Island Savings

Community Crew

Island Savings Community Crew

Island Savings is proud to offer the support of our Community Crew made up of youth ages 15 and up. Our communities showcase some amazing events and initiatives each year and to help during the busiest months our Community Crew and mascot Penny the Owl have been able to lend a hand and help to spread joy and raise funds through their professionalism, hard work and enthusiasm.

Some of the activities the crew is most commonly requested to assist with include:

  • Face painting
  • Leading children’s arts and crafts
  • Food service delivery and cookie decorating
  • Hosting family-friendly games
  • Taking photos and visits with Penny the Owl
  • Event greeting and parking attendants
  • Tickets sales and registration service
  • Water station support for community walks and runs

Island Savings' Community Crew Services are provided free of charge to eligible community groups and organizations. In 2019 they will operate between May 17 and December 15. If you are interested in having the Island Savings Community Crew assist your group with an upcoming event or initiative in support of Island families, please complete an Island Savings In-Kind application from.

Lead Well. Youth internships supporting local non-profits.

2016 marked the evolution of Island Savings’ Community Crew program. After a decade of providing valuable in-kind support for family-friendly events around our islands, Island Savings introduced a new, value-add internship to the program. In July and August our crew members were paired with a non-profit based in the Cowichan Valley and provided their talent and time free of charge as paid employees of our organization.

If you are or know of an outgoing youth living in Duncan, BC and currently enrolled in high school (grades 10 through 12), contact us to learn more about how to join the crew. Email Chris Waddell –

Our Non-profit partnerships

Cowichan Valley Basket Society: Our team worked at the food bank and soup kitchen in Duncan to get a better understanding on the issue of hunger in the Cowichan Region and how the Basket Society operates and provides support.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley: Big Brothers Big Sisters and Island Savings Community Crew teamed up to offer a Go Girls program for girls’ ages 11-14 years that explores Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds.

Cowichan Green Community Society: Our crew were involved in a number of projects CGCS delivered including working in their community garden at Kin Park, canning and preserving local fruits and vegetables and helping with their Summer Kid’s camp where children learn how to grow, cook and eat fresh local food.


Get involved

We're focused on making a meaningful difference in our communities. At Island Savings, our team is constantly asking, "What can we do to help?".
We encourage you to contact us or visit us at any time regarding our involvement in your community!