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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Urban Farm

Located beside the Montrose office in the heart of downtown Abbotsford you will find a garden paradise.

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Community Connections

General Interests

Friendship-based Mentor for Newcomers


Friendship-based Mentor for Newcomers

Job Description:

  • Schedule meetings with “match” and plan activities
  • Offer English language support to a new immigrant or refugee
  • Share insights into Canadian culture
  • Share knowledge of the local community, attractions, events, and activities
  • Offer friendship and support



  • Knowledge of the challenges facing new immigrants/refugees
  • Knowledge of the community and the resources that are available
  • Fluency in English
  • Patience and empathy
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural differences


This volunteer position is best suited for someone who is:

  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Not judgmental or critical
  • Patient
  • Respectful
  • A native or fluent English speaker

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




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).


  • 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 



  • 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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LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers

General Interests

Classroom Volunteer (LINC)

LINC( Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)- Classroom Volunteer

LINC volunteers assist the class teacher in providing support to adults learning English settlement language.  In the role, you would be working on the supervision of the classroom teacher supporting learning activities. In addition, volunteers are a direct link to the local community for newcomer learners and are able to refer them to community resources. The groups meet mornings and evenings, Monday to Friday . Volunteers need to commit to one shift per week for a minimum of 6 months.                                    



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General Interests

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.

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