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Community engagement news, updates, information and education from around the Sooke Region.

 

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Educational Sessions 
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Educational Sessions 

Educational Sessions are back in September. The full list of workshops will be on our calendar soon.

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities in June:

Sooke Shelter

Sooke Shelter is looking for volunteers various positions are available:

Awareness Events - Participation includes upcoming events for Canada Day and The Sooke Music Festival. Setting with a canopy tent and duties are to provide awareness to the Community about Sooke Shelter's Purpose/Vision/Fundraising. Minimum/ Max 4 hour shift

Fundraising Events - Bottle Drives, Car Washes, Other Fundraising Events, Marketing, Setting up and Organizing will be required. Minimum/Max 4-hour shift

Outreach Volunteer - Reaching out and connecting with those experiencing homeless. Evaluating their needs by engaging, explanation and craftily of expectation. This position requires 2 people working together once a week.

Donation volunteer - This position requires pick up of item donations, storing items in storage, keeping an accurate inventory record, updating inventory documentation. This is on-call daytime position

Extreme Weather Response Program - Emergency Shelter Months are November 1, 2018- March 31, 2019. Drivers, Outreach, Food Preparation, Daytime and Graveyard Shift positions.

Please contact Sooke Shelter via Email sookeshelter@shaw.ca for more information

Cancer DriveLine 

A non-profit organization that drives cancer patients to medical appointments is looking for volunteers in Sooke.

The group operates solely off donations and volunteerism, and has helped more than 890 people so far.

They are looking to have around six drivers in Sooke, who are available at least one day a week to drive a patient. Drivers are required to use their own vehicles, but will get refunded for gas.

To become a driver, you must be a non-smoker or have a clean smelling vehicle, a clean driving record, a minimum of $ 3 million in third party liability car insurance and a criminal record check.

To volunteer, donate or to learn more about Cancer DriveLine, please go online to cancerdriveline.ca

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers for the office​

We are currently looking for some volunteers who will be interested in supporting us in the office. If you like clerical work, want to handle inquires and provide information, are eager to maintain our database or schedule appointments we would love to hear from you. It would be great if you have some office experience, but we do not mind training you. Work hours are flexible. It will be just one day a week. It is a very friendly office environment. If you are interested in helping us please give us a call at 250-642-6364 ext. 235 or send us an email at coordinator@sookeregionvolunteers.org

Sooke Seniors Bus

They are looking for Volunteer Driver. For more info please contact Kay Ford at 250-642-4662

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.https://www.sookeregionvolunteers.org/calendar-events

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

 

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Tax Clinic
  • Educational Sessions 
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Tax Clinic

Our free Tax Clinic  is over. We would like to say THANK YOU!  to all volunteers, who were making it posssible this year.

If you did not have a chance to do your taxes yet,  please contact us so we can refer you to one of Tax Clinics, which operate the whole year round.

Our phone number is 250-642-6364 ext. 235 and our office is open on Tuesday or Thursday between 12.30-4.30 PM

Educational Sessions 

Educational Sessions are back. We will be able to provide you some more information about coming sessions soon. We will post it on our Website and Facebook Page.

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities in May:

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers for the office​

We are currently looking for some volunteers who will be interested in supporting us in the office. If you like clerical work, want to handle inquires and provide information, are eager to maintain our database or schedule appointments we would love to hear from you. It would be great if you have some office experience, but we do not mind training you. Work hours are flexible. It will be just one day a week. It is a very friendly office environment. If you are interested in helping us please give us a call at 250-642-6364 ext. 235 or send us an email at coordinator@sookeregionvolunteers.org

Sooke Seniors Bus

They are looking for Volunteer Driver. For more info please contact Kay Ford at 250-642-4662

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.https://www.sookeregionvolunteers.org/calendar-events

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Tax Clinic
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Tax Clinic

We are very busy helping our residents to do their taxes. Our clinic is open till April 23rd, so please do not wait, give us a call as soon as possible so we can help you! You can meet with one of our tax experts in person or drop your tax forms and we will give you a call when it is ready to pick up. It is simple, convenient and free of charge for those who qualify!

Our tax clinic is open on Mondays and Fridays between 9.00-12.00 at Sooke Region Volunteer Center and on Wednesdays – between1.00-4.00 at Hope Center

We are doing that with the partnership of Saint Vincent de Paul. This clinic offers FREE Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for low income individuals, youth, seniors and people with disabilities. Low Income eligibility: -total family income should be less than:

$30,000 for a single person

$40,000 for 2 persons

$42,500 for 3 persons

$45,000 for 4 persons

$47,500 for 5 persons

Six or more people: add $2,500 for each additional person (ex: $50,000 for 6 person household)

We need to have your name, phone number, e-mail and marital status, to make an appointment.  Please give us a call at 250-642-6364 ext. 235 on Tuesday or Thursday between 12.30-4.30 PM

Returns that are NOT eligible include:

People who are self-employed or have employment expenses,

have business or rental income or expenses, have capital gain or losses, file for bankruptcy,

or are completing a tax return for a deceased person 

National Volunteer Week 2018

April 15-21, 2018

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.

This year's theme is: “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”.
Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.

 

Educational Sessions for Seniors

New Horizon Grant for Educational Sessions for Seniors came to the end, but there are still some sessions available. Movement Exercises for Seniors at Yoga and Wellness Center at 202 6750 WestCoast Road were so popular that we decided to continue. 

You can join anytime! Those sessions are on Mondays between 1.30PM-2.30PM. All are drops in and by donation only. All those sessions are easy, chair exercises. For more information please give them a call at 250-642-9642 or visit their website http://sookeyoga.com/

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities in April

Sooke Region Earth Day Celebration

Looking for Volunteer Coordinator for this project. For more info please contact Marlene Barry at 250-884-9955

Sooke Seniors Bus

They are looking for Volunteer Driver. For more info please contact Kay Ford at 250-642-4662

​Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers for the office

We are currently looking for some volunteers who will be interested in supporting us in the office. If you like clerical work, want to handle inquires and provide information, are eager to maintain our database or schedule appointments we would love to hear from you. It would be great if you have some office experience, but we do not mind training you. Work hours are flexible. It will be just one day a week. It is a very friendly office environment. If you are interested in helping us please give us a call at 250-642-6364 ext. 235 or send us an email at coordinator@sookeregionvolunteers.org

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for a volunteer who would like to become a Tutor

Help someone who is new in Sooke to practice English. We have French speaking person who would love improve his communication skills. Please give us a call for more details.

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.https://www.sookeregionvolunteers.org/calendar-events

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Tax Clinic
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Tax Clinic

We are happy to announce that we will host Free Tax Clinic program again.

WHEN: March 5th – April 20th 2018 Mondays and Fridays between 9.00-12.00 at Sooke Region Volunteer Center and  on Wednesdays – between1.00-4.00 at Hope Center

We are doing that with the partnership of Saint Vincent de Paul. This clinic offers FREE Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for low income individuals, youth, seniors and people with disabilities. Low Income eligibility: -total family income should be less than:

$30,000 for a single person

$40,000 for 2 persons

$42,500 for 3 persons

$45,000 for 4 persons

$47,500 for 5 persons

Six or more people: add $2,500 for each additional person (ex: $50,000 for 6 person household)

We need to have your name, phone number, e-mail and marital status, to make an appointment. 250-642-6364 ext. 235 on Tuesday or Thursday between 12.30-4.30 PM

Returns that are NOT eligible include:

People who are self-employed or have employment expenses,

have business or rental income or expenses, have capital gain or losses, file for bankruptcy,

or are completing a tax return for a deceased person

 

Educational Sessions for Seniors

Educational Sessions for seniors continue to be very popular.  All sessions are by donation only, and free transportation is provided. There are some new sessions at Sooke Yoga and Wellness Center and SEPARC. Please go to our calendar events for all details. We will not be able to organize all those session if we do not have support from our volunteers.  They are helping us to make it possible participating in all workshops.

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE SOOKE REGION VOLUNTEER CENTER 

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities in March

Sooke Region Earth Day Celebration

Looking for Volunteer Coordinator for this project. For more info please contact Marlene Barry at 250-884-9955

Sooke Seniors Bus

They are looking for Volunteer Driver. For more info please contact Kay Ford at 250-642-4662

​Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers for the office

We are currently looking for some volunteers who will be interested in supporting us in the office. If you like clerical work, want to handle inquires and provide information, are eager to maintain our database or schedule appointments we would love to hear from you. It would be great if you have some office experience, but we do not mind training you. Work hours are flexible. It will be just one day a week. It is a very friendly office environment. If you are interested in helping us please give us a call at 250-642-6364 ext. 235 or send us an email at coordinator@sookeregionvolunteers.org

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for a volunteer who would like to become a Tutor

Help someone who is new in Sooke to practice English. We have French speaking person who would love improve his communication skills. Please give us a call for more details.

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Educational Sessions for Seniors - 

Educational Sessions for seniors continue to be very popular.  All sessions are by donation only, and free transportation is provided. There are some new sessions at Sooke Yoga and Wellness Center and SEPARC. We have Easy Movement for Healthy Brain, Movement for Better Pain Management, Philosopher's Cafe and many, many more to join. Some sessions, which were so popular that we had a  long waiting list are back. It means Introduction to Tablet and SmartPhone, Taste of India, How to Make a Will or Advance Health Care Planning. are on our schedule again. Please go to our calendar events for all details. We will not be able to organize all those session if we do not have support from our volunteers.  They are helping us to make it possible participating in all workshops.

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE SOOKE REGION VOLUNTEER CENTER 

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities in February

Seedy Fair - Feb 24th

They are looking for volunteers who will be preaparing soup, buns and cinammon buns, setting up tables, making signs, bringing out dishes for the concession. For more info please contact Sooke Region Volunteer Center.

Sooke Region Earth Day Celebration

Looking for Volunteer Coordinator for this project. For more info please contact Marlene Barry at 250-884-9955

Sooke Seniors Bus

They are looking for Volunteer Driver. For more info please contact Kay Ford at 250-642-4662

​Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers for the office

We are currently looking for some volunteers who will be interested in supporting us in the office. If you like clerical work, want to handle inquires and provide information, are eager to maintain our database or schedule appointments we would love to hear from you. It would be great if you have some office experience, but we do not mind training you. Work hours are flexible. It will be just one day a week. It is a very friendly office environment. If you are interested in helping us please give us a call at 250-642-6364 ext. 235 or send us an email at coordinator@sookeregionvolunteers.org

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers in Tax Clinic

We are also looking for Volunteers who will be helping us to run a tax clinic this year. If you would like to help people in our community and if you have a basic understanding of income tax please volunteer to help people by doing their taxes.

With the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), you’ll be helping people get the benefits they’re entitled to. As a CVITP volunteer, you’ll receive training, guidance and tax software. Please give us a call so we will tell all details.

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for a volunteer who would like to become a Tutor

Help someone who is new in Sooke to practice English. We have French speaking person who would love improve his communication skills. Please give us a call for more details.

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for volunteers who will be helping us to coordinate Educational Sessions for Seniors 

If you like interacting with people, introducing guest speakers, welcoming participants or checking attendance you will be an excellent support for this program. Please give a call to Sooke Region Volunteer Center at 250-642-6364 ext 235

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Educational Sessions for Seniors - 

Educational Sessions for seniors continue to be very popular.  All sessions are by donation only, and free transportation is provided. There are some new sessions at Sooke Yoga and Wellness Center and SEPARC. We have Easy Movement for Healthy Brain, Movement for Better Pain Management, Philosopher's Cafe and many, many more to join. Some sessions, which were so popular that we had a  long waiting list are back. It means Introduction to Tablet and SmartPhone, Taste of India, How to Make a Will or Advance Health Care Planning. are on our schedule again. Pleasde go to our calendar events for all details. We will not be able to organize all those session if we do not have support from our volunteers.  They are helping us to make it possible participating in all workshops.

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE SOOKE REGION VOLUNTEER CENTER 

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

​Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers for the office

We are currently looking for some volunteers who will be interested in supporting us in the office. If you like clerical work, want to handle inquires and provide information, are eager to maintain our database or schedule appointments we would love to hear from you. It would be great if you have some office experience, but we do not mind training you. Work hours are flexible. It will be just one day a week. It is a very friendly office environment. If you are interested in helping us please give us a call at 250-642-6364 ext. 235 or send us an email at coordinator@sookeregionvolunteers.org

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for Volunteers in Tax Clinic

We are also looking for Volunteers who will be helping us to run a tax clinic this year. If you would like to help people in our community and if you have a basic understanding of income tax please volunteer to help people by doing their taxes.

With the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), you’ll be helping people get the benefits they’re entitled to. As a CVITP volunteer, you’ll receive training, guidance and tax software. Please give us a call so we will tell all details.

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for a volunteer who would like to become a Tutor

Help someone who is new in Sooke to practice English. We have French speaking person who would love improve his communication skills. Please give us a call for more details.

Sooke Region Volunteer Center is looking for volunteers who will be helping us to coordinate Educational Sessions for Seniors 

If you like interacting with people, introducing guest speakers, welcoming participants or checking attendance you will be an excellent support for this program. Please give a call to Sooke Region Volunteer Center at 250-642-6364 ext 235

Sooke Seniors' bus needs Volunteers

For more information please call Iris Wilson at 250-642-6209 or Kay Forde at 250-642-4662

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Educational Sessions for Seniors - 

Educational Sessions for seniors continue to be very popular.  All sessions are by donation only, and free transportation is provided.

Our Volunteer Centre plays a significant role in those sessions. It will not be possible to have that extensive program in Sooke if we do not have our volunteers who invest their talents to support us.

Our volunteers are everywhere. They distribute flyers, are in the office to help with the program preparation, they will answer your phone calls, and there are so many of them during educational sessions to prepare and provide refreshment, welcome participants, check attendance, introduce our guest speakers. 

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE SOOKE REGION VOLUNTEER CENTER FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE

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Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Tutor

Help someone who is new in Sooke to practice English. We have French speaking person who would love improve his communication skills. Please give us a call for more details.

Educational Sessions for Seniors needs volutneers

If you like interacting with people, introducing guest speakers, welcoming participants or checking attendance you will be an excellent support for this program. Please give a call to Sooke Region Volunteer Center at 250-642-6364 ext 235

The Annual Christmas Bureau and Fill the Firetruck campaign is looking for volunteers

For more details please call and leave Cathy Rogers message at 250-642-1534

Sooke Seniors' bus needs Volunteers

For more information please call Iris Wilson at 250-642-6209 or Kay Forde at 250-642-4662

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors
  • Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Educational Sessions for Seniors - 

Educational Sessions for seniors continue to be very popular.  All sessions are by donation only, and free transportation is provided.

November will bring new sessions about Alzheimer, Downsizing, Nutrition Talk, Advance Health Care Directive, How to Make a Will, Introduction to Tablet, How to Communicate Through email and Skype. Most of sessions are fully booked and waiting list is available. We are planning to offer same sessions in new year.

Our Volunteer Centre plays a significant role in those sessions. It will not be possible to have that extensive program in Sooke if we do not have our volunteers who invest their talents to support us.

Our volunteers are everywhere. They distribute flyers, are in the office to help with the program preparation, they will answer your phone calls, and there are so many of them during educational sessions to prepare and provide refreshment, welcome participants, check attendance, introduce our guest speakers. 

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE SOOKE REGION VOLUNTEER CENTER FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE

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Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

Educational Sessions for Seniors 

This educational program for seniors is growing very fast. More sessions will be available in the close future.Please help us to make it happen and volunteer.

We are seeking interested people who would be willing to: introduce guest speakers, time keep, collect donations, and set up provided refreshments.

We will be asking you to work a few 2-hour shifts per month. For more information please give us a call at: 250-642-6364 ext. 235.

Office hours: Tues & Thurs. 12.30-4.30PM

Sooke Loan Cupboard

Sooke Loan Cupboard requires one or two reliable individuals that can assist Monday mornings between approx 10:45 - 11:45 with cleaning equipment loaned through their program. Even if you can commit once or twice a month would be great.

For more information please contact: Sally Bennett at 778 350-9345

Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection for Sooke Region is looking for tutuors and learners. This is a free tutoring for youth, children and adults.

If you are interested, please contact Victoria Literacy Connection at 250-385-0014.

Sooke Region Museum

Our Museum is looking for volunteers to help during school tours . Two or four hour shifts are available. You will be guiding school age children. For more information please contact the museum at 250-642-6351

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair is looking for a secretary. This person would take minutes at monthly meetings and send them out and also send out agendas and thank you notes. It is a great opportunity to get some admin experience. Please contact Ellen Leweres for more details. Her phone number is: 250-812-2830

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food. Their phone number is 250-6647222

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

In this Issue:

  • About Us
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors
  •  Interesting Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

 

Educational Sessions for Seniors - 

Educational Sessions for seniors continue to be very popular.  All sessions are by donation only, and free transportation is provided.

November will bring new sessions about Alzheimer, Downsizing, Nutrition Talk, Advance Health Care Directive, How to Make a Will, Introduction to Tablet, How to Communicate Through email and Skype. Registration for those sessions will start on October 10th and EMCSS and SEAPARC. Please go on calendar to find more details

Our Volunteer Centre plays a significant role in those sessions. It will not be possible to have that extensive program in Sooke if we do not have our volunteers who invest their talents to support us.

Our volunteers are everywhere. They distribute flyers, are in the office to help with the program preparation, they will answer your phone calls, and there are so many of them during educational sessions to prepare and provide refreshment, welcome participants, check attendance, introduce our guest speakers. 

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE SOOKE REGION VOLUNTEER CENTER FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE

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Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

Sooke Yoga & Wellness Center
Do you want to join some yoga classes for free? Yes, it is possible if you decide to dedicate your time and volunteer there. Please contact Alanda for more details. Her phone number is 250-642-9642.

 

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Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out.

Each meal costs $6 and is usually large enough to feed a customer for a full day.

Lorraine Hoy, who has been volunteering for more than 12 years, said Meals on Wheels prevents seniors from being put in a care home, by making sure they are OK when dropping off the food, and by giving them fully balanced meals.

“We keep a watchful eye on the community by delivering these meals,” said Hoy. “A lot of the seniors are very isolated, so it’s also nice for them to have a visit because most of the drivers will stay and chat for a bit with the customers when they deliver the food.”

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food.

Volunteer driver Cheryl Asham said her role is very rewarding because she loves being able to go into the senior’s homes and see them thriving, and knowing that they are getting the proper nutrition they need.

Each route takes a driver approximately an hour and allows them to see parts of Sooke they may not have seen before, and to help out people in their community.

“There’s nothing more gratifying than to know you are helping other seniors, being a senior myself,” said Asham. “Giving back is the most special gift to me.”

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor.

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.

The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the
District of Sooke.

 

 

In this Issue:

 

What is new in Sooke Region Volunteer Center?

 

  • About Us
  • Staff additions - An interview with Carol (coming soon)
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors

 Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

  • Golf Tournament - event helper
  • Fire Department
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Sooke Region Musem
  • Ayre Manor

Community Events 

  • Beach Art, Sept 2nd
  • Sooke Community Choir Fall Registration September 6th
  • Sooke Fall Fair, Sept 9th and 10th
  • Used Book Sale Sept 9th
  • Educational Sessions for Seniors September 12th
  • Golf Tournament September 14th
  • Seniors' Cafe at Vienna Bakery every Wednesday

About Us

Sooke Region Volunteer Center helps connect People with volunteer opportunities in the Sooke Region. We believe that volunteering is a pillar in everyone's life. Our mission is to inspire to volunteer. Please contact us and become a volunteer! Please check our Facebook Page at Sooke Region Volunteers or our website. We have a list of organizations looking for volunteers. Drop by our office we would love to know what you would like to do as a volunteer, what skills you have and what your background is.  We can refer you to a compatible organization in our region. It is easy and time efficient. You can volunteer once, only during summer time or all year round. You decide how much time you can dedicate.  Please do not wait. Give us a call. Our office hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12.30-4.30PM and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

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Staff Additions - An Interview with Carol Mallett

Carol Mallett has always been drawn to the French-Canadian joie de vivre, with its proud cultural heritage and picturesque language. She received her B.A. in French Language and Literature at York University, then did a year at the Université de Stasbourg in France to gain more fluency and learn about the birth place of the language. She has since had 32 wonderful years of teaching French, with forays into English 11 and Industrial Arts 8 (woodworking, sheet metal, and drafting). To top off her passion for “all things French”, she and husband David discovered – a mere eight years ago – that he is of Acadian French ancestry!

Carol also loves to volunteer. She has given years to various organizations in Sooke, starting in the 1990’s with the Sooke Garden Club. She has also volunteered at the original Sooke Seniors’ Drop-In Centre (where she “did Mondays”), Ayre Manor, Sooke Food CHI, and the Sooke Fine Arts Seniors’ Teas.

“The first time we did a Seniors’ Tea was a disaster,” she says. “None of us had ever worked in a restaurant and no one knew the first thing about it, but we survived!” By the third year, they thought they had the teas down to a fine art – only to blow the entire electrical system in the Sooke arena with their coffee urns!  “The electrician restored the hydro after half an hour of darkness and volunteers showing visitors “art by flashlight.” From that year on, her husband ran around the entire SEAPARC building with urns on trolleys to find outlets to provide enough “hot water” without blowing electrical circuits! "We never did live down that day!”

Though she has enjoyed all her volunteer opportunities, at least in hindsight as with the blown circuits, her greatest passion has been working with the members of SECHS (Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society) at Ayre Manor. There, she was a board member for 12-13 years, and wore many hats: acting as PR person and secretary, hosting Friday Night at the Movies, applying for grants to create the courtyard gardens, establishing Cooperative Scrabble Tournaments (a Carol invention, where all players at a table help find words, and the tables compete against each other), organizing Pot Planting days to create container gardens for patios and balconies, setting up the B’Ayre Essentials Shop, and party planning.

If you noticed the fun and games in her list, you’ve noticed an important theme in Carol’s approach. She loves morale-building activities. Chocolate fondue parties, an event designing Seniors’ Centres out of marshmallows and skewers (the tallest won!), decorating the halls with quilts and pictures, installing a Christmas train in the lounge, and helping to tie written regrets to balloons to release into the sky on New Year’s Eve, are a few examples.  

As she creates a sense of fun, for residents and participants alike, she also likes to create choices. She finds it sad that, as people age, many of their choices are taken from them. Carol does what she can to restore that sense of having the “freedom to choose.” Wistfulness also enters her voice as she speaks of Ayre Manor: “It was such a celebration when the new building opened on July 9, 2008. Such a neat thing for a small town. Ayre Manor is part of my soul.” 

When asked why she volunteers, Carol hands me a list, then says with a smile, “Volunteering gives craziness to my life … which I love!” 

The reason for the list? She has so many reasons to volunteer! She loves learning, meeting and being with others, and helping others in ways that exercise her own creativity and body, plus distracts her from her challenges.  When winter rains come, she feels cheered to have a volunteer activity, whether planning something at home or out meeting people. 

At the top of her “I-love-volunteering-because" list is this: “Helping meet the needs of others helps me to meet my own needs.” When asked to explain, she says that all people need to meet five basic needs to achieve a high quality of life, according to both the Quality Schools movement and her own experience.

Elements of survival;
Love and a sense of belonging;
Power to achieve, to sustain a feeling of
self worth;
Freedom to direct our lives;
Fun! As Carol says, “We need to laugh and to play to fill our lives with hope and joy.”

Carol devotes her volunteering life to helping people meet these five basic needs, and has increased the quality of life for many in her circle, as well as for herself. She is an inspiration to many. Without her giving spirit and effervescent spark, there would be less love and laughter in Sooke.

Thank you, Carol, and welcome to the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre staff!

Educational Sessions for Seniors - 

Our flyer with all information is available in most of our local businesses in Sooke. Yes, there are a lot of interesting sessions you can participate. You can join us for the Memoir Writing, Liveable Communities, Taste of India, Movies from Around the World, Fall Prevention, BC Transit and How to Prevent Financial Abuse sessions in September and October. All are by donation only, and free transportation is provided.

We are also planning sessions about Alzheimer, Downsizing, Nutrition Talk, Advance Health Care Directive, How to Make a Will, Introduction to Tablet, How to Communicate Through email and Skype a much, much more in coming months.

Please stay connected for more information. 

Our Volunteer Centre plays a significant role in those sessions. It will not be possible to have that extensive program in Sooke if we do not have our volunteers who invest their talents to support us.

Our volunteers are everywhere. They distribute flyers, are in the office to help with the program preparation, they will answer your phone calls, and there are so many of them during educational sessions to prepare and provide refreshment, welcome participants, check attendance, introduce our guest speakers. 

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE SOOKE REGION VOLUNTEER CENTER FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE

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Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

Golf Tournament - event helper September 14th!

Linda needs a couple more volunteers to help with setup in the morning (8 am to 11 am), another person at the bar tent (3 pm to 8 pm), and another person at the Chamber Hole. Please contact her, if you can. 250-507-772

THANK YOU SO MUCH

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Volunteer Fire Department is looking for Volunteers

Volunteer Fire Departments everywhere are regularly looking for new members, especially people able to respond during the daytime. Volunteering with your local fire department is a great way to meet new people; learn new skills and get in shape. Volunteers not only protect their community, they also help to build community spirit.

For more information please join their event on September 6 7 PM-8.45PM at:

Sooke Fire Rescue Service
2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke V9Z 1J2

Meals on Wheels

Help feed people in need by getting involved with Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels is a program in Sooke that provides people in need with nutritious, affordable meals. A small group of locals get together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Sooke Community Hall and prepare fresh meals to be sent out.

Each meal costs $6 and is usually large enough to feed a customer for a full day.

Lorraine Hoy, who has been volunteering for more than 12 years, said Meals on Wheels prevents seniors from being put in a care home, by making sure they are OK when dropping off the food, and by giving them fully balanced meals.

“We keep a watchful eye on the community by delivering these meals,” said Hoy. “A lot of the seniors are very isolated, so it’s also nice for them to have a visit because most of the drivers will stay and chat for a bit with the customers when they deliver the food.”

Right now, Meals on Wheels is struggling to find enough volunteer drivers to help deliver the food.

Volunteer driver Cheryl Asham said her role is very rewarding because she loves being able to go into the senior’s homes and see them thriving, and knowing that they are getting the proper nutrition they need.

Each route takes a driver approximately an hour and allows them to see parts of Sooke they may not have seen before, and to help out people in their community.

“There’s nothing more gratifying than to know you are helping other seniors, being a senior myself,” said Asham. “Giving back is the most special gift to me.”

Sooke Region Museum is looking for volunteers!

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These are photos of one of the two narrow gauge rail engines the museum is restoring. We have come a long way, but we still have more to do. We are looking for more volunteers to help us. We usually get together on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am to spend a couple of hours working on them. 

Ayre Manor

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities at Ayre Manor. 

Ayre Manor Lodge and Cottages

1) Essentials Shop Volunteer

2. Volunteer doing 1-on-1 activities with residents

3. Gardener

5. Ayre Manor Volunteer Coordination 

6. And much, much more. Please contact us for more information.

More volunteer opportunities.......

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Do you want to know what else you can do to help our community? Check our website for updated volunteer opportunities. There is a lot of options for almost everyone! Too many to mention them all.

Community Events

If you would like more information about community events please go to our calendar.

 
The community resources website www.sookeregionresources.com is funded in part by the

 

 
 
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