Are you looking to gain work experience?
Are you motivated?
Do you want to improve your skills?
Volunteers are currently needed in our Parking Permit Program and our Reception Desk.
Parking Permit Program: Volunteers will be responsible for providing customer service to individuals with disabilities purchasing Disabled Parking Permits. Training will be provided. This program is ideal for volunteers looking to improve their skills with data entry and Microsoft Office Systems while working on our Parking Permits Desk.
Receptionist: Volunteer receptionist will be responsible for answering phones, taking messages, greeting customers, and working with volunteers in the Parking Permit Program.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Questionnaire and Volunteer Application Form and forward to our office by e-mail, fax or mail.
For more information contact Christopher Wooding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate through the Canada Helps Website
You can "click here" to donate to the Victoria Disability Resource Centre through the Canada Helps website.
People with disabilities face diﬀerent barriers than those without disabilities—support from the community and peers is crucial to help create an independent individual.
Meaningful employment allows disabled people to meet every day needs, build self-esteem, and have a sense of belonging in the community.
Unfortunately, unemployment rates are much higher for people with a disability. To fill this need, the Victoria Disability Resource Centre (VDRC) is working with the Neil Squire Society to provide 3-month hands-on employability training courses to the community.
Operating on a shoe-string budget and utilizing many community volunteers, the VDRC provides support to the disability community with regards to employability, housing and general information while being the sole source for disability parking placards in Greater Victoria.
Your donation will help the VDRC continue to provide services, programs and education to the disabled community, their family and friends.
Serve on the Board of Directors
The reasons why people choose to serve on a non-profit board of directors are as diverse as the people on the board. Some of the reasons people choose to serve include the following:
- board table
- Civic duty
- Charitable service
- Parental obligation
- Personal interest in the organization’s cause
Before agreeing to serve on a board, a person will want to familiarize themselves with the organization, its history and its current operations. Specific items that may assist in this process are the articles of incorporation, bylaws, mission statement, policy manual, published periodicals, budgets, vision and goals, and financial statements.
Once an individual accepts a position on a board, they have inherently accepted certain fundamental responsibilities, in addition to a commitment of time and accountability to the organization. The key responsibility of the board is to monitor the organization on behalf of the members or the public that it serves. Bear in mind, the board possesses ultimate legal responsibility for the organization. Our bylaws state that the Board of Directors be made up of no less that 51% of people with disabilities.
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member contact David Hosking at email@example.com.
Become a Member
The majority of our board and staff positions are held by people who have a disability. It ensures that our programs and services effectively meet the needs of our clients and community.
If you are interested in making the lives of people with a disability barrier free and would like to participate in our programs and services, join us and become a member.
The Disability Resource Centre is proud to display our sponsors.
By sponsoring the Victoria Disability Resource Centre, you will make an impact on the community. Your company would become our partner in supporting the distribution of disability parking permits in Victoria and support the staff and services that the Victoria Disability Resource Centre provides. As a sponsor, your company would build brand awareness and be recognized on our website.
To receive details on how to becoming a sponsor, please contact David Hosking at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 250-595-0044.