Volunteer

Share in community!

 

We have several volunteer opportunities available to suit a wide range of interests and skill sets.  Join one of our Volunteer teams today!

food drive volunteers

Youth and Family Support

Relationship based volunteering through recreation and social activities.

 

 

Youth Mentoring Program 

The Youth Mentoring Program pairs volunteer adult mentors with individual youth to participate in recreation activities. As a result, new and lasting relationships help youth foster a positive sense of identity and connection.

The Youth Mentoring Program provides opportunities for:

  • Youth to build meaningful relationships with caring adults
  • Youth to develop a positive sense of identity
  • Youth to take part in activities that they enjoy

Please contact Hannah Cochrane at hcochrane@community-connections.ca to learn more about becoming a Volunteer Mentor or…

Youth Activities Volunteer

Come join us working with small groups of kids doing fun activities! The Supported Child Development team work with any aged child and family within the Revelstoke area. Part of our role is to run groups and one to one support for children and youth with diversabilities and their peers.

Examples of group activities we would love to start include:

  • Lunch time elementary and highschool groups during school days (11:50 – 12:40 am)
  • Mini Winter Day Camp for 3 mornings (19-21st December)
  • Afterschool art or cooking groups (from January)

More info on activities:

Lunch Time Group Volunteer

The role includes facilitating elementary or high school kids in varying activities depending on the aim of the group. This could be basketball, board games, or other sports or games. The aims of our groups are to support social and life skills within a fun and safe environment.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 2 weeks at a time to help give consistency to the children and youth we work with in this setting.

 

 

Mini Winter Day Camp

The volunteers will help the Coordinator facilitate activities such as:

  • Skiing/snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Sledding
  • Snow fort building etc.

The kids are fun and enthusiastic and excited to learn new skills so it should be a blast!

Ideally volunteers would be available for 2-3 days to help make this group happen!

After School Groups

We are hoping to create a cooking and or art group during winter from January onwards. If you love art and or cooking and would like to help get this group off the ground we’d love to hear from you!

 

Please contact Emma Gibson at egibson@community-connections.ca to learn more or…

Senior Support

The Better at Home program aims to support seniors independently remain in their homes and connected to their community through volunteer involvement.

better at home logo and photo

We are looking for volunteers with weekly or sporadic time commitment. The volunteer opportunities that are in most demand are:

Friendly Visitor – Visit weekly with a senior for a time of shared interests and conversation. This helps with isolation and fosters great community. Some examples are: going for a coffee, a walk or drive, going to music or a movie. You can be creative with this time and schedule it so it works with your schedule.

Yard work – Assist seniors only with aspects of yard work that they are not able to do for themselves. For instance: lawn mowing, gardening, raking leaves.

Other opportunities are available on an as needed basis.

More information about the Better at Home program can be found in our Revelstoke brochure.

If you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities with the Better at Home Program please email Deborah at dhogan@community-connections.ca or…

Food Programming

Our Outreach Centre at 416 2nd St West, Revelstoke, is the home base for our Food Programs and our volunteers are the heart of the programs!

The Neighbourhood Kitchen

The Neighbourhood Kitchen makes meals, utilizing Food Recovery items, that are distributed through our Food Bank or other social programs in the community. Come out and help for as little or long as you can and help connect community through food. We are looking for volunteers with weekly or sporadic time commitment.

The volunteer opportunities are:

Monday (9am - 1pm): Food Bank Meals & School Breakfast Program Baking

Helping construct and portion meals made from food recovery items for distribution in the food bank and baking for the school breakfast programs.

Wednesday (9am - 12pm & 2-4pm): Food Bank Meals & Hot Lunch Fundraiser Prep

Helping make and portion meals for the food bank evening distribution time, as well as preparing items for Thursday Hot Lunch Fundraiser.

Thursday (9am - 1pm): Hot Lunch Fundraiser

Help make hot lunch fundraiser items and package them for our 11:30am – 1pm service time.

Friday (9am - 12pm): Food Bank Meals

Portioning of items left from the Hot Lunch Fundraiser and processing any food recovery items we get into items we give out right away, or use in meals the following week.

If you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities with the Kitchen please email kitchen@community-connections.ca or…

Food Bank

Community Connections Food Bank is a household food support program offered to anyone experiencing a level of food insecurity. In conjunction with the Food Bank, we run a Food Recovery Program which not only supplies the Food Bank but alleviates food waste in our community by keeping good food out of the landfill and filling fridges instead.

 

Food bank volunteers

The Food Bank wouldn’t exist without our hard-working volunteers. They are the heart of the program. We would like to thank them for their years of dedication and investment into the prosperity of the program.

Volunteering for the Food Bank is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people and help reduce food waste first hand! There are a number ways to get involved as a Food Bank volunteer:

Food Recovery and Distribution

We distribute food to the public three times a week. This means we need volunteers before, during and after Food Bank distribution to help us deliver the program. Those volunteering do a variety of tasks such as:

  • Unload, weigh and sort incoming food recovery to prepare it for distribution
  • Portion down bulk food
  • Work in the market area during distribution times to stock shelves, welcome clients, assist shoppers as needed and pack hampers
  • Clean up and reset at the end of the distribution

Food Recovery and Distribution volunteers are needed weekly on Mondays and Fridays between 9:30 – 1pm and on Wednesdays between 3:30- 6pm. Being able to lift 40lbs is an asset. We ask for a weekly or bi-weekly commitment.

Hamper Delivery

We delivery food hampers to community members who face barriers to accessing the Food Bank in person or do not have anyone to collect food for them. We offer delivery only as volunteer drivers become available, so there is often a client waiting list to receive hampers. Hamper delivery volunteers must have their own vehicle.

 Hampers are packed and delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, weekly. Volunteers are expected to delivery between the hours of 11am – 2pm Monday and Friday, or 4pm – 6pm Wednesdays. We ask for a weekly or bi-weekly commitment.

Food Drives and Fundraising Events

These volunteer positions are good for those who cannot offer a weekly or bi-weekly commitment. Events such as the annual Spring and Fall Food Drive or the December Holiday Program require many hands. We often seek volunteers during the weeks preceding the event.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for this kind of volunteer call-out, or email us to be added to our volunteer email list.

If you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities with the Food Bank please email Hannah:  hwhitney@community-connections.ca or…

“Watching otherwise wasted food be distributed, repurposed, or used for animal feed gives me hope. I love sharing recipes and food processing ideas with volunteers and those accessing the food bank; it helps me feel like I’m part of something good. Most importantly, it helps me understand food systems and the impact of what each of us can do in our daily lives to reduce waste. I’ve been a volunteer with the program for 5 years, so to see the program blossom is really special. It has and always will be one of the highlights of my week.”

Theresa Hamilton

Food Bank Volunteer

“There is no better way to be involved in your community.”

Sarah Bramen

Food Bank Volunteer

Ready to volunteer?

 

Apply below to get the ball rolling!

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We're here for you! For more information or to speak with someone, 

  • Visit the office
  • Call 250-837-2920
  • E-mail us at info@community-connections.ca

 

Main Office

Box 2880, 314 Second St East,
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

Hours
Mon to Thurs 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm

Outreach Building

Box 2880, 416 Second St West
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

Outreach Hours

Food Pick Up

Monday 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 4pm - 6pm

Friday 10am - 12pm

Drop In

Monday 10-1

Wednesday 3-6

Friday 10-12

 

Contact Us

Phone: 250 837 2920
Fax: 250 837 2909
info@community-connections.ca