Short-term Volunteering in Victoria Can Bring Lasting Rewards

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"Volunteers are vital to our success," says Kathy Kay, director of the 16th Annual Victoria Film Festival, set for Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, 2010. "Each year, the film festival continues to grow and inspire local filmmakers and artists, and we couldn't do it without the support of our volunteers." is a website that connects volunteers with events in their community. It's free for both volunteers and event organizers, and registration is fast and easy. was created by 2010 Legacies Now, with support from the Province of British Columbia. helps organizations that plan community events, like festivals, fundraisers and sport competitions. These organizations may not have an existing network of volunteers from which to draw, and potential volunteers may need a quick and simple way to find short-term opportunities that match their interests.

The Victoria Film Festival is seeking volunteers for roles ranging from servers and ushers to ticket collectors. "We're looking for volunteers who share our spirit and passion in making this year's event a success," says Kay. You can find this event and more on is unique because you can search for events based on your community, skills and interests. You can also choose to receive automatic email updates when new events are added that match your profile.

By volunteering for one day or one weekend, you can contribute to the health of your community. You can also have fun, meet new people and gain new skills. The rewards are endless, and will stay with you long after the event is over.

Visit today to find more volunteer opportunities in your community and throughout B.C. is an online registration tool to connect volunteers with event organizations throughout BC. is supported by the Province of British Columbia, CTV, Volunteer BC and Volunteer Canada. Visit for more information.