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    Details about the organization:
  • The Sidney/North Saanich Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment has established a Speed Watch Program aimed at speeders on our local roadways.
  • SPEED DOES KILL. The purpose of this program is simply to reduce the incidence of speeding in our community. Through this non enforcement educational program the general public is shown the actual speed they are traveling on selected roadways
  • The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia through its “Traffic Law Enforcement Initiatives” has supplied the Detachment with a digital speed reader board with a radar unit and tripod.
  • The speed reader board is a 2ft. x 4 ft. numeric display board with a radar unit attached. The unit is setup on a tripod and positioned on the roadway shoulder facing traffic. The radar unit supplies the approaching vehicle speed to the reader board where it is displayed in large red numbers. The motorist is then able to monitor his vehicle’s actual speed and compare that speed to the posted speed limit.
    Volunteer opportunities:
  • In order to establish this program, the RCMP needs qualified volunteers to become members of the Speed Watch Program. Members must complete a training course and a security screening prior to becoming an active participant.
  • Once qualified, teams of two members will use the speed reader board to monitor and record the speeds of vehicles in designated areas. Selected locations for the Speed Watch Program will be established by the RCMP through consultation with community groups, Municipal Governments, schools, businesses and in some cases concerned citizens.
  • The reports generated by Speed Watch Members will be monitored and forwarded to the RCMP traffic section for future enforcement efforts.
  • To become a member of the Speed Watch Program applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Qualification – All Members:
    • 1. Nineteen years of age or older.
    • 2. Be a resident of Sidney/North Saanich.
    • 3. Be of suitable character and pass a security screening required by the RCMP.
    • 4. Speed Watch Members must complete all training prior to being qualified and be willing to devote four hours per month to the program.
    Criteria for Drivers:
  • All drivers must possess a valid current class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.
  • Drivers are responsible for the safe, courteous operation of the Counterattack van at all times. With participation in the Speed Watch Program you join hundreds of other volunteers throughout the Province of British Columbia concerned with the effect of speeding is having on our community.
    Contact Information:
  • For more information and an application form, please contact the RCMP Co-ordinator Constable at the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment
  • 9895 Fourth Street, Sidney, B.C.
  • Telephone: 250-656-3931
  • Email:
    The Detachment Business Office Hours are as follows:
  • Monday - Friday 8:30 am till 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am till 7:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sundays CLOSED

Alzheimer Society of B.C.

    Volunteer Position Title:
    Alzheimer Society BC Program Assistant, Minds in Motion
  • Minds in Motion is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. A 45-minute fitness program is followed by an hour of socializing and activities such as billiards, Wii, ping pong, board games, etc. People with dementia may attend alone or with a care partner.
    Alzheimer Society BC Responsibilities and Duties:
  • • Under the direction of the fitness instructor, provide one-to-one guidance to assist participants during the fitness part of the program
  • • Assist with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities for the social part of the program
  • • Assist the facilitator to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in activities and socializing. This may include spending one-to-one time with participants who need extra support.
    Alzheimer Society BC Requirements/Qualifications/Skills:
  • • Enjoys being with people, and comfortable reaching out and including others
  • • Patient, friendly and fun; comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment
  • • Experience working with older adults helpful
  • • Knowledge and experience with dementia helpful
  • • Physically able to participate in the fitness part of the program
  • • Able to lift light weights (supplies)
  • Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC V8L 3G4
  • July 8 to August 26, 2010, Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:30 pm (program is 1:30 – 3:15)
    Alzheimer Society BC Commitment Required:
  • 2 months minimum
    Alzheimer Society BC Orientation/Training Provided:
  • • Society orientation
  • • On-the-job supervision
  • • Access to Society dementia education programs
  • • Access to monthly volunteer meetings
    Alzheimer Society BC Benefits to Volunteer:
  • • Participate in the fitness part of the program
  • • Learn about dementia
  • • Gain experience with people with early stage dementia and care partners
  • • Inclusion in the volunteer recognition program
  • • Free parking
  • • Refreshments while volunteering

Volunteer opportunities by Support Group

Beacon Community Services

    Details about the organization:
  • Beacon Community Services is a community-based, non-profit, social, employment, health, recreational, housing and volunteer services agency, offering a wide range of programs and services to thousands of clients in the Capital Regional District. Since 1974, we have been promoting independence and self-sufficiency with dignity, respect and compassion.
    Volunteer opportunities:
  • Information and Referrals, Medical Drives, Thrift Shops, Income Tax Return Preparation, Friendly Visits, Reassurance Phone Calls, Senior Peer Counselling, Youth Employment Program, Companionship Walks, Assisting Clients with Children, SHOAL Centre Activities, Special Project and Events.

North Saanich Mountain Bike Park Society - Free Ride Park

Free Ride Park needs Volunteers

    Details about the organization:
    Free Ride Bike Park BC Mission Statement:
  • To create a community park that includes cycling activities with a goal to becoming a world class destination as a multipurpose outdoor recreation facility.
    Free Ride Bike Park BC Vision Statement:
  • The Park to be recognized as a world class outdoor biking facility specifically designed from the novice to professional ride.
    Volunteer Positions:
  • To help the society board of directors
  • To coordinate park maintenance
  • - sweeping runs
  • - clean-up rocks, sticks etc
  • - recycle collection
  • - weather inspections between DNS regular inspections

(task to be assigned to a responsible person trusted by the main core of builders)

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