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 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!
Weekly Grocery Hamper Program
Each week, the NPNA puts together free, weekly grocery hampers made up of produce, bread, dairy, some non-perishable items and eggs. These are sorted and delivered by volunteers on Thursdays between 12-3pm.
We are in search of volunteers to fill the following roles:
- Thursdays, 9am-11am: Pick up donations of produce and non-perishable items at Mustard Seed (808B Viewfield Road) and deliver to First Met Church (932 Balmoral). Help set up tables and unload donations. This role requires access to a large vehicle (van with foldable seats or larger), and ability to lift boxes (40 lb+).
- Thursdays, 12-1pm: Meet another volunteer at an apartment building to unload boxes of grocery hampers and deliver hampers to each floor by elevator. This role does not require access to a vehicle, but does require bending and lifting.
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!
Franklin Green Community Garden 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!
Thank you to the City of Victoria for the grant funds that made establishing and caring for the Franklin Green Community Garden possible!