Archway Community Services


Community Connections

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Virtual English Conversation Circle Volunter

PROGRAM NAME:    Community Connections              

 

POSITION TITLE:        Virtual English Conversation  Circle Volunteer

                                   

SCHEDULE: Weekly,  2 hours per session/ once a week

 

LOCATION: Virtual

 

REPORTS TO:            Lata Aggarwal 

English Virtual Conversation Circle volunteers assist immigrant and refugee newcomers with English practice at weekly online drop-in sessions. Volunteers lead small groups of participants organized according to their English level. Staff send an invite to clients and volunteer on a weekly basis (ensuring privacy by not sharing email information) In most cases, the time commitment is 2 hrs per week (min. 6 months).

Duties:

  • Facilitate an online conversation group of English language learners (normally 3-5 participants)
  •  Commit to a regular volunteer schedule (one class per week)
  •  Have access to a laptop/computer and internet access
  •  Encourage attendees to practice speaking English 
  •  Manage dialogue and keep conversation flowing
  •  Ensure that conversations remain respectful
  •  Share insights into Canadian culture
  •  Attend occasional training sessions 

 

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English
  •  Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the challenges facing new immigrants/refugees
  •  Willingness and ability to communicate with newcomers who are still learning English
  •  Previous experience interacting with individuals whose first language is not English
  •  Sensitivity to cross-cultural differences
  •  Available to volunteer for 2 hours per week
  •  Previous teaching and/or facilitation experience is an asset

 

This volunteer position is best suited for someone who is:

  • Patient and friendly
  •  An excellent communicator
  •  Open-minded and non-judgmental
  •  Comfortable using the computer 
  •  A native or fluent English speaker
  •  Reliable and committed
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Immigrant Youth Services / SACRO

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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

 

Youth Buddy

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  

 

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Seniors

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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 .

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! 

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Youth Services

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Mentorship Project

Become a mentor and spend 2 hrs a week with a youth (ages 12-18) one-on-one in a consistent, healthy and supportive relationship. Mentors meet once a week with their mentee for various recreational, community and social activities (such as mini golfing, coffee, skating, baking etc). The purpose is to provide a vulnerable youth with a positive role model and friend to experience fun, safe and healthy activities and to have someone to talk to.

  • All volunteers undergo screening including a Criminal Record Check
  • Mentors should be 19 years or older
  • having a vehicle would be an asset.
  • A minimum commitment of one year 

Gain meaningful experience, inspire and be inspired.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please email yrcmentorship@archway.ca

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