Volunteer

Volunteer PosterVolunteering can be a great way to give back to the community, to meet new friends, and to gain valuable skills. SHARE Family & Community Services is built on a strong volunteer foundation. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to facilitate many of our programs and services!

You may only have a few hours a week or month that you can give to SHARE, but every little bit helps in a huge way!  In 2013/14 SHARE had the support of over 1,200 volunteers; giving more than 44,400 hours of service. That’s equivalent to 26 full-time employees!

VOLUNTEER AT COMMUNITY EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

Join SHARE in the community at various events all year long!

Quite often, SHARE will be asked to attend a community event, parade or fundraiser.  Volunteers at these various events collect food, cash donations, hang out with SHARE Bear, or educate the community about SHARE programs & services. Time commitment can vary, and often times there can be multiple events in a weekend (or within a week).  You set your schedule, and come out to help when you can.

Check out our current special event & fundraising volunteer opportunities here:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

or feel free to contact Michelle Murray – Event Coordinator & Fund Development Officer at 604-529-5107 or by email for more information!


VOLUNTEER AT THE FOOD BANK

Email Heather Stacey or call 604-931-2451.

The Food Bank provides food hampers at the Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam SHARE Food Banks for those who are in need. To serve over 900 households each month, we need your help!  Read about volunteer opportunities here.

If you are interesting in volunteering for Christmas click here.

When: Ongoing.
Where: The Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam food bank locations.
What: Sorting food, packing hampers and other activities as needed.


VOLUNTEER AT SHARE’D TREASURES THRIFT STORE

Contact our Store Manager Krissie Sondles 604-931-5510 or by email for more information!

A store providing low-cost, quality used household goods and clothes is a precious resource for families in need.

There are many great ways to get involved at the Thrift Store!  Read about volunteer opportunities here.

Commitment: 3-4 hours/week.


Youth Volunteering at SHARE’d Treasures Thrift StoreYouth Volunteering at SHARE’d Treasures Thrift Store

We have opportunities for youth over the age of 16 who want to gain retail experience and or work on their volunteer hours for graduation in our donation area or on our sales floor.

Contact our Store Manager Krissie Sondles 604-931-5510 or by email for more information!

Commitment: 6 months


VOLUNTEER AT BETTER AT HOME PROGRAM

Contact our Program Coordinator, Paola Wakeford-Mejia, at 604-937-6991 or by email for more information.

Better at Home is a program that helps seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes, and remain connected to their communities.

Volunteers are needed to provide the following specific services:

  1. Transportation to medical appointments: Using their own vehicle, Volunteer Drivers take seniors to their doctor’s appointments across Metro Vancouver. Mileage reimbursement is provided. Parking and toll expenses are paid by the senior.
  2. Food Support: Using their own vehicle, Volunteer Drivers deliver food hampers to seniors who are accessing the Food Bank and have severe mobility issues. Deliveries are done twice a month.
  3. Minor Home Repair: Volunteer Handy Helpers perform specific, minor home repair tasks in senior’s home
  4. Phone Friends: Volunteers call seniors on a regular basis to help them stay connected and reduce isolation.
  5. Friendly Visiting: Volunteers visit seniors in their home on a regular basis for companionship to help reduce isolation.
  6. Grocery Shopping: Volunteers phone seniors to get their grocery shopping orders, and/or do online shopping by entering the orders into the store’s website.  Volunteers call seniors and/or shop online weekly.
We are looking for volunteers to help Seniors at Our Welcoming Spaces – click here for more info

VOLUNTEER WITH OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Email Heather Stacey or call 604-936-3900 (ext. 221).

At the Mountain View and Roy Stibbs Elementary Schools, activities are provided for 6-12 year old children, including sports and recreation, tutoring, and arts and crafts.

Parents may also participate in this program through parenting workshops, employment programs, and English practice groups.

Volunteers interact with children age 6-12, engaging in social, recreational, and educational activities. Various skills are welcomed (drama, athletics, crafts, etc.); must be genuinely interested in spending time with children. Criminal record check is required.

Commitment: Weekdays 2:30pm – 4:3Opm.


VOLUNTEER WITH OUR PARENT & TOT DROP-IN

Contact our Community Development worker, Gina Hortelano at 604-937-6970 or by email for more information!

Through play, craft, snack and circle time, the program guides parents in establishing a routine and interacting with their children, and provides a safe and welcoming environment for every family.

Early Childhood Development Assistants assist families’ participation by engaging the parents and children in the program through conversation and play. Criminal record check is required.

Commitment: Weekdays 9:00-11:30 am at various SHARE Family Resource Centres.


VOLUNTEER WITH OUR NEW BEGINNINGS PROGRAM

Volunteer with a New Beginnings program. Their are a variety of ways in which volunteers can assist new refugee families and their children.  These include: helping with the Parent-Tot Drop-In programs, engaging with families during outings to neighbourhood parks and other family gathering spaces in the Tri-Cities, and supporting families in other ways.

Contact the New Beginnings program at 604-937-3830.

*At this point New Beginnings only needs volunteers who speak Pashto.*


VOLUNTEER WITH OUR ENGLISH PRACTICE GROUPS

Contact our Community Programs Supervisor, Gina Hortelano at 604-937-6970 or by email (gina.hortelano@sharesoceity.ca) for more information.

English Practice Groups are FREE, drop-in and volunteer-led conversation groups that assist newcomers practice their English Language skills, develop friendships, and know more about community resources. The groups are for 19 yrs or older.

Volunteer English Practice Group Facilitators ensure that weekly group meetings are welcoming, respectful and safe for everyone; and facilitate group conversation on topics that are of interest to the participants. Groups meet at different days/time and various locations across the Tri-Cities.


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