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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

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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Men’s Drop-In Program VolunteerExpand More Info

Sources’ Peer Support Program sets out to connect our community where connection is missing. We fill the gaps where barriers exist and facilitate accessibility to services within our community. We practice a harm reduction approach where we emulate acceptance, compassion, and empathy to those we serve.

The Men’s Drop-In Program is a new service operating every other Saturday with a mission to meet the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable members by providing shower, laundry and clothing services, as well as a hot lunch. By meeting these needs, we uphold each person’s dignity, self-respect and sense of self-worth. The Drop-In Program volunteer team will work directly with men who are experiencing homelessness and/or substance use in providing laundry and clothing services, as well as prepping and serving a hot lunch and refreshments. This is part of a larger service that also includes showers, overdose prevention services, harm reduction services and connection to resources, of which volunteers may also assist with.

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Volunteer Wheels DriverExpand More Info

Sources Volunteer Wheels is a program designed to provide transportation for residents in the communities of White Rock and South Surrey to access their essential healthcare appointments more easily. Volunteer drivers of this program pick clients up at their homes and drive them to their healthcare appointments all throughout the Lower Mainland. Volunteer drivers will remain in the area of the appointment until its conclusion, and bring the clients back to their home. This program is a driving and companionship service and drivers do not provide medical assistance.  In respect of our client’s needs, we are looking for a both a female and male volunteer.
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Newton Resource Centre Intake VolunteerExpand More Info

The Newton Advocacy Resource Centre provides assistance to people in accessing benefits to which they are entitled.  Advocates provide support to people in applying for financial benefits, finding safe and affordable housing, supporting individuals to maintain housing, operating a Rent Bank and the website “Ask an Advocate”.

Newton Advocacy Intake Volunteers support these service by providing first point of contact, information and referral for individuals seeking service in person and over the phone.
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Social Group Assistant Volunteer (Life Skills)Expand More Info

Sources Life Skills Program provides independent living support for adults who have an intellectual disability. Group and one-on-one services include life skills assessment and training, peer networking, roommate/accommodation search, and information and referral. Sources Life Skills offers day programs with an emphasis on life skills development, recreation, work or volunteer experiences, community participation, and the arts. The Life Skills Program also hosts a community kitchen, and evening social group.

The Tuesday Night Social Group is an event based out of the Sources Life Skills Centre that creates a safe environment for individuals from surrounding areas to meet, socialize and participate in activities with their peers. Volunteers are directly involved in delivery of the evening’s activities, food and beverage distribution, helping to facilitate a variety of games and activities along with set-up and clean-up of the evening.  Staring in September 2022, it will operate two Tuesdays of the month.

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Volunteer Peer Support WorkerExpand More Info

The Volunteer Peer Support Worker at Sources’ Women’s Place will help women in immediate crisis manage their stress by providing emotional support and lifeskills training while they wait to see a Sources’ Trauma Worker.  This position is not considered counselling.

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Information & Referral AssistantExpand More Info

Sources Volunteer Services Information & Referral (I&R) is a position based out of the Volunteer Services office where several community programs operate.   As an Information & Referral Assistant, you will be the main person of contact for people accessing the services overseen by Volunteer Services, as well as welcoming guests to our program by providing information and referral in person, over the phone or by email.  The programs coordinated by Volunteer Services include:

Volunteer Wheels – Arranging transportation for seniors to access healthcare.
Dental Clinic – Register and refer clients for the free dental clinic.
Shop by Phone – Assist seniors receive groceries deliveries directly to their home.
Income Tax Clinic – Assist clients complete the income tax intake to receive benefits.
Seniors Hub – Assist older adults in completing forms and access/set up online services.

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Shop By Phone – Delivery DriverExpand More Info

Sources’ Shop by Phone Program is a program designed to provide support to individuals in South Surrey/White Rock who are unable to shop for groceries due to transportation barriers or disabilities. Our volunteers take orders over the phone and shop for groceries once a week. Groceries are then delivered by a team of volunteer delivery drivers every Tuesday morning.
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Shop by Phone – Grocery ShopperExpand More Info

Sources Shop by Phone Program is a grocery service that has been operating for over 25 years in the communities of White Rock and South Surrey.  Volunteers with the program provide support to individuals in South Surrey/ White Rock who are unable to shop for groceries due to transportation barriers or disabilities. Our volunteers take orders over the phone and shop for groceries once a week. Groceries are then delivered by our Volunteer delivery drivers.
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Volunteer DentistExpand More Info

Since 2010, the Sources Volunteer Dental Clinic has collaborated with local dental care providers to restore smiles to the people in our community.  Our team of dental professionals donate their time and expertise to improve oral health and provide pain relief for those with barriers to consistent dental care.  Our mission is to:

  • To improve the oral health, overall health and wellness of people living in poverty.
  • To assist each person in reducing pain while providing preventative measures for patients to maintain good oral health practices.
  • To increase each person’s sense of self-worth and confidence.

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Community Christmas Day DinnerExpand More Info

The Community Christmas Day Dinner is back!  After a 2-year hiatus, this highly anticipated annual event returns to the community of White Rock/South Surrey on Sunday, December 25th.  Organized by a committee of volunteers who live in the Peninsula, the dinner brings together people who might be spending their holidays isolated and alone. The Christmas Day Dinner provides a traditional Christmas dinner in a warm and accepting environment where everyone is welcomed into the festive season.

Approximately 90 volunteers are needed to assist with the set-up, prep, cooking, serving and clean up of this meal. A few hours either on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day is all that is asked.


The 41st annual Christmas Day Dinner will be held once again at:

White Rock Baptist Church

1657 140th Street, Surrey


Volunteer Registration is now OPEN!

To ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, please do NOT sign up for more than one volunteer position.

To register, please click on the link below:

Apply here to Volunteer 

If you are interested in more information about this opportunity or other volunteer positions with Sources, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca or 604-542-4357.