When you join the Our Place volunteer team, you become an integral part of something very special – you become family.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Our Place and the New Roads Therapeutic Recovery Community. Volunteers are absolutely vital to our team and their contributions make it possible to serve meals, run programs, operate our facilities and help the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria. By offering your time in service, it is our hope and expectation that you will enjoy the laughter, humour and sharing that happens between volunteers, employees and family members (clients) each and every day.

NOW RECRUITING! Our Place Society is looking for reliable and inclusive volunteers that are passionate about making a difference. We welcome volunteers who are 19 years of age and older. Volunteer opportunities are available daily from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Volunteers typically commit to one, 2-4 hour shift per week; however, we also offer flexible commitments through our online scheduling program. Click Here to Apply Now!

Volunteer Opportunities

 Operational Volunteers:

  • Dining Room and Coffee Corner (preparing & serving coffee, snacks & meals, sanitizing tables)
  • Hygiene (hand out towels, toiletries, cleaning shower rooms)
  • Clothing (sorting and restocking donated clothing, assisting family)
  • Front Desk Reception and Outreach Reception
  • Drivers (shipping & receiving donations and supplies)
  • Special Event support (episodic, annual events)

For general inquiries about operational volunteering, contact Dawn at dawnb@ourplacesociety.com.

 Program Volunteers:

  • Health (Foot Care, Dental, Medical Services)
  • Wellness (Hair Cuts)
  • Arts and Recreation (Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Knitting)
  • Services (Bike Repair, Tax Help)
  • Cultural Programs

Program volunteers are selected by the Community Engagement Program Manager. Extra screening and training is required. For more information, please contact Jordan at jordan@ourplacesociety.com.

Spiritual Care Volunteers: We are looking for empathic and caring people. We are inclusive of all spiritual beliefs and faith traditions. We have several opportunities, including, but not limited to: Spiritual Care/Hot Chocolate “Corner,” Spirit Circles, and Nature Walks. You do not need to be a counsellor or a religious leader to be a part of the Spiritual Care team! All you need to be is yourself, willing and ready to listen and care. Spiritual Care is relational and emotional support. Shifts are done in twos, and on the job training and support is provided. For more information, please contact Maria at mariag@ourplacesociety.com.

Fund Development Team Volunteers: Primarily thank you calling and administration mail outs. Requires an interview and additional training. For more information, please contact Susan at susanp@ourplacesociety.com.

Our WorkPlace: Volunteer opportunities primarily facilitating groups working toward employment skills. Selection process requires interview and additional screening and training. For more information, please contact Ashley at ashleym@ourplacesociety.com.