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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 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 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

Two women standing close to each other in White Rock, BC

Friendship Match Volunteer

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Supporting Refugees & Newcomers

Each year, Abbotsford welcomes many people who have been displaced from various countries around the world. 

Archway offers settlement support through numerous programs and services and we often rely on volunteers to meet immediate and long-term needs for those newly arriving to Canada. 

  • Volunteers may help with driving, errands, childcare translating or long-term support
  • Volunteers who can speak Pashto or Dari are especially needed for newly arrived Afghan refugees. 

Drivers

Volunteer drivers help individuals reach medical appointments and other services.  

Prerequisite:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • First Aid 

Medical Transportation

  • Medical trips vary in length, and volunteer hours are based on your own availability.

Community Van 

  • Trips through the Community Van program are scheduled between 7am and 3pm on weekdays and are within Abbotsford. 

Migrant Agricultural Workers Support

 Join the team 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 and preparing Welcome Backpacks (pick-up and delivery)
  • Assist migrant worker with any emergencies 

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.