Southern Gulf Islands Volunteer Program

The SGI Volunteer Program’s mission is to advance the quality of volunteerism and community engagement by providing non-profit organizations on the Southern Gulf Islands with support, resulting in strong and healthy communities through volunteerism. Our goal is to serve the important causes on the Southern Gulf Islands, and fill the gaps in community support using the skills and tools of our talented Volunteers.

Opportunities & Benefits for SGI Volunteers:

  • Help facilitate Newcomers’ Club programming
  • Discounts on workshops, rental & service fees
  • Facilitate a Mentorship Program – Retired Leaders & Professionals
  • Develop a Youth Volunteer Engagement Program
  • Participate in all Island Kindness projects & programs

Volunteer Advisory Committee

At the Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House, we believe in the power of collective wisdom. Our advisory committees embody the principle of "nothing about us, without us." These committees, driven by dedicated community members, ensure that every program and initiative we offer is shaped by those it serves. Your voice, experiences, and insights are the driving force behind our solutions. Together, we're building a stronger, more inclusive community, where your input isn't just valued—it's essential. Join us in creating change that's truly for the community, by the community.


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Island Kindness Project

The Island Kindness Project was created when COVID-19 hit our community.  It was set up to help support members of our community who were self-isolating or in quarantine with occasional basic out-of-home errands and other activities.  The Island Kindness program has since expanded to include the assembly of activity kits for the general public’s enjoyment, a free jigsaw puzzle library available to keep the community entertained, and continued support that helps bring comfort to individuals and the community. Please know that your kindness, no matter how small can make a huge difference.  Volunteer support is continually needed to carry on this project, please email volunteer@sginh.ca if you would like to participate.

Retired Leaders & Professionals – Mentorship Program

The Southern Gulf Islands are fortunate to attract many skilled and experienced retired professionals.  The Neighbourhood House facilitates a Mentorship Program to share this treasure-trove of knowledge and skills with the broader community.  We hope you decide to share your expertise with us by becoming mentors to the next generation of leaders and community builders.

Please email volunteer@sginh.ca to let us know about your skills and experience.