THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society.
Big Brother: Brothers are men over the age of 18, who provide fun and friendship for boys, ages seven to 12, who have limited-to-no contact with their fathers. Big and Little Brothers do a wide variety of no-cost, low-cost activities of their choice like hiking, biking, swimming, movies, listen to music or simply just hanging out.
Information services: A volunteer is needed to provide emotional support, referral, and information on diabetes for individuals or families through a telephone support line and walk-in centre. Volunteers will also provide customers with appropriate referrals to association staff or community resources.
Distress services: The Crisis Centre is looking for caring, dedicated people to volunteer for their 24/7 Distress Services. Distress Services volunteers answer calls from people in crisis on the regional distress line. They also answer calls from the B.C. wide crisis number 1-800-SUICIDE. Volunteers work on the YouthInBC.com web-based hotline for youth in crisis by conducting one-on-one chats with youth requesting support.
School tutor: A volunteer will work with a group or individual students in classroom in all subject areas for approximately two hours a week. Volunteers are needed for English, math, socials and science.
Driver: Harvest Project is looking for volunteer drivers. Volunteers will pick up donated food from donors and deliver it to clients.
If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.