Join Archway Community Services! Make a difference by volunteering, contribute your time and talent to one of our many programs.
Extreme Weather Response Shelter
Extreme Weather Shelters are part of the Extreme Weather Response Plan (EWR) and are operational on days when temperature is at or below 1 degrees Celsius (-1 with the wind chill), or there is a measureable or significant snow accumulation, or conditions are deemed severe enough to present a substantial threat to the life and health of a person experiencing homelessness. These conditions include prolonged inclement weather in combination with low temperatures.
Support and education to promote change, encourage personal growth, and strengthen families.
Archway Urban Farm is a teaching garden designed for growing market crops. The space demonstrates growing fruit and vegetables using organic methods and provides learning opportunities and fresh food to the community.
Our staff and volunteer team provide Information, Referral and Resource Services.
These services help link and refer older adults to community supports, programs and services within Abbotsford that are relevant to them. Some of these services and supports may include but are not limited to the following:
- Assistance with completing applications for senior ( SAFER, Lifeline etc)
- Medical Transportation, Better at Home, Meals on Wheels,
- Referrals to organizations that are senior-focused
- Healthcare resources
- Leisure and recreation
This service may be accessed in person or over the phone.
Volunteers are needed to support senior programs and services. Here is a list of possible opportunities:
- Volunteer Drivers
- Event Set -up volunteers
- Better at Home Volunteer
- Application and Referral Support Volunteers
Community Van Progam
Help people in Abbotsford who are no longer able to drive, who require support, or who can’t afford Ubers, taxis or public transportation get where they need to go.
Lunch with the Bunch
Help seniors get out of the house, meet new friends and have some fun!
Volunteer Drivers bring seniors to and from Lunch with the Bunch.
Pre-event: Set up room. Set required tables and chairs, set equipment (sound system, games as required), set tables, (table cloths, cutlery, coffee cups, condiments), make coffee, fill water jugs, fill creamers, set water for soup, set up for tea, set menu board, set out client name tags.
Fridays: 10am pick-up and 2pm return
Abbotsford Community Services
2420 Montrose Ave
Volunteers provide rides to medical appointments from Abbotsford to neighboring communities.