Serve together and live out the 6:8 vision! This year marks our 10th anniversary of Serve the City. SBC'ers will lend a hand throughout our community to support a number of outreach organizations and services to provide much needed volunteer support. We will clean up, create new spaces, and encourage those who serve the marginalized in our community.
Check out the sites and projects below!
CRIDGE CENTRE FOR THE FAMILY: (Family friendly with kids 10+)
Location 1: 1307 Hillside Avenue
Tasks: Cleaning the childcare and office areas
Required Supplies to Bring: Rubber gloves, general cleaning supplies
Location 2: Transition House (near WRC)
Tasks: Gardening (ladies only)
Required Supplies to Bring: Work gloves, rake, hoe, shovels, proper footwear
Location 3: Brain Injury House
Tasks: Power washing and outdoor work
ISLAND VIEW BEACH: CRD Park (Families with young children only)
Location: End of Island View Rd
Tasks: We will be helping with a general garbage clean-up of the trail and waterfront area.
Suggested Equipment: warm clothing, boots and gloves (CRD will supply bags and tongs)
SAANICH PARKS: (Family friendly at all locations)
Location 1: Lindsay Trail
Tasks: We will be removing ivy and blackberry vines and doing general clean-up.
Suggested Equipment: Long pants, loopers/sheers, machete, pitch fork, heavy gloves, work books/closed toe shoes, wheelbarrow, heavy rake
Location 2: Swan Creek Allotment Gardens
Tasks: General clean-up
Suggested Equipment: Long pants, loopers/sheers, machete, pitch fork, heavy gloves, work books/closed toe shoes, wheelbarrow, heavy rake, shovel to move mulch
Location 3: South Valley Park, near WRC
Tasks: General clean-up
SCOUTS/GUIDES HALL: (Family friendly)
Location: 9732 3rd St, Sidney BC V8L 3A2
Tasks: Paint 3 single use bathrooms and lower section of main gathering hall.
Required Supplies to Bring: Rollers, trays, drop cloths, rags. (Paint will be supplied)
This Site is Full - COMPASSIONATE RESOURCE WAREHOUSE: (Family friendly with kids 10+)
Location: 2-831 Devonshire Rd, Victoria BC V9A 4T5
Tasks: Clean, sort, label and package items donated to the warehouse
Suggested Equipment: closed-toe shoes
This Site is Full - BBQ PREP CELEBRATION TEAM: (Family friendly)
Location: WRC (4347 Wilkinson Road)
Tasks: Set-up, prep, cook and clean up for all returning teams
VICTORIA WOMEN'S TRANSITION HOUSE: (18+)
Location: undisclosed address in Fairfield area - criminal record check must be completed to work this site.
Tasks: Deep clean within the house, power washing garbage/recycle area, kids playground, repaint parking lines
Required Supplies to Bring: general cleaning materials – all purpose cleaner, buckets, sponge, rags, mop, bathroom cleaner – outside power washer, (Rick will supply special line paint, roller and brushes)
COOLAID TRANSITION HOUSE: (18+)
Location: 2317 Dowler Place, Victoria BC V8T 4H5
Tasks: weed garden bed, build new garden shed (kit), paint kitchen and replace kitchen cabinet doors/drawers in both kitchens.
Required Supplies to Bring: Rake, hoe, wheelbarrow for gardening, power drill, hammer, screwdrivers, rachet set & level for shed construction. Paint brushes, drop cloth for kitchen paint over.
Location: 1-744 Fairview Rd, Victoria BC V9A 5T9
Tasks: Deep clean of kitchen area - including the defrosting and cleaning of 2 freezers and 2 fridge/freezer combos, apply shelving paper to food storage pantry area. Removal of light office furniture such as chairs and end tables to be delivered to Value Village
Required Supplies to Bring: buckets with general purpose cleaner, rubber gloves, sponges, something to remove ice from freezers, truck to remove furniture.