Volunteer Victoria

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The Gift of Giving Back

Volunteer Victoria is the only volunteer centre that serves people of all ages, organizations of all sizes and groups of all kinds. The organization helps in all the municipalities across Greater Victoria. Our mission...

Andy Lee: Big Brothers Big Sisters

I have been a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region for the past eight years. Through spending time together each week, myself and my young mentee have built a...

June Preston: Deaf & Blind Advocacy

“I don't want this story to be about me,” June said. “I want it to be about volunteers and the organizations in the community that mean and do so much.”As a formidable octogenarian with...

Ann Smith: Community Herb Garden

When driving through James Bay or visiting Fisherman's Wharf, you may have noticed a garden edged with lavender at the Erie and St. Lawrence corner of Fisherman's Wharf Park. This community herb garden was...

Marilyn Simmons: Cridge Transition House

My volunteer experience in India while serving people in poverty has led me to the desire of serving my community here in Victoria. I believe volunteering is the opportunity to give and help create...

Maureen Gross: Wisdom Circle

I am part of a group of seniors called the Wisdom Circle. We formed as a group several years ago after we participated together in sessions offered by Sage-ing International. Over time, we shifted...

Felicity Smith: Together Against Poverty

My relationship with Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) began shortly after I retired from my job as a fundraiser for a non-profit agency in Victoria.I got involved in the Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project (VDAP)....

Rebecah: Cyber Seniors

The Cyber Seniors program, started in Toronto in 2009 by two high school students, is an intergenerational program pairing high school students with seniors to help navigate the ever-changing world of technology.The Cridge Village...