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Position #: 1912
OrganizationVictoria Cool Aid Society
Position: Healing Professional - Rock Bay Landing - Healing Professionals
Location: 535 Ellice Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Homelessness touches many lives at a significant cost to communities. The Cool Aid Society has been a key player in the work to end homelessness in the Capital Region for decades and, with your help, is developing 360 more apartments for people who are currently homeless.

Volunteers run many of our programs here at Rock Bay Landing (RBL). Without their time, our clients would be unable to access computer services, hygiene services, clothing and other donations. The time given to us by our volunteers is immeasurably valuable and we appreciate every moment of it.
Description: The Rock Bay Landing shelter is Victoria’s largest homeless/emergency shelter, providing a temporary home to more than one hundred men and women each night. With your help, we’d like to create a healing space within our shelter where marginalized men and women can access health supports which may otherwise be out of their reach.
Are you a Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Naturopath, or practitioner of another healing profession?
Would you be willing to donate 2-3 hours, once a month, to ensuring that some of Victoria’s most marginalized and vulnerable community members are able to access the supports they need?
Because of the vulnerability of the clients we serve, we are looking for a volunteer with experience and/or formal training in their designated healing profession.
You are a compassionate, non-judgmental and accepting person willing to work with women experiencing homelessness.
Training Details: Orientation and training will be unpaid. One free meal from our meal program will be available to volunteer during shift.
Working Conditions:  Provided services to men and women accessing services at the Rock Bay Landing shelter within your own professional experience/qualification, once a month at a pre-determined time
 Work cooperatively with staff members
 Communicate your needs with staff in supporting and sustaining your services, including supplies, timing, sign-up requirements, storage, etc.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: Commitment to 2-3 hour shifts, once a month. Morning, Afternoon and Evening shifts Monday-Sunday.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group, ESL/EAL
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Food/Hospitality, Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Needs Assessment, Plan & Co-ordinate, Problem Solving, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website: https://coolaid.org/
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Michelle Latour
Phone: 250-383-1951 Ext. 4
Address: 535 Ellice Street, Victoria, BC, Canada Victoria, V8T 2G8


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