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Volunteer with Archway

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Volunteer with Archway

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.

Who can Volunteer?

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers who have time to give to Archway. Typically, our volunteers are 18+, however special consideration may be made for volunteers aged 16 – 18.

Most of our volunteer shifts are between 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday, though there are a few evening and weekend shifts available.

How to Apply

Check out our current volunteer opportunities to learn more and to apply online.

If you have questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Meredith at volunteer@archway.ca  or call 604-859-7681 Ext: 254.

Please note the application process to volunteer with Archway varies depending on program requirements and the time it takes to receive your criminal record check.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Archway Community Services!

Practicum Opportunities

We welcome practicum students at Archway and invite you to share you interest by filling out this form.

As we receive many requests, and to ensure your practicum placement is valuable to both you and Archway, please give advance notice.

“It’s about friendship, not just lessons.”

Sharon

Volunteer Tutor, Access2English

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Urban Farm – Gardener Assistant Volunteer

 In the heart of Abbotsford, you can find a small working farm producing food for local markets and programs.  If you have a passion for gardening or a keen interest in learning about gardening, this role could be for you!

This is an outdoor role and volunteers must be prepared for the elements. 

Volunteers will work with hand tools on a variety of tasks within a day or half day as suits their skills and availability.

EXPERIENCE 

  • Home Gardening knowledge an asset.

Committment

  • Commit to a regular weekly or bi-weekly 4-hour shift (8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday) for the gardening season (June to October, recognizing that vacations/other commitments may require flexing this schedule from time to time.
  • Attend a garden orientation

Summer Literacy Program Volunteer

Summer Literacy Program volunteers will support the program facilitators to provide a fun and educational summer literacy program to newcomer youth aged 12-18.

Education and Certification:

  • Criminal record check – vulnerable sector

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Being a welcoming presence to participants who may have limited ability to speak or understand English
  • Provide one-to-one support to participants who need additional help in the classroom as they learn English
  • Preparing lunch for participants
  • Accompanying participants on outings and joining in on recreational activities
  • Encouraging participants to join in and have a good time

Committment

Monday – Thursday 10:00-4:00. Must commit to at least 1 day/week from  July 25 – August 26, 2022.

Migrant Agricultural Workers Support

 Join the team of individuals helping migrant workers feel welcome in Canada.

Prerequisite:

  • Bilingual: English & Spanish

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist migrant workers with translations (medical, banking, government agencies, etc.…) over the phone or in person.
  • Assist with food hampers (pick-up and delivery)
  • Assist migrant worker with any emergencies (flood, heat waves, fire, etc.…)
  • Set-up and takedown for local community events.
  • Assist with packing items to Welcome Backpacks and delivering them to the farms.

Learn More About Volunteering at Archway

We asked some of our volunteers this Question, ‘Why do you Volunteer?’ during National Volunteer week, And here are some of their answers.