Volunteer

When you join the Our Place volunteer team, you become an integral part of something very special – you become family.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Our Place. Volunteers are absolutely vital to our team and their contributions make it possible to serve meals, run programs, operate our facilities and help the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria. By offering your time in service, it is our hope and expectation that you will enjoy the laughter, humour and sharing that happens between volunteers, employees and family members (clients) each and every day.

NOW RECRUITING! Our Place Society is looking for reliable and inclusive volunteers that are passionate about making a difference. We welcome volunteers who are 19 years of age and older. Volunteer opportunities are available daily from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Volunteers typically commit to one, 2-4 hour shift per week; however, we also offer flexible commitments through our online scheduling program. Click Here to Apply Now!

Volunteer Opportunities

 Operational Volunteers:

  • Dining Room and Coffee Corner (preparing & serving coffee, snacks & meals, sanitizing tables)
  • Hygiene (hand out towels, toiletries, cleaning shower rooms)
  • Clothing (sorting and restocking donated clothing, assisting family)
  • Front Desk Reception and Duty Outreach Reception
  • Drivers (shipping & receiving donations and supplies)
  • Special Event support (episodic, annual events)

For general inquiries about operational volunteering, contact Dawn at dawnb@ourplacesociety.com. For specific questions about scheduling and training, contact Alicia at aliciaj@ourplacesociety.com.

 Program Volunteers:

  • Health (Foot Care, Dental, Medical Services)
  • Wellness (Hair Cuts)
  • Arts and Recreation (Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Knitting)
  • Services (Bike Repair, Tax Help)
  • Cultural Programs

Program volunteers are selected by the Community Engagement Program Manager. Extra screening and training is required. For more information, please contact Patricia at patriciao@ourplacesociety.com.

Spiritual Care Volunteers:  Selected by Spiritual Care staff. Volunteers provide empathetic, non-judgmental listening skills to family members/clients on site. Requires a criminal record check, interview process for selection, additional training. Currently, we are not recruiting for new spiritual care volunteers.

Fund Development Team Volunteers: Primarily thank you calling and administration mail outs. Requires an interview and additional training. For more information, please contact Susan at susanp@ourplacesociety.com.

Our WorkPlace: Volunteer opportunities primarily facilitating groups working toward employment skills. Selection process requires interview and additional screening and training. For more information, please contact Ashley at ashleym@ourplacesociety.com.

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Volunteer Stories

May 21, 2021

Beverly & Andrew’s Volunteer Story

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What do you do at the end of a long, hard week of running your own home-based business? If you are Beverly and Andrew, you spend every…
May 21, 2021

Janet’s Volunteer Story

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“I’ve been a volunteer with Our Place for four years,” says Janet who enjoys helping out at reception and in both kitchens. “Four…
September 18, 2017

Meet Craig

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It was only after his own personal experience with therapy that Craig Extine realized he wanted something different for his life. He…