To inquire about our volunteer positions, please contact Virginie at or 250-382-4604

Streetlife Committee – Bringing Community to Life!

Born from the snowstorm of ‘96, the StreetLife Committee encourages, supports, and oversees neighbourhood driven activities.  Streetlife needs volunteers to help set up and host events like Poetry and Performance Open Mic, and support projects like the ‘Food for Thought’ discussion nights and other food security initiatives. We are also building towards neighbourhood-level emergency preparedness, block parties, and more!

Observer Newspaper Writer

We are always happy to work with enthusiastic volunteers interested in writing, journalism, editing, and formatting for our community newspaper, the Fairfield Gonzales Observer.

Community Dinner Helper (on pause)

Once a month the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place holds a Community Dinner open to the general public from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Garry Oak Room. Community members and Victoria residents come together for an evening and enjoy a home-cooked meal, talk with their neighbours, and create connections. Dinner is served for 50 people and registration happens through Eventbrite. This event is all ages and open to everyone. All meals are vegetarian, dairy and gluten free, and contain no pork or alcohol.

Set Up/ Take Down duties: two shifts

  • arriving at 5:00 pm and helping with food preparation, setting up the serving area, and working with the chef
  • set up the dining hall in the Garry Oak Room (tables, chairs, children’s area)
  • arriving at 6:30 pm and helping clear tables and wash/sanitize dishes
  • put away coffee and tea supplies, as well as leftovers
  • for more information please contact

Clothing Swap Volunteer Host (on pause)

On every 4th Saturday of the month the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place holds a Clothing Swap from 10am – 1pm. Clothes for everyone, all ages, all sizes. It’s a relaxed, by donation community event. People bring their items day-of to give, trade or take, then we donate a selection of the stock to charity at the end of the event. We need someone to help us with:

  • arriving at 9:15, then greeting folks & helping them lay out donated items
  • keeping things tidy, answering questions & telling new folks how the swap works
  • helping sort clothes at the end, some to keep for next month & the rest to donate
  • putting away tables and boxes of clothes at the end of the day, until approximately 1:30 pm
  • For more information, please contact or phone 250-382-4604

Repair Cafe Fairfield (on pause)

Repair Café Fairfield is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers. Repair Café Fairfield could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us!

  • be a fixer
  • posting guide signs on the day of the event
  • posting and following up with online ads
  • answering online/email questions
  • a runner to pick up supplies during the event
  • organizers

To get involved email

Fall Fairfield Volunteer

Help plan for our annual harvest celebration, held in September each year. We need YOU to make our event a success! If you are interested in helping out with games, crafts, postering, photography, set-up, food & drinks or take down at Fall Fairfield please email

Community Garden Committee

Join the FGCA Community Garden Committee and volunteer for our work parties in the Fairfield Food Forest. We’re looking for enthusiasts to join our core group as well as more ‘friends’: people with time, tools or skills to lend! No garden experience necessary. Contact for more information.

CALUC Committee

An FGCA committee interested neighbourhood redevelopment, rezoning, subdividing and street development in the Fairfield area. This committee meets regularly to learn more about current applications and record public input on these matters.

FGCA Board of Directors

Are you someone who is eager to engage in neighbourhood issues and support community-based service delivery? Serving on the FGCA board of directors is an opportunity for members to take on a formal leadership role with the association. Since 1975, community members have come together formally as the community association to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Fairfield Gonzales. Responsibilities include attending monthly director meetings, participation with an association committee, monitoring the agency operation for due diligence with its fiduciary and legal obligations and serving as a public ambassador for the programs, services and projects of the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association. Directors typically serve for a two year term.

Our board of directors meets on the first Monday of the month (no August meeting).

Our board is currently full but we are interested in hearing from individuals with an interest or background in board governance, fundraising, special events and succession planning for future recruitment.


“This is a place I really feel good about and look forward to visit and be a part of…Just a warm sincere welcome and help where I may need some. Kindness, comfort, hope, compassion, patience. Thank you for all of this and all you do.” ~ volunteer