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In this Issue:

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

About Us

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. Please contact us and become a volunteer!   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 Wednesdays 9.00-12.00 and our phone number is: 250-642-6364 Ext 235

Volunteer Centre Updates


  • Due to COVID-19, we are not running our regular office hours and our  Free Tax Program is on hold until further notice. The Canadian Government has moved the deadline for tax returns to Jun 1 2020. When the situation is more stable we will open our office and Free Tax Program will be available again. If only you have any questions, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

  • Sooke Region Volunteer Center is pleased to provide Sooke Region Better at Home Program. This program is designed to help our seniors with those simple day to day tasks, allowing them to continue to live independently and stay connected to our Community. Under this program, Seniors aged 65+, regardless of their household income, will have access to NON-MEDICAL home services, with affordable fees based on their yearly household income.


    Transportation, Light Housekeeping, Minor home repairs, Shopping, Yard work and Companion (some services might not be available yet)


    This program is open to ALL residents of Sooke Region (Sooke, East Sooke, Otter Point, Shirley and Jordan River) age 65+, regardless of income. Seniors will be asked to provide proof of age, residency and household income. Fees for service are based on yearly household income as shown on your annual Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment.

    HOW DO I APPLY FOR SERVICES?                

    By contacting Sooke Region Volunteer Center. We will make an appointment to visit you at your home to discuss your needs and how we can best provide the right services to meet them.

    Our Sooke Region Volunteer Centre is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12.30-4.30pm and on Wednesdays between 9.00-12.00 pm.

    Our address is:

    6672 Wadams Way in Sooke

    Tel. 250-642-6364 ext. 235

    We are waiting to hear from you!

    For more information please visit Better at Home website at www.betterathome.ca

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, but you are not sure what opportunities are available please check our website or give us a call. We will be happy to meet with you and based on your skills, interests and experience we will match you with the best volunteer opportunity in our community.

Community Events

We have an updated list of community events on our website. Our volunteers are keeping their ears and eyes open for any new event happening in our community so please check it often.







Celebrate in inter-generational company!

Edward Milne Community School
To register contact EMCS Society
250-642-6371 or amcintosh@sd62.bc.ca 

Help Sooke become a greener, cleaner community. Come to a meeting and learn how you can contribute by joining one of our local initiatives.  ZWS is a citizen’s initiative affiliated with Transition Sooke. 

Super Bowl Party 
17 Mile House Pub
5126 Sooke Rd
$15 per person
info alumni@uvic.ca

Saturday, February 22, 2020
*NEW* 2 Tastings - One Day!
Afternoon Tasting 3:30-6:00pm
Evening Tasting 7:00-9:30pm

Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Road, Sooke BC

Regular $35 per person (from Jan 1, 2020)
Ticket includes: entry, 6 - 4oz beer, 2oz wine or 1/2 oz spirits tasting tokens.
Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at the festival for $2.00 each.
Access to local breweries, distilleries and other local
​Island craft beverage companies .
Live music, food to purchase and a good time for a good cause.

Wild Wise is having our first meeting of the year.
Wild Wise is a wildlife educational program working to reduce human-wildlife conflicts in our community. We are having our first meeting of 2020 and would love to see you there!

When: Sunday February 2nd @ 1pm – 3pm
Where: The Sooke Museum
Who: This is an all-ages event, no experience necessary

Come join us at this information session to learn more about local wildlife, what we do and how you can help.

6672 Wadams Way, Sooke
To register:

Sooke Dance Studio's Performance Company, Crew and Special Guests, invite you to join us for our Winter Dance Showcase.
January 26 at 6:30 pm at the Sooke Baptist Church. Tickets are $10, available at the door. Doors open at 6 pm

Come see what Company and Crew have been working on since September. They will be joined by Sooke Dance Studio dancers performing in Festival and Competitions this Spring and other invited guests.

Gear up for Gardening at Sooke’s 11th annual
February 29, 2020
10am- 3pm at the Sooke Community Hall

2037 Shields Road, opposite the Legion on Eustace Road

Sooke Food CHI presents the Seedy Saturday, Sooke’s one-day seed and local food growing event. The day will showcase a range of seed and plant vendors, a seed exchange table,educational displays and a Kids Zone for a great family-friendly event.


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