Volunteer Opportunities


Community

Join Archway Community Services! Make a difference by volunteering, contribute your time and talent to one of our many programs. 

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Community Connections

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General Interests

Friendship-based match

 

Friendship-based Match 

Volunteers in the one-on-one matching program are connected with an immigrant or refugee who lives in Abbotsford and has reached out for support. The time commitment is approximately 2 hrs per week for a minimum of 6 months.

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

 

Qualifications:

  • 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
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Seniors

Our staff and volunteer team provide Information, Referral and Resource Services.

These services help link and refer older adults to community supports, programs and services within Abbotsford that are relevant to them. Some of these services and supports may include but are not limited to the following:

This service may be accessed in person or over the phone. 

 

Volunteers are needed to support senior programs and services. Here is a list of possible opportunities:

  • Volunteer Drivers
  • Event Set -up volunteers
  • Better at Home Volunteer
  • Application and Referral Support Volunteers

General Interests

Community Van - Driver

Community Van Driver 

The Community Van Program is a multi-agency initiative that strives to fill in the gap for transportation in Abbotsford for older adults. The volunteer driver for this program will drive clients to various destinations in Abbotsford.

Mon-Fri 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM (scheduled in these hours)

 

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)
  • Must have Emergency First Aid 

 

Lunch with the Bunch

Help seniors get out of the house, meet new friends and have some fun!

Volunteer Drivers bring seniors to and from Lunch with the Bunch.

Pre-event: Set up room. Set required tables and chairs, set equipment (sound system, games as required), set tables, (table cloths, cutlery, coffee cups, condiments), make coffee, fill water jugs, fill creamers, set water for soup, set up for tea, set menu board, set out client name tags.

Mondays 9:30 pick-up/12:45 return

Abbotsford Community Services
2420 Montrose Ave

 

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