Saanich Volunteer Services Society


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2018 President’s Appeal Campaign Kick Off!

The SVSS annual President’s Appeal Campaign is in full swing.
For over 25 years SVSS volunteers have been providing one on one direct services to those in need in our community.
With your help we can continue to provide these much needed services to a family member, a friend or a neighbour.
Please donate here today.


Making a Connection: The Karel & Louise Story
We all know that making new friends and connecting with people that we don’t know, even those who live just next door, can be difficult. Sometimes all it takes is for us to be introduced by someone else to realize that we have things in common.


The President’s Appeal Message by Nicole Hamilton, President and Volunteer
Thank you for taking the time to read about Saanich Volunteers. I anticipate that the story of Karel and Louise resonated with many of you, as it did for myself and the rest of the Board of Directors. This is just one story of many that highlights the importance of our organization in our aging and increasingly socially isolated population. This is the reason that we are so passionate about continuing the great work of Saanich Volunteer Services Society!

Current News

Friends Stay Healthy Program

Registered dietitian Jenneke is presenting dietary workshops on healthy eating for the ladies at On The Go Again. Some of the topics for the workshops include fall prevention, brain health, happy/depression and when you are healing. At the end of each presentation Jenneke provides a healthy snack for the ladies to enjoy. We are grateful to Island Health for sponsoring these workshops.

Receptionists and Drivers Workshop

Drivers and receptionists have a long distance relationship!
They talk on the phone or communicate through email but rarely get to meet each other.

The first of two receptionists and drivers workshops brought them together. Receptionists, Ellie and Marie through role playing showed everyone what working on the front desk is like.

Drivers shared their experiences driving clients to appointments. It was a great workshop!

Next Receptionists and Drivers Workshop is Friday, March 29th at SVSS McRae House from 10am to 12 noon.

Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year

Our OTGA group celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year. Thanks to Barbara, the OTGA ladies had a delectable feast from Sun Wah Chinese Restaurant. Barbara and Marguerite brought homemade pig designed cookies and custard tarts for dessert. Only one of the OTGA ladies was born in the year of the pig. According to the Chinese New Year website: ‘Earth Pigs are social butterflies with friends from all walks of life.’ All the OTGA ladies enjoyed the Chinese New Year celebration!

Monthly Volunteer EBlast News

What's happening for SVSS volunteers this month!

March EBlast

February EBlast


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News Reports


Saanich Volunteers Offer Free Tax Prep for Older Adults

Volunteer society connects Saanich residents with services

Saanich Volunteer Services Society – Answering the call of duty

Planning another 25 years of aging in place