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January 2015

If you are interested in finding out what the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre has on the go.  Everyone is welcome to attend our general meeting held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Location: 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Bring a snack to share, if you can.

Look forward to seeing you all


Issue No. 12 | January 16, 2015


In this issue:

  • Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Monthly Meeting
  • SRVC Membership Benefits
  • Are you lookin' for a home?
  • Sooke Food CHI AGM Next Week!
  • Patients as Partners | Patient Voices Network
  • Dispatches from Shirley Lowe, B.C. Pensioners & Seniors Organization
  • Job Opportunities


Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre (SRVC) will be held on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at the Sooke Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Agenda and Minutes of the November meeting.  Everyone welcome.

Please bring food to share, if you can.  You are still welcome even if you can't!


SRVC Membership Benefits:

This is an exclusive, members only, opportunity to participate in a series of free two-hour workshops (maximum of 8 hours) that can be delivered in an evening or on a weekend over the course of a few weeks.  Give us your feed back on both time and topic preferences.

Suggested topic are:

Overview of marketing, including social marketing, promotion and communications – What is the difference and how they each benefit non-profit organizations
Finding out what you need to know (research, audience, situation analysis, media and channels)
Proactive public relations (how to develop news releases; identify appropriate media; distribute through key channels)
Introduction to social media (how to use, what to use, time commitment)
Looking the part and insider info - grammar and style, etc; communications tips and challenges
Other (You can add more topics if you wish, and let others provide suggestions of what they would like to learn).

We would like to hear from you.  Where could you use a hand up?  Are there common needs and gaps.  With your input we can be sure to tailor the workshops to your needs.

Not a member but would like to participate and learn?  Membership is just $25.00 per year for any regional not-for-profit group or organization. Contact us at 250-642-6364 Ext. 235 or email sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com


Are you lookin' for a home?

Does your non-profit organization feel a bit like the boll weavil in the old Brook Benton song? "Lookin' for a home, lookin' for a home.  Gotta have a home!"

If you are lookin' for a part-time home give us a call.  We are lookin' to share! The SRVC office is centrally located, fully accessible, substantially equiped and furnished.  Rent includes: wifi, cleaning and maintenance, heat & lighting, as well as access to the commercial kitchen and additional 'free' meeting space. There are some building restrictions on who can be a tenant so do come talk with us.

We are currently the mailing address for one of our members, Sooke Community Arts Council, and could provide that service to any member at no additional cost.  Mail slots are available across from the receiptionist so members can conveniently pick up their mail any time the building is open, not just when the Volunteer Centre office is open.

And maybe it is simply filing cabint space for your records you desparately need a home for?!  We're not miracle workers but we'll do our best for our members.

So if you want to sing "we have a home all right, we have a home" give us a call 250-642-6364 Ext. 235 or sookereigonvolunteers@gmail.com and we'll talk!


Sooke Food CHI AGM Next Week!

Including Guest Speakers

Monday, January 19 - 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sooke Harbour House, Potlatch Room

Our guest speakers will tell us about the Regional Food and Agriculture process and how it fits into the larger Regional Sustainability Strategy.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, AGM begins at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served (coffee, tea, and cookies).

You can review the AGM Agenda, Annual Report and the 2013 AGM Minutes, available below and on our website here. Copies of the Annual Report and Financials will be available at the AGM.


Patients as Partners | Patient Voices Network

Patients as Partners | Patient Voices Network is a Ministry of Health, Patients as Partners initiative administered by ImpactBC.  The Network is a community of BC patients, families, caregivers and others who are using their experiences to influence change in BC’s health care system. Through the network, patient volunteers have the opportunity to work openly and collaboratively with health care providers and decision-makers by lending their voice to important discussions around health care service delivery.  Activated patients are eligible to participate in collaborative opportunities with health care partners such as advisory committees, focus groups, conferences, or other projects.  

The network collaborates with a wide range of partners and providers all over BC. This includes the Ministry of Health, all BC health authorities, the BC Medical Association, the General Practice Services Committee, and many other non-governmental and community organizations.  There are over 1,600 members in the network.   Since the inception of PasP|PVN in 2009, members have  been matched with over 700 opportunities to work with health care providers and decision-makers on a  wide variety of health care issues.  There three interesting video modules available online with more detail about the Network and patient engagement:   Online Modules

Anyone is welcome to join the network, because we are all patients. Everyone accesses the health care system at some point in their lives. Many of us have also supported family members and friends in their  journeys through the health system. 

There will be an orientation session held for new volunteers who want to become involved in the Network on Friday April 17 in Sooke.  This is a 4 hour session.  Location information and details will be forwarded to individuals after they have an initial conversation with Mary Chudley.   If individuals register on our website to “Become a Volunteer”, they will receive a phone call/email to set up a time to talk about questions and to get more information.  We purposely do not advertise the location of the orientation until individuals have an intake interview.  

Prior to the orientation session, Mary Chudley welcomes any invitations to speak with community groups or service providers groups about the Network so that people can know and understand the process.    Please be in touch with Mary (contact information included). 

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word.

Mary Chudley

Engagement Liaison, South Island area


T 1.888.742.1772 ext. 355 

www.impactbc.ca | www.patientsaspartners.ca/network


Dispatches from Shirley Lowe, B.C. Pensioners & Seniors Organization

First press briefing of the Arctic Emergency Methane Group(AMEG) held on Dec. 4, 2014 at the 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) for the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Lima, Peru.






Job Opportunities

Sooke Transition House is seeaking a Stopping The Violence Counsellor (Sooke BC).  Check out the details on Craigslist.

Wideglide Entertainment Ltd. is seeking a dynamic independent leader for the role of Volunteer Coordinator for Sunfest Country Music Festival. This is a part-time position. 10-15 hours per month from December to March, then April to July approximately 30 hours per week. For more information.

Island Health is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced Manager, Volunteer Resources to manage a large group of volunteers (300-500) in various programs at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.  For more information and to apply visit their website. Position is open until filled. 

LEADERSHIP VICTORIA SOCIETY is seeking an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. If you are passionate about leadership are looking for a change, are retired or soon to be have considerable leadership skills...

We want you to apply them as our new EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As Executive Director, you will be helping prepare the next generation of leaders in our community - a challenge that has become more important during these days of financial restraint and demands for increased collaboration. Leadership Victoria will celebrate 15 years of community leadership development. Put us on the right track to add another 15 years to that record!

Interested? Visit out our website for a detailed Job Profile
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Email Resumes to: edie@leadershipvictoria.ca

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is looking for a part-time, volunteer executive director to manage daily operations. The Centre promotes independent living for people with disabilities through its core programs of information and referral, peer support, employment and community development. Ideal for newly retired person. See www.drcvictoria.com for more information.


Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria is seeking a full-time Supportive Recovery Youth and Family Counsellor. The positions is 40 hours/week at $40,560 to $45,760, depending on qualifications and experience. This position closes on January 19, 2015. Details and information can be found on BGCSGV's website.

Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria is seeking a full-time Turning Point and Youth Prenatal and Parenting Youth and Family Counsellor. The positions is 40 hours/week at $40,560 to $45,760, depending on qualifications and experience. This position closes on January 19, 2015. Details and information can be found on BGCSGV's website.


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