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We regret to inform you that as of April 1, 2019, SOURCES will no longer be providing WorkBC Employment Services in South Surrey/White Rock and Cloverdale. Please go to www.WorkBC.ca to find your nearest Service Provider.

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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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 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.

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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.
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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, and assisting clients.
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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