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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

Download our Volunteer Handbook

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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Volunteer Program Assistant – Empowered for EmploymentExpand More Info

The Empowered for Employment Centre provides free life skills, job search skills training, job development and practicum placements for individuals with barriers to employment.  We are currently offering the following employment programs:

  • Building Service Work Program for women who are survivors of violence and abuse.
  • Skills for Today’s Workplace for men and women who are survivors of violence and abuse.
  • Admin and Accounting Works for people aged 55 and older.
  • YouTHrive for people aged 15-29 years who require individualized guidance to meet their employment goals.

As a volunteer with the Empowered for Employment Centre, you will provide administrative support to the operations of the centre.  Through your work you will facilitate access to employment support services for local job seekers to enhance their opportunities for employment, contributing to workforce development in a changing economy and fostering social wellness in the community.

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White Rock / South Surrey Food Bank DriverExpand More Info

White Rock / South Surrey 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 to pick up donated, diverted and purchased foods 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 of the Food Bank and Sources services.

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Community Christmas Day DinnerExpand More Info

The Community Christmas Day Dinner is a highly anticipated annual event that falls on 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 Christmas Day Dinner will be held once again at:

White Rock Baptist Church

1657 140th Street, Surrey


Volunteer Registration will open on Friday, November 8th at 9:00 am.

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 

 

Volunteer Services 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 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.
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.

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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…)

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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