• Help: Connect with and learn about older adults, and bring hope to those who are lonely, isolated, or struggling with low income.

  • Give: Our volunteers enjoy a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment for giving their time to help others.

  • Grow: As a volunteer you'll have ample opportunities to develop new skills, and even explore a new career.

Volunteer Receptionist

Intent of Program

To be the first point of contact for those coming into the office or phoning the office. Maintaining professionalism, efficiency, and good communication skills.

Duties

• Answering and directing phone calls. Taking messages.
• Enforcing all COVID19 protocol to clients and guests.
• Greeting the public, identifying their needs, and notifying the appropriate staff member.
• Assisting staff with general office work.
• Checking the Outlook calendar for up to date information on staff schedules.
• Becoming familiar with programs and services we provide to better assist clients.
• Sign in and out using the administration sign in book at Reception.

Qualifications

• Current mandate requires in-person volunteers must be under the COVID19 vulnerable age of 60.
• Ability to communicate with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and individuals in crisis.
• Comfortable dealing with a high volume of calls.
• Ability to understand and be understood in English.
• Capable of dealing with people in a calm, professional and empathetic manner, both in person and over the phone.
• Office experience an asset. Comfortable with multi-tasking.
• Ability to follow appropriate office etiquette.
• Basic computer skills~internet searches preferred.
• Ability to work independently.
• Effectively able to multi-task and handle a large number of incoming calls.
• Good Interpersonal Skills: outgoing, friendly, courteous, patient.
• Successfully interact with a variety of individuals who have an assortment of work and communication styles.
• Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
• Punctual and reliable.

Requirements

• Mandatory criminal record check. Must be renewed every 5 years.
• Visual COVID19 health and suitability screening.
• Resident of New Westminster or surrounding area.
• Reference check required.

Hours

• On-call basis, 6-month commitment preferred.
• Shifts available: Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:30.
• On-call shifts are given with at least one-weeks’ notice, unless emergency coverage is needed.

Training required

• Program Training provided by Program Support Worker
• Additional training as necessary

Benefits

• Connecting with People
• Giving Back to the Community

Reports To:

• Program Support Worker (604-520-6621- general mailbox)

Volunteer Receptionist

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Grocery Shopper

**Currently Unavailable**

PROGRAM: Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

VOLUNTEER POSITION: Grocery Shopper

Intent of Program To provide a supported shopping service to seniors unable to do so themselves due to their heightened vulnerability of the COVID19 Virus.

Duties
• Maintain a pre-determined list of up to 4 clients
• Initiate contact with each client and arrange a timeline that suits their needs (ie. Weekly/Bi-weekly)
• Take clients order via email or telephone
• Purchase groceries and deliver to client’s door

Qualifications
• Current mandate states in-person volunteers must be under the COVID19 vulnerable age of 60.
• Ability to understand and be understood in English.
• Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
• Ability to work independently.
• Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
• Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
• Punctual and reliable.
• Detail orientated.
• Be in good physical and mental health.

Requirements
• Visual COVID19 health and safety screening
• Drivers must have a current driver’s license and abstract
• Must have own vehicle, clean and in good repair
• Mandatory criminal record check. Must be renewed every 5 years.
• Provide reference checks

Commitment
• Minimum 2-month commitment

Training
• Volunteer Orientation

Benefits
• Connecting with People
• Giving Back to the Community
• Mileage reimbursement

Reports To
• Program Support Worker (604-520-6621)
• Support Services Supervisor (604-520-6621 X 110)

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Santa for Seniors Meal Delivery Driver

**Currently Unavailable**

Program: Santa for Seniors

Intent of Program:

To deliver hot Christmas dinners and cards that have been purchased for seniors by members of the general public .

Duties

• The Driver and/or Runner picks up the meal and route at SSSBC office.
• Delivers the food to the client’s home following route plan.
• Practice safe driving.
• Return undeliverable items to SSSBC before 4:00 on delivery day.
• Records kilometers used and submits to Program Support Worker for reimbursement.

Qualifications

• Competent navigator
• Ability to understand and be understood in English
• Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient
• Ability to work independently
• Capacity to maintain confidentiality
• Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner
• Punctual and reliable
• Be in good physical and mental health
• Able to consistently drive defensively and obey traffic laws and speed limits
• Willingness to drive without distractions (Cell phone, texting, ear pods, eating while driving)

Requirements

• Criminal record check mandatory
• Provide reference checks
• Have a minimum five years of driving experience
• Have access to a phone
• Must have own vehicle~clean and in good repair
• Be responsible for the upkeep and safety of the vehicle
• Able to provide a smoke free environment
• $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage
• Driver’s License – a copy is required.

Training required

• Virtual Volunteer Orientation

Benefits

• Annual Volunteer Appreciation
• Mileage reimbursement

Reports To

• Program Support Worker (604-520-6621)

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Meals on Wheels Pick-Up Driver

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program:

To pick up the meals from Starlight Casino and deliver them to SSS. This program enables seniors to live independently in the community and provides them with a nutritional meal.

Duties

  • Arrive at SSS to pick up containers and MOW binder
  • Drive to Starlight Casino in Queensborough to pick up meals
  • Deliver meals to clients in the Queensborough area
  • Meet volunteer MOW team in designated area (Sushi Ki parking lot, next to SSS) to transfer meals and binder
  • Maintains and submits mileage sheet.

Qualifications

  • Competent navigator and driver
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Willingness to drive without distractions (cell phone, texting, ear pods, eating while driving)
  • Able to consistently drive defensively and obey traffic laws and speed limits
  • Ability to be understand and understood in English

Requirements

  • Criminal record check mandatory
  • Provide reference checks
  • Drivers must have a current driver’s license and provide driver’s abstract
  • Must have own vehicle-clean and in good repair
  • Able to provide a smoke free environment
  • $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage
  • Have a minimum five years of driving experience
  • Responsible for ensuring insurance is renewed on a yearly basis
  • Have access to a phone
  • Calling in if unable to make it in for a scheduled shiftBe responsible for the upkeep and safety of the vehicle

Commitment

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Flexible schedule. Program Operates Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:45am – 10:30am

Training

  • Site Volunteer Orientation & Training
  • Program Orientation provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Compensation

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services  or the Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs

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Meals on Wheels Driver

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program:

To deliver nutritional meals to the client’s door. Supports seniors to live independently in the community.

Duties:

  • The Drive and/or Runner picks up the food and program binder at SSS
  • Delivers the food to the client’s home following route plan
  • If no runner is available, assist clients to open cartons and cut up food, if necessary
  • Monitor any significant changes in the client’s health or well being
  • Inform the Supervisor of Support Services of undelivered meals, concerns about a client or any concerns relating to meal delivery
  • Return cartons to SSS and program binder to SSS
  • Maintains and submits mileage sheet.

Qualifications:

  • Competent navigator and driver
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner
  • Punctual and reliable

Requirements:

  • Criminal record check mandatory
  • Provide reference checks
  • Drivers must have a current driver’s license and abstract
  • Must have own vehicle that is clean, in good repair and able to provide a smoke free environment
  • $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage

Commitment required

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Flexible schedule. Monday to Friday. Approximately 10:00am-12:00pm.

Training required

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services or the Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs

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Meals on Wheels Runner

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

Assists the MOW driver deliver nutritious meals to client’s homes. This program assists seniors to live independently at home.

Duties

  • Pick up the food from the MOW pick-up driver at a designated distribution location (Sushi Ki parking lot, next door to SSS).
  • Deliver meals to client’s home.
  • Assist clients to open cartons and cut up food, if necessary.
  • Socialize with client, check in.
  • Monitor any significant changes in the clients’ health or well-being
  • Inform the Supervisor of Support Services of undelivered meals, concerns about a client or any concerns relating to meal delivery.
  • Return cartons to SSS and program binder to SSS.

Qualifications

  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide Reference Checks

Commitment

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Flexible schedule. Monday to Friday. Approximately 10:00am-12:00pm.

Training

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Report To

  • Supervisor Support Services (604-520-6621)
  • Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs (604-520-6621)

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Medical Transportation Driver

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

To provide assistance and transportation for seniors to and from their medical appointments.

Duties

  • Arrive at client’s home as scheduled.
  • Enter client’s home to give necessary mobility assistance from home to vehicle.
  • Engage in conversation with client.
  • Accompany client to the physician/specialist office to assist with mobility.
  • Remain in office until appointment finishes.
  • Drive client back home, assist with mobility as necessary.
  • Maintain and submit mileage/parking sheets.
  • Report any issues/concerns to Supervisor Support Services.

Qualifications

  • Competent navigator and driver
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Able to lift walker and/or foldable transport wheelchair into trunk of car.

Requirements

  • Criminal record check mandatory
  • Provide reference checks
  • Drivers must have a current driver’s license and abstract
  • Must have own vehicle. Clean and in good repair. Able to provide a smoke free environment.
  • $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage

Commitment

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Appointments are made Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (occasional evening or Saturday)

Training

  • Site Volunteer Orientation & Training
  • Program Orientation provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Annual Appreciation Event

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services (604-520-6621)
  • Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs (604-520-6621)

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Social Outings Host/Hostess

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

Supports seniors who may be isolated or face barriers to participate in community events, dining out, shopping, recreation, live theatre, musical performances and recreational activities.

Duties

  • Assist the clients on and off the bus as needed.
  • Welcome and introduce new clients.
  • Collect payment/fees from the seniors when necessary.
  • To act as a liaison between SSS clients and community organization, as necessary.
  • Socialize and engage in conversation with clients.
  • Assist clients with their meal/beverage (e.g. cut food, help with condiments), when necessary/applicable.
  • Inform the Coordinator of Volunteer and Social Programs when a client is absent.
  • Assist the bus driver with walkers/wheelchairs and other tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Capable and willing to handle cash (maximum $150).
  • Physically able to help clients on and off the bus.
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment

  • 1-4 shifts/month for approximately 3-5 hours; Days Vary
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

Training

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Free Coffee/Tea/Meal when applicable
  • Free Admission to Events
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Reports To

  • Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs
  • Bus Driver

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Grocery Order Taker

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

To provide a supported shopping service to seniors who find it difficult to shop or do not have others to help them.

Duties

  • Arrive at SSS
  • Make calls from a pre-determined list of Seniors Services Society’s clients.
  • Follow instructions outlined in instructional manual.
  • Input the client’s grocery order using the on-line shopping program.

Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Be in good physical and mental health.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment

  • Monday or Wednesday; 9:00am – 11:00am: On call as needed.
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

Training

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1 shift)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Training and Orientation Session Provided
  • Connecting with People
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Programs

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Friendly Morning Support Caller

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

To provide socialization, emotional support and encouragement to isolated seniors.

Duties

  • From home, contact the clients via telephone.
  • Engage the clients in a friendly, social conversation. Ideally up to 25 minutes long.
  • Provide appointment reminders.
  • Notice any health or emotional changes. Report any issues/concerns to Supervisor of Support Services. Access emergency intervention for client if needed.
  • Make regular entries in the Support Calls log book
  • Communicate closely and regularly with the Program Support Worker.

Qualifications

  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Must be able to use the internet and communicate via email.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Comfortable dealing with emotional issues/topics.
  • Ability to initiate and sustain conversation.
  • Be in good physical and mental health.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check. Must be renewed every 5 years.
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment Required

  • One or more mornings per week; Starting at 9:00am; Approx. 2 – 3 hours
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

Benefits

  • Connecting with People
  • Giving Back to the Community

Training Required

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Reports To

  • Coordinator, Support Services (604-520-6621 x110)
  • Program Support worker (604-520-6621)

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