Linda Marshall and Helen Bertrand with Chilliwack Bowls of Hope grab buns, milk and soup for delivery at a local school. They are just two of the thousands of volunteers who make Chilliwack a better place. (Jessica Peters/ Progress File)

Finding time to volunteer in Chilliwack

Chilliwack has countless organizations looking for volunteers to help them

Chillliwack would come to a standstill without the commitment of local volunteers. They are the heart of every non-profit organization, and the driving force behind every community event.

But there is always room for more help. If you are considering becoming a volunteer, and are just looking for the right organization to pair up with, check out Volunteer Fraser Valley at www.volunteerfv.com.

Here is a listing of just a sample of the many Chilliwack organizations that rely on volunteer help:

Chilliwack Resource Centre

They connect people in need with local resources, providing year-round information about local community services and resources.

604-702-9595

www.cwkresourcecentre.com

Volunteer Fraser Valley

Growing volunteerism in the Valley by connecting volunteers with opportunities and educating the non profit sector in volunteer management.

604-819-1817

www.volunteerfv.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley

Facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

www.mentoringworks.ca

Canucks Autism Network

The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides year-round sports and recreation programs for individuals and families living with autism, while increasing awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.

www.canucksautism.ca

Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society

Provides soup and other hot lunch items, along with milk and fruit, to 19 schools within the Chilliwack School District. Through donations from businesses, community partners, and the public, 680 children in need receive over 12,700 bowls of soup each month.

www.chilliwackbowlsofhope.com

Chilliwack Community Services – Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings is a program for pregnant mothers and offers support six months after the baby’s birth. The focus is on building a healthy baby through support around nutrition, healthy lifestyle and infant care.

604-701-4978 ext. 5

www.comserv.bc.ca/better-beginings

Chilliwack Public Health

Manages a range of volunteer programs from patient, resident and visitor support roles to fundraising activities.

604-702-4900

www.fraserhealth.ca/about-us/volunteer

Sardis Door Way

Supporting High risk and single mothers and their young children since 1987.

604-819-6556

www.sardisdoorway.com

Ann Davis Transition Society

Provides education, prevention and support services to those affected by abuse or violence.

604-792-2760 ext. 201

www.anndavis.org

Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven

A registered non-profit no-kill animal welfare organization

604-794-SAFE (7233)

www.thesafehaven.ca/volunteers.asp

Chilliwack SPCA

Protects and enhances the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

604-823-6612

www.spca.bc.ca/branches/chilliwack/about

Chilliwack Community Arts Council

Offers community events and arts programming for kids and adults throughout Chilliwack.

604-769-2787

chilliwackartscouncil.com

Chilliwack Community Services – Immigrant Services

Immigrant Services helps newcomers be part of the community.

604-393-3251

www.comserv.bc.ca/immigrant-services

Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Manages four different groups of volunteers, in guest services, technical work, program volunteers and office volunteers.

604-392-8000

www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Chilliwack Hospice Society

Chilliwack Hospice Society has a variety of volunteer opportunities, in their office, at the thrift store, at events and fundraisers, and working with clients and patients.

604-795-4660 ext. 222

www.chilliwackhospice.org/Volunteer

Correctional Service of Canada

1-800-790-4531

Email: cindy.waters@csc-scc.gc.ca

Operation Red Nose

Helping people get home safely, along with their vehicles, through the winter holiday season.

Email: chilliwack@operrationrednose.com

Chilliwack Community Services – Better at Home

604-393-3251 ext. 240

www.comserv.bc.ca/seniors-advocate

Chilliwack Community Services – Community Drivers

Community Drivers provide safe, reliable and sensitive door-to-door transportation to medical and other appointments in the Fraser Valley, from Hope to Vancouver.

604-393-3251

www.comserv.bc.ca/community-drivers

Chilliwack Community Services – Meals on Wheels

Home delivery of fresh or frozen nutritious meals to individuals who, because of age, illness or disability, cannot prepare adequate meals for themselves.

604-793-7242

www.comserv.bc.ca/meals-on-wheels

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors

Volunteers are essential to good health for seniors in Chilliwack, and volunteers are fully trained.

604-793-7204

chilliwackseniorpeercounsellors.org