Pacific Centre Family Services Association has been delivering high quality child, youth, adult and family based services since 1968. From our current community based locations in Langford, Colwood and Sooke on South Vancouver Island, we provide a range of services across the Capital Region District. These include work with men and women addressing family violence, youth outreach and email counselling, family and couples counselling and counselling to address alcohol and other drug issues.
Volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada is a rewarding way to help girls and young women develop the best in themselves. The dedication and commitment of our volunteers helps girls develop the qualities and skills that will take them through life and allows Girl Guides to offer fun and relevant programming to over 70,000 girls across Canada.
When you volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada, not only do you enrich the lives of girls, you gain a personally rewarding experience. Take advantage of the personal and professional development opportunities that Guiding offers:
As an integral part of the Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) System, the mission of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) is to save lives on the water. Our 1,000 plus members strive daily to provide world-class marine SAR and boating safety services.
Since 2003 we have worked to create a strong partnership of groups concerned with serving Sooke region communities and promoting health and wellness. In 2014 CHI merged with the Sooke Cooperative Association of Service Agencies (CASA). The Sooke Region Communities Health Network (SRCHN) has many individual participants who volunteer their time and have effectively had a beneficial impact across dimensions of health and social care in our region.
The Sooke Transition House Society (STHS) provides emergency shelter for women and their children who are in crisis resulting from family violence. STHS provides additional services and programming, in partnership with other organizations, in an understanding and compassionate manner, to care for the emotional needs of women and children who experience or bear witness to abuse, or are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is an international lay organization, founded in Paris in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam and his friends. A Catholic Society, it is open to all those who desire to live their faith in love and service of their neighbour.
Scouting makes a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults. Providing opportunities for youth to grow, achieve new "firsts" and develop into citizens of the world.
Scouts are more likely to demonstrate greater self-confidence and optimism about what the future holds. They express a strong sense of civic responsibility and have a desire to “pay back” the community. They become more physically fit, energetic, outgoing, conscientious and compassionate. And they have a lot of fun!