If you like technology this might be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
Cyber Seniors Student Schedule 2018-2019:
Orientation: Tues October 2nd 3:45-5:00 (1.25hrs)
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm Oct 9th – Dec 18th (11 Sessions, 11hrs total) Christmas / Exams Break
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm Feb 5th – March 12th (6 Sessions, 6hrs total) Spring Break
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm April 2nd – May 21st (8 Sessions, 8hrs total)
Finale Party: Tues May 28th 3:45-4:45pm (1hr)
Location: 1307 Hillside Avenue, The Cridge Village Seniors Centre, big brick building at the top of the property, access off of Kings St as well. Contact Alison Chamberlain at 250-220-2303 or email her at email@example.com
Beyond the value in mentoring for the students and gaining skills for the seniors over the past school year both students and seniors benefited from an hour of “technology guiding” and “relationship development”. Students assisted seniors with barriers to technology, helped navigate questions, interests and cyber security, explaining their natural knowledge of the wired world. In turn students gained experience developing a relationship with a person often seven or eight decades older than themselves and a new perspective on what someone in their eighties or nineties is interested in and can do, and the challenges they may face!
We run highly supported sports and recreation activities for children, teens and young adults with autism. It is a great opportunity for students to see how different each of our participants on the autism spectrum are and the support strategies we use. Volunteer roles include: set up/take down of equipment, support using visuals, support staff with participants and enthusiastic participants. We have online training that teaches about Autism Spectrum Disorder and we also have an onsite supervisor at every session to help with hands on learning. Moreover, our programs are really fun and interactive and take place outside of school hours. We have the following positions open in Victoria:
I Can Swim Saturdays 4-5:45, September 29th to November 24th at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
I Can Play Sports and Be Active Saturdays 1:15-3, October 10th to November 28th at Royal Oak Middle School
I Can Skate 4:30-5:30, September 29th to December 8th at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
Miscellaneous family and community events throughout the year
Would you like to volunteer and be a part of the action at the Giant Vintage Expo on Friday and Saturday, September 21-22? They desperately need help with set-up, decorating, ticketing, greeting and welcoming guests, taking pics and videos, helping vendors and guests around the venue, info booth, moving and more.
Please fill out this quick form asap!
As a thank you, volunteers enjoy a full weekend pass to the event for themselves and a guest, free coffee from our generous sponsors at Capital City Café and a special gift from us.
Thank you! We truly appreciate your help in supporting our event and our vibrant vintage community.
In order for a student to be considered they must apply through the FSWEP (Federal Student Work Experience Program).
There are also smaller portals, such as the Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity.
Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you are interested.