Volunteering

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are essential to Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. We currently have over 50 volunteers helping deliver vital programs and services to our community. Our organization offers many volunteer opportunities that benefit from a diverse range of skills and interests.

Click on Volunteer Heading below to learn more about Volunteer Positions

MEALS ON WHEELS: KITCHEN ASSISTANT

Package hot lunch meals into transportable containers for delivery to Meals on Wheels clients.

MEALS ON WHEELS: DELIVERY DRIVER

Deliver hot lunch meals to Meals on Wheels clients.

KYALAMI PLACE & MOUNTAIN VIEW MANOR: ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT

Interact with residents, play cards, help with activities and excursions, crafts, music.

KYALAMI PLACE: GARDEN VOLUNTEER

Help with garden tending throughout the summer (planting, weeding, watering, deadheading).

COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN (CAPC):

Participate in and supervise playgroups and crafting activities.

ESL TUTOR:

Work with instructor to provide one-on-one tutoring for new Canadians. Tutor training is provided.

ONE TO ONE TUTOR:

If you are someone who enjoys a good read, who likes young people and are ready to commit an hour or two a week to a young reader this program is for you!  In cooperation with classroom teachers and in support of students at Cawston Primary our volunteers will be recruited, trained and paired up with students at school.

FRIENDLY VISITOR:

Provides one on one companionship and support for seniors.  If you have an extra hour or two to spare, this program could be for you!.

SIMILKAMEEN FAMILY LITERACY: SFL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Assist with literacy events in the community.

TELEPHONE REASSURANCE:

Call clients to check on their well-being, remind them of appointments, or simply brighten their day.

VOLUNTEER DRIVER:

Volunteer drivers provide transportation for those unable to drive themselves.

VICTIMS SERVICES VOLUNTEER:

Position Description:

  • (1) Calling clients to follow up on their progress after they have been given referrals, ensure their needs are met.
  • (2) Accompaniment to court, including court orientation and crown council introductions
  • (3) Possible extra support on a call-out
  • (4) Understanding how to document all incidents and keep all RCMP files up to date as well as informing members of updates on victims involved
  • (5) Supporting victims while they are giving an audio recorded statement of the crime they have been a victim of
  • (6) Familiarizing themselves with the communities needs and giving information when needed

 

If you are interested in Volunteering with Lower Similkameen Community Services Society, please contact

Coordinator of Volunteers at 250 499 2352