• 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.

Board of Directors

**OPEN**

Position Summary:

The Board will support the work of the Seniors Services Society (SSSBC) by providing leadership and strategic governance which is congruent with the vision and mission of the society. Directors must act honestly and in good faith and in the best interests of the Society and exercise the care, diligence, and skill of a reasonably prudent person in exercising the powers and performing the functions of a Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attend and prepare for all Board, Committee, training, and planning sessions;
  • Develop and monitor SSSBC governance policies;
  • Plan for the future of the Society (strategic planning);
  • Ensure the organization complies with the laws governing the Society;
  • Ensure there is adequate funding to carry out the goals of the Society;
  • Appoints members of committees;
  • Ensure proper functioning of committees, recruitment of new board members, and orientations;
  • Evaluate the success and performance of the Society’s programs and committees;
  • Evaluate the Chief Executive Officer every year;
  • Evaluate the board’s performance;
  • Participate in any committees or task forces when required;
  • Declare any conflict of interest arising;

While day-to-day operations are led by the Society’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership. The appropriate involvement of the Board of Directors is both critical and expected. Directors are accountable to the members of the Society.

Society Profile:

Seniors Services Society of BC is a non-profit agency located in New Westminster, BC which provides support services for seniors in New Westminster to live independently, as well as housing information across BC and housing outreach services for seniors in the Lower Mainland. Our Mission: To connect adults 60+ with individual support and housing navigation services to enhance their lives.

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Please submit your resumes to Alison at alison@sssbc.ca. For questions, visit www.sssbc.ca/volunteer or call (604) 520 6621.

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Grocery Order Taker

**OPEN**

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

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

Qualifications

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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

  • A mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide reference checks (2 professional references-not family members)

Commitment

  • Monday or Wednesday; 9:00 am – 11:00 am: 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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Medical Transportation Driver

**OPEN**

 

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 the client.
  • Accompany client to the physician/specialist office to assist with mobility.
  • Remain in the office until the 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.
  • Covid-19 Protocol- disinfect the vehicle before and after usage.

Qualifications

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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 the trunk of the car.
  • Double vaccinated (Recommended)

Requirements

  • Criminal record check mandatory
  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide reference checks (2 professional references-not family members)
  • Drivers must have a current driver’s license and abstract
  • Proof of insurance with $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage
  • Recommend at least double vaccination for COVID-19 due to interaction with elder clients
  • Must have own vehicle. Clean and in good repair. Able to provide a smoke-free environment.
Commitment
  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Appointments are made Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (occasional evening or Saturday)
Training
  • Orientation provided
  • 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)
  • Volunteer Coordinator (604-520-6621)

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Social Outings Host/Hostess

**OPEN**

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 organizations, 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

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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

  • A 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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Volunteer Translator/Interpreter

**OPEN**

Volunteer Role Title: Volunteer Translator/Interpreter
Location: Remote/Online/Email

We are looking for volunteers who can translate English documents and provide simple language interpretation between English and one (or more) of the following languages:

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Time Commitment:
  • Varies

Requirements

  • A mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide reference checks (2 professional references-not family members)
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Translate the documents provided in a reasonable amount of time and/or inform the program navigator if you have questions or need support.
  • Report to the program navigator (by email or phone) about the status of the translation and the time spent working on the translation.
  • Respect confidentiality. No information is to be shared with anyone other than the program navigator.

Skills:

  • Knowledgeable of any of the language(s) listed above.
  • Able to read, speak, and write any of the languages listed above.
  • Honest, reliable, professional, detail-oriented.
  • Computer literate, particularly with Microsoft Office.

Benefits

  • Connecting with People
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Reports To

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

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Light Housekeeping Volunteer Coordinator

**OPEN**

Intent of Program

The light housekeeping volunteer is responsible for calling light housekeeping clients to confirm the cleaning appointment and send report to the Better at Home Coordinator.

Duties:

  • Call clients 3-4 days before their cleaning appointment.
  • Report back to Better at Home Coordinator

Qualifications

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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.

Requirements

  • A mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment

  • As needed, TBD
  • Minimum 6-month commitment

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Friendly Morning Support Caller

**OPEN**

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 on tracking form to report dates/times of contact for program data collection
  • Communicate regularly with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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 while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Ability to initiate and sustain a conversation
  • Be in good physical and mental health

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide reference checks (2 professional references-not family members)

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
  • Overview of role provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Reports To

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

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Volunteer Event Coordinator

**CLOSED**

Job Description: Volunteer Event Coordinator

Job purpose:
Working in collaboration with a fundraising committee, CEO, and Resource Development Officer, a Volunteer Event Coordinator will provide leadership in planning, coordinating, and executing fundraising events and will be the principal conduit through which all event planning communications are handled.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Coordinating fundraising events that involve decision-making input on external resources, managing event processes, coordinating meetings, managing event budgets
  • Development of media, marketing materials, announcements, photo opportunities, and social media marketing for special events
  • Maintaining, organizing, and managing existing events from concept to completion, ensuring they operate smoothly, and efficiently and generate maximum revenue and exposure
  • Working alongside event-related committees as required
  • Coordinating guest lists, food service arrangements, décor planning, staffing of volunteers and all necessary preparations for each event

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary diploma required, preference for a post-secondary degree in a related field (marketing, public relations, event planning)
  • Personable and able to develop a positive rapport with individuals while maintaining a strong sense of professionalism
  • Demonstrate a high level of flexibility coupled with sound judgment; discreet and able to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision; work independently on several projects concurrently
  • Excellent written and oral interpersonal communication skills; media relations experience is an asset. The ability to attract Sponsorships is an asset.
  • Excellent project management, prioritizing, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Experience in planning and implementing events with attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills are a must; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher is required.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals (ranging from SSSBC management, corporate leaders, staff and volunteers) and be self-motivated

Working conditions:

  • Must be available to supervise and attend special events during evening and/or weekends
  • Must be able to work in a busy, at times hectic environment with distractions
  • Must be comfortable in an office environment and able to work with several people at once

Please send ALL the following documents to be considered as a candidate:

1) Resume/CV
2) Cover letter explaining how you meet each of the qualifications,
3) a 3-4 paragraph statement explaining your understanding of vulnerable older adults as it relates to this community.

To: Nipa Bhalla, Resource Development Officer
or email (pdf please) to: nipa@sssbc.ca

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Volunteer Receptionist

**CLOSED**

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 protocols 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

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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 is 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 the 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)

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Santa for Seniors Meal Delivery Driver

**CLOSED**

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

• 20 Years of Age or older
• 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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Better at Home Intake Supporter

**CLOSED**

Intent of Program

To call seniors on the Better at Home waitlist and provide an intake for the light housekeeping program.

Duties:

  • Be able to explain the Better at Home and/or SSSC programs to seniors, such as frequency, cost, times, etc.
  • Fill out intake forms. (The form will be simplified to make the intake faster.)
  • Instruct seniors to send the latest income summary, such as Notice of Assessment or Tax Summary, to Better at Home Coordinator.
  • Report back to Better at Home Coordinator regarding the intake.

Qualifications

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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

  • A mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment

  • As needed, TBD
  • Minimum 6-month commitment

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Meals on Wheels Runner

**CLOSED**

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

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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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Meals on Wheels Pick-Up Driver

**CLOSED**

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

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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

**CLOSED**

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:

  • 20 Years of Age or older
  • 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

Apply Now