THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society.
Event day ambassador: This position requires a social person who would like to visit schools on event day. Tasks may include: taking pictures; mingling with the students, parents and teachers; running a jump station; helping out with snacks and drinks and possibly giving a short thank you on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Activity assistant: Volunteer is needed to assist staff with running a variety of programs, including cooking, crafts and sports in a day program setting (ages six to 12).
Gallery aide: Presentation House Gallery is looking for a volunteer to help out in the picture gallery by taking admission tickets, selling photography related items in the shop. This is a perfect position for a reader, student, knitter or somebody who wants some quiet time on a regular weekly basis.
One-to-one visitor: A volunteer is need to visit with a senior in an intermediate care facility, to go for a walk, drive or go shopping or just read to them for an hour. Volunteer will be matched with one specific person to allow for building a worthwhile relationship.
Student ambassadors: Volunteers are needed to raise awareness of Kids Help Phone in schools and communities. Volunteers will also assist with creating and organizing fundraising events.
If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.