Change a child’s life

Our volunteers are essential to our success: You bring life experience, knowledge, and ideas to your roles that shape our work and make a difference in the lives of our Island’s kids and youth. 

Volunteering with Children’s Health Foundation is a rewarding and satisfying experience. Whether you are working in a garden, in an office, in a kitchen, or at an event — know that everything you do makes a huge difference and is greatly appreciated. 

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to support kids and youth in your community, check below for volunteer opportunities. For more information or any questions about volunteering please email us at  

Ongoing opportunities

Community events 

Location: Island-wide, mostly Victoria & Campbell River 

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island puts on numerous events throughout the year where volunteers help to make the events a success! Event work can include setting up a booth or tables/chairs, helping out at the registration desk, selling 50/50 tickets, interacting with the public and promoting a positive image of the Foundation. 


Office support 

Location: Victoria (Colwood) 

From time to time, the Foundation needs support in the office located on Wale Rd in Colwood. Office support could include helping put together packages for conferences, supporting a mail out, computer work, or helping with donor thank you phone calls. 


Home away from home opportunities at Q̓ʷalayu House 

Location: Campbell River 

Q̓ʷalayu House is a home in Campbell River where families from the north Island and surrounding islands can stay while their children receive health care in the region, and where pregnant individuals from remote communities can stay close to hospital as their due date approaches. We are looking for volunteers to help create a sense of home. Whether you have a free hour or are looking for more of a permanent volunteer role, please take a moment to view our current opportunities below: 


Q̓ʷalayu House Garden care volunteers

Are you looking forward to spring? Fresh flowers, warmer weather, longer days! Do you enjoy being outside in the fresh air? Then this volunteer role may be right for you! Help in the gardens of Q̓ʷalayu House completing light tasks such as weeding, maintaining the garden beds, planting, and watering. This is also a wonderful opportunity for group volunteering. 


Q̓ʷalayu House – General house assistance volunteers

General house assistance is needed at Q̓ʷalayu House completing light tasks such as cleaning, sanitizing, light meal prep, and welcoming guests to the home. 



We welcome businesses, schools, family, work groups, and others to volunteer together as a group! This provides a fun team bonding opportunity. If interested in volunteering as a group, please have the group leader complete the group online application form.


Volunteers under the age of 19 

If you are interested in volunteering and are under the age of 19, please complete the online application form, and have a parent/guardian complete the parent/guardian consent form.


Printed copy of application form

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer but don’t have access to a computer, or are having trouble with the online form, please print the paper form and drop off or mail to our office. Click here to download the form. We can also help you through the process. Please email or call 250-940-4950 ext. 116. 


Board members

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is recruiting new members to its Board of Directors. As a Board member, you would be joining a group of committed volunteers to provide governance and guidance to our Foundation. The Board meets every two months, and each Director is accountable for serving on one or two committees.

The Board seeks to represent our ethnic and indigenous communities and to ensure we are reflective of the diversity of the communities we serve.  We are also looking for individuals who can represent the needs of children with complex health care needs. Additionally, we are looking for individuals across Vancouver Island who have experience, relationships and networks to support our work in projects and fundraising, who have health care experience, legal expertise, or institutional investment expertise. Please submit your resume or letter of interest outlining your background to: Kathy St. John at