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?

Anyone 18+ can register to volunteer with Archway Community Services (formerly known as Abbotsford Community Services).  Special consideration may be made for volunteers aged 16-18. Many of our programs run between 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday but others operate outside our office hours.

How to Apply

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

If you have questions please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@archway.ca. You can also call 604-859-7681 Ext: 254, but please be advised that while our volunteer coordinator is working remotely due to COVID-19, email is the best means of contact.

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

If you are interested in a practicum with one of our programs please fill out this form.

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


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Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Join a team of people who love to ensure healthy food options are available to everyone. The new Fresh Food Recovery program is our newest Archway Food Bank initiative to provide fresh food to those in need by recovering food from local grocery stores. 

We need volunteers to sort and process perishable food that is being received each morning at the Food Bank. Daily shifts will be 2-3 hrs long and potential candidates will need to lift and move 35-50lb containers. 

Shifts are available 7 days a week.  Shifts begin at 8:30 am on weekdays and then 9:30 am on weekends. 

Join us as a volunteer driver and help us fill the gap for non-transit transportation in Abbotsford. The Community Van Service is a multi agency initiative and the volunteer driver will take clients to various destinations in Abbotsford.

The clients will be assessed and assigned based on appointment by the Community Transportation Project Lead.

Volunteers must have a safe driving record, submit a driver ‘s abstract and pass a criminal record check. 

Shifts are available between 7:00am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

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.

Featured Volunteers

Learn more about our volunteers’ experience and why they choose to give of their time and expertise.

Archway celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2021

Archway celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2021

“I want to thank you volunteers for who you are for us here at Archway, and to our community. What you do provides opportunities for others. Especially during a time of COVID when people are more isolated. I want to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you for how...

Immigrant Advisory Table Looking for New Volunteers

Immigrant Advisory Table Looking for New Volunteers

The Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership (ALIP) is seeking volunteers for the Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) to help guide policies and strategies for inclusion in Abbotsford.  ALIP is a collective initiative designed to strengthen our ability to welcome...

Three Friends Join Forces To Make A Difference

Three Friends Join Forces To Make A Difference

​This week I had the pleasure of meeting three volunteers who are working as Friendship-Based Mentors for newcomers through the Community Connections program. Maureen, Janice and Connie, jointly mentor a family who is new to Canada and now living here in Abbotsford....