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Volunteer Librarian for The Makehouse


The Makehouse is looking for a volunteer librarian to help us better organize our huge collection of sewing, craft and needle point patterns and books. We have so many great resources, but we’ve not been able to allocate the time it would take to truly make this collection shine!

We need someone who can commit to helping us initially setting up the library in our new space (Burnside at Douglas Street) during the month of October. Once the library is set up, we would need a weekly check-in to stamp and categorize new books, make sure that things stay organized and send reminders to borrowers. The librarian would ideally be a person with a keen interest in sewing and crafting who likes to organize and has a couple of hours a week free. Our regular staff will be responsible for the records book to make sure that books coming in and out are accounted for. If you’re interested in this role, please email for more details about the role and perks!

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Victoria Vintage Expo – Volunteer Opportunites

We are looking for crafty volunteers to help create with the public at the Victoria Vintage Expo from September 30th to October 1st! Thanks to Sarah Rempel for organizing such fantastic events! This will be our third year participating as event sponsor and the show just gets better and better!

The Victoria Vintage Expo is the biggest of its kind all year, with over 70 vendors and exhibitors! The show features vintage fashionable items including: clothing, jewelry, accessories, as well as housewares, mid-century style, records, decor, steam punk, art, furniture & vintage inspired items!

This event will also feature roaming fashions shows, live music/D.J., guest speakers and other entertainment. Check out some of the amazing entertainment planned for Friday and Saturday.
Friday September 30th: 4-10pm + Saturday October 1st: 10am-6pm


Crystal Garden, Victoria BC

713 Douglas St, Victoria, BC (click for google map)

To volunteer please email jenny(at) with the email title ‘Victoria Vintage Expo Volunteer Inquiry’. Shifts are 2 hours long and volunteers receive free pass to the show along with snacks and plenty of opportunity to take it the show!


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Fundraiser for Peers at the Victoria Vintage Expo

Multi-coloured hand crocheted flowers

We are back for our third year at the Victoria Vintage Expo!
This year we’re setting up a fashion accessory making station to raise money for Peers Victoria.

Friday (4-10pm) & Saturday (10-6pm)

Stop by and craft your own hair fascinator, clip or brooch from our scrumptious selection of flowers, lace, beads, buttons and ribbons. We also have a whole pile of flowers and crocheted and knitted by local ladies who want to support Peers.

If you’re too busy to stop and sew with us, you can purchase a ready made accessory and the cash will still go directly to Peers.

We are looking for volunteers to help at our crafting station. Please email if you would like to get involved!

If you would like to learn more about Peers and the work they do you can visit their website:

For more information about the show please visit: