There are many opportunities to volunteer at The Cridge Centre for the Family, and they are all inspiring and fulfilling!
The Cridge Child Care Centre
Volunteers are always needed in every age group. Would you like making lunch for a six-month-old baby after nap time? Perhaps you would prefer to teach some seven-year-olds on how to build a birdhouse! Or does the idea of reading a story to a group of wide-eyed kindergarten children appeal to you?
To be considered for these and many other unique ways to help, please email or phone Paula West-Patrick for infants through age five at email@example.com or phone 250-995-6416 or contact Tim Latour for children ages five to twelve at firstname.lastname@example.org 250-995-6407
The Cridge Transition House for Women
Volunteers warm the heart of The Cridge Transition House for Women! They drive women to appointments, take them apartment hunting, spend time with children letting them know they are valued and cared about, fill the house with delicious smells of baking, and help out with dozens of other tasks and errands.
We ask that our volunteers commit to a 4-hour shift once per week (days and times are entirely negotiable). Because of the extensive training provided at no cost to participants, we also ask that volunteers commit to doing a minimum of 96 volunteer hours (that works out to be one shift per week for six months).
Volunteer shifts can be at any time between 8 am and 10:00 pm. Contact Beata at 250-479-3963 or email@example.com for an interview and the dates of the next training sessions.
The Cridge Brain Injury Services
Volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of the people we support. Volunteers generally support residents with recreation and leisure pursuits at our licenced residential facility. The Cridge Brain Injury Program has a supportive environment where volunteers can enjoy themselves while learning, contributing to their community and improving the lives of others.
Placements match volunteer’s interests and schedules with ones of a resident. We provide supervision, guidance and learning opportunities for volunteers to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to enjoy volunteering. It gives an excellent opportunity to gain experience for any career in a helping profession.
The Cridge Brain Injury Program has a residence located in Saanich, BC. To volunteer, please contact Geoff Sing at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 250-479-5299.
The Cridge Village Seniors’ Centre
The Cridge Village Seniors’ Centre is home to approximately 85 seniors receiving assisted living services. Caring and positive volunteers are always needed to offer their talents and gifts in a number of opportunities within the recreation program. These can include assisting our recreation staff with a planned activity or outing, planning and running an activity in your own area of interest, spending time one on one with residents or doing special tasks (see list of current needs) all of which support our recreation team to provide valuable services to help our seniors thrive. In these ways, volunteers contribute to addressing residents’ physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs, which provides enrichment to both residents and volunteers. Send completed volunteer applications (see link below) to Assistant Manager Tina Rogalinski at email@example.com or drop them off at the front desk in person. For further questions, please email or call Tina at 250-220-2301.