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Volunteer News Deb Greenaway, Direct Volunteer Services Coordinator

Sara Lawton, Volunteer Services & Youth Employment Program Coordinator

Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 106 E-mail:

Phone: 250-656-5537 ext. 118 E-mail:

Now Recruiting

SHOAL Reception We are looking for volunteers at reception at the SHOAL Centre. Every day is a new day at reception at SHOAL, so if you like to learn on the job this one is for you! Duties include answering phones, registering participants in programs and working the cash register and debit machine. First impressions are important so we are looking for someone with a happy disposition who thrives on variety in life and has a genuine desire to help people. Shifts are 3 hours 9:00am12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Contact Sara at volunteer@ TideLines Delivery, Brentwood Bay If you like to be out in the community you will love this role. Help us to spread the word about programs, services and events at SHOAL Centre; enjoy a walk and connect with the community at the same time! TideLines is published monthly and delivery takes approximately 2 hours. Contact Sara @ It has been a great year for Volunteer Services! Beacon’s volunteer team continues to grow as we respond to the needs of the community and provide services aimed at helping people and improving lives. We have added some exciting volunteer opportunities such as: supporting the monthly seniors’ lunch, accompanying the weekly shopping bus trip, senior advocacy, special events at the SHOAL centre, Music and Memory detective, and creating memory books in dementia housing. To learn more about these new roles contact Sara at

Welcome New Volunteers Income Tax: David Goold Restorative Justice: Laurie Ann Todd Sluggett House: Sara Hansen, Kerry Lou Richardson, Gwen Van Der Kamp Thrift Shops Brentwood: Ingrid Patterson, Justina Savage, Carolyn Brody Thrift Shop Sidney: Helene Zwiek, Marguerite PowysLybbe, Lois Weaver YEP Job Coach & Special Events: Celia Fung Wachal


“Coffee’s On” Drop-in coffee morning for our Volunteer Drivers and Schedulers. Drop by the Lounge anytime between 10am and noon on Tuesday, April 2. Hope to see you there!

Better at Home Shopping Trips Mondays this month are: • • • • •

April 1 – Tillicum April 8 – Uptown April 15 – Mayfair April 22 - No Bus Trip April 29–Hillside

Meet at SHOAL at 11:45am. Please call SHOAL reception at 250-656-5537 to register in advance.

Volunteer News

Good Food Box Saanich Peninsula’s affordable produce box Quality, fresh, local, seasonal, organic and conventional produce available to all Saanich Peninsula residents for reasonable prices! Orders will be delivered to SHOAL on the last Wednesday of each month (home delivery may be available – call to inquire), and orders are due the Wednesday prior to delivery. Order in person or by phone at 250-656-5537. Deadline for April orders is April 17, for delivery April 24. For more information call SHOAL Centre, or pick up a flyer at reception.

Sidney Single Seniors 55+

Are you 55 or older and single? The Sidney Single Seniors 55+ might be the perfect fit. Annual membership is $20. Our regular meeting is on Wednesday, April 17 at 2pm in Auditorium A, SHOAL Centre. Our other activities include meals at local restaurants, ferry trips, bus trips up island, morning walks, picnics, coffee, five pin bowling and putting at the Ridge. April activities will include lunch at “Boondocks” and possibly a tour of the Naval Base in Esquimalt. If you wish to attend a meeting or function or join the group call Gail Smith at 250-893-9764 or Gillian Else at 250656-3971.


TideLines April 2019

Profile for Beacon Community Services

TideLines - April 2019  

The newsletter for Beacon Community Services at SHOAL Centre

TideLines - April 2019  

The newsletter for Beacon Community Services at SHOAL Centre