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District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS) delivers over 30 programs in service to kids, teens, adults & seniors living in Parksville, Nanoose Bay, and Qualicum Beach. Follow our latest news.

SOS Fall Newsletter

SOS is working to continue meeting needs despite the challenges brought on by this pandemic.We're excited to share some wonderful new initiatives in this newsletter that will help us develop a reliable source of funding into the future. We also share some program...

Summer Family Fun for SOS!

Interested in supporting our community and having some fun this summer? We need your help to restart our programs for children, youth and families! Consider hosting an event this summer with proceeds going to SOS. Click here to have a look at the 2-page flyer for...

Thrift Shop reopens June 15

We are very excited to welcome our Thrift Shop customers and donors back to resume treasure hunting and donation drop-offs on June 15! Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to work through the challenges that have come with the COVID-19...

Working together to support seniors

SOS continues to take care of local seniors through the COVID-19 crisis thanks to support from the community and our partners. “Without my prescription I can’t sleep at night, I have terrible nightmares,” said Valdis, a SOS Seniors’ Advocacy Services (SAS) client....

Income Tax Program goes virtual

SOS has restarted the Income Tax program. Thanks to community support, SOS continues to offer a number of essential services to local residents. Low income residents who need assistance filing basic tax returns can now call SOS at 250-248-2093 to set up a virtual...

Fundraiser by renowned artists

Renowned local artists Ken Kirkby and Nana Cook are fundraising to help SOS distribute food to neighbours in need. The fundraiser features 50 works of art by the two artists, selling for a fraction of the cost they would normally be sold for. All pieces in the...

The Grateful Heart

Please click here or on the heart below to open a larger version with cut lines. Thank you for your support!...

April 2 COVID-19 Update

SOS services are available to residents who are feeling the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are struggling to buy food or medicine, you can call us for assistance. Residents who are in need of counselling services can now access our Counselling...

SOS Spring 2020 Newsletter

SOS is committed to supporting seniors. Although the Thrift Shop and SOS Community Services Centres are closed to the public, we are here to help. Please see the message above for essential services offered. Please click here or on the image below to view our...

SOS offering essential services only

SOS has had to make some difficult decisions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be offering some essential services to residents. The Thrift Shop and both Community Services Centres are now closed and most programs are suspended. The Meals on Wheels...

SOS Thrift Shop closed due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SOS Thrift Shop has been closed until further notice, and unfortunately, we are not able to accept any donations at this time. Please keep your donations and then drop them off to us when we are able to reopen. As our lifeline and...

SOS CHILD, YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

SOS CHILD, YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR Duties & Responsibilities: Coordinates and facilitates early years, youth & family group programs that promote engagement and positive development through strong relationship building with participants....

THRIFT SHOP OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

THRIFT SHOP OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR Duties & Responsibilities: Provides hands on supervision of all Merchandisers and Shipper/Receivers to ensure effective operations of the Thrift Shop. Maintains a high degree of organization to ensure an efficient flow of...

THRIFT SHOP SHIPPER/RECEIVER

THRIFT SHOP SHIPPER/RECEIVER Duties & Responsibilities: Transports donations from loading bay to pricing/sorting room. Operates/assists on Thrift Shop truck.  Sorts, labels, and prices donations.   Qualifications & Skills:  Training and/or experience in...