Coastal B.C. in the Spotlight
Updated: Oct 15
B.C. – You can support frontline workers, help people with disabilities experience the thrill of horseback riding and share your housing expertise in an unconventional way. If you have as little as two hours to spare, you can volunteer for a cause that interests you, safely expand your social network and make a real difference. In the spotlight this week are some of the charitable organizations urgently in need of volunteers in coastal B.C.
QUEST Food Exchange relies on volunteers to help ‘rescue’ quality food from being wasted and diverting it to feed people in need. This organization has a small administrative team that relies on volunteers throughout the Lower Mainland.
The Richmond Hospital Foundation is finding it difficult to find volunteers to provide administrative support and gift processing. There are also opportunities to participate in their signature events. Contact:604-244-5252 or email@example.com.
The Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities. In addition to volunteers to support their therapeutic riding program, VTRA is seeking a volunteer with Zoom meeting skills to assist the board at their AGM.
Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s ReStores are seeking volunteer Product Specialists, who are knowledgeable about furniture, building materials, tools, housewares, etc. Proceeds of ReStore help to fund the construction of affordable housing for local families.
The Nanaimo RCMP Community Policing unit needs volunteers for Speed Watch, an ICBC sponsored educational program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding; Crime Watch; and 529 Garage, a program to register bikes and identifying stolen bikes. Contact the coordinator Christy Wood at 250-755-3163 or email: Christy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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