Share Your Talents

How to Apply

To volunteer for any of the opportunities below, complete the online volunteer application.

If you have any questions, please email the Volunteer Coordinator or contact by phone at (604) 859-7681 x 254.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Current Opportunities:

Volunteers Collage

Abbotsford Mission Recycling

The Recycling Education Program is geared towards educating the community on proper recycling and composting techniques as well as environmental facts.

  • Volunteer Application
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Garden maintenance and compost demonstration
  • Minimum age: 19

Food Bank

Our Mission is to Nurture families and cultivate community within our city by providing supplemental food assistance and other supportive programs.

Positions Include: Door Greeter, Food Stocker, Fresh/Frozen Food Distributor, Hamper Distributor and Hamper Maker

  • Volunteer Application
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Cheerful and friendly to Food Bank guests
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs (dependant on position)
  • Minimum age: 19

Immigrant Services / Community Connections

Short term counselling is offered to immigrants to assist with cultural and language barriers. Immigrants are connected with local volunteers through friendship, conversation circles and special events. We provide guidance and support on personal and family adjustment issues, as well as connecting immigrants to a broader community.

Positions Include: Arabic Interpretation, Childcare, Driver and Transportation Support

  • Volunteer Application
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Providing a generous and welcoming place to newcomers
  • Second language is required
  • Minimum age: 19

Multicultural

Employment Mentoring

The Employment Mentors Program focuses on “Building Connections for Employment””. Through one-on-one matching relationships, we connect newcomers with professionals of similar vocational or skilled backgrounds for coaching and advice in accessing the Canadian Labour Market. From providing informational interviews to attending networking events, our mentors assist our newcomers in gaining valuable knowledge and an understanding of Canadian workplace culture and employment pathways in Canada. Our mission is to work towards a full experience mentorship match that will improve the chances of employment for Canadian newcomers in their chosen professional field.

Positions include: Employment Mentor and Learning Facilitator

  • Volunteer Application
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Professional, goal-focused, motivated leader
  • Minimum age: 19 (professional individual)
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program offers English classes for adults who are new to Canada. Students learn to speak and understand English for day-to-day life. Using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) as our guide, we teach our students about Canadian rights and responsibilities, housing, banking, healthcare, and other aspects of Canadian society. By developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, our students are able to successfully settle into their new life in Canada.

Positions Include: Classroom Support


Seniors

Lunch with the Bunch allows seniors to connect with each other and listen to guest speakers while having lunch!

Positions Include: Pre-event set-up

  • Volunteer Application
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Cheerful and friendly to senior clients
  • Set-up tables, chairs and equipment
  • Make coffee, fill water jugs and creamers
  • Set out items (table/chair dressings, client name tags, menu board)
  • Minimum age: 19

Youth Services

The Mentorship Project gives a chance for youth to have a weekly meeting with a mentee for 1-2 hrs.

Positions Include: Mentor-Mentee Meeting

  • Volunteer Application
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Driver’s Abstract, Identification and Vehicle Registration Completed
  • Mentor Application, Interview and Training Session Completed
  • Four Reference Checks Complete
  • Minimum age: 19