Volunteer Information

Use your hands, heart, and talent to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. The first steps of becoming a volunteer are the application form and joining us on a tour to learn where you would fit in. Please note that The Mustard Seed Street Church team is breaking our tradition of hosting two tours a month for the festive month of December. We will pick it back up in the New year, and see you then. If you are interested in volunteering for one of our Christmas Volunteer Opportunities, take a look below for more contact information!

As key members of The Mustard Seed Street Church team, our volunteers provide a wide variety of assistance both on the front line as well as in our offices and at events. Please refer to the list below for volunteer positions we have available. We require a minimum age of 16 to volunteer.

For those interested in volunteering, find our volunteer application HERE!

Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@mustardseed.ca or 250.220.6991

Upcoming tour dates for 2017:

  • Wednesday  August 9 at 4:30
  • Saturday August 26 at 10:00 am

The cost of living is high in Victoria, and many people for any number of reasons might find their monthly budget stretched to the point of breaking. Each day, we receive donations of food and funds from caring citizens, concerned companies, and generous food manufacturers. These donations enable us to put food on our shelves for those in need.

Our volunteers assist staff every day to collect, receive, inspect, sort and package these items into nutritious hampers for people that need assistance.

To volunteer with Food Security, contact us today:

volunteer@mustardseed.ca

Hospitality House is open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and exists to answer these questions:  Needing a haircut? New-to-you clothing or shoes? Facing a personal crisis? Want to learn how to cook? Take a fitness class? Need prayer? Lonely and want fellowship? These are the types of services we offer in our Hospitality House through the help of our volunteers.

To volunteer with Hospitality House, contact us today!

volunteer@mustardseed.ca

The Mustard Seed Street Church would not function without a dedicated and talented Administration team of staff. From managing our offices to working with donors, hosting our reception window, managing volunteers and keeping our facilities clean, the staff are assisted by diligent volunteers. These roles are an integral part of how the Mustard Seed remains open and available to meet the needs of the community they serve.

To volunteer with Admin/Facility, contact us today!

volunteer@mustardseed.ca

At the Family Centre, we offer an empowering program of courses, workshops, and seminars designed to equip vulnerable families with necessary skills and resources. Together, we tackle issues of budgeting, literacy, parenting, and cooking. Volunteers are needed to assist staff in cooking and serving food, leading crafts and games with children and sharing fundamental life skills with grace and understanding.

To volunteer with Family Centre, contact us today!

volunteer@mustardseed.ca

Without the generous support of the local community and committed donors, the ministries at The Mustard Seed Street Church would not be possible.  In an effort to communicate our mission and spread the message of hope, we engage in the community in various special events and projects. Each one is unique and integral to staying connected with contributors and fostering partnerships with local businesses.

None of these special events are possible without the dedication and commitment of volunteers. There are so many ways to contribute and we are grateful to volunteers who know that even a small contribution of time and talent can make the world of difference.

To volunteer with Special Events, contact us today!

Event Coordination Assistant: role description

Located in Duncan, BC, Hope Farm Healing Center offers ‘a restorative farming community grounded in Christian Practice that offers a sanctuary of hope.’ Through daily engagement in the program and community, our residents are offered the opportunity to address some of the root causes of pain and brokenness in their lives.

Hope Farm volunteers assist staff and residents in active agriculture, garden market sales, farm operations, cooking and driving.

Check out the Hope Farm Page more detailed information!

Christmas Volunteer Opportunities! 

Spirit of Giving Gift Wrap.
The Mustard Seed continues its traditional Spirit of Giving Gift Wrap program. Therein, Volunteers will wrap gifts and interact with busy shoppers in four malls (Tillicum Centre, Mayfair Shopping Centre, The Bay Centre and The Hillside Shopping Centre) in exchange for a financial donation or a gift for a child, as part of our Give a Gift Program.
Volunteers Required: 4 Coordinators; to coordinate volunteers in shifts, 200 volunteers for gift wrapping during shifts
Contact: Volunteer@mustardseed.ca

Curbside Donation Collection. December 1st – 30th
During December, the Mustard Seed requires a steady presence outside on our chunk of sidewalk by Queens, so that we could accept donations of food, clothing and gifts from folks who come/drive by! This is an excellent way to connect with the spirit of kindness connection in our island community.
Volunteers Required: 2-4 at any time from 8-4 daily. Shifts flexible!
Contact: Volunteer@mustardseed.ca 250-220-6991

IEOA Lighted Truck Convoy. 
Six stations in the downtown and Oak Bay areas to collect food and funds. Come and support this unique Island tradition!
Volunteers Required: 15 for collection stations, for receipt-writing and collecting food at various points of parade
Contact Allan: Janine@mustardseed.ca 778-677-2303

Mustard Seed Christmas Dinner at the Armory.
The Bay Street Armory, will once again host this free traditional meal with all the fixings for our at-risk community. Last year, over 750 attended this well-known get together.
Volunteers Required: Various, and numerous positions required
Contact: Volunteer@mustardseed.ca 250-220-6991

The Huron Carole.
This gala event supports food banks across Canada during the holiday season, featuring Tom Jackson
Volunteers Required: Silent Auction, set-up for concert, receipt-writing, logistics set-up and take-down
Contact: Lisa: EventsCoordinator@mustardseed.ca  250-953-1591

Christmas Hamper Week.
During this week, we dive into the spirit of giving by assisting registered community members in preparing and receiving the food they need to enjoy the holiday season they deserve.
Volunteers Required: Approximately 30 per each day, to greet, prepare hampers and interact with those receiving the gift of seasonal sustenance this year.
Contact: Shawn: Volunteer@mustardseed.ca  250-220-6991