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 many of programs run 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday but others let you set a schedule that works for you.
How to Apply
Please review the volunteer positions outlined below and click to apply, or visit our Better Impact Volunteer Hub.
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.
Community Connections - Conversation Circle Volunteer
Are you interested in helping newcomers learn English? Do picture yourself facilitating an English conversation circle with 3-4 newcomers from all over the world? If so, contact Andrea at the Community Connections Program. We just might have an opportunity that matches with your skills, interests, and experience.
Community Connections - Friendship-Based Mentor for Newcomers
Are you interested in mentoring a newcomer to Canada? Our mentors create meaningful connections while helping new immigrants learn conversational English. Do you have 1-2 hours per week to be a friend to a recently-arrived immigrant or refugee who is feeling isolated or alone? If so, contact Andrea at the Community Connections Program. We just might have an opportunity that matches with your skills, interests, and experience!
Community Connections - Other Volunteer Opportunities
If you're interested in helping with the Community Connections program for newcomers, we also have opportunities to volunteer as a Bus Route Helper, Knitting Group Volunteer, Volunteer Driver, Practicum Student or Office Administration Volunteer. Contact Andrea to learn more.
Access2English Tutor (Formerly the CALL program)
Do you have a passion for helping others with literacy? Our 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.
SACRO - In It Together
This Youth Mentor Program (In It Together) being run by the South Asian Community Resource Office (SACRO) is a program where low to moderate risk youth (Ages 13-18) can be referred to engage in extracurricular activities. This program will help them learn how to have a pro-social, positive relationship with a role model by being matched with a screened and trained volunteer mentor.
Volunteer for Youth
We're looking for volunteers Monday to Thursday during lunch hours and from 3:00-5:00pm to work with youth from other cultures. Supports may include tutoring help, 1-on-1 drop ins, homework help, life skills workshops and culture clubs.
Meals on Wheels
We're looking for friendly and reliable drivers to drop off meals to seniors' homes.
Would you like to volunteer to have fun, serve food, make friends and facilitate entertainment for seniors? Volunteers are needed every Monday from 10:00am-1:00pm.
Phone Nancy at 604-870-3764.
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 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.View All Volunteer Opportunities on our Better Impact Volunteer Hub