Canadian Cancer Society - Greater Victoria

Volunteer Engagement Services Team

The purpose of this role is to help by acting as the first point of contact for all volunteer enquiries for the Vancouver Island Region. 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.

The VEST will provide HR and administrative support to Volunteer Engagement Coordinators and other Functional Areas as necessary. They will carry out basic volunteer screening activities as well as matching volunteers to current opportunities based on their skills and interests. Responsibilities also include answering emails, telephone, and face to face volunteer enquiries 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 3-6 months

Volunteer Engagement Services Team – Volunteer Engagement – Greater Victoria