These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Have some spare time? Want to make a real difference? Health and Home Care Society of BC's Meals on Wheels Program delivers more than 400 hot meals to isolated individuals every day. Our volunteers deliver to seniors, caregivers and those with health conditions or recovering from surgery. In addition to a hot meal, volunteers provide a friendly chat and an informal safety check on our clients. Our volunteers are often the only person visiting each day. This invaluable service has been delivered in Vancouver for over 40 years and relies on volunteer involvement. You can volunteer in your own area or somewhere different and be a part of a city wide team each day! Two hours once per week is all it takes. All meals are delivered between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday. We provide orientation, support and mileage reimbursement and will work around how much time you have to give. We would love you to join our team and help us to provide meals and care with a smile! No car? No problem! We also have partnerships with Zipcar and Modo.
Category: Driving / Transportation
Description: Make a Friend Vancouver South Better at Home is looking for volunteers to provide rides for seniors with mobility concerns living in the South Vancouver area. This program strives to support seniors living in their own homes independently by providing friendly and courteous transportation to appointments that enhances quality of life. Training will be provided through the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House and mileage will be reimbursed. Better at Home is funded by the government of B.C. and managed by the United Way of the Lower mainland. Qualifications & Requirements -21yrs or older with minimum five years driving experience -valid driver's license, registration and auto insurance -driver's abstract -own a reliable vehicle -respect and comply with South Vancouver Neighbourhood House's policies, procedures, code of ethics and conduct -attend program orientation and training -reliable and punctual -treat seniors with dignity and respect -sensitive to cultural diversity -must undergo a criminal record check -3 month minimum commitment If you fit the above, and would like to make a difference in the lives of seniors in your community, contact Jeannie.