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The remains of two hundred and fifteen children found in Kamloops. Many more may yet to be found. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn each and every precious life that was taken. #EveryChildMatters. Our thoughts are with the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and other First Nations communities whose lives were, and continue to be, affected by the residential school system. Our deepest condolences to the families whose children were taken from them. Knowing that there is much work ahead for all of us to do, we remain steadfast in our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and Resurgence. The truths of our past must guide the future we build together.

We want to thank all the people who have contacted us wanting to volunteer with SOURCES during these uncertain times. As we identify opportunities where you can support our community, we will post them below.

Each Sources’ location has adapted a specialized COVID-19 prevention plan to ensure the safety of volunteers, staff and clients. This includes social distancing, masks when necessary, plexiglass barriers and enhanced cleaning protocols.  As a result, we are unable to engage as many volunteers as we would like. Please do check back often or contact us for more information about future volunteer opportunities with SOURCES at volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca.

We also recommend visiting BC211 and United Way who have launched portals to connect volunteers with individuals and organizations in need. Please visit their websites to find current opportunities to help.

We are so grateful to serve such a thoughtful community. Thank you for your support.

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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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— contributing to the preservation of dignity and power of choice for clients lending to an overall more positive experience.

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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Community Harvest VolunteerExpand More Info

The Community Harvest Program is an 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.

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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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