Volunteering

Volunteers are an important part of OBLT and what makes us — well, US!  They are valued members of our teams and work together with our staff to ensure quality programming is provided.

Whether you wish to help with little ones in Munchkinland, drive the WOW bus, provide tech support in our TLC, be a director on our Board, or assist at one of our special events – there are opportunities to fit every schedule and interest.

Current Opportunities

WOW Bus Drivers

ongoing from October to June

No special license is required, and training is provided. The WOW bus travels with one of our Early Childhood Educators to nearby communities where children and their adult get on the parked bus for play, music, reading and much more!

Munchkinland

Parksville & Qualicum Beach

Do you enjoy seeing little ones play, laugh and sing? Does cuddling a baby fill your bucket? Then volunteering at Munchkinland may be just the right place for you! You’ll be helping our program facilitator in everything from set up, reading a story, rocking a baby, to tidy up.

Storybook Village

This gem of a play area in Qualicum Beach opens children’s imagination as they explore kid-sized buildings and roadways that make up the little village. You’ll be helping our program facilitator ensure the village’s “residents” are safe and having fun!

Handy Helper

Are you known as a “do it your selfer” and like to fix things? We periodically have small jobs that need someone that loves to putter and occasionally do small maintenance projects. If this describes you – please call our office.

Gardener

Have a green thumb and like to dig in the dirt? If so, your help would be appreciated in tending to a few garden beds. Please call our office if you can help.

What Our Amazing Volunteers Have to Say About Volunteering at OBLT:

“The families, friends, and staff create such a positive, nurturing, fun, supportive community. We all learn from each other, in such a joyful way. Being involved with OBLT warms my heart and puts a smile on my face”.  

Volunteer – Munchkinland, Special Events

“I have skills to share and I feel so strongly about literacy and the doors it opens that I want to be a part of anything that highlights the importance of it. A quote that Audrey Hepburn once said resonates with me, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Volunteer – OBLT Board President

“Being a volunteer at the TLC is one of the highlights of the week for me – it is always interesting, and the other volunteers and the Manager are great to ‘work’ with. It is a very positive environment of sharing information and ideas.”

Volunteer – Technology Learning Centre (TLC)

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