Oak Bay Volunteer Services
For over 40 years we have been providing free one-to-one services to those in need in the municipality of Oak Bay, British Columbia.
We pride ourselves in contributing to our community in a way that helps maintain and improve each client’s quality of life, ensuring Oak Bay residents can continue to live in the homes they love, receive assistance for maintaining independent living and are surrounded by a community that cares.
How We Help
Our services incorporate elements of companionship, transportation assistance, home maintenance, and income tax assistance, including:
We offer transportation assistance for clients who require drives for medical appointments, grocery shopping, food hamper pickups, recreational activities and other drives to aid in independent living. Volunteer drivers provide personal assistance to ensure each client makes it safely to and from their destination. Vehicles can often accommodate walkers and wheelchairs.
Volunteer visitors provide regular visits in the comfort of the client’s home. Whether chatting over tea or playing a friendly game of cards, clients have the opportunity to connect with a caring volunteer for companionship. Visits are an ongoing service to ensure a continuity of care for the client and the opportunity to build a lasting relationship.
Income Tax Program
Oak Bay Volunteer Services is a designated agency for CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and processes tax returns for seniors, newcomers to Canada and individuals living with mental or physical health challenges. Clients must meet the program requirements including residing in Oak Bay, having a financial status within the lowest tax bracket, and, in general, having a simple tax return.
We process tax returns year round and have our peak time during the regular tax season of March and April. If you or a loved one needs tax assistance, contact our office.