Volunteer Opportunities

Not only does volunteering have a tremendous impact for the community, it is also beneficial for the volunteers as well.  It helps build self-esteem, pride, and a sense of accomplishment when contributing to a worthwhile cause.  Volunteering also helps reduce the risk of depression, as it is a great avenue to make new friends, develop a support network, and prevent social isolation.  Studies show that older adults who volunteer have a lower mortality rate and keep physically active for longer.  For those with limited mobility, there are many ways to volunteer from home as well.

There are many organizations looking for volunteers.  Beacon Community Services has a network of over 450 volunteers who contribute their time and talent to friendly visits, medical drives, special projects and events, and much more!  Contact one of the volunteer organizations on this page or reach out to an organization of interest.

Organization Telephone
Beacon Community Services 250-656-5537
Capital City (Victoria) Volunteers 250-388-7844
Esquimalt Volunteers 250-412-8556
James Bay Community Project 250-388-7844
Metchosin Community House 250-478-5155
Oak Bay Volunteer Services 250-595-1034
Pender Island Community Support 250-629-3346
Saanich Volunteer Services 250-595-8008
Salt Spring Seniors Services Society 250-537-4604
Sooke Community Assistance Society 250-389-4661