Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your community. We are always looking for talented, dedicated individuals to join our volunteer team. The gifts of time and effort make a lasting impact on our clients’ lives and create an enriching experience for all of our volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Direct Client Service Volunteering
Driving – Drive a client to an appointment, run errands, or drop off at a location around Greater Victoria as required.
Requires: A vehicle with minimum $2 million third-party liability insurance
Income Tax Preparation – Complete or assist clients with preparing their tax returns.
Requires: A computer with Windows OS, internet access and a printer
Reassurance Phone Calling – Contact with a client via phone to provide a listening ear and conversation.
Requires: A personal phone
Companionship – Meet with a client weekly for walks and visits.
In-home Assistance – Provide support in the home in a variety of areas including: gardening, minor household repairs, gentle cleaning, and organizing.
Office Helpline – Answer client phone calls and coordinate driving requests (Monday to Friday).
Requires: General computer literacy and a warm, welcoming phone presence
General Office Support – Assist office coordinator with a variety of tasks including: envelope stamping and stuffing, brochure delivery, and filing (Monday to Friday).
Event Support – Assist staff in preparation for events and day of activities, as well as host the display table at local events
Project Support – Assist staff with project specific activities.
All potential volunteers are screened through criminal record and reference checks. If you believe you have the time and passion to become an OBVS volunteer, apply today!