Community Connections Issue 80 March/Aril 2021
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 the Sooke Region Better at Home Program. We provide a range of non-medical services in the Sooke Region. Services provided by us include:
- Companion (virtual visits )
- Hot meals delivery (during the pandemic time)
- Light housekeeping
- Minor home repairs
- Light yard work
- Grocery shopping
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:
—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: 778-365-1878
There are also some current volunteer opportunities in our community. Please click on the link below to find the right match for you.