Volunteer

Langford Emergency Social Services co-founder Beverly Wilson, left, receives recognition from Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey during a celebration of the volunteer organzation’s 25th anniversary. (Photo Courtesy of Langford ESS)

25-year emergency social services volunteer, co-founder celebrated by Langford

ESS group sprang from Beverley Wilson’s questions about emergency preparedness

 

Brandon Caben with the Victoria Breakers Baseball Club helps load groceries into a trolley recently at the Goldstream Food Bank. The new club aims to help make youth better baseball players and citizens through community service. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

New Victoria baseball club lends helping hand at Goldstream Food Bank

Victoria Breakers aims to develop youth into better players and citizens

 

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria Green Team tackles invasive in Colwood park

Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry removed from Perimeter Park

 

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society, is excited about the new office at 1442 Monterey Ave. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay volunteer organization ready to reopen in new space

Monterey Avenue building now home to volunteers, library, recreation centre

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society, is excited about the new office at 1442 Monterey Ave. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Clarice Dillman (left) and Kim Cummins are excited about their new community kitchen on Cedar Hill Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Renovations provide cozy new space for Saanich community kitchen

New Cedar Hill Road location opens to provide healthy food options for those in need

Clarice Dillman (left) and Kim Cummins are excited about their new community kitchen on Cedar Hill Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Volunteers beat back invasive species along McNeill Bay bluff in Oak Bay

Massive project follows three decades of ecosystem restoration

Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver this week’s meals to local seniors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Weekly meal deliveries help brighten the day for Saanich seniors

Seniors are delivered nutritional meals by a group of volunteers every Wednesday

Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver this week’s meals to local seniors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman has nothing but praise for Elder Dog Canada

National organization has a fleet of volunteer walkers ready, but needs more clients to serve

When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)
Office Coordinator MJ Cousins (left) and volunteer Gozde Celik chat while they work in the Saanich Volunteer Services Society office. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

New Saanich resident says volunteers get back as much as they give

Saanich Volunteers Services Society member encourages others to help the community

Office Coordinator MJ Cousins (left) and volunteer Gozde Celik chat while they work in the Saanich Volunteer Services Society office. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Dec. 5 is International Volunteer Day. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Greater Victoria residents recognized for International Volunteer Day

Thousands of people volunteer throughout the community every year

Dec. 5 is International Volunteer Day. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Tristan Pakosh is proud of the work he does through the program and is grateful for the guidance he’s received. (Courtesy Tristan Pakosh)

Local student does 100 volunteer hours in one month, earns civic service award

Tristan Pakosh received a Victoria police award for his work

Tristan Pakosh is proud of the work he does through the program and is grateful for the guidance he’s received. (Courtesy Tristan Pakosh)
Max Young of Island Nut Roastery, Scott Zaichkowsky of Pepper’s Foods and Matt Tanner of Merry Maids pose with the mountain of donated peanut butter. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Peanut butter mountain forms outside The Mustard Seed Church

Greater Victoria residents donate record number of jars in annual peanut butter drive

Max Young of Island Nut Roastery, Scott Zaichkowsky of Pepper’s Foods and Matt Tanner of Merry Maids pose with the mountain of donated peanut butter. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The United Way Spirit Awards will take place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel where donors and workplaces who ran United Way fundraising campaigns were recognized. Here, recipients are celebrated at the 2016 event. (Black Press file photo)

United Way to recognize outstanding community members

The annual Spirit Awards celebration will feature 13 award recipients

The United Way Spirit Awards will take place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel where donors and workplaces who ran United Way fundraising campaigns were recognized. Here, recipients are celebrated at the 2016 event. (Black Press file photo)
A Seniors Serving Seniors volunteer, Grace Yuen, shares a cup of coffee with Victoria senior “PJ.” (File Submitted/ Julie Gray)

More volunteers needed to aid seniors coming out of hospital

Seniors Serving Seniors recruits volunteers for its ‘Return to Health’ program

A Seniors Serving Seniors volunteer, Grace Yuen, shares a cup of coffee with Victoria senior “PJ.” (File Submitted/ Julie Gray)
Penny Parker (left) has tutored Bryant Moncrief since August at the Victoria Literacy Connection. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Reading between the lines: the many roles of the Victoria Literacy Connection

Saturday fundraiser to help volunteer-run organization teach people to read, write and more

Penny Parker (left) has tutored Bryant Moncrief since August at the Victoria Literacy Connection. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
(Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Monterey perspective: Interviewing the inverviewer

Q&A with Linda Foubister, volunteer writer and photographer at the Monterey Recreation Centre

(Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)