Archway Community Services


Immigrant Youth Services / SACRO

General Interests

Mentor - SACRO

 

Youth Mentor

Youth Mentorship Program - South Asian Community Resource Office

Youth Mentors

This Youth Mentor Program being run by the SACRO is a program where low to moderate risk youth can be referred to engage in extracurricular activities. This program will help them learn how to have a pro-social, positive relationship with a role model through being matched with a screened and trained volunteer mentor. The volunteer schedule is flexible meeting the menter and mentee schedule. 

 

Volunteers need to be 19 years or older, complete a criminal record check and have a valid driver license.

If you can connect with youth and have a strong inter-cultural communication skills, this is the volunteer role for you! 

 REPORTS TO: Ruby Bhatti – Youth Mentor Facilitator

 

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Seniors

General Interests

Medical Transportation Driving

Do you enjoy driving and meeting new people? Do you want to help people in a practical way? 

We are currently seeking long-term volunteers for our Medical Transportation program to assist individuals to and from their medical appointments. Medical appointments are inside and outside of the City of Abbotsford. Medical trips vary in length, and volunteer hours are based on your own availability .

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Driver maintains a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a safe driving record (drivers abstract required)
  • Driver is responsible to abide by all traffic laws
  • Must have First Aid 

Mobile Senior Outreach Program

Support our Mobile Seniors Outreach Program!

Volunteers are needed to support seniors and elders in our community during the   Covid-19 health crisis.

Volunteers could assist with the following: 

  • Support with online grocery shopping
  • Over-the phone prescription refills / setting up prescription delivery
  • Scheduling / rescheduling appointments
  • Support setting up online banking
  • Appropriate referrals to community service agencies / programs
  • Support with sourcing out transportation services
  • Accessing online informational / educational resources
  • Helping with inventory of basic essentials
  • Assisting with virtual communication apps set-up (Facebook, Skype, etc.) to maintain connection to family & friends
  • Friendly visits, playing games, discussing the news & chatting

As a volunteer you will be connected to a program based on your skills and availability. 

All volunteers must undergo screening, this include a Criminal Record Check and other credential verification depending on the programs.   

Once you have applied a coordinator will connect with you start the screening including access to an on-line criminal record check. 

Please note that we adhere to all health recommendation developed by BC Centre for Disease Control. If you are unwell or have reason to believe you have been exposed to the corona virus, please stay home. We are are a essential service in our community and we are making every effort to keep ourselves and clients healthy. 

Thanks for offering to help! 

Wellness Check Volunteer

PROGRAM NAME: Social Prescribing Program 

 

POSITION TITLE: Wellness Check Volunteer 

 

SCHEDULE: 4 hours per week (Flexible); Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm 

 

LOCATION: 2420 Montrose Ave, Senior Services  

 

REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Social Prescribing  

 

Archway Community Services provides more than 85 programs and services to clients at every stage of life. Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities, and equitable access for all. We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership. Come help us help people.

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Social Prescribing program is offered by Senior Services at Archway Community Services. The purpose of the program is to delay frailty, encourage self-care management and reduce loss of independence for older adult clients. One service offered by the program is weekly over-the-phone check-ins. 

 

Under the guidance of the Coordinator, Social Prescribing Program, the Wellness Check Volunteer will be tasked with phoning clients of the program to conduct wellness check-ins. The volunteer will inquire how the client is doing, offer supportive services and take part in friendly chats. 

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Phone clients of the Social Prescribing Program as directed by the program coordinator. 
  • Engage in friendly phone calls, discussing the news & chatting. 
  • Determine the wellbeing of clients and make note of changes overtime. 
  • Offer services and resources based on client needs. 
  • Record number of clients served & collect informal client feedback.
  • Report questions or concerns to the Coordinator, Social Prescribing Program.
  • Comply with all agency policies, procedures, and protocols in the performance of duties.
  • Complete additional duties as designated by the Coordinator, Social Prescribing Program. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and Certification: 

  • Provision and maintenance of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.

Experience: 

  • Experience supporting older adults and vulnerable populations is an asset. 

Knowledge and Skill Set 

  • Familiarity with available senior services and resources.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills during over-the-phone conversations.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and challenges faced by older adults and those traditionally marginalized in our community. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

The Wellness Check Volunteer may experience low to high levels of social contact while working in a shared office space with staff members and clients. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place. The work environment reflects a calm, professional and a business-like atmosphere. Volunteer hours take place Monday – Friday (9am-3pm).  

 

Advocacy & Social Equity Department

Applying a social justice lens to our work as it provides a common language to communicate about our work and ensures that we are moving beyond immediate and short-term reaction to long term, thoughtful changes.

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