Immigrant Youth Services / SACRO
Youth Mentorship Program - South Asian Community Resource Office
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
Youth Buddy - Youth Peer Tutor
The Newcomer Youth Peer Tutor attends our after school programming and assists immigrant and refugee youth aged 12-24 with their homework, English language learning, and recreation activities. The Peer Tutor would be helping with middle school, high school, or university level assignments. There is especially a need for science and math tutors at the middle and high school level, and essay writing support at the university level. Ability to speak a language other than English is an asset, but not required, especially Arabic, Punjabi, or Spanish.
Tutors need to be available Monday-Friday 3:00- 5:00 pm, a minimum commitment of once a week for 1 year. All volunteers must complete a criminal record check.
If you want to work with youth and willing to share your knowledge and skills this is the role for you!
REPORTS TO: Ruby Bhatti
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 .
- 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
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:
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!
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.
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.
Education and Certification:
- Provision and maintenance of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
- 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.
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.