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.
|Beacon Community Services||250-656-5537|
|Capital City (Victoria) Volunteers||250-388-7844|
|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|