November 2019

Give a Day to Help to Rebuild Community with HeroWork

Peers Powers Up Radical Renovation

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. please contact Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez at [email protected]
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Half shifts are also available from 1:00 PM–5:00 PM.
Location: 744 Fairview Rd, Victoria (Esquimalt), BC
Presenter: Paul Latour, CEO of Herowork
Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng., Victoria Branch Treasurer/Past Chair
Cost: $20 + GST
Entire amount will go towards HeroWork’s supplies and you will be given a HeroWork t-shirt.
Contact: If you have questions, please contact: Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez at [email protected].
HeroWork is a charity that renovates other charities through big community events called Radical Renovations (imagine a modern-day barn raising) where community comes together to improve a charity building in a very short period of time. These volunteer events, which include dozens of companies and hundreds of volunteers, are memorable experiences that people don't soon forget!

HeroWork has completed more than $4.2 million of charity renovations in the CRD. A typical HeroWork community event involves up to 120 companies and 500 general volunteers. Weekends are a symphony of coordination and common purpose. Volunteer meals are catered by local hotels and restaurants. The progress they make each day is exceptional—and at the end of a few short weeks, the entire project is transformed.

HeroWork's next project is for a vulnerable population that deals with stigma, isolation, and poor access to many services. It's for Peers, an organization that has been serving those in the sex industry for decades. Their participants are challenged with many basic needs like housing, medical care, education, and non-judgemental community, all of which Peers helps with. However, their building needs a redesign and renovation to really work well now and into the future.

Additional Information

  • Tasks will be general volunteer tasks such as sanding, painting, cleaning, etc. The tasks change as we move through the event. If anyone has renovation skills they will be allocated more skilled tasks. For the most part we will work to have Victoria Branch’s team work together as a group but it is likely that individuals will be participating in a variety of tasks. However, do not miss the opportunity to get to meet your fellow professionals.
  • Here is a link to HeroWork’s Volunteer Orientation package that provides important information such as where to park, what to wear and more .
  • For more details you may also watch this YouTube video
  • Event Poster
  • Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 15.


  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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