As a leading provider of high-quality elderly care, Victoria Home Care Assistance believes seniors can remain active and enhance their lives by volunteering. If your aging loved one is looking for a selfless way to spend his or her time, he or she should take advantage of the following 4 local volunteering opportunities.
1. BC Cancer Agency
Located at 2410 Lee Avenue, this agency is looking for volunteer prep cooks for their TLC Cafe. This cook position is ideal for seniors who have mastered the art of kitchen preparation. Your loved one would be in charge of slicing vegetables, preparing salads, and making sure the kitchen is running smoothly. He or she would need to work one shift Monday to Friday. The length of the shift is flexible, but it must begin before 8am. This important volunteer opportunity can give your loved one purpose and enhance his or her overall wellbeing.
2. Cook Street Village Activity Center
Located at 380 Cook Street, this center is looking for volunteers to help their coordinators tend to their gardens. Your loved one can socialize and learn a new skill while keeping the gardens beautiful. This is a year-long position, but they will need help mostly during the summer months. Your loved one can either drop in or plan to work a 2-hour shift with other volunteers, and there is free coffee or tea for each shift he or she works.
3. Glenshiel Housing Society
Located at 606 Douglas Street, this agency helps low to middle-income individuals 55 years of age and older. Your loved one would need to volunteer for special trips that take place in and around Victoria or for ongoing events once a week. The activities your loved one would be helping with usually run Monday to Friday. This volunteering opportunity gives your loved one the chance to visit historical sites, help others, and meet people his or her age. For this position, your loved one will need to pass a criminal check.
4. Shannon Oaks Baptist Housing
Shannon Oaks at 2000 Goldsmith Street is a senior center looking for fun, friendly volunteers to oversee their movie events held on Saturday nights. Your loved one would set up the room, mingle with the residents, and serve snacks while enjoying the movie. Clean up after the movie is also required. This is a fun-filled volunteer opportunity that can make a big difference in your loved one’s and the residents’ lives.
For more suggestions on local volunteering opportunities, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of part-time and 24-hour care. Victoria families rely on our dedicated caregivers to help their senior loved ones remain healthy and age in place safely and comfortably. Call (250) 592-4881 today to learn more about our elderly home care services.