Sooke volunteers lauded for efforts

National Volunteer Week begins Sunday

Volunteerism has played a major role throughout the history of the Soke Region for the betterment of our communities.

During National Volunteer Week, the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre is thanking the many citizens that give of themselves, their time and their skills to make the communities of the Sooke Region great places to live.

With more than 180 known volunteer organizations in the area, Sooke has claimed the name Volunteer Capital of Canada and proudly displays the title on the Welcome to Sooke sign.

“According to Volunteer Canada statistics we are not yet the highest per capita volunteer hours community in Canada” said Agnes Kossakowska, SRVC coordinator, “but we are on the right track.”

“We encourage everyone to track their volunteer hours using the Canada 150 for 150 website.” Kossakowska said.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, all Canadians are invited/challenged to give 150 hours of their time to their community. To register and for more information go to

To find out more about volunteering in the Sooke Region, please contact the coordinator at 250-641-6364 Ext. 235 or email