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 with Seniors, the Food Bank, Multicultural, Youth Mentoring, Income Tax, Community Garden or 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 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
How to Apply
To volunteer for any of the current opportunities listed below, please 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.
Income Tax Preparer and Income Tax Screener
In collaboration with CRA, we're hosting a free tax preparation service for eligible Abbotsford residents 55+, with modest income and simple tax returns. Accordingly, we're seeking volunteers to screen, prepare and complete basic income tax returns using Canada Revenue Agency supplied computer software and guidelines. If you're interested in a volunteer position helping local people with tax preparations, please click here to learn more about Income Tax Preparation and please click here to learn more about Income Tax Screening.
Seniors' Medical Driver
Do you enjoy driving? Do you want to help in a practical way? Do you enjoy meeting new people?
We're currently seeking long-term volunteers for our medical transportation program, to assist individuals to and from their appointments. Medical appointments are inside and outside the City of Abbotsford, trips vary in length and volunteer hours are based on your personal schedule.
Are you interested in helping Syrian Refugees learn English? Do you have 1 or 2 hours per week to be a friend to a new immigrant who's feeling isolated or alone? Or can you picture yourself facilitating an English conversation circle with 3 or 4 newcomers from all over the world?
We're looking for volunteers with our Community Connections program; for more information please contact Andrea at 604-217-3055.
Community Access to Literacy and Language (CALL)
Do you have a passion for helping others with literacy? Our CALL program is seeking volunteers who can offer tutoring to individual adults who want to upgrade their reading, writing, numeracy and computer skills.
Volunteering consists of tutoring either one on one or within small groups on a regular basis, and monitoring student progress. Training is provided.
Are you a professional looking to help others who are new to Canada? Become an employment mentor! Building mentorship connections for new, professional immigrants, mentors serve as advisors, educators, role models, ambassadors and leaders.
They also offer their knowledge and skills to newcomers by sharing their professional and personal experiences, and by doing so build strong mentor/mentee relationships through listening, guidance, advice, and professional support to immigrants with similar professional backgrounds.
The Abbotsford Youth Mentorship Project aims to match vulnerable youth (ages 12 to 19) with pro-social mentors in our community. Could you spare 2 hours a week to mentor a young person?
Many youth are without consistent pro-social adults in their lives, which makes them vulnerable to engage in risky and negative behaviour. Those youth who are paired with a mentor are more likely to reach their full potential and be active participants in their school and community.
Mentors can help reduce the emotional, financial and transportation barriers for young people to participate in fun, healthy and safe activities.