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 back to the community. 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. Archway Food Bank volunteer opportunities can be found here

If you have questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Meredith at volunteer@archway.ca  or call 236.380.4724.

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.”


Volunteer Tutor, Access2English

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Friendship Match Volunteer

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

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Employment Specialist Assistant

We are looking for a volunteer willing to work closely with program staff (Employment Specialists) and assist foreign-trained professionals going through the skills upgrading, employment search, and licensing process in BC.

Key Duties:

  • Respond to program enquiries.
  • Conduct online job search and send job leads to clients.
  • Revise resumes and draft cover letters.
  • Maintain records and notes of participant progress.
  • Follow up with clients on Action Plans.


  • Successful passing of an interview with Program Supervisor.
  • Strong written communication skills in English.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professionalism in dealing with clients and program staff.

Support Volunteer for South Asian Day Program for Older Adults

Key Duties:

Open doors for clients to come inside, seating, games, walk them to washroom or exercise/game areas, help with lunch serving.


  • Criminal record check
  • Fluent in Punjabi
    Patience, enthusiasm, good health to support seniors
    Good Communication and listening skills

Talia’s Closet Store Coordinator

Talia’s Closet provides free new or gently used dresses and suits for high school graduates to alleviate the financial pressure associated with graduation. The position could be shared between volunteers.

Key Duties:

  • Providing a safe and positive shopping experience for graduate students at Talia’s Closet and helping them find a dress or suit


  • Criminal record check
  • Experience in fashion and sizing people would be an asset.

Grocery Shopper for Seniors

We are looking for volunteer grocery shoppers to help provide grocery shopping and delivery services to seniors.

Key Duties:

  • Call the assigned senior and take their list of 20-25 items over the phone.
  • Shop at the designated store and deliver groceries to the senior’s home.
  • Carry a cell phone while out shopping and to take picture of the receipt and send to the program Coordinator who will arrange for payment.
  • Keep track of the hours designated to the trip and are asked to report any concerns regarding the senior.
  • Volunteers play an important role in identifying any concerns or issues regarding the health and well-being of a senior.


  • Criminal record check
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Completion of a volunteer interview as provided by the Coordinator.

After School Support Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to work with newcomer children aged 6-10 in multiple fields such as: social-emotional development, cultural sharing, literacy, and physical activities.

Key Duties:

  • Aiding in facilitating activities and engaging students
  • Using a trauma informed approach


  • Criminal record check
  • Knowledge of working with children

Speaking a second language is an asset but not mandatory (Arabic, Dari, Punjabi, Ukrainian, French, Spanish)

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.