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At Sources, we believe that volunteerism is fundamental to social wellness and that the spirit of helping is important to both community and personal development.

While many of us volunteer our time and skills to others in our day-to-day lives, we often fail to see the true impact of our support. We communicate with our volunteers to keep everyone informed about our activities and how their contributions truly make an impression on a personal level.

A supportive, positive group that helps me acquire clothes, food and friendships. Offering places to go to get information and assistance. How wonderful that these women give their time and energy to caring for those in trauma, the disabled and those with no hope. Thank you.Woman’s Place client

Sources’ Volunteer Centre is designed to support social wellness for individuals and communities through volunteerism. We assist individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match their personal needs and goals. In the process, we aim to promote the spirit of helping and raise awareness about the benefits of volunteerism in our community.

I enjoy the people I work with. It’s a younger crowd. Keeps me learning new things. I feel like I am doing something with my life even though I am retired. I am also making an impact on me. I am becoming more aware of the suffering people are experiencing. I am being more empathetic and grateful than ever in my life.Sources Volunteer

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If you have questions about our Volunteer Opportunities, please contact us at volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca or 604-542-4357.

 

Current Volunteering Opportunities

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Dental Clinic Volunteer AssistantExpand More Info

Sources Volunteer Dental Clinic was started by Dr. Ken Stones, a local area dentist, who identified a need in our community for dental care to support individuals who may not be able to access such services due to cost factors.  In collaboration with Sources, Dr. Stones, and several other local dentists and support staff, launched this free Dental Clinic Program in October of 2009 to serve clients living in the White Rock/South Surrey area.  This program is centralized at Weatherby Pavilion located at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock.

The Dental Clinic Volunteer Assistant will provide administrative assistance ensuring smooth operations and improve the oral health, overall health and wellness of people living in poverty.  The assistant will work directly with the Dentist Assistant and volunteer dental professionals to schedule appointments, update and enter client files, stock clinic supplies, greet and welcome clients in a way that is calming for those who are experiencing pain and stress.

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Food Recovery DriverExpand More Info

The Sources Food Hub “Waste No Bites” program envisions a community that shares our excess of fresh food to others who might otherwise go without.  As we watch a harvest journey from being picked off a tree to being served with a family meal, we have reduced food wastage and created a healthier community for all.

Volunteer Drivers with the Sources Food Hub are passionate about reducing food waste and addressing hunger in the City of Surrey.  Using the Sources Food Hub truck, Volunteer Drivers are responsible for the pickup, loading and unloading of rescued foods from supplier to receiver.

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Community Harvest VolunteerExpand More Info

The Community Harvest Program is a new initiative by Sources to reduce food waste in our communities.  We envision a community that shares our excess of fresh food to others who might otherwise go without.  As we watch a harvest journey from being picked off a tree to being served with a family meal, we have reduced food waste and created a healthier community for all.

Community Harvest Volunteers are passionate about reducing food waste and addressing hunger in the City of Surrey.  Community Harvest Volunteers are the main link in bringing fresh foods to communities who need it the most by picking fruit from local trees and delivering the harvest to designated locations.  Of the gleaned harvest, one-third respectively is given to the home-owners, volunteers and community organizations such as the local Food Bank or meal programs.

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Coldest Night of Year 2020Expand More Info

It’s cold out there. The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community. Volunteer with us on February 22, 2020!

Sources is hosting our 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year in White Rock on February 22nd, 2020.  This event is a fun and family-friendly 2, 5 and 10 km winter walk that happens in more than 100 communities across Canada on the same day. It allows participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by homeless people during cold Canadian nights in the dead of winter.

Our goal this year is to fundraise $100,000 for our Homelessness Prevention Services and Rent Bank while walking along White Rock’s renown promenade.

Volunteers are needed!

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Income Tax Intake Volunteer (Newton)Expand More Info

Income Tax Intake Volunteers greets clients attending their income tax appointments, ensures their paperwork is complete, and assists with the completion of their tax intake form before their taxes are completed by the volunteer preparer.  The Intake Volunteer is essential in ensuring the smooth operation of the clinic and clients’ needs are looked after.  The Intake Volunteer may also assist clients in calling the Canada Revenue Agency to gather information, answer questions about government benefits and/or other Sources programs.

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Income Tax Preparer (Newton)Expand More Info

Volunteer Income Tax Preparers assist clients with the completion of simple income tax returns, using the criteria and guidelines set by the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program operated by Canada Revenue Agency.

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Sources Langley Food Bank DriverExpand More Info

Sources Langley Food Bank serves approximately 600 individuals a week by providing nutritious food and support to community members in need. The Sources Food Banks strive to raise awareness about poverty and to involve the community in solutions. Our Food Banks are proud to offer a choice-based model for our clients—this contributes to the preservation of dignity and power of choice and lends to an overall more positive experience while accessing the Food Bank.

As a Food Bank Driver, volunteers travel out into the community to pick up both donated and purchased items to bring back to the centre for sorting and distribution. Throughout the course of the pickups, volunteers interact with store managers, employees, and residents of the community, sharing their knowledge of the Food Bank operations, services and benefits.  Our Food Bank Driver volunteers are key in raising awareness in the community and essential in keeping our Food Bank shelves stocked.

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Sources Langley Food Bank VolunteerExpand More Info

Sources Langley Food Bank serves approximately 600 individuals a week by providing nutritious food and support to community members in need. The Sources Food Banks strive to raise awareness about poverty and to involve the community in solutions. Our Food Banks are proud to offer a choice-based model for our clients—this contributes to the preservation of dignity and power of choice and lends to an overall more positive experience while accessing the Food Bank.

We are looking for volunteers to assist in accepting donations of food items as they arrive to our Food Bank, sorting and weighing donations in preparation for distribution, and working alongside users of the Food Bank in meeting their weekly food needs.

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Newton Resource Centre Intake VolunteerExpand More Info

Newton Resource Centre Intake Volunteers provides support to the Advocacy Department with client support, information and referral, and administration. Intake volunteers play an essential role within the Advocacy Centre assisting clients in accessing the supports and resources needed to meet their needs. (more…)

Women’s Place – General VolunteerExpand More Info

At Sources Women’s Place we are committed to providing a safe, inclusive space for women and their children. A space where our clients are free to access the help and resources that are available. Women’s Place provides a hot lunch program, a free clothing/laundry/shower program, as well as group and individual counselling. The Centre also assists clients needing access to legal aid, the food bank, medical care, emergency aid kits, as well as multiple other resources that are available within the community.

As a General Volunteer at the Women’s Place, you will assist in the three main service areas of the centre to ensure smooth operations: Reception, Hot lunch, and Clothing Exchange:

  • Volunteer Receptionist: you will be the first contact for clients coming into the center. You will be answering telephones, signing clients in and out of the centre, and providing resources and referral information.
  • Hot lunch volunteer: you will be working as part of a team to prepare hot lunch for approximately 50-60 clients.
  • Clothing Exchange Volunteer: you will be working in our clothing exchange, sorting donations, organizing and hanging clothing.
You must be aged 18 or older. This position is available to female candidates only.

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Hospital to HomeExpand More Info

Sources Hospital to Home is a program designed to support seniors being discharged from hospital by providing companionship and a ride home.  This program breaks down barriers to transportation, provides companionship to isolated community members and assists senior patients in returning to their homes more quickly.

This program is successful due to its unique partnership with the Peace Arch Hospital and Seniors Come Share Society.

The volunteers of this program work in pairs and assist seniors in their transition home from hospital. This is transportation and companionship service, no medical care or training is needed or provided to clients. Since the program’s inception, over 370 seniors between the ages of 53 and 98 have been assisted in returning home. Volunteers have been key in keeping patients safe, comfortable and alleviating fears of being alone.

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Sources Shop by Phone ProgramExpand More Info

Sources Shop by Phone Program is a grocery service that Sources has been operating for over 25 years in the communities of White Rock and South Surrey.  The Shop by Phone program assists isolated residents in the community access nutritious foods that they may otherwise be unable to access.  Once every week, volunteers phone our clients and take their grocery orders. The following morning, volunteers shop for those orders at the supporting grocery store.
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