Call Renee Caulder at 250-248-2093 ext. 230 to inquire or get started as a Volunteer
Join one of the largest volunteer organizations in your community, offering over 30 programs and services! Become part of the greatest volunteer team and make an impact by volunteering your time.
SOS Thrift Shop
3.5 hours a week, either am or pm. Your support helps fund more than 30 vital community programs and services! 95 cents on every dollar collected goes back into our community. Looking to volunteer as a couple? This is a great opportunity. The Thrift Shop is in need of cashiers on a variety of days. Morning shift 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Afternoon shift - 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.
Better At Home
Drivers – Take clients to non-medical appointments: hairdresser, banking, personal shopping etc. The program drives clients between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Grocery Bus/Shopping Attendants – Help seniors read labels, reach for items etc. and sit with them for a coffee break before heading home. Offered in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Meals on Wheels
Kitchen volunteers are needed to help prepack meal bags for program drivers to deliver. Program runs Monday/Wednesday/Friday and time commitment is from 9:45 am – 11:15 am.
This popular program helps our seniors connect with others, socialize and attend outings. Kitchen and hospitality volunteers are needed to help prepare and provide a light lunch to group participants in this interactive program. This program is offered in both Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Want to help us plan our entry into local parades, decorate and/or walk with us and hand out goodies? We have lots of fun at these events, and it helps raise awareness of SOS.
SOS Child, Youth & Family Programs
Kitchen help - Prepare light snacks for after school groups. Children and youth look forward to nutritious snacks and meals in our programs. Approximate hours are from 2 pm – 5:15 pm. This includes food preparation and kitchen clean up. The programs are offered in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Kitchen help as a Couple - Help prepare nutritious snacks or full meals for our participants. This is a fun way to connect as a couple and support our community! Come out to volunteer your culinary skills and have dinner too! Programs vary from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm (not including prep time).
Kids Movement Program – Male and Female Mentors needed in this activity based after school program for children age group 9 – 11 years old. Will have direct interaction with children to help encourage activity participation, help build self esteem and inspire confidence. This program is offered in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.