BC SPCA Victoria Branch
BC SPCA Wild ARC
BC SPCA Wild ARC is a wild animal rehabilitation centre operated by the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As the only wildlife rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouver Island, Wild ARC treats 2,500 wild animals annually from throughout the region.
Wild ARC's mission is to provide humane care to injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wildlife based on established rehabilitation standards and the animal's natural history. Each patient is treated individually and assessed for eventual release back into the wild. Wild ARC also aims to educate the public about wildlife, animal welfare, and co-existing with nature, as over 80% of the wild animals treated at Wild ARC are impacted by human activity.
Rocky Point Bird Observatory
Rocky Point Bird Observatory’s mission is to conserve birds through long-term ecological monitoring, scientific research and community outreach. Our primary role is to monitor the population trends, productivity and survivorship of songbirds in coastal British Columbia through daily surveys and bird banding. We also have a strong commitment to public education and training.
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
The mission of the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is to create advocates for our oceans, especially for the Salish Sea that surrounds us.
Our Volunteers(Oceaneers) serve as interpreters in our family friendly aquarium. There also are positions as aquarist and school program assistants.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
The Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a leader in the stewardship of functioning & diverse ecosystems and an urban refuge that provides opportunities to bring people and nature together.
Victoria Humane Society
The Victoria Humane Society mission is to provide leadership in improving the lives of animals by alleviating their suffering or neglect. We do this by rescuing, sheltering, healing, adopting and advocating for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.
Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
Our mission is to provide a therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities that promotes and enriches their physical, psychological and social well-being.
What We Do
Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association (VTRA) formerly known as Victoria Riding for the Disabled, was formed in 1982 to provide a therapeutic riding experience to children and adults with disabilities. VTRA is a non-profit organization that uses horseback riding as a recognized therapeutic aid for people with a wide range of physical, intellectual and learning disabilities. VTRA offers classes to more than 140 children and adults with disabilities that include Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Autism, intellectual challenges, and hearing or vision impairment. VTRA is made up of a volunteer board, a small paid staff and more than 100 volunteers who through their dedicated contribution of time enable these individuals to ride each week.
Volunteer Access Program (at Volunteer Victoria)
World Fisheries Trust
World Fisheries Trust is dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic biodiversity.