Volunteers are need for opportunities across Greater Victoria. (Stock photo)

Volunteers are need for opportunities across Greater Victoria. (Stock photo)

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Volunteer opportunities in Greater Victoria, the week of Nov. 1

These volunteer opportunities are complied by Volunteer Victoria.

Victoria Literacy Connection is starting a computer literacy program and we are looking for volunteer tutors willing to teach basic computer and/or cell phone skills to adults online. Volunteers must have ready access to a computer and the internet, have patience and be willing to undergo a criminal record check. Training and online learning materials will be provided. For more information, contact our executive director: ed@victorialiteracyconnection.ca or call: 250-858-3458.

Leadership Victoria is looking for a volunteer admin assistant for the executive director. If you want an exciting volunteer opportunity that lets you put your creativity, organizational and computer skills to work, this might be just for you. Use your creativity on a variety of work assignments, social media and communications. Work from home and required number of hours are flexible. Let’s talk! Check out our website at www.leadershipvictoria.ca to get a good look at what we are about! Then, please e-mail Executive Director Mark Crocker at executivedirector@leadershipvictoria.ca

The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is advertising a position for a marketing professional. We are seeking a confident volunteer that is enthusiastic about contributing to the vitality and inclusiveness of our activity center. We have a team that is passionate about fostering a positive workplace culture that enables us to support wellness in our community. We encourage you to apply if you are inspired by community outreach, digital marketing, and content creation. Please forward a resume and a sample of content that showcases your work! Contact: programmer@csvac.ca or 250-384-6542 and ask for Jordan to get more info on this volunteer opportunity.

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The Cancer DriveLine Society is a non-profit registered charity which is 100 per cent volunteer run. We provide free transport for anyone in lower Vancouver Island Sidney to Sooke who needs a ride for any cancer-related medical appointment. We recently lost our Media & Marketing Board member and are eagerly seeking someone who is organized and enthusiastic and has some interest/experience in fundraising. This person would volunteer from home, write the occasional press release, develop a network of funding organizations and submit applications for funding. If you have an interest our Facebook page and Instagram hopping, you could do that to. Time requirement would be whatever you could manage from home to keep our fundraising going. Board meetings are quarterly where you would submit your report. Apply online at cancerdriveline.ca or by phone: 778-265-0906 or contact Vicky at 250-882-9284.

RAVEN seeks a treasurer to serve on its volunteer board of directors. Our ideal candidate lives in the southern Vancouver Island area, holds a CPA or CA designation and is excited to join in our work to put reconciliation into action. RAVEN raises legal defense funds to assist Indigenous Nations that choose to enforce their rights to protect their traditional territories. Our governance board meets every two months. Standard responsibilities including reviewing financial reports and annual audit. Please contact Susan Smitten, Executive Director at 250-383-2331 or susan@raventrust.com

Leadership Victoria is looking for a volunteer newsletter editor. We are looking for an experienced writer with creativity to put together a regular newsletter “with sparkle” for Leadership Victoria! You would pull information from a variety of sources to highlight our leadership events, our Leadership Development Program students and achievements; workshops; volunteers and leadership buzz around town. You get to design the layout, content and put your own ideas to work. Include an example of newsletters or other publications you have experience with. Please e-mail Executive Director Mark Crocker at executivedirector@leasdershipvictoria.ca

Lifetime Networks works to build and maintain a network of friendships to support people with disabilities. Currently we are looking for a volunteer Network Friend. A positive person who is interested in building a friendship with a social young man with a developmental disability who if fun to spend time with. Some of the activities he would love to share with a new friend include: long walks, going on drives, music, and riding the bus. If this volunteer opportunity intrigues you please contact Jessie at 250-477-4112 or e-mail volunteer@lnv.ca

Quadra Village Community Centre is looking for a volunteer seniors advocate to provide support and guidance to seniors aged 55+ in Greater Victoria. Services include: problem solving, system navigation and information & referral support. Full training and mentorship is provided and there is flexibility in the scheduling of in-person & virtual work. If you would like to join a vibrant Team doing great work in support of local seniors, please e-mail Ben Ziegler at sescoordinator@quadravillagecc.com.


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