VOLUNTEER VICTORIA: Helpers needed for Rees program

Volunteer Victoria will host s Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Sept. 25

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

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Volunteer Victoria will host the annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair and invites residents to explore the many different and interesting volunteer opportunities offered through more than 50 local non-profit organizations.

The event will be held at the UVic Student Union Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 25. Admission is free.

Call George at Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269 for more information.

Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Rees program is looking for volunteers to help people struggling with mental health issues break free from isolation and get outside.

Alexander Mackie Retirement Community is looking for a gentleman who would like to come by and play a friendly game of poker with some good ol’boys.

Point Ellice House is looking for volunteers for the fall clean-up. No expertise necessary, just an interest in gardens. Sunday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, until Oct. 31.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is hosting a car wash on Sept. 27 in support of its running team in the GoodLife Victoria Marathon and is looking for happy-go-lucky car washers and sign-holders to get the party started!

Global Village Store in Market Square is looking for volunteer sales associates and cashiers to greet customers and provide information about Fair Trade products.  Shifts are from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Victoria Read Society is looking for volunteers to help with their READ is on the Road program helping support literacy in young children. Long-term commitment required.

Connecting Seniors Project is looking for volunteer drivers to help seniors out on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon or Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.