Oak Bay Volunteer Services (OBVS) provides non-medical support services to Oak Bay residents on a one-to-one basis. Clients can be of any age, and are individuals in need of volunteer help because of health, financial or other needs.

Established in 1977, OBVS is a registered charity with the Government of Canada and is certified as a nonprofit society by the Registrar of British Columbia. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and is staffed by an Executive Director, Outreach and Services Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Coordinator, with help from many dedicated volunteers!

Our Mission

To enable Oak Bay residents to maintain or improve their independence and connection to the community through the provision of support services that also engender strong relationships and lasting human connections.

Our Vision

To ensure Oak Bay residents are supported, valued and connected

OBVS is a Member of the Following Associations and Working-Groups:

  • BC Association for Charitable Gaming
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners
  • Community Partnership Network
  • Direct Volunteer Services Committee of Greater Victoria
  • Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • South Island Seniors Planning Table
  • VolunteerBC
  • Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada
  • Volunteer Victoria