Volunteer

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society provides training in schools, suicide bereavement support and workshops. (metrocreative stock)

Vancouver Island Crisis Society offers responder training remotely amid uptick in need

The support is the same – just delivered differently, says society executive director

  • Sep 13, 2022

 

The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting a pair of working parties this Saturday and Sunday to prepare the fish ladders for the fall return of fish to the watershed. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Volunteers needed to prep West Shore fish ladders

Peninsula Streams Society organizing working parties on Millstream Creek Saturday and Sunday

 

Easter Seals volunteer, Jimmy Hansen, pictured at Camp Shawnigan in 2017. He has volunteered there for the past five years. (Jimmy Hansen/Easter Seals)

‘I love it’: Victoria referee has volunteered for accessible summer camp for five years

As Easter Seals celebrates 75th anniversary, Shawnigan construction shuffles camp plans

 

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.

Students across B.C. send Lytton students artwork, books and cards

The gifts were part of a special project by Qualicum Beach artist, Diane Moran

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.
Colwood council has deferred a decision on whether to begin the implementation process for a proposed volunteer program until after the municipal election this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood volunteer program creation on pause until election

Council voted to defer a decision to begin the initial implementation steps to the new council

Colwood council has deferred a decision on whether to begin the implementation process for a proposed volunteer program until after the municipal election this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Friends of Uplands Park Society volunteers are pictured pulling invasive carpet burweed at Cattle Point, an area with unique biodiversity that vice-president and botanist Wylie Thomas says is being negatively affected by increased foot traffic. (Courtesy of Wylie Thomas)

Volunteers advocate for sustainable infrastructure at Oak Bay’s Cattle Point

Boardwalk design for protecting biodiversity will be presented to council

Friends of Uplands Park Society volunteers are pictured pulling invasive carpet burweed at Cattle Point, an area with unique biodiversity that vice-president and botanist Wylie Thomas says is being negatively affected by increased foot traffic. (Courtesy of Wylie Thomas)
Passersby have been able to enjoy a full view of the ocean and coast from the McNeill Bay bluff, thanks to major progress on the restoration of the shoreline. In March, Sirois and Gauthier transitioned from clearing invasive species along the bluff to “indefinitely” maintaining the area and its various native trees and shrubs. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Heavy lifting done for McNeill Bay bluff restoration

Lead volunteer wants Garry oaks, berries for birds and indefinite shoreline maintenance

Passersby have been able to enjoy a full view of the ocean and coast from the McNeill Bay bluff, thanks to major progress on the restoration of the shoreline. In March, Sirois and Gauthier transitioned from clearing invasive species along the bluff to “indefinitely” maintaining the area and its various native trees and shrubs. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Our Place Society offered vulnerable women donated cosmetics, costume jewelry, nail polish, hair accessories and cosmetic bags and the handiwork of volunteer hairdressers and estheticians for its 13th annual Beauty Day on May 20. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Beauty Day at Our Place allows women to shine

Event returns after COVID-hiatus to make female ‘oasis of beauty,’ says program manager

Our Place Society offered vulnerable women donated cosmetics, costume jewelry, nail polish, hair accessories and cosmetic bags and the handiwork of volunteer hairdressers and estheticians for its 13th annual Beauty Day on May 20. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Amanda Evans, left, instructs Green Team Greater Victoria volunteers on where to cut invasive species at a previous event. The group is seeking volunteers for a busy slate of events this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Green Team seeking volunteers for May events

The group has a busy slate of events this month, cleaning up invasive species across the CRD

Amanda Evans, left, instructs Green Team Greater Victoria volunteers on where to cut invasive species at a previous event. The group is seeking volunteers for a busy slate of events this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colour party members stand in front of the cenotaph during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is in need of volunteers to form colour parties for other ceremonies throughout the year. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore legion seeks volunteers for colour parties

Lack of volunteers limiting branch’s ability to parade

Colour party members stand in front of the cenotaph during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is in need of volunteers to form colour parties for other ceremonies throughout the year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of Langford Fire Rescue, including former fire chief Bob Beckett (second from right) in Afghanistan in 2004. (Courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)

Langford humanitarians working to help Afghan firefighters, families stay alive

Former fire chief Bob Beckett working to help colleagues in Afghanistan

Members of Langford Fire Rescue, including former fire chief Bob Beckett (second from right) in Afghanistan in 2004. (Courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)
Langford Emergency Social Services co-founder Beverly Wilson, left, receives recognition from Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey during a celebration of the volunteer organzation’s 25th anniversary. (Photo Courtesy of Langford ESS)

25-year emergency social services volunteer, co-founder celebrated by Langford

ESS group sprang from Beverley Wilson’s questions about emergency preparedness

Langford Emergency Social Services co-founder Beverly Wilson, left, receives recognition from Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey during a celebration of the volunteer organzation’s 25th anniversary. (Photo Courtesy of Langford ESS)
Brandon Caben with the Victoria Breakers Baseball Club helps load groceries into a trolley recently at the Goldstream Food Bank. The new club aims to help make youth better baseball players and citizens through community service. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

New Victoria baseball club lends helping hand at Goldstream Food Bank

Victoria Breakers aims to develop youth into better players and citizens

Brandon Caben with the Victoria Breakers Baseball Club helps load groceries into a trolley recently at the Goldstream Food Bank. The new club aims to help make youth better baseball players and citizens through community service. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Volunteers at the Little Mountain trash removal project on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, as they separated metals, tires and random garbage for transport to the Church Road transfer station. 
(Submitted photo)

Nearly 25 tonnes of illegally dumped trash removed from Little Mountain near Parksville

Rotary Club, volunteers work for 3 years on cleanup project

Volunteers at the Little Mountain trash removal project on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, as they separated metals, tires and random garbage for transport to the Church Road transfer station. 
(Submitted photo)
Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria Green Team tackles invasive in Colwood park

Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry removed from Perimeter Park

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)
Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society, is excited about the new office at 1442 Monterey Ave. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay volunteer organization ready to reopen in new space

Monterey Avenue building now home to volunteers, library, recreation centre

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society, is excited about the new office at 1442 Monterey Ave. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Clarice Dillman (left) and Kim Cummins are excited about their new community kitchen on Cedar Hill Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Renovations provide cozy new space for Saanich community kitchen

New Cedar Hill Road location opens to provide healthy food options for those in need

Clarice Dillman (left) and Kim Cummins are excited about their new community kitchen on Cedar Hill Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Volunteers beat back invasive species along McNeill Bay bluff in Oak Bay

Massive project follows three decades of ecosystem restoration

Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver this week’s meals to local seniors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Weekly meal deliveries help brighten the day for Saanich seniors

Seniors are delivered nutritional meals by a group of volunteers every Wednesday

Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver this week’s meals to local seniors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Pictures posted on the Caremongering – Campbell River Facebook group show some of the things people are in need of or have available to give. Caremongering – Campbell River/Facebook

Caremongering: how an Island woman’s simple idea is helping those in need

Grassroots network helping people in need in Campbell River

Pictures posted on the Caremongering – Campbell River Facebook group show some of the things people are in need of or have available to give. Caremongering – Campbell River/Facebook