Canadian Cancer Society - Greater Victoria

Volunteer and Community Engagement - Volunteer Engagement Services Team


The purpose of this role is to provide HR and administrative support to Volunteer Engagement Coordinators and other Functional Areas as necessary, and work with staff partners to recruit and place volunteers in key roles. The VEST will increase the Society’s current volunteer capacity and enhance the volunteer experience, allowing us to better deliver programs and services and to fund research contributing to the fight against cancer.

They will help by acting as the first point of contact for all volunteer inquiries for the Vancouver Island Region. They will carry out basic volunteer screening activities as well as matching volunteers to current opportunities based on their skills and interests. Responsibilities might include creating excel spreadsheets, responding to volunteer inquiries, answering emails, telephone, and face to face volunteer inquiries on top of posting volunteer positions descriptions via the Online Volunteer Centre and any other online postings.


  • Gain valuable practical office administration and HR experience;
  • Enhance administrative, team work and organizational skills;
  • Opportunity to attend Canadian Cancer Society personal development and training workshops, e.g. Leadership Program; and
  • Join a team of enthusiastic and interesting people who share a passion for cancer research, prevention, and support


  • The Society’s Volunteer Orientation and Handbook;
  • The Society’s Leadership Modules;
  • VEST Volunteer Training Manual and Resource Binder; and
  • Mentoring from Coordinator and Assistant, Volunteer Engagement


  • Experience in office administration, recruitment and selection;
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office;
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task;
  • Able to work independently and with a team;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience engaging and working with diverse groups of people;


2­-4 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months

Volunteer Engagement Services Team – Volunteer Engagement – Greater Victoria

Qualifications Required

  • My Microsoft Office skills are: Must be at least Intermediate

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon