Volunteer With Us

Volunteers form the backbone of our organization. Thanks to the efforts, passions and dedication of more than 1,000 volunteers, more than 50,000 working hours were contributed last year.

You can volunteer in a range of areas including Seniors, the Food Bank, Multicultural, Youth Mentoring, Income Tax, Community Garden, Special Events ... just to name a few!

Who Can Volunteer

Anyone 18 years or older can register to volunteer. Special consideration may be made for volunteers aged between 16 - 18 years. Please note that the majority of programs run 830 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

How to Apply

To volunteer for any of the current opportunities listed 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.

Please note that the length of the application process may vary depending on the volunteer program area and their specific application requirements.

Current Opportunities:


Volunteer Intake for English Language Program

  • The English Language Program provides free ESL classes (CLB 1 - CLB 8) to new immigrants in Abbotsford. Our classes offer students the ability to learn about life in Canada while increasing skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The primary responsibilities for our volunteers included one-on-one and group support to language learners in a classroom setting under the direction of the classroom teacher.
  • The English Language Program offers interested volunteers the opportunity to attend an orientation on Thursday, September 28th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The orientation will include a detailed overview of our program, a chance to see our classes in session and will provide the next steps to becoming a volunteer with our program.
  • Interested volunteers can register for the September 28th orientation by emailing volunteer@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

Community Connections

  • Are you interested in helping Syrian refugees learn English? Do you have 1 - 2 hours per week to be a friend to a new immigrant who is feeling isolated or alone? Or can you picture yourself facilitating an English conversation circle with 3 - 4 newcomers from all over the world?
  • If so, contact Andrea at 604-217-3055 with the Community Connections program. We just might have an opportunity that matches with your skills, interests and experience!
  • Volunteer Application

CALL - Community Access to Literacy and Language

  • CALL offers individual tutoring for the adults who want to upgrade their reading, writing, computer and numeracy skills. Volunteering would consist of tutoring students one-on-one or small groups on a regular basis, monitoring student progress - training is provided.
  • Volunteer Application

Employment Mentoring

  • Building mentorship connections for new professional immigrants in the business community. Mentors would service as advisors, educators, role models, ambassadors and leaders giving back to individuals in the community while contributing knowledge and skills through the sharing of their personal/professional experiences with our newcomers (mentees). The primary functions of our mentors are to build a strong mentor relationship through listening, guidance, advice, teaching and professional support.
  • Volunteer Application


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