The Sooke Region Volunteer Centre is a fledgling organization, founded to promote and support volunteerism in the Sooke Region, and to build a community where everyone volunteers.
build capacity for effective local volunteering ,
provide leadership on issues relating to volunteerism, and
connect people with opportunities to serve.
At the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre we are building relationships and collaborations as well as listening to the community so our work provides broad, long term benefits. The two annual Volunteer Fairs we hosted are successful examples of the benefits of bringing 45-55 non-profit representatives together to showcase their efforts to the public.
One of our goals is to create a sustainable social enterprise, an organization that earns its own funds to cover its administration costs and possibly more. We know from consultation with experts in the field of ‘social enterprise’ that it takes 5-7 years for a social enterprise business to begin to make a profit. We’ve been advised to seek grants and donations to get the Volunteer Centre established, and then to develop a social enterprise that aligns with the work of the organization. We welcome your participation.
We meet monthly, and have office hours Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.at the Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way , Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0H3. We can also be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-642-6364 Ext. 235.