Saanich Volunteer Services Society

About Us

Our Mission

Saanich Volunteer Services Society (SVSS) promotes independent living and enhances the quality of life for Saanich residents by providing coordinated volunteer services and connection to community resources.

SVSS has provided one-to-one, direct volunteer services to Saanich residents over the age of 19 years for over 25 years. It is the strength of the partnership between our dedicated staff and passionate volunteers that truly fulfils our mission.

Our Services

Saanich Volunteer Services matches people who need help with people eager to provide it. Driving to appointments, visiting for companionship, delivering food hampers, helping with light yard work, doing minor home repairs and preparing income tax returns are just a few of the ways we contribute to a healthy Saanich. Our volunteers support adults who need a hand to continue living independently, and our staff provide them with access to a wealth of information about community services and programs that meet client’s unique needs.

Our Community

Saanich Volunteer Services contributes directly to the health and well-being of Saanich residents. When Saanich Municipality reviewed senior’s needs it found that accessing services and effective transportation options were real challenges. Without the free, direct volunteer services we offer, more Saanich seniors would be isolated and lonely, or placed in a position of choosing to drive when they shouldn’t be driving.

Saanich Volunteer Services believes in the importance of community and participates in local events where we can connect with community partners, and people who may need our services or wish to join our team.