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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-542-4357.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
|Sources Langley Food Bank Driver||Expand 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 driver, volunteers travel out into the community with the Food Bank driver 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. Here is where the responsibility lies with the volunteers to share their knowledge about the Food Bank’s operations, services and benefits. Our volunteers are a key component in helping raise awareness in the community. Volunteers are also responsible for recycling and waste management at the Food Bank.
|Coldest Night of Year 2019||Expand More Info|
Sources is hosting our 6th annual Coldest Night of the Year in White Rock on February 23rd, 2018. 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, as well as raise money to help these people.
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!
|Volunteer Wheels Driver||Expand 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.
|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.
|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.
|Volunteer Services Information & Referral Assistant||Expand More Info|
Sources Volunteer Services Information & Referral (I&R) is a position based out of the Volunteer Services office where several community programs are operated. As a volunteer at the Information and Referral desk, you will be a main person of contact for people using the services of our Maple Street location. In addition, you will be participating in coordinating the following programs, both in person and over the phone:
Volunteer Wheels – Arranging transportation for seniors to access healthcare.
|Newton Resource Centre Intake Volunteer||Expand 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…)
|Hospital to Home||Expand More Info|
The Hospital to Home a is program designed to support seniors being discharged from hospital by providing companionship and a ride home. This program operates in cooperation with the Peace Arch Hospital and the Seniors Come Share Society. The program was developed in order to fill a gap which existed in assisting seniors discharged from the hospital that had no way to get home, therefore keeping them in the hospital longer than they needed to be .
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 in January 2016, over 250 seniors between the ages of 53 and 98 have been helped to return home. Volunteers have been key in keeping patients safe, comfortable and alleviating fears of being alone. (more…)
|Sources Shop by Phone Program||Expand More Info|
The Shop by Phone Program is a grocery service that Sources has been operating for just 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 we have volunteers who phone our clients and take their grocery orders. The following morning, our volunteers shop for those orders at the supporting grocery store. (more…)