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 email@example.com or 604-542-4357.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
|Community Harvest Volunteer||Expand 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.
|White Rock / South Surrey Food Bank Driver||Expand 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.
|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.
|Sources Langley Food Bank Volunteer||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.
We are looking for volunteers to assist in our sorting and distribution centre, as well as with our transportation of foods.
|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|
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.
|Sources Shop by Phone Program||Expand 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.