Archway Community Services


Abbotsford Food Bank

Fresh Food Recovery

Join a team of people who love to ensure healthy food options are available to everyone. The new Fresh Food Recovery program is our newest initiative to provide fresh food to those in need by recovering food from local grocery stores.

We need small teams of volunteers to sort and process perishable food that is being received each morning at the Food Bank. Daily shifts will be 2-3 hrs long and potential candidates will need to lift and move 35-50lb containers.

Sign yourself up and we’ll add you to a team or grab 3 or 4 friends and sign up for a team!

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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

 

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Seniors

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Meals on Wheels Delivery Volunteer

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to people in Abbotsford. Meals are delivered Monday to Thursday each week, deliveries occur between 10 am  and 12 noon.

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

General Interests

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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