If you are looking for something interesting to do this summer, why not volunteer? There are a lot of places that you can do it, but here are a couple that might strike your fancy:
July 1st – Canada Day Picnic on the Gorge Waterway Park with the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition – 10:00am – 4:00pm
The GVCC is looking for people to help at their mobile information booth, otherwise known as “the whale”, probably because it handles something like one. At least 4 volunteers are needed, although the more the merrier.
July 4th – MEC BikeFest in Market Square with the GVCC – 10:00pm – 3:00pm
As with the Canada Day event, they are looking for people to help out at with “the whale”. This is MEC’s first event of its type and is designed to attract the bicycling members of MEC. This is a great opportunity to connect with this potential membership base. At least 4 volunteers are needed, although the more the merrier.
If you are interested in helping out with either of these events, contact Darren Marr at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday the 28th.
July 25th – Luminara in Beacon Hill Park
The Luminara people are looking for more volunteers to help out with setting up and taking down the lanterns as well as other work. If you can’t volunteer on the 25th, there might be spot still available in the days before. Contact Audrey Deutschmann at email@example.com or 250.388.4728 ext. 130.
August 2nd – Self-Transcendence Triathlon and Duathlon in Elk Lake Park
They are looking for people to marshall foot and bike races. You need to be there by 7am, so this is one for early birds. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250.592.6211 for more information.
If these events don’t do it for you, Volunteer Victoria’s Volunteer Database is the clearinghouse for all sorts of interesting volunteer jobs, both this summer and ongoing. Have fun and happy volunteering!