June 24, 2019

Daily Announcements

June 24th, 2019       





A local resident is looking for someone to mow his lawn this summer.  He will pay $20 and it should take less than an hour.  If you are interested please call 250-592-2674.

One last volunteer opportunity before the end of the year.
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is looking for volunteers this summer.  The event is from August 9-11 and the volunteering starts on August 7.  Every year they welcome approximately 200 volunteers who do a variety of assignments including: site set up, security, traffic control, dock handling, food distribution, information and environment crew. They are currently looking to increase their crew on all fronts! To find out more about volunteer opportunities at this year’s festival, please click Please Click Here. All those interested in volunteering will need to complete an online volunteer application form, accessible via the following link: Mandatory Volunteer Online Application

CFAX Santas Anonymous (Kidz helping Kids) needs 2 dynamic youth leaders to coordinate a youth based ambassador program.  Help raise funds to support kidz in need throughout Greater Victoria and earn a $2500.00 bursary!  Apply at www.CFAXSANTAS.com

  • They must be headed into grade 10 or 11 in 2019
  • Along with volunteer hours, they will receive a $2,500 bursary to use at UVIC or Camosun

LIBRARY/TEXT BOOKS – Once you are done with your library/text book, please make sure you return it to the Library ASAP.  You don’t want to be standing in the line-up to get your report card this year!

Encounters With Canada is an opportunity for students to spend a week in Ottawa with other students from across Canada for a fee of $750.  There are 15 themed weeks for students to choose from which enable them to explore and experience potential careers and areas of personal interest.  Please see their website for a list and information on the different options.  www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en/theme_week  Now is the time to apply (see Ms. Giesbrecht) so you can secure your first choice.  Seats are limited so delay.

Previous Announcements

Workplace Alternative Trades Training
WATT is a Free Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Training Program which includes 3 weeks of hands-on-electrical training, paid work experience, Apprenticeship sponsorship, ongoing mentorship and support, breakfast and lunch provided on classroom days and basic toolkit and Steel-Toe-Boots.   Students will earn several certificates, including Occupational First Aid Level 1, Fall Protection, Elevated Work Platform, WHMIS 2015, and Construction Safety Training Systems 09.  Please email watt@wjets.ca for more information or call 250-418-0984.

Camosun College Interurban Campus offers an Explorations in Technology (TEAC 105) course Fridays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm September to February for students (gr. 10-12) interested in exploring Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Civil Engineering and Computer Science. Students are responsible for paying the application fee $41.82 and there are no prerequisites.   If you are interested please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for an application.  Don’t delay! Seating is limited.  The link attached shows last year’s dates but fall 2019 will start on September 13th. http://camosun.ca/learn/south-island-partnership/programs-courses/explorations-in-tech.html

Job Opportunities

Mount Douglas Golf Course is looking for part-time workers.
They are currently seeking mature responsible students interested in the field or willing to learn about the industry to join our outdoor grounds team this summer and possible future summers for grounds keeping. This is a great opportunity to spend the summer outdoors doing mostly light duty tasks like raking, gardening (weeding), whipping edges, driving a golf like cart called a gator around the course. Hours should be somewhere between 20-30 hours a week.  If you are interested please go to the golf course check-in counter with a resume and we will set up an interview with the Superintendent Greg Turner and Assistant Superintendent Lynda Jensen.



CFAX Santas Anonymous is also looking for volunteers!
Between the ages of 6-18

  • They will receive volunteer hours as needed for school/community organization commitments (ie cadets, girl guides etc.)
  • School classes/community groups are also welcome, please connect with us to arrange something that works for a group

To sign up go to: www.volunteers@cfaxsantas.com
There are further benefits, which can be found on our website here.

The Maritime Museum of BC is currently seeking Visitor Service Volunteers to assist us with our Front Desk operations. This is a service-oriented position that gives volunteers the opportunity to interact with visitors from around the world and to share BC’s maritime history and culture. Our exhibit this summer explores the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, so it is also an excellent opportunity to engage with important ocean conservation issues. Duties include welcoming visitors into the Museum; processing admissions and memberships; making Gift Shop sales; and promoting and selling tickets for our special events, workshops, and tours.
Special benefits for regular volunteers include:
-Complimentary annual individual membership to the Maritime Museum of BC.
-10% off in the Museum Gift Shop
-Volunteers are invited to participate in selected programs related training along side the summer students.
We are currently looking for volunteers to cover the Front Desk during a variety of times throughout the week. Shifts are weekly or bi-weekly for 3.5 hours, and training is provided. Please contact us at info@mmbc.bc.ca if you are interested in coming on board!

Victoria Symphony Splash is looking for volunteers.  The event takes place on Sunday, August 4th in the Inner Harbour.  Sign up by applying online at https://victoriasymphony.ca/community/splash/

Engineering for Kids – Volunteering Opportunities for Summer 2019
Volunteers assist camp leaders in delivering fun hands-on learning activates at week long camps building catapults, launch rockets, solve engineering challenges in Minecraft, program LEGO robots to explore the moon, and more.  Camp weeks: July 2 – August 30. Learn more on how to apply at https://forms.gle/wuvYvfa2GNM9runa9