For more than four decades, we’ve counted on volunteers to support us in our mission to inspire belonging in a strong integrated community by empowering newcomers to Canada.
Volunteering is a great way to help you settle in Canada. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our next Volunteer Orientation Session, or fill out the Volunteer Application Form below.
We currently have a high need for volunteers to help us support seniors and our new Together Project.
DIVERSEcity is looking for dedicated volunteers to sign up for the Together Project. This program connects volunteers with newcomer refugee and protected families to help the newcomer families to build stronger and more integrated communities. Volunteers should be able to commit flexible time of three to five hours per month for about six months. Volunteers will be helping newcomer families with practising conversational English skills, navigating services like health care, socializing and learning about Canada and more. Volunteers will be provided training and guidance.
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:
If you are interested, please fill out the form below or email us at email@example.com.
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).
Interested in other volunteering opportunities with DIVERSEcity? Contact our volunteer coordinators at 604-597-0205 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.