Newcomers to Victoria are usually thrilled to be able to move here and you can’t blame them! With undeniably the best climate in all of Canada, a friendly atmosphere and access to all sorts of recreational pursuits moving to Victoria is at the top of many people’s wish lists.
Starting a new job in the city or settling in to the retirement phase of your life, along with learning your way around will take a little time, but once that phase is finished you may begin looking for ways to interact with your new home in a deeper way, and one of the best ways to establish yourself in a new community is through volunteerism.
Perhaps you’ve already got ties to volunteer organizations with which you were involved in your previous home. You’ll find that Victoria is home to a plethora of national and international service clubs like:
- Rotary International;
- Lions International;
- Kin Clubs, and
- Shriners International, to name but a few.
Maybe you have a specific volunteer activity that you have in mind, but don’t know how to get in touch with the right people to offer your services. Volunteer Victoria is a local volunteer recruitment and referral centre supporting over 280 local non-profit organizations and they can surely use your help in whatever capacity you are willing and capable.
You won’t find a better way to meet wonderful people and get to know your new community than by giving of your time and expertise, so launch yourself into volunteering in Victoria BC.