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Museums & Tourism

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

    Oceaneer Naturalists
  • Our largest and most challenging need is for Oceaneer naturalists. We provide the training you need to answer visitors' questions about many aspects of our marine life and equip you to specialize in specific species or areas such as hands-on stations like the touch pools & our wet lab.
  • It is the knowledge and friendliness of our Oceaneers that will make certain that people will want to return again and again.
    School Program Oceaneers
  • If you love working with children or adolescents and are available during school hours, consider becoming a School Oceaneer. Our Education staff needs help delivering a variety of different school programs from preschool to grade 12.
  • Training is provided. Although not required, if you have special skill in the areas of storytelling, music, drama or puppetry, we would love to put it to use.
    Student Oceaneer Program
  • f you are eleven years or older, join our students on the floor to work as an Oceaneer, assist with special programs, birthday parties and day camps. Learn and have fun!
    Critter Care
  • Ensuring we showcase our live exhibits and marine creatures to the best standards at all times. You will be trained to assist our well qualified aquarists in caring, feeding and cleaning habitats for all the critters in our care.
    Diving
  • If you'd like to volunteer your scuba skills to assist our professional aquarists, and have your scientific diving certification, contact us to find out about opportunities.
    Contact Information:
  • Beth Watkins & Kendra Fowler, Community Coordinators
  • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre at Sidney
  • 9811 Seaport Place
  • Sidney,BC V8L 4X3
  • 250.665.7511
  • Email: community@oceandiscovery.ca

Volunteer opportunities Recreational Activities

Panorama Recreation

    Details about the organization:
  • Located an easy 25 minute drive from Victoria, at 1885 Forest Park Drive in North Saanich, Panorama Recreation provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including:
  • • 25 metre swimming pool with six lanes, a multi -use leisure pool (includes features such as a zero-depth entry, a lazy river, a tots' area, two additional lanes, spray toys and benches with hot tub jets), sauna, steam room, swirl pool, additional multi-purpose rooms and an accessible waterslide tower with an elevator allowing people with mobility issues to share in the enjoyment of riding southern Vancouver Island's tallest and longest waterslide. (Min height to ride the waterslide is 42")
  • • two skating arenas, which are bare for four months in the summer, for ice and dry floor activities
  • • a weight room with cardio and strength equipment
  • • aerobics/fitness, fencing, yoga and a several of other courses
  • • indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • • racquetball and squash courts
  • • community recreation programs such as arts, music, dance, computers, cooking, language and sports.
    Volunteer opportunities:
  • Volunteer opportunities exists in many departments including aquatics, arena, health/fitness & wellness, racquet sports and community recreation
    Contact Information:
  • Panorama Recreation
  • 1885 Forest Park Drive
  • North Saanich, BC
  • V8L 4A3
  • 250.656.7271
  • www.panoramarecreation.ca
    Volunteer Positions:
  • To help the society board of directors
  • To coordinate park maintenance
    Details:
  • - sweeping runs
  • - clean-up rocks, sticks etc
  • - recycle collection
  • - weather inspections between DNS regular inspections

(task to be assigned to a responsible person trusted by the main core of builders)

 

North Saanich Mountain Bike Park Society - Free Ride Park

 

Beacon Community Services

    Details about the organization:
  • Beacon Community Services is a community-based, non-profit, social, employment, health, recreational, housing and volunteer services agency, offering a wide range of programs and services to thousands of clients in the Capital Regional District. Since 1974, we have been promoting independence and self-sufficiency with dignity, respect and compassion.
    Volunteer opportunities:
  • Information and Referrals, Medical Drives, Thrift Shops, Income Tax Return Preparation, Friendly Visits, Reassurance Phone Calls, Senior Peer Counselling, Youth Employment Program, Companionship Walks, Assisting Clients with Children, SHOAL Centre Activities, Special Project and Events.

Volunteer opportunities Arts & Crafts

Community arts Council of Saanich Peninsula

    Details about the organization:
  • The Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP) is a registered non-profit organization that encourages, supports and promotes local arts activities throughout the year.
    Volunteer opportunities:
  • The Community Arts Council offers volunteer opportunities setting up shows, moving props, helping with children's summer art classes. Volunteer opportunities are also available during the 'Fine Arts Show'.

Peninsula Streams Society