Volunteers

Download Application in .doc file or in .pdf file.

Some of these services may be currently filled, however, we can notify you when the ones(s) you are most interested in become available.

Office Support: File management, office organization, photocopying, faxing, computer work, forms production and creation, information research etc.

Computer Expertise: Ability to troubleshoot problems that we may have with society computers.

Financial: Accounting or Book-keeping skills. Fundraising experience.

Intake Screening Interviews: After period of appropriate orientation, to meet with prospective occupants at prearranged site and interview/complete paperwork for applicants, for forwarding to board members for further investigation and/or final decision.

House Facilitator: To assist with oversite/mentoring of a Society House as required, ie., visit the house once a week to check in with occupants, mediate disputes, receive and forward to society leadership pertinent information re: occupants, state of house/grounds, necessary repairs, state of supplies etc. Be available by phone for “crises management” in emergency situations that require outside intervention, and make appropriate notifications.

Crises Manager/Mediator: (Some type of previous experience/training preferred) To be available to attend to a Society House to mediate social/personal problems as they might arise.

Practical Supports (sometimes physical work)

Gardening / Yardwork: To maintain grounds/yards at houses to provide and enhance a pleasant, safe environment for the occupants and volunteers. May entail grass-cutting, weeding/edging of yards, planting of new garden areas, flowers, veges. etc. Tools would be provided.

Housecleaning Assistance: To assist with special cleaning projects, ie., terminal cleaning of room post occupant move out and preparation of room for new occupant. Laundering of large items ie., quilts, blankets, rugs etc. at available large washing machine to be provided (either at a house or a commercial Laundromat/funds provided). Steam cleaning of carpets (machine provided), vacuuming and other standard cleaning chores.

Assistance with Moving / Furniture Donation Pickup: Van/Truck/Station Wagon preferred. To assist moving occupant personal belongings out of houses to next accommodation, or moving personal belongings into our houses from other accommodations. To pick up and remove to houses or storage area, furnishings or other donations.

Volunteer Application

Download Application in .doc file or in .pdf file.

Please Submit To: The Victoria Human Exchange Society
709 Yates St
PO Box 8534
Victoria, BC V8W 3S1

Nanaimo Branch: 250-668-6008
Mailing Address:
Nanaimo Branch VHES
#38 -3200 Island Highway
P.O. Box 37082
NANAIMO BC V9T 6N4

 

Financial donations may be sent to:
VHES
709 Yates St
Box 8534,
Victoria Main Post Office
Victoria B.C.
V8W 3S1