Volunteer with Us

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting the community with your time and talent!

We are currently recruiting new volunteers for our COVID-19 Health Emergency Response services, along with a number of our traditional services that are now being offered in a contactless way. To ensure the highest level of health and safety for our volunteers and clients, we have provided a list of preliminary requirements for potential applicants to consider before expressing their interest. Please review the posted volunteer opportunities below, and if you find the terms satisfactory, please click the "I'd like to volunteer!" button to proceed with an application. 

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Shopping Volunteer

Shopping and Delivery

For those without assistance from family, friends or neighbours, clients can receive support from a dedicated volunteer who will shop and deliver groceries once a week, along with one prescription pickup from a local pharmacy. This service is also available for food hamper pickups.

Requirements

  • Between the ages of 20 and 79
  • Do not have any underlying health conditions that they are aware of
  • Do not have any signs of illness (respiratory or otherwise)
  • Have not traveled abroad or outside of British Columbia over the past 14 days
  • Have not required self-quarantine as a result of contact with a potential COVID-19 infected individual
  • Approved criminal record check
  • Access to a vehicle
Client getting out of car

Medical Drives

We offer transportation assistance for clients who require drives to medical appointments. Drives are provided from a client's home to the medical appointment and back to ensure each client makes it safely to and from their destination. Vehicles can often accommodate walkers and wheelchairs.

Requirements

  • Between the ages of 20 and 79
  • Do not have any underlying health conditions that they are aware of
  • Do not have any signs of illness (respiratory or otherwise)
  • Have not traveled abroad or outside of British Columbia over the past 14 days
  • Have not required self-quarantine as a result of contact with a potential COVID-19 infected individual
  • Approved criminal record check
  • An insured vehicle with a minimum $3 million third-party liability insurance (recommended) and the submission of a BC Driver’s Abstract.
Social and Wellness Phone Calls Oak Bay Volunteer Services

Social and Wellness Check Phone Calls

Due to overwhelming interest in this position, we are no longer accepting applications at this time. Please check back in the future as this may change and/or please consider one of the other volunteer opportunities available. Thank you for your interest!

Phone volunteers provide regular social and well-being check phone calls that ensure the health and safety of a client who lives alone. Phone calls follow an emergency protocol to ensure the well-being of a client is maintained and should an emergency arise, a plan is in place to help that individual get the care he or she needs.

Requirements

  • Access to a telephone and service that will not incur overage charges
  • Approved criminal record check
Walks Oak Bay Volunteer Services

Walks in Community

A social walk with a volunteer promotes active aging and a connection to community. Walks are a weekly, ongoing service to help build a rapport between client and volunteer. Volunteers offer a friendly, listening ear while maintaining physical distancing.

Tax Return Services Oak Bay Volunteer Services

Income Tax Program

We participate in CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and process tax returns for clients who have a financial status within the lowest tax bracket. Volunteers prepare and file tax returns on behalf of clients, assisting to insure all slips and information are accurately submitted.

Requires: A computer with Windows OS, internet access and a printer

Gardening Services Oak Bay Volunteer Services

Gardening

Volunteers with green thumbs provide one-time or short term jobs to help maintain a client’s garden and grass should the individual not have financial means for a paid gardener. Services include weeding, pruning and mowing.

Requires: A basic knowledge of gardening and the necessary tools to complete a job.