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A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

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  • Dec 2, 2022

 

Volunteers removed the equivalent of 75 bathtubs worth of invasive species from View Royal’s Nursery Hill Park on Saturday (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)

Victoria green thumbs gathered to plant over 250 native plant at Nursery Hill Park

46 Green Team volunteers and TD employees banded together on Saturday (Oct. 29) to plant trees

 

Police vehicle outside the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Updated – Woman fine after fall in dumbwaiter lift at Chemainus Thrift Shop

WorkSafeBC looking into the incident to make recommendations

 

Volunteer writer Benjamin David Dyck and Evangelia Alvarez have met every Thursday since March to create a written record of her life as part of Hand in Hand Intergenerational Storytelling, a Volunteer Nanaimo program that enables seniors to tell their life stories. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Volunteer Nanaimo program spans generations to preserve personal histories

Hand-in-Hand Intergenerational Storytelling matches volunteer writers with seniors

Volunteer writer Benjamin David Dyck and Evangelia Alvarez have met every Thursday since March to create a written record of her life as part of Hand in Hand Intergenerational Storytelling, a Volunteer Nanaimo program that enables seniors to tell their life stories. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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COLUMN: Volunteer opportunities aplenty across Greater Victoria

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  • Aug 13, 2022
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Dragon boaters paddle for the finish line during a previous race event. The upcoming Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival, on Aug. 6 and 7, is in need of volunteers to help stage this inaugural event. (Courtesy Fairway Gorge Paddling Club)

Volunteers needed for upcoming Island dragon boat festival in Victoria

Inaugural meet Aug. 6 and 7 part of the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series

Dragon boaters paddle for the finish line during a previous race event. The upcoming Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival, on Aug. 6 and 7, is in need of volunteers to help stage this inaugural event. (Courtesy Fairway Gorge Paddling Club)
One-and-a-half-year-old Bowie Wardle and Leif Wardle climb into the driver’s seat of a Nanaimo Fire Rescue truck Sunday, June 19, at Touch A Truck at the Woodgrove Centre parking lot. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Kids have fun with ‘test-drives’ at Touch A Truck in Nanaimo

Volunteer Nanaimo fundraiser held Sunday, June 19, at Woodgrove Centre

One-and-a-half-year-old Bowie Wardle and Leif Wardle climb into the driver’s seat of a Nanaimo Fire Rescue truck Sunday, June 19, at Touch A Truck at the Woodgrove Centre parking lot. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Greater Victoria 55-Plus BC Games 2022 organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles up at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the June 7 proceedings from their balconies. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games in Greater Victoria

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Greater Victoria 55-Plus BC Games 2022 organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles up at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the June 7 proceedings from their balconies. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
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)
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)
Black Press Media owner David Black shares a laugh with Helen Hughes at a Women in Business event at the Union Club of B.C. in 2016. Hughes, who died recently at 89, was a tireless volunteer and longtime city councillor. (Black Press Media file photo)

Helen Hughes, longtime city councillor, advocate for Victoria youth, dies at 89

Order of Canada member was dedicated to many causes here and in Saskatchewan

Black Press Media owner David Black shares a laugh with Helen Hughes at a Women in Business event at the Union Club of B.C. in 2016. Hughes, who died recently at 89, was a tireless volunteer and longtime city councillor. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. 55-Plus Games, the province’s largest annual sporting competition, requires 1,500 volunteers and is expected to contribute over $3 million to the region’s economy. (Courtesy of 55-Plus BC Games)

1,500 volunteers needed for Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games this year

Saanich Commonwealth Place host kickoff to volunteer drive on April 30

The B.C. 55-Plus Games, the province’s largest annual sporting competition, requires 1,500 volunteers and is expected to contribute over $3 million to the region’s economy. (Courtesy of 55-Plus BC Games)
The District of Sooke wants to thank volunteers with a recognition program. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke looks to establish volunteer recognition program

Aim is to acknowledge residents contributing to community through volunteer efforts

The District of Sooke wants to thank volunteers with a recognition program. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director of Oak Bay Volunteer Services, lends her voice to Volunteer BC by joining the board of directors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay leader lends voice to provincial volunteer group

Volunteer BC promotes development and value of volunteerism around the province

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director of Oak Bay Volunteer Services, lends her voice to Volunteer BC by joining the board of directors. (Black Press Media file photo)
The North Saanich 4-H Fowl Creatures poultry club won a $500 grant for programs and activities from Farm Credit Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich 4-H club receives financial boost from farm funder

The $500 will go towards developing existing programs, funding local events

The North Saanich 4-H Fowl Creatures poultry club won a $500 grant for programs and activities from Farm Credit Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch awards longtime community volunteer Margaret Lidkea a place in the Oak Bay Wall of Fame. (Photo by Hazel Braithwaite)

Decades of dedication earn educator place on Oak Bay Wall of Fame

Friends of Uplands leader recognized for nearly 30 years of work

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch awards longtime community volunteer Margaret Lidkea a place in the Oak Bay Wall of Fame. (Photo by Hazel Braithwaite)
Saanich Volunteer Services Society vice-president Bryan Vermeeren (left) and Mayor Fred Haynes load up a truck with Thanksgiving packages for delivery to older adults in the community. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich volunteers supporting seniors at Thanksgiving

Special packages being delivered include seasonal treats, pet goodies and more

Saanich Volunteer Services Society vice-president Bryan Vermeeren (left) and Mayor Fred Haynes load up a truck with Thanksgiving packages for delivery to older adults in the community. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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)
Green Team Greater Victoria volunteers Una Papineau (from left), Anika Rao, Kai Richins Daniel Bu and Kevin Yang stand in front of their haul of invasive blackberries from the University of Victoria’s Cunningham Woods on Aug. 29. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Green Team Greater Victoria tackles invasive species removal at UVic

Eco-stewardship group improving community connections, mental health as much as the environment

Green Team Greater Victoria volunteers Una Papineau (from left), Anika Rao, Kai Richins Daniel Bu and Kevin Yang stand in front of their haul of invasive blackberries from the University of Victoria’s Cunningham Woods on Aug. 29. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)