Volunteer with Us

Volunteer with Us

Do you have skills, energy and talent to share?

For more than four decades, we’ve counted on volunteers to support us in our efforts to help people and strengthen communities.

For newcomers, volunteering is a great way to help you succeed in Canada. You can gain experience, meet new people, learn about workplace culture norms and improve your communication skills. Are you ready to make a lasting impact? Volunteer with DIVERSEcity’s Volunteer Program!

We can help you find volunteer positions to match your passion, skills and experience. Our volunteers help with everything from leading English conversation circles and computer classes to helping low-income newcomers file their income taxes.

As a DIVERSEcity volunteer, you are truly building a stronger community. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds who are 19+ years of age and located within Surrey, Delta, Langley and Cloverdale.

Contact our volunteer coordinators at 604-597-0205 or volunteer@dcrs.ca to find out about our next Volunteer Orientation Session, or fill out the Volunteer Application Form below.

(In order to avoid errors and delays when filling out the form, we recommend having all your information prepared in advance. You may then copy and paste your answers in the provided sections below.)

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Seniors Volunteer Driver
The Seniors Volunteer Driver supports the Safe Seniors Strong Communities and Better at Home program by driving seniors to key appointments, including transportation to medical appointments. Due to risk, this role currently involves some additional protocols. Volunteers must be available during daytime hours Monday to Friday (but may give their availability to the program coordinators). Volunteers do not need to commit to a regular shift. Rather the volunteers are booked on an on-call basis.

Seniors Meal Support Volunteer
The Seniors Meal Support Volunteer (driver) supports a meal delivery service of hot meals in DIVERSEcity’s partnership with a local temple. The service provides a much-needed hot meal three times per week to seniors who are currently isolating due to COVID-19. As the role involves working closely with staff, volunteers and other community members at our partner temple, we are seeking Punjabi-speaking volunteers for this role. Volunteers must be able to commit for a minimum of three months. Shifts currently available are Mondays and Wednesdays, 3–6 pm.

Seniors Social and Wellness Support Volunteer
The Seniors Social and Wellness Support Volunteer provides different types of social and wellness supports to vulnerable clients in our seniors programs. In the current context, this is in the form of weekly wellness checks to clients.  Future supports, when it is safe to resume group activities, will include face-to-face social interactions with clients (e.g., friendly visiting at seniors’ home, participating alongside seniors in social and recreational activities such as workshops, dancing, art, etc.). Volunteers must be able to commit to one shift/week for a minimum of three months.

Grocery Shopping Volunteer
The Grocery Shopping Volunteer supports the DIVERSEcity Food Security Supports for Vulnerable Seniors and Families during COVID-19 by purchasing for groceries and hamper items on behalf of clients and delivering these directly to families.  Volunteers must be able to commit to one shift/week for a minimum of three months. Shifts currently available are:

  • Grocery shopping on behalf of vulnerable seniors on Wednesdays or Thursdays (volunteer can choose the time based on availability). Shopping lists sent to volunteers on Wednesday mornings.
  • Grocery shopping for hampers for vulnerable families. This is on call based on referrals to DIVERSEcity Food Accessibility Fund for Migrants.

Please note, we have strict protocols in place to ensure the safety of all clients, staff and community members, including volunteers, participating in this service. A successful criminal record check and screening is required to become a volunteer. Volunteers will be reimbursed for the cost of mileage and personal protective equipment (if required).