Volunteer Opportunities

Foundry - Foundry Volunteer-Group Attendee

PROGRAM NAME: Foundry Abbotsford
POSITION TITLE: Program Support – Group Attendee
SCHEDULE: On Call/Casual; Healthy by Nature Events
LOCATION: 101-32555 Simon Ave, Abbotsford
REPORTS TO: Rachel Andor
The Group Attendee will join Foundry group outings, such as Healthy by Nature trips, which are a partnership with BC Parks. The volunteer will be a responsible role model for youth participants, engaging in conversation and activities with the group and youth. Events can be 2 hours to 8 hours, depending on the day. This position is of casual/on-call nature as each activity occurs on a different date(s) of the month. Foundry services young people 12-24, and provides a safe and judgment-free environment where they can feel comfortable asking for and accessing services they need. The Centre provides intergrade wellness services, such as physical and mental-health care, substance-use support, social services and youth and family peer support.
  • Arrive on time and stay/participate for duration of activity 
  • Engage in conversations and activity with youth and staff
  • Be punctual and dependable
  • Provide the Coordinator with as much notice when missing a shift
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Immediately report incidences, accidents or concerns to the Foundry Volunteer Coordinator
  • Reliable
  • Comfortable interacting with youth
  • Patient and non-judgmental
  • Professional
  • Honesty, friendly and impartial 
  • Able to keep confidentiality
  • Able to follow instruction and complete task independently
  • Criminal Record Check Vulnerable Sector
  • Two references 
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Foundry
  • Good communication skills
  • Smoke-free workplace
  • Long periods of standing
  • Some lifting and bending
  • Working directly with clients
Accountability and Dependability: Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments. Follows organizational guidelines, professional standards, regulations and principles. Demonstrates reliability and integrity on a daily basis.  Reliable and dependable in performing job-related tasks, finishing assigned projects, meeting deadlines and appointments.  Communicates delays in work and renegotiates deadlines in a timely manner.
Communication: Respectfully listens to others to gain a full understanding of issues; comprehends written material; presents information in a clear and concise manner orally and in writing to ensure others understand his/her ideas; appropriately adapts his/her message, style, and tone to accommodate a variety of audiences.  Expressing and transmitting information with consistency and clarity, using active listening techniques in order to effectively understand provided feedback, summarizing information according to the audience in order to increase understanding.
Ethics, Integrity, Confidentiality, and Trust: Models and promotes honesty and integrity within and with others.  Takes the right action at the right time and in a manner that complies with the processes and procedures of the organization and the law.  Demonstrates effective discretion, builds rapport with others and maintains confidentiality.  Displays honesty and transparency that exhibits the values and mission of the workplace.
Valuing Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciating and leveraging the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.  Working effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation.  Seeking to be inclusive of all abilities, cultures, and backgrounds; challenging exclusionary practices. 
Professionalism: Behaves with fairness and consistency in communication, daily interactions, and decision-making.  Shares information and ideas with others in a collaborative manner.  Maintaining consistent lines of communication with manager, supervisor, team members and clients communicating deadlines, issues, status updates, and successes.  Maintaining appropriate interpersonal relationships and boundaries with staff and clients.

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be 19 yrs old or older
  • Application Must be Complete
  • Identification Must be Complete
  • Reference Checks Must be Complete

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 94 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Sunday, January 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Monday, May 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Friday, September 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 01, 2023 9:45 AM 5:00 PM