Serve a higher purpose by volunteering for sponsored community
service opportunities through Multifaith Chaplains Services. Give
of yourself and work with others to make the world a better place.
All opportunites are listed alphabetically.
Buddhist Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have a skill that could be used to help the Buddhist Community of Victoria?
Do you have a few hours each week that you would like to contribute to the development of Buddhist practice right here on Vancouver Island?
Soshin McMurchy, UVic's Buddhist Chaplain, is currently gathering a group of volunteers, like you, that are willing to serve as a powerful resource for the many diverse traditions of practice in our community. Whether you have specific skills to offer like book keeping, woodworking, gardening, or a knack with computers, if you can help distribute posters for events, or help with the set up for a programme, Soshin would very much like to hear from you! This is a non-sectarian effort that serves to benefit all Buddhist Centres in Victoria, and in doing so may it benefit all sentient beings. If you are interested in taking part, please email Soshin McMurchy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intergenerational “Faith Community”
Luther Court is a complex of
care facility for seniors located on Cedar Hill Crossroad. Residents
and students form a support and faith reflection group using the
model of “Base Christian Communities.” Committing to
meet regularly, participants listen, provide support and pray with
and for one another. The benefit of the wisdom and experience across
generations is a great gift. If you are interested, contact Dave Lefsrud, Lutheran Chaplain, Interfaith Services, at email@example.com for
more information and to talk about suitability for the program.
Rainbow Kitchen - assist with preparation, serving or clean-up for a free lunch for those living on the street or on limited income at Saint Savior's Anglican Church. For one to two hours at midday, one day a week from Monday to Friday for two or three students at a time. Please contact the Chaplain's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lucy Reid at email@example.com for more information.
St. Andrew's Saturday Breakfast
St. Andrew’s Second Saturday Breakfast. Come and volunteer as a cook, cleaner or server at a pancake breakfast for the homeless on the second Saturday of every month. It is an enriching and enlightening experience. And there is always a job to do! Please email to Rev. Jenn Geddes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to make a difference in the lives of the non-waged in the capital region.
Threshold Housing Society
This organization addresses the needs of youth aged 16 to 21 at risk of homelessness, by providing transitional, safe, supervised housing in Mitchell House (for males) and Holly House (for females) in Victoria. Resident youth are semi-independent and must be attending school, training, paid work or volunteer work. Volunteers are needed for a range of opportunities from house maintenance and yard work to fund-raising and quilting. For more information contact Lucy Reid email@example.com .
United Church Volunteer Opportunities
Faith in Action: http://www.bcfaithinaction.ca/
Citizens for Public Justice: http://cpj.ca/aboutus/index.html
Centre for Earth and Spirit: http://www.centreforearthandspirit.org/
Our Place: http://www.ourplacesociety.com/
Out of the Rain: http://www.firstmetvictoria.com/outreach/#shelter
Inner City Dinner: http://www.firstmetvictoria.com/outreach/#innercitydinner
For more information contact Henri Lock firstname.lastname@example.org