VOLUNTEER VICTORIA: Help out new Canadians

Our Place Society extends winter hours of operation to include evenings and weekends

Looking to to volunteer? Opportunities are available through these positions at Volunteer Victoria. Please phone 250-386-2269 or online at volunteervictoria.bc.ca.

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Our Place Society will be extend its winter hours of operation to include evenings and weekends, beginning Oct. 1. These new hours and shifts open up opportunities for those available to volunteer evenings and weekends.

The Inter-Cultural Association seeks volunteers to meet with a newly arrived individuals or families once a week for three months to help them learn about Canadian life and culture.

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is looking for help to gather or transform apples into baked goods on Sept. 25 for its fall festival.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks mentors to meet one hour per week during school hours with one child for various activities. Women ages 19-30 are also needed as Go Girls! mentors.

Special Olympics seeks volunteer assistant coaches in rhythmic gymnastics, floor hockey, bowling, swimming and other sports, one evening per week from October to February.

Glenwarren Lodge runs a play group for tots two to five years on Tuesday mornings to encourage interaction with senior residents and other children.

Island Sexual Health Society needs doctor assistants for daytime shifts (four hours) to prepare and stock exam rooms, plus support clients during an exam.

 

The Land Conservancy seeks painting volunteers to scrape, sand and repaint the exterior of the teahouse at Abkhazi Garden. No experience necessary.