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Community Connections Issue 78 August 2020


In this Issue:

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

About Us and our current programs

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre 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 people to volunteer.   Our office is also a home of Sooke Region Better at Home Program. We provide a range of non-medical services in the Sooke Region. Services provided by us include:

- Companion

- Transportation for grocery shopping

- Housekeeping

- Light Repairs

- Yardwork

Those services are for older adults 65+ who would like to continue to play an active part in our communities, but they need some support to maintain their independence and stay connected with our community. For more information please visit the website below.


We also offer a Community Free Tax available for those of you who did not have a chance to do it yet. Please bring all your tax slips and ID and we will be happy to file your taxes. This is the drop-off.

This FREE Income Tax Program is available to individuals, youth, seniors and persons with disabilities with a SIMPLE tax situation and a MODEST income, as shown:
Family Size Total Family Income
One person: $35,000
Two persons: $45,000
Three persons: $47,500
Four persons: $50,000
Five persons: $52,500
More than five persons: $52,500 PLUS $2,500 for each additional person
You are NOT eligible for this FREE program if you:
—are self-employed
—have employment expenses, business or rental income or expenses, capital gains or losses
—have filed for bankruptcy; or,
—are completing a tax return for a deceased person.

Our office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1.00-3.00PM so please come and we will be happy to help you. If you have any questions please give us a call: 250-642-6364 ext. 235.

We will be changing our location beginning of the month of September. We will provide all information soon.

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities and Community Events

Most of the current volunteer opportunities and community events are on hold. 








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