the Greater Sooke Area have access to safe, affordable, appropriate, long-term housing. With supportive services and connections to the community-based supports people need to keep their housing and avoid returning to homelessness.

Vision: To Prevent and End Homelessness

Size of Organisation: 7 staff and board members

Categories:    

  • Non-profit & charity
  • Homeless & vulnerable
  • Accessible via public transportion
  • Activism & advocacy
  • Social care
  • Teamwork

 

 

Sooke Transition House Society

 

Contact information: Address: 6649 Sooke Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0A7 | Phone: (250) 642-2591

Summary: Purpose is to provide accessible services to all women and children seeking support, information, referrals, and advocacy relating to issues of violence and abuse. To provide shelter in a safe respectful atmosphere for women and their children experiencing, leaving or healing from violence and abuse.

Mission: We provide safe, clean, temporary emergency accommodations for women and their children leaving abusive situations. It is a place free from the threat of violence.

Size of Organisation: Sooke Transition House Society has 2 Staff members and 7 board of directors.

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Social Care
  • Communication & Listening
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Teamwork
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Training Required
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

South Island Alano Club

 

Contact information: https://www.southislandalanoclub.com/contact-us

Summary:  South Island Alano Club is a non-profit society owned solely by it’s members and funded entirely through dues & contributions.

Mission: The South Island Alano Club is a group of committed individuals in recovery who are gathering together to implement our mission: To provide a facility and an environment conducive to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal; where those seeking recovery from addiction can gather to share a message of experience, strength and hope.

Size of Organisation: SIAC is currently being run by volunteers.

Categories:    

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Mental Health & Disabilities
  • Special events & Festivals
  • Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Social Care

 

 

South Island Centre for Counselling and Training

 

Contact information: Address: 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 3Z6 | Phone: (250) 472-2851 | Email: info@southislandcentre.ca

Summary: Provides professional and affordable counselling for individuals, children, youth, couples, families and organizations using a sliding fee scale. Counselling sessions are by appointment only.

Mission: Strengthening mental and emotional health in our community through professional, affordable counselling and training.

Vision: Our vision is to promote a healthy, vibrant and inclusive society.

Size of Organisation: South Island Centre for Counselling and Training has 15 counsellors, 2 staff, 3 interns, and 4 board members.

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Communication & Listening
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Counselling
  • Leadership
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Family Services

 

 

Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 31-4605 Bedwell Harbour Rd, Driftwood Centre, Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M0 | Phone: (250) 629-3665 | Email: sgivolunteercentre@gmail.com

Summary: The Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre (SGICRC) is a not-for-profit, multi-service Island community organization. It offers a broad range of educational, social, cultural, Edu-tourism and capacity-building programs to local area residents across the four Southern Gulf Islands of Pender, Saturna, Mayne and Galiano. The Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre provides SGI residents with resources, referrals, information and support for employment, education, social purposes and well-being.

Mission: Our organization is committed to enhancing community capacity and fostering both social and economic opportunities.

Size of Organisation: Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre has over 15 Employees and 7 members on the board of directors.

Categories:    

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Under 18 Positions
  • No Criminal Record Check Required
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Driving
  • Companionship
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Environment & Nature
  • Drop-In Volunteering

 

 

Southern Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society

 

Contact information: https://naturetrailssociety.com/contact/

Summary: Advocating and building shared-use trail connections in the Greater Victoria area. Works with the many different land managers to authorize, connect and upgrade existing trails and make them accessible and safe for the public.

Mission: Champion, build, and connect safe, enjoyable, and sustainable nature trails, by collaborating and working closely with diverse partners.

Vision: A world-renowned network of multi-use trails with abundant access, that inspires people to engage with the natural world and respect the environment.

Size of Organisation: Southern Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society has 8 Staff members and 13 members on the board of directors.

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Weekends
  • Evening
  • Training Required
  • Fundraising
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Administration & Office Work

 

 

Special Olympics BC

 

Contact information: Address: PO Box 31121 University Heights Victoria, BC V8N 6G3 | Phone: (250) 475-1677 | Email: info@specialolympics.bc.ca

Summary: Provide year round sport and recreation programs for people who have intellectual disabilities.

Mission: Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport.

Vision: Sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all across British Columbia.

Size of Organisation: Special Olympics BC has 19 employees and 13 members on the board of directors.

Categories:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Special Events & Festivals

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul

 

Contact information: Address: 4349 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 3E8 | Phone: (250) 727-0007 | Email: info@svdpvictoria.com

Summary: Emergency assistance to anyone who is in need of food, clothing, furniture and referral, regardless of race, creed, religion etc. Store provides clothing, furniture, etc. at minimal cost.

Mission: The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

Vision: As a Catholic lay organization, we will embrace the world in a network of charity. We serve Christ in the suffering, poor, and marginalized in society, bringing them love and respect, aid and development, hope and joy, to create a more just community. We also seek to deepen our spirituality and the mutual love and support amongst members. In doing so we see how we serve those in need with one mind and heart, as people are attracted to the Society and to Christ who animates it.

Size of Organisation: St. Vincent de Paul has 75 staff members and 9 Board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Companionship
  • Technology
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work

 

Stroke Recovery Association of BC

 

Contact information: Address: 200-4475 Viewmont Ave Victoria, BC V8Z 6L8 | Phone: 250-686-8653 | Email: dshields@marchofdimes.ca

Summary: We provide recovery programs for stroke survivors and their caregivers.

Mission: Stroke Recovery Association of BC provides services, education and advocacy to those affected by stroke throughout every stage of recovery.

Vision: Every stroke survivor moves through recovery with hope and support to lead a full and rewarding life.

Size of Organisation: Stroke Recovery Association of BC had 6 employees and 10 members on the board of directors.

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Social Care
  • Fundraising
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Support Soweto Junior School

 

Contact information: Address: 1927 Quamichan St, Victoria, BC V8S 2C3 | Phone: (250) 598-0708 | Email: sabine@supportsowetojuniorschool.org

Summary: We promote the healthy growth of the 300 vulnerable elementary students attending Soweto Junior School in the slum area of Kibera, Kenya. The school tries to provide 2 meals per day for each child; for some, these meals are the only food of the day. Money for food is sporadic, as the school gets no government funding. Support Soweto Junior School’s activities include raising public awareness about the need to support the children and to fundraise in order to provide the school with adequate funds for food purchase.

Mission: Our mission is to promote the children’s physical and emotional well-being by providing funds to ensure regular meals every school day. Learning is next to impossible when tummies are empty and, for many of the children, the school meal is their only food for the day.

Size of Organisation: Support Soweto Junior School has 5 employees.               

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Leadership
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Public Speaking
  • Food Security
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Under 18 Positions

 

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

 

Contact information: Address: 3873 Swan Lake Road Victoria, BC V8X 3W1 | Phone: (250) 479-0211 | Email: info@swanlake.bc.ca

Summary: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a leader in the stewardship of healthy, diverse ecosystems, and provides an urban sanctuary that brings people and nature together. The Sanctuary engages in ecosystem restoration and protection along with environmental education for all ages at this unique oasis in the heart of the city.

Mission: The mission of the Nature Sanctuary Society is to foster the community’s understanding and appreciation of nature through direct experience.

Vision: The vision of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society is to be a leader in the stewardship of healthy, diverse ecosystems, and to provide an urban sanctuary that brings people and nature together.

Size of Organisation: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary has 7 Employees and 12 board members.                

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Arts & Culture
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Fundraising
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

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The Circle Salt Spring Education Society

 

Contact information: Address: 344 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2V3 | Phone: (250) 537-1336 | Email: executivedirector@thecircleeducation.org

Summary: The Circle is a not-for-profit organization with a vision towards inclusive and gender-equitable communities living violence-free.  The Circle’s mission is to foster healthy relationships in order to promote communities free of violence, bullying, discrimination, assault and abuse. This is done by delivering innovative, evidence-based social-emotional educational programs for children, youth and adults and by inspiring and training others to deliver our programs.

Mission: The Circle fosters healthy relationships in order to promote communities free of violence, bullying, discrimination, assault and abuse.

Vision: We envision inclusive and gender-equitable communities living violence-free.

Size of Organisation: The Circle Salt Spring Education Society has 3 Staff, 4 Facilitators, and 7 Board Members.                 

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Social Care
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Communication & Listening
  • Leadership
  • Education & Literacy

 

The Land Conservancy of B.C. (TLC)

 

Contact information: Address: 5150 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, B.C. V8Y 2K6 | Phone: (250) 479-8053 | Email: HOAdmin@conservancy.bc.ca

Summary: To protect plants, animals, natural communities and landscape features that represent diversity of life, by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Also protects areas of scientific, historical, cultural and scenic value.

Mission: To protect and restore the biological diversity of British Columbia for present and future generations through action and education.

Vision: TLC envisions a future where the biological diversity of BC, including areas of scientific, historical, cultural, scenic and compatible outdoor recreational value, are protected for the benefit of current and future generations.

Size of Organisation: TLC has 7 employees and 8 Board Members.              

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

The Salvation Army

 

CFR Volunteer, The Salvation Army

 

Contact information: Address: 525 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 1M2 | Phone: 250-384-3396

Summary: This is a social assistance, post-release adjustment program. The program is designed to assist offenders in cultivating a sense of self-worth and self-acceptance. By socializing with people outside of Corrections, a belief can slowly be fostered in the individual that they can become a productive and valued member of the community. Social interactions with the volunteers allow these men to become familiar with the pro-social rules of society today. Your main goal would be to offer conversation, modeling, and helpful thinking patterns on finding their footing whilst re-entering the community. We require a six-month commitment to this volunteer program and attending orientation and training workshops.

Mission: The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Vision: We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

Size of Organisation: The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country.  The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world.

Categories:

  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Mental Health & Disabilties
  • Social Care
  • Healthcare
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Problem Solving
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Marketing & Sales

 

Food Services Volunteer, The Salvation Army

 

Contact information: Address: 525 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 1M2 | Phone: 250-384-3396

Summary: To help prepare and serve meals to ARC residents and community members.

Mission: The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Vision: We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

Size of Organisation: The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country.  The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. 

Categories:

  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Mental Health & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Marketing & Sales

 

 

Social Activity Volunteer, The Salvation Army

 

Contact information: Address: 525 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 1M2 | Phone: 250-384-3396

Summary: To lead and participate in evening and afternoon programs to create a social outlet and positive living experience for residents. Game nights, movie nights, music nights, conversation club, book club, etc.

Mission: The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Vision: We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

Size of Organisation: The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country.  The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. 

Categories:

  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Mental Health & Disabilties
  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population

 

Spiritual Care Volunteer, The Salvation Army

 

Contact information: Address: 525 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 1M2 | Phone: 250-384-3396

Summary: To help create and maintain an inviting, safe, and welcoming community where clients and people of all faiths, cultures, and ethnicities can talk quietly, read, play games, socialize, seek spiritual guidance, and/or seek warmth and shelter and Be prepared to provide Christian spiritual support and prayer to clients, residents, and community members.

Mission: The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Vision: We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

Size of Organisation: The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country.  The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world.

Categories:

  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Mental Health & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Healthcare
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Problem Solving

 

 

The Soup Kitchen

 

Contact information: Address: 740 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J8 | Phone: 778-440-7687 | Email: hesoupkitchen.ca@gmail.com

Summary: The Soup Kitchen is a program of the 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry Society. The Society is a registered non-profit, non-denominational charity. Meal services started on Friday, November 12, 1982. It is the oldest, completely volunteer-run food resource for the hungry in Victoria.

Mission: The 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen exists as a food security source to the Victoria community.  Access to this food is provided to all those coming through our door with dignity, respect and without judgement or cost.

Size of Organisation: The Soup Kitchen is the oldest, and completely volunteer-run food resource organization for the hungry in Victoria, has 8 members on the board of directors and 100+ volunteers.

Categories:

  • Food Security
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Drop-In Volunteering
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Driving
  • No Criminal Record Check Required

 

 

Threshold Housing Society

                                                                 

Contact information: Address: 1524 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8S 5J2 | Phone: (250) 383-8830 | Email: assist@thresholdhousing.ca

Summary: To provide long-term transitional housing for youth at-risk of homelessness.

Mission: Threshold Housing Society works to prevent adult homelessness by providing safe housing, support services, and community to at-risk youth.

Vision: A community where all youth thrive.

Size of Organisation: Threshold has 8 employees and 10 members on the board of directors.                 

Categories:

  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)

 

Contact information: Address: 828 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1K2 | Phone: (250) 361-3521 | Email: info@tapsbc.ca

Summary: Assist people who live below the poverty level with advocacy, information, support and other poverty issues.

Mission: Our Mission is to better the lives of persons living in poverty through legal advocacy and public legal education. TAPS works with and on behalf of low-income people in British Columbia, providing direct advocacy services and fighting for broader social change. TAPS believes that when low-income people understand their rights and responsibilities, and are given access to justice, then all in our society will benefit.

Size of Organisation: TAPS employs around 9 staff members.                 

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Social Care
  • Fundraising
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Leadership
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Via Pubic Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

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Umbrella Society for Addictions & Mental Health

 

Contact information: Address: #8 – 415 Dunedin St, Victoria BC, V8T 5G8 | Phone: 250-380-0595 | Email: wecanhelp@umbrellasociety.ca

Summary: Umbrella provides support to individuals, and their loved ones, struggling with substance use issues. Our programs include Outreach, Supportive Recovery Housing, Counselling and Groups. Umbrella is a registered charity that has been serving Greater Victoria for over 20 years.

Mission: Umbrella demonstrates excellence in the development and delivery of innovative and unique services to support individuals and their loved ones struggling with substance use issues.

Vision: Those affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health challenges have access to a broad range of appropriate and connected community supports.

Size of Organisation: Umbrella Society employs 54 staff members with the help of 2 dog members and has 8 Board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Mental Heath & Disabilties
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Social Care
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

UVIC Alumni Association

 

Contact information: Address: 3964 Gordon Head Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 3X3 | Phone: (250) 721-6000 | Email: alumni@uvic.ca

Summary: Embracing the significant role of the alumni community in the mission of the University of Victoria, the UVic Alumni Association exists to help its members and students remain connected to the university and to each other – in all stages of their lives and wherever they reside – by providing dynamic services and programs.

Mission: The alumni association’s mission is “to encourage, in partnership with the university, a lifelong relationship between UVic alumni and their university.” The association’s mission is to unite alumni support for the university, promote alumni participation in university governance, encourage support for students, and to build awareness of the university and the value of higher education.

Size of Organisation: UVic Alumni Association staffs 8 employees and has 15 members on the Board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Accessible Via Pubic Transportation
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Leadership
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Teamwork
  • Education & Literacy

 

UVIC Community Engaged Learning Department

 

Contact information: Address: 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria BC V8P 5C2 | Phone: (250) 472-5667 |  Email: celc1@uvic.ca

Summary: Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) is a form of experiential learning and community-engaged scholarship whereby students actively engage with course content through the combination of collaborations with community and facilitated reflection.

Size of Organisation: 15+ organizational members

Categories:    

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Activism & Advocacy

 

UVIC Graduate Students Society (GSS)

 

Contact information: Address: 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2 | Phone: (250) 472-4543 |  Email: gssoffice@uvic.ca

Summary: The GSS operates democratically, led by a dedicated team of graduate student volunteers and GSS staff. We are committed to strengthening and diversifying the graduate experience at UVic through the keen involvement and participation of graduate students from all departments on campus. The GSS offers an invaluable means of connecting with others, and the opportunity to campaign on advocacy projects that you are passionate about.

Mission: We are a democratic, non-profit society dedicated to serving the interests of graduate students here at UVic.

Size of Organisation: GSS has 3446 graduate students with 11 staff and board members.

Categories:    

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Education & Literacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Board Member & Committees

 

UVIC Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health-Self-Management BC

 

Contact information: Address: 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 | Phone: 250-721-6369 |  Email: aging@uvic.ca

Summary: Provides free online workshops to BC Residents (19 years +), who are interested in learning valuable skills to improve their daily lives while living with Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain and / or Diabetes. Free reference materials are provided to interested participants. Caregivers and Health Professionals are also encouraged to join.

Mission: The Institute is committed to promoting and conducting rigorous basic and applied research to improve the health and quality of life of individuals across the life course.

Size of Organisation: UVIC Institute on Aging staffs 22 Employees and has 14 members on the board of directors.                

Categories:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Public Speaking
  • Training Required
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication & Listening
  • Healthcare
  • Public Relations
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

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Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association

 

Contact information: Address: 602 – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1J6 | Phone: (250) 920-0688 | Email: information@visoa.bc.ca

Summary: VISOA provides education and support for BC strata owners and strata corporations (condos, townhouses etc.) and advocates by working with governments and industry associations.

Size of Organisation: VISOA is staffed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers  who manage the day-to-day operations of VISOA’s business in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association. Board of Directors has 8 members.                 

Categories:

  • Administration & Office Work
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Via Pubic Transportation
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

Victoria Arts Council

 

Contact information: Address: 1800 Store St, Victoria, BC V8T 4R4 | Phone: (778) 533-7123 | Email: arts@vicartscouncil.ca

Summary: With five decades of activity in and around the CRD, the Victoria Arts Council (formerly the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, est. 1968) is dedicated to raising awareness of and developing a positive, supportive environment for the arts through education, civic advocacy, projects and programs that reach artists and the community-at-large.

Mission: The Victoria Arts Council elevates the profile of artists and performers while igniting passion in local arts and culture in our community.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Arts Council Staff 3 employees and has 10 members on the Board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Training Required
  • Accessible Via Pubic Transportation
  • Public Speaking

 

Victoria Baroque Music Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria BC V8W 2L5 | Phone: (250) 590-9770 | Email: victoria-baroque@shaw.ca

Summary: The Victoria Baroque Music Society is a volunteer run, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to bringing Vancouver Island audiences the experience of Baroque and Classical music

Mission: The Victoria-based period-instrument ensemble was formed with the mission of bringing high-quality performances of Baroque music to the Vancouver Island audience, using the abundance of local skill and talent

Size of Organisation: The VBMS Board includes 12 directors plus 3 ex-officio Victoria Baroque musicians; the VBMS Players includes 15 current musicians.                 

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Communication & Listening

 

Victoria Brain Injury Society

 

Contact information: Address: Units C, D & E, 830 Pembroke Street, Victoria, BC V8T 1H9 | Phone: (250) 598-9339 | Email: info@vbis.ca

Summary: Purpose is to provide community support and rehabilitation services to persons with acquired brain injury and their families in the South Vancouver Island region.

Mission: The Victoria Brain Injury Society’s mission is to support, educate, and advocate for adults with acquired brain injuries and their families; and to increase community awareness about acquired brain injuries.

Vision: To empower people with acquired brain injuries to maximize their quality of life.

Size of Organisation: Brain Injury Society Staffs 11 people and has 8 members on the board of directors.                  

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Healthcare
  • Fundraising
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible Via Pubic Transportation
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Communication & Listening
  • Family Services

 

Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 1175 Cook Street, Unit 210, Victoria BC, V8V4A1 | Phone: (250) 385-6111 | Email: admin@vcapcc.com

Summary: Child abuse hurts the child, the family and society. It is not just an individual problem, but a family and social problem. Society, including each community, has an obligation to respond to the problem of child abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society of Greater Victoria is a non profit organization providing a response in our community.

Mission: The primary mission of the Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society of Greater Victoria is to help children and their families heal from child abuse. Our centres provide services to all children, youth, and families who have been impacted by abuse, trauma, or violence inclusive of individuals of all diverse abilities, bodies, races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities, orientations, identities, religions, and spiritualties.

Vision: A sustainable, progressive, inclusive, community focussed Centre of Excellence that provides leadership in the delivery of timely, effective services to children, youth and families affected by child abuse

Size of Organisation: Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre have 8 board of directors and 4 management employees.

Categories:

  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

 

Victoria Choral Society (VCS)

 

Contact information: Address: PO Box 5509 LCD 9, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4 | Phone: 250-391-0540 | Email: info@victoriachoralsociety.ca

Summary: VCS is an auditioned, mixed voice symphonic choir dedicated to presenting the finest choral music from baroque to contemporary.

Mission: The Victoria Choral Society is dedicated to presenting the finest choral music.

Mission is to excel in the performance of classical and contemporary choral works and inspire joy & passion for choral music in our community.

Size of Organisation: VCS employs 3 choristers.                 

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment

 

Victoria Community Resources Society

 

Contact information: Address: 1216 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria, BC V8X 3T8 | Phone: (250) 658-4931 | Email: Admin@vcrs.ca

Summary: The philosophy of The Victoria Community Resources Society is to provide high quality care and service to the people we serve. When assessing the quality of life of people with disabilities, we believe all people, with or without disabilities, share the human experience together and that every human being is entitled to live a good life within their community. In other words, we look at care and services as “we” value them. Putting ourselves in the places of the person served, or even better, put the residents in our shoes – If something would be important to us then it could be important to the folks we serve.

Size of Organisation: The Victoria Community Resources Society provides service to nine individuals within two residential sites that are co-located called Twin Oaks.                

Categories:

  • Senior Services
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

 

Victoria Cool-Aid Society

 

Contact information: Address: 749 Pandora Ave Victoria, BC V8W 1N9 Phone: 250-383-1977 Email: society@coolaid.org

Summary: Provides shelter and other social services for citizens of the Capital Regional District and for transient persons.

Mission: Working with our partners in the Capital Region, we offer life-changing services to adults who are impacted by poverty, colonization, stigma and homelessness. These services include permanent housing, emergency shelter, health and dental care, employment assistance, and social and recreational opportunities.

Vision: Cool Aid’s vision is a simple one… a community where no one is forced to sleep on the street or go hungry and everyone has the dignity that comes with home, health and connection.

Size of Organisation: Cool-Aid Society Staffs 9 employees and has 10 members on the board of directors.                 

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Victoria Disability Resource Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 817A Fort Street Victoria, BC V8W 1H6 | Phone: (250) 595-0044 | Email: reception@drcvictoria.com

Summary: Promote independent living, equality and inclusion for people with disabilities and awareness of disability issues in the community. Activities include information and referral service, peer support, independent living skills development, employment programs and distribution of disability parking permits.

Mission:  Promoting a new perspective on disabilities to increase the options for independent living for persons with disabilities and their integration in all aspects of their communities.

Size of Organisation: The Victoria Disability Resource Centre staffs 8 employees and has 6 members on the board of directors.                 

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Driving
  • Leadership
  • Accessible via Pubic Transportation
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Training Required
  • Evening
  • Virtual & Remote

 

 

Victoria Downtown Residents Association

 

Contact information: Address: 1715 Government St Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1Z4 | Email: info@victoriadra.ca

Summary:  Our aim is to foster a diverse, vibrant, and safe downtown. The purpose of the Association is to promote, facilitate, support or undertake any activity that will enhance the quality of life and the environment of the Downtown Community for its residents.

Mission: The aim of the Victoria Downtown Residents Association is to foster a diverse, vibrant, and safe downtown.  The purpose of the Association is to promote, facilitate, support or undertake any activity that will enhance the quality of life and the environment of the Downtown Community for its residents including, but not limited to the following: to promote the downtown core as a good place to live; to foster residents control of land development and redevelopment within the area; to help preserve cultural and architectural heritage sites within the area; to foster a sense of community for residents in the downtown core.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Downtown Residents Association has 7 board members and around 25 Employees.          

Categories:

  • Environment & Nature
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Communication & Listening
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

 

Contact information: Address: 815 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T2 | Phone: (250) 704-2500 | Email: info@victoriadragonboatfestival.com

Summary: Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest annual summer events in Victoria, drawing tens of thousands of spectators, volunteers, and paddlers to the iconic Inner Harbour for a weekend of exciting races, cultural events, food, and entertainment. Our mission is to bring communities together through dragon boating.

Mission: The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is committed to bringing people together as individuals, as teams, and as businesses, by sharing culture and dragon boating camaraderie.

Vision: The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is brought to you by the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society. The healthy and successful history of the festival and its committed volunteers provides a strong foundation upon which to build. The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival has provided exciting race opportunities for more than 20 years, along with the invaluable support of its partners in the community, the City of Victoria, the Harbour Master, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, RCM-SAR, the Royal Canadian Navy and many others. In addition, local and national sponsors have generously supported the event, and by extension paddling sports in our region. Finally, many individuals have played key roles as volunteers to support the event.

Size of Organisation: Victoria’s Dragon Boat Festival Staffs 29 employees and has 6 Members on the board of directors.                 

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Public Relations
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Environment & Nature
  • Heritage & Museums
  • Children & Youth
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Accessible via Pubic Transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Under 18 Positions

 

Victoria Film Festival

 

Contact information: Address: 1215 Blanshard St, Victoria BC Canada V8W 3J4 | Phone: (250) 389-0444 | Email: festival@victoriafilmfestival.com

Summary: To expose our community to a wide range of ideas and lifestyle through the year-round presentation of film, video and new media. Through our events and presentations we aim to stimulate critical analysis and inspire individuals to recognize and utilize film as a creative tool.

Mission: The mission of the Victoria Film Festival is to expose our community to a wide range of ideas and lifestyles through year-round presentation of film, video and new media. Through our events and presentations we aim to stimulate critical analysis and inspire individuals to recognize and utilize film as a creative tool.

Vision: Since 1995, the Victoria Film Festival has been the centre for film on Vancouver Island. We believe in programming that provides the public with entertaining and high-quality films, activities and events. Our Festival and year-round events encourage artistic innovation and creativity while providing access for a broad audience segment. The VFF is committed to cooperation and collaboration with other arts organizations as well as the business community, with programs that are interactive, entertaining and educational and provide great value for the money, and friendly, open, and proactive staff to support you.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Film Festival has 7 members on the Board of Directors.                  

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Accessible via Pubic Transportation
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Evening
  • Weekends
  • Driving
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Teamwork

 

Victoria Global Village Store

 

Contact information: Address: Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8T 2C5 | Phone: (250) 380-1530 | Email: victoriaglobalvillage@shaw.ca

Summary: Volunteer run Free Trade store that supports cooperative and self-help groups around the world in their efforts to make a living through alternative trade.

Mission: to support cooperative and self-help groups in their efforts to make a living through alternative trade.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Global Village Store staffs 35 employees and has 5 members on the Board of Directors.                  

Categories:

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Victoria Health Community Co-op

 

Contact information: Address: 380 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8V 3X7 | Phone: (250) 415-9272 | Email: vichealthcoop@gmail.com

Summary: provides a wide range of enjoyable and informative activities to help you achieve and maintain optimal well-being – – led by wonderful experts and enthusiasts. 

Mission: Our Mission is to empower and support individuals and groups, including underserved communities, to adopt healthy lifestyle practices and move towards well-being.  

Vision: Our Vision for the Victoria Health Co-op is to be a leader in our community to support individual and communal well-being through education, volunteerism and the active pursuit of optimal wellness.         

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Victoria Hospice Society

 

Contact information: Address: 3rd floor 1952 Bay Street, Richmond Pavilion, BC V8R 1J8 | Phone: (250) 370-8849

Summary: Care for the terminally ill patient and support for the family.

Mission: Quality palliative and end-of-life care for all: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family-centred care, education, research and advocacy.

Vision: Quality palliative end-of-life care for all.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Hospice Society Staffs a 8 member leadership team and also has 14 members on the board of directors.                  

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment & Nature
  • Senior Services
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Family Services

 

Victoria Humane Society (VHS)

 

Contact information: Address: 4217 Glanford Ave, Victoria, BC V8Z 4B9 | Phone: (778) 265-0788

Summary: The Victoria Humane Society (VHS) is a small community group committed to doing big things – finding homes for animals in need.

Mission: The Victoria Humane Society purposes includes: To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome lost, displaced, abandoned, abused, neglected, and deserted animals; to encourage responsible pet guardianship; to foster a community understanding of the issues of animal neglect and abuse; to educate the public about the realities of pet overpopulation.

Size of Organisation: VHS currently has 5 Board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Companionship
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Driving
  • Teamwork
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Special Events & Festivals

 

Victoria Literacy Connection

 

Contact information: Address: 602-620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 | Phone: (250) 385-0014

Summary: If you believe everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve their literacy goals, you share the vision of VLC!

Our work depends on the contributions of our volunteers who help with several aspects of VLC’s activities, from tutoring to administration and Board membership. We offer a range of opportunities for you to make a rewarding contribution as a volunteer. Previous experience is not essential for many of these positions.

Mission: We help children, youth and adults improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing, and math, by providing tutoring and a variety of other programs.

Vision: Everyone in Greater Victoria has opportunities to acquire the literacy skills to function effectively in today’s society.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Literacy Connection employs 3 Staff members and has a 9 member board of directors.

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Mentorship
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • No Criminal Record Check Required
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Communication & Listening
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Under 18 Positions
  • Education & Literacy

 

 

Victoria Operatic Society Musical Theatre (VOS)

 

Contact information: Address: #10 – 744 Fairview Road Victoria, BC V9A 5T9 | Phone: (250) 381-1021 | Email: admin@victoriaonstage.ca

Summary: VOS is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization established in 1945 with the purpose of bringing top-quality live musical theatre to Victoria and giving aspiring singers and performers the opportunity to develop and display their talents. Over the past 76 years, VOS has produced Broadway Musicals, Light Operas, and Gilbert and Sullivan productions, using and promoting local talent on and off the stage.

Mission: The mission of VOS is to produce exceptional musical theatre that engages the broader community.

Size of Organisation: VOS has 9 members on the Board of Directors.      

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Groups & Friends
  • No Criminal Record Check Required
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Teamwork
  • Non-Profit & Charity

 

Victoria Police Department

 

Contact information: Address: 850 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8T 5J8 | Phone: 250-995-7654 (for all non-emergency calls)

Summary: The overall goals of the VicPD Community Engagement Volunteer Program are to support the Victoria Police Department’s crime prevention objectives, and to be a part of building strong community connections. By fostering a positive relationship between the community members and the Victoria Police Department (VicPD), our volunteers help to keep our communities safe.

Mission: Deliver excellence in public safety for two diverse communities through engagement, prevention, innovative policing and the Framework Agreement.

Vision: A Safer Community Together

Size of Organisation: The Victoria Police are headed by Chief Constable Del Manak and have a total strength of 241 sworn officers and an 8 member board of directors.                

Categories:

  • Emergencies
  • Communication & Listening
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Victoria Pride Society

 

Contact information: Address: 709 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3S2 | Email: info@victoriapridesociety.org

Summary: Victoria Pride is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers that is dedicated to supporting Greater Victoria’s LGBTQ2S+ communities.

Vision: The Victoria Pride Society envisions a society free of marginalization, discrimination, and oppression. We believe in equality and liberation achieved through compassion, dialogue and coalition-building with allies and other groups and communities facing challenges of marginalization, discrimination, and oppression.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Pride currently has 11 members on the Board of Directors.              

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

 

Victoria Rainbow Kitchen

 

Contact information: Address: 500 Admirals Rd, Esquimalt, BC V9N 2N4 | Phone: 250 384 2069 |  Email: info@rainbowkitchen.ca

Summary: Rainbow Kitchen has grown to be regarded as a hub for food security programming in the Capital Regional District. Providing free hot meals and facilitating food sharing to anyone in need. No questions asked.

Mission: Here at the Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society, it is our goal to ensure that as many as possible can have better access to hot meals and a fresh supply of food at no cost.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Rainbow Kitchen employs 3 staff members and has 8 members on the board of directors.                  

Categories:

  • Food Security
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication & Listening

 

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

 

Contact information: Address: 3060 Cedar Hill Rd #201, Victoria, BC V8T 3J5 | Phone:250-383-5545 | Email: volunteers@vsac.ca

Summary: Volunteering at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre may mean providing support to recent survivors of sexual assault, helping out with administrative tasks, assisting with events, or developing policy. There are all sorts of volunteer opportunities with The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre; each demonstrates a commitment to support, empower, and advocate for women and trans individuals who are survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse; and to work toward the prevention of sexual violence.

Mission: The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention. We are dedicated to supporting women and all trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment.

Vision: As a feminist agency, we value: communicating in a direct, caring, confidential, and honest manner, showing respect, gentleness, acceptance, and celebration of each other in all our diversity; each individual’s self-defined inner knowledge, empowerment, and right to dignity; a safe, accessible, and effective centre where individuals are supported towards healing from sexualized violence; social justice for all; enacting an anti-oppressive framework, that acknowledges societal and systemic barriers and our own positions of power and dominance; being transparent and accountable to the community regarding how and why our policies and practices are determined, enacted, and altered.

Size of Organisation: 28 professionals on staff and 9 Board of Directors.                 

Categories:

  • Administration & Office Work
  • Communication & Listening
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Social Care
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible

 

Victoria Ska Fest

 

Contact information: Address: 511 David St, Victoria, BC V8T 2C7 | Email: volunteer@victoriaskafest.ca

Summary: The Victoria BC Ska Society is a non-profit community organization of volunteers, staff and a board of directors whose main goal is to keep Victoria’s Annual Ska & Reggae Festival improving and evolving year after year.

Mission: Our goal is to entertain, educate and unite audiences nationally and internationally through the artistic development of ska, reggae, and other Jamaican rooted genres such as rocksteady, dub, and dancehall.   

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Training Required
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Victoria Symphony

 

Contact information: Address: Suite 610, 620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 | Phone: (250) 385-6515 | Email: boxoffice@victoriasymphony.ca

Summary: The Victoria Symphony welcomes new people who bring energy, talent, expertise and commitment to support the Symphony’s music and mission. We offer a wide variety of opportunities and a chance to make a contribution to the organization and enjoy symphonic music.

Mission: To enrich lives through the shared experience of extraordinary music.

Size of Organisation:  The Victoria Symphony has 5 executive committee members, 8 directors, 2 orchestra representatives, 11 staff, 3 production staff, and 43 members of the orchestra.

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Children & Youth
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Teamwork

 

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association

 

Contact information: Address: 6917 Veyaness Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W1 | Phone: (778) 426-0506 | Email: contact@vtra.ca

Summary: Volunteers are an integral part of the VTRA team. Volunteering with VTRA provides a fun opportunity to support participants in their equine activities, gain new skills, and develop lifelong friendships.

Mission: Our mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities through the provision of therapeutic horse-back riding programs and related activities.

Size of Organisation: Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association employs 7 Staff members and has 9 members on the Board of Directors.            

Categories:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Environment & Nature
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Teamwork
  • Fundraising
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Under 18 Positions

 

Victoria Tool Library

 

Contact information: Address: 858 Devonshire Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 4T4 | Email: info@victoriatoollibrary.org

Summary: What would you build if you had access to a wide range of quality tools? The possibilities are endless! The Victoria Tool Library is a tool lending library serving Greater Victoria, where members can borrow tools from our inventory.

Mission: The Victoria Tool Library provides access to more than 1000 tools for household, hobby, and construction projects, and the skills needed to use them safely and confidently.

Size of Organisation: 8 Board of Directors

                  

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Driving
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • No Training Required
  • Under 18 Positions

 

Victoria West Community Association

 

Contact information: Address: 521 Craigflower Rd, Victoria, BC, V9A 6Z5 | Phone: (250) 590-8922 | Email: coordinator@victoriawest.ca

Summary: Here at Victoria West Community Association, we pride ourselves on our dedication to the community.  With so many different activities going on at our centre daily, we have volunteer opportunities for all backgrounds and schedules.

Mission: The Victoria West Community Association is a not for profit organization whose mission is to engage residents in community stewardship, to impact decisions that affect the community, to raise awareness, to foster a sense of spirit and pride and to encourage participation in community issues, solutions, projects and events.

Victoria West Community Centre is the heart of the neighborhood, offering diverse and relevant activities for all. It is a place where neighbors meet, learn and volunteer. The Centre provides physical, intellectual, social and cultural services and programs that contribute to individual and community health and development.

Vision: Victoria West community is a diverse, healthy and vital place to live, work and play.

Size of Organisation: 6 Staff, 12 Board of Directors.               

Categories:

  • Board Member & Committees
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Children & Youth
  • Environment & Nature
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

 

Contact information: Address: #100-3060 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC V8T 3J5 | Phone: (250) 592-2927 | Email: info@vwth.bc.ca

Summary: Our volunteers are integral to the operation of Victoria Women’s Transition House Society and are active in programs and services, administration and governance.

Mission: Victoria Women’s Transition House Society collaborates, advocates and educates to address and prevent intimate partner violence of women and children through supportive shelter, housing, counselling and other community-based services.

Vision: Communities free of intimate partner violence and abuse.

Size of Organisation: 4 Staff, 14 Board of Directors            

Categories:

  • Teamwork
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Leadership
  • Communication & Listening
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Special Events & Festivals
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Public Speaking
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

 

Victoria Youth Clinic Society (Foundry Victoria Youth Clinic)

 

Contact information: Address: 818 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B6 | Phone: (250) 383-3552

Summary: The Victoria Youth Clinic, in partnership with Foundry is committed to working to increase access to services for young people by fostering cross-system and inter-sectoral collaboration in order to provide an integrated and comprehensive system of care that includes primary care, mental health, substance use, social services, and youth and family peer support and navigation.

Mission: To provide comprehensive, integrated primary healthcare services including mental health and addiction care, in a youth friendly, non-judgmental and safe environment.

Vision: To improve the physical and mental well-being of youth.

Size of Organisation: Staff: 4 Admin; 3 Medical Office Assistants; 2 Nurses; 5 Doctors; 6 Counsellors and Social Workers; 1 Youth Worker; 2 Peer Support Workers; 1 Youth/Family Engagement Coordinator & Wellness Navigator; and 8 Board of Directors               

Categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Mental Heath & Disabilities
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Family Services

 

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES)

 

Contact information: Address: 533 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K7 | Phone: (250) 383-3514 | Email: office_manager@vyes.ca

Summary: At YES, we dedicate ourselves to helping youth and their families achieve their goals while respecting their individuality and recognizing their diverse and sometimes challenging needs. Our commitment to healthy lifestyle choices creates an atmosphere where youth can feel safe and supported as they progress toward their goals. We believe everyone should be treated with equality, dignity, respect, and acceptance.

Mission: The Mission Statement of YES is twofold: First, to assist youth to remove themselves from the high-risk environment of the street and make the transition to healthier and more constructive life situations and second, to help youth and families make positive choices, which will prevent involvement in at risk behaviour or connection with the street scene. 

Vision: Our vision is to provide a continuum of care that empowers positive choices in the lives of multiple-barrier youth by providing accessible, innovative, and proactive programs.              

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Mental Health & Disabilities
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Communication & Listening
  • Leadership
  • Training Required
  • Family Services

 

VictoriaReady, City of Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 1234 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8V 3M8 | Phone: (250) 920-3373 | Email: emvic@victoria.ca

Summary: The City of Victoria’s Emergency Management Division is responsible for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from extra-ordinary emergency situations affecting the City of Victoria. VictoriaReady volunteers assist with event response and public outreach around emergency preparedness.

Mission: VictoriaReady is the City of Victoria’s leader in emergency preparedness. We encourage everyday readiness for every person, every business, and every organization. The good news is you’re more prepared than you think!

Size of Organisation: City of Victoria has 1 Mayor and 8 Councillors.                

Categories:

  • Emergencies
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening
  • Driving
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy

 

View Royal

 

Contact information: Address: 45 View Royal Avenue Victoria, BC V9B 1A6 | Phone: (250) 479-6800 | Email: info@viewroyal.ca

Summary: The Town of View Royal is determined to be one of the best places to call home: livable, green & sustainable.

Mission: View Royal is committed to building a resilient and vibrant community that: provides good government; delivers services, laws and other matters for community benefit; provides stewardship of the public assets; and fosters economic, social and environmental well-being 

Vision: View Royal is a dynamic and inclusive community that manages growth, while retaining the charm of its traditional neighbourhoods. It is home and workplace to people from all walks of life. Its neighbourhoods are attractive, affordable, walkable and safe. Each neighbourhood has an identifiable character and is connected to nearby centres – and a recognizable central community gathering place – through greenspace corridors and pedestrian/cyclist-friendly streets. Some centres are parks for families to gather and youth to play sports. Others are bustling, mixed-use places with a range of services, amenities, businesses and housing.   

Categories:

  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Environment & Nature
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

Volunteer Victoria

 

Contact information: Address: 602-620 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 | Phone: (250) 386-2269 | Email: volvic@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Summary: Providing leadership to the non profit community since 1974, Volunteer Victoria is the primary recruitment and referral centre for the Greater Victoria Region. Guided by the principles of civil society we enrich the quality of life in our community through volunteer involvement.

Mission: Volunteer Victoria’s mission is to inspire and empower volunteerism!

Vision: Our vision is that volunteerism enhances everyone’s life and is a pillar in communities.

Size of Organisation: 9 Staff, 14 Board of Directors             

Categories:

  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

 

W

Wear 2 Start Society

 

Contact information: Address: 733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 | Phone: (250) 472-9327

Summary: Wear2Start is a volunteer-driven non-profit society that provides a personalized wardrobe experience for all self-identified women as they take the next step in their lives.

Mission: Wear2Start empowers self-identified women to take the next step in their lives by providing a personalized wardrobe experience.

Size of Organisation: 8 Board of Directors

Categories:

  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Drop-in Volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

West Coast Reach Association (REACH!)

 

Contact information: Address: 2425 Henry Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 2B6 | Phone: (250) 889-0871, (250) 882-4339 | Email: westcoastreach@gmail.com

Summary: West Coast Reach Association (REACH!) celebrates inclusion and diversity in Victoria, BC through the performing arts. Our programs and events also help vulnerable members integrate with others in the community through music and dance.

Mission: West Coast REACH! Association is a dynamic, registered non-profit organization on lower Vancouver Island, celebrating diversity (of ages, cultures and abilities) through the power of the performing arts.

Size of Organisation: 2 Staff, 9 Board of Directors

                  

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Group & Friends
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Communication & Listening
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

West Shore Arts Council

 

Contact information: Address: 2805 Carlow Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 4A6 | Phone: (250) 478-2286 | Email: info@westshorearts.org

Summary: The West Shore Arts Council is the lead advocate for public understanding of, participation in and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage and their valuable contribution to a vibrant community.

Mission: To foster creativity, innovation, collaboration, and diversity of thought through actively engaging Westshore communities in the sharing or their art, culture and heritage in ways that are meaningful to them.

Vision: Connecting the Westshore Community to the diversity of the arts, culture and heritage for all ages and abilities.

Size of Organisation: The West Shore Arts Council is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Categories:

  • Activism & Advocacy
  • Arts & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Heritage & Museums
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

WIN Community Cooperative

 

Contact information: Address: 785 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9 | Phone: 250-480-4006 | Email: win@womeninneed.ca

Summary: At Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative our programs are there for women along each step of their journey.

Mission: To support women along their journey between crisis and wellness.

Vision: A community where women can freely pursue a passionate and fulfilled life.

Size of Organisation: 50 Staff, 60 volunteers              

Categories:

  • Homeless & Vulnerable Population
  • Social Care
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Short Term Commitment
  • Long Term Commitment
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

WITS Programs Foundation

 

Contact information: Address: 398 Fraser St, Victoria, BC V9A 6G5 | Phone: (250) 386-7625

Summary: The WITS® group of programs bring together schools, families, and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization.

Mission: Creating capacity in communities to promote safety and healthy relationships.

Vision: All children are living, learning, and playing in safe and responsive communities.

Size of Organisation: 12 Staff, 5 Board of Directors       

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Education & Literacy 

 

Worklink Employment Society

 

Contact information:

Westshore Centre: Address: 202 – 3179 Jacklin Rd. Langford, BC, V9B 3Y7 | Phone:(250) 478-9525 | Email: info-langford@workbc.ca

Sooke Centre: Address: Unit D, 6625 Sooke Rd. Sooke, BC V9Z 0A3 | Phone:(250) 642-3685 | Email: info-sooke@workbc.ca

Summary: WorkLink Employment Society is a growing non-profit organization that has provided government-sponsored employment services to the residents of the Victoria Capital Region’s Westshore (Colwood, Langford, Highlands, View Royal and Metchosin) since 1978.

Mission: Worklink Employment Society is a visible and dynamic member of the Westshore, Sooke and surrounding areas that: Promotes an awareness of the current world of work and the need for life-long career development; provides a supportive environment where members of the community can explore new choices and create positive solutions to their employment needs; recognizes the value of the unique contributions of employees; encourages the belief that everyone has the potential to achieve self-sufficiency; Serves with honesty, respect and integrity.

Size of Organisation: 27 Staff               

Categories:

  • Social Care
  • Non-Profit & Charity
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Communication & Listening
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

World Fisheries Trust

 

Contact information: Address: 831 Devonshire Road, #16 Victoria, BC V9A 4T5 Phone: (778) 430-7585 Email: info@worldfish.org

Summary: World Fisheries Trust (WFT) is a registered Canadian charity that began in 1995 in response to the need to protect the genetic variability of dwindling BC salmon stocks.

Mission: To support and build equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic resources through education, research, and stewardship.

Vision: Communities and ecosystem sustaining each other.           

Size of Organisation: 6 Staff, 5 Board of Directors             

Categories:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Environment & Nature
  • Board Member & Committees
  • Virtual & Remote
  • Accessible via Public Transportation

 

X

Xchanges Gallery & Studio Society

 

Contact information: Address: 2333 Government St, Victoria, BC V8T 4P4 | Phone: (250) 382-0442 | Email: info@xchangesgallery.org

Summary: As a non-profit charity Xchanges is committed to being of service to the greater community through its artistic and gallery goals and developing its people and supporting creativity.

Vision: We have evolved our programming to develop partnerships, increase our collaborative opportunities with the public and our colleagues, to improve our outreach, and enhance our interactions in the wider arts community.

Size of Organisation: 9 Board of Directors       

Categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Accessible via Public Transportation
  • Administration & Office Work
  • Teamwork
  • Communication & Listening

Y

 YMCA-YWCA

 

Contact information: Address: 851 Broughton St, Victoria, BC V8W 1E5 | Phone: (250) 386-7511 |  Email: info@vancouverislandy.ca

Summary: The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island has a rich 140 year history in our community. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of children and teens, improves the community’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and help.

Mission: Building strong communities on Vancouver Island by improving the health, fitness and well being of individuals and families. We nurture the potential of youth, promote equality and provide opportunities for giving back.

Vision: Healthy people, building strong communities

Size of Organisation: Board of Directors: 11                

Categories:

  • Children & Youth
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Social Care
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Accessible via Public Transportation