The North Park community is amazing because you are a part of it! Volunteering is just one way of getting to know your neighbours and feeling even more connected with your community. Here are the North Park Neighbourhood Association’s current volunteer & employment opportunities.
If you would like to get involved in a particular aspect of your community but you don’t see a posting below that matches your interests, please be in touch with us using the form below!
(Volunteer) Weekly Grocery Hamper Program: Delivery Driver + Sorters
Every Thursday the NPNA puts together free, weekly grocery hampers made up of produce, bread, dairy, some non-perishable items and eggs. The hampers are made between 10:00am-1:00pm, and delivered by volunteers between 11:30am-2pm. We are grateful to be able to use the Community Hall at First Met Church (932 Balmoral) as our home base of operations.
We are in search of volunteers to fill the following roles:
- Delivery Driver + Sorter: Thursdays, 9:45am-1pm: Pick up Wholesale Club order at Wholesale Club (846 Viewfield Road) and deliver to First Met Church (932 Balmoral). Help set up tables and unload donations. Assist with grocery hamper sorting! This role requires access to a large vehicle (SUV/van with foldable seats or larger), and ability to lift boxes (40 lb+).
- Grocery Hamper Sorter: Thursdays, 10am-1pm: Help set up tables and unload donations, and then work with the team of volunteers to sort and build the grocery hampers. This includes, sorting and portioning produce, packing hampers, following a sorting list, and preparing hampers for delivery drivers.
- Delivery Driver: Thursdays, 11:30am-2pm: Pick up completed hampers at First Met Church (932 Balmoral) and deliver to households in and near North Park. This role takes about 2.5 hours, requires a vehicle, and involves some lifting and carrying.
(Volunteer) Land Use Committee Members
Are you interested in land use issues in North Park? Consider joining the Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) to stay up to date with developments happening in the neighbourhood.
CALUC members may expect to help coordinate and attend neighbourhood meetings with developers/proponents and provide feedback on proposed developments. You can also expect to work with the City and other local residents on community land use plans and initiatives.
Other roles/activities are dependent on members’ interests, skills, and time commitment.
We welcome a wide range of interests and skills on the land use committee. You do not need to have prior experience or knowledge of land use matters to get involved!
(Volunteer) Franklin Green Community Garden Work Party Volunteers
Located in Franklin Green (behind the old Wellburns at Cook & Mason) is a small, native plant garden. This garden was established in 2017 and is added to a bit more each year.
This garden is cared for by volunteers who love native plants, community, and nature. If you would like to learn more about native plants, teach others about native plants, or spend some time in a community garden getting to know your neighbours, let us know!
This year, the NPNA is pairing up with VIRCS Welcome Garden to care for the Franklin Green Garden! Learn more about the VIRCS Welcome Gardens here: http://www.vircs.bc.ca/content/welcome-gardens
Work party dates:
- May 25 – 10:30am-1:30pm
- June 24 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
- July 22 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
- August 26 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
- September 23 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
RSVPing is strongly recommended, but feel free to just stop by!
Hand tools, water, snacks, and gloves will be provided. Wear a hat, and bring your favourite gardening tools if you’d like!
Thank you to the City of Victoria for the grant funds that made establishing and caring for the Franklin Green Community Garden possible!