Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. This includes: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone),  Seniors Advocacy (by phone), Counselling Referral (online), Seniors grocery shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Oceanside Better at Home and BC211), the Homeless Prevention Program and the Income Tax program (by phone). SOS Thrift Shop is open as of June 15, 2020 with limited hours and new procedures to keep you safe. Please visit the Thrift Shop page for more information. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, and volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. Monetary donations are critical at this time to keep our services available. If you are able, please consider donating. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

*Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to suspend our Volunteer program. Once the pandemic is over, we will resume volunteer activities and begin interviewing potential volunteers again. Thank you for your interest!

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.

Seniors Connecting
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.

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.

Volunteer 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.



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