Society of Organized Services
SOS Volunteers and Community Partners are the essence of SOS. The local commitment to helping make our District a secure, supported and inclusive community is strong, and evident at SOS.
Annually, over 250 volunteers contribute knowledge and expertise to SOS Programs and the Thrift Shop’s growing success. It is for that reason that we are able to offer so many important community programs and services. Your Volunteer time at SOS is fun and flexible. Volunteering in your community can easily fit any schedule or lifestyle.
Come and join us at SOS, volunteer for the success of our community, whether it’s just one hour or several hours every week/month. We’ll introduce you to our team, give you an excellent orientation and training, and welcome you to the SOS family.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Join our amazing team of caring volunteers! For more information, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-248-2093 ext. 230.
SOS Admin Office
Assisting the SOS Admin team with a variety of office tasks.
SOS Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Income Tax Preparers
Preparation of basic income tax returns for low-income individuals and families. The program works in conjunction with the Revenue Canada Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.
Income Tax Reception
Greet clients that are scheduled for an appointment in the Income Tax program.
Income Tax Registration
Register qualified clients into the Income Tax program.
Meals on Wheels Program
Working in a small team to package up meals for delivery to clients.
Deliver hot meals to clients in District 69.
Seniors Connecting Program (PKV & QB)
Event Room Set Up / Take down
Set up and take down meeting room, chairs, tables, podium, and audio-visual presentation equipment.
Prepare and serve food and refreshments for program participants. This may include snacks, coffee, tea and/or other refreshments. Typically, no cooking is involved.
Oceanside Better at Home Program
Help seniors maintain their independence and social interaction by visiting once per week either in person or by phone.
Grocery Bus Volunteer
Assist seniors with their grocery shopping; reading labels, reaching grocery items off the shelf, help at checkout, help load the bagged groceries onto the bus, develop a friendly relationship with the clients.
Help seniors maintain their independence by delivering groceries to their home.
SOS Thrift Shop
Process sales transactions for customers through the Cash Register. Training provided.
Stock Shelves, Tag and Process Donations
Help in the back, including tagging donations. Assist with getting donations out on the floor.
Child, Youth and Family Programs
Tailor / Stylist in the Teen GradWear Program
Assist youth in finding their outfit by providing guidance for fitting and help with alterations if needed. Put outfits away and set up and take down GradWear clothing displays when program opens and ends.
Baby and Child Helpers
Hold and interact with babies, allowing caregivers to take a break during our Child, Youth and Family programs. Support children with arts and crafts, read books and support them while they play.
Cook in the Weekly Family Night Program
Prepare hot nutritious meals once per week for families (25 – 30 people) that attend our weekly Family Night program. Foodsafe Level 1 required. Cleanup and replenish supplies.
Help facilitate youth program participants’ interaction with each other and encourage their engagement in activities. Help prepare snacks and encourage participants to help clean up afterwards.
Special Events Volunteer
Assist in planning and hosting events, administrative support, set up/take down, and other event-related tasks.
Medical Appointment Transportation Service
Provide Safe and courteous transportation for community residents to and from medical appointments, within District 69.
How can my group get involved at SOS?
SOS’s Community Partner Initiative is an opportunity for businesses and groups of friends to come together as a group and lend a helping hand at SOS.
Volunteering with SOS in this way is a great team-building experience, interesting and fun. Opportunities could involve representing SOS at special events. To host your own event with the proceeds coming to SOS, click here for more information.
How does this support my community?
SOS Thrift Shop is a key funder of SOS programs and services. Thanks to donations, purchases and volunteer assistance, the Thrift Shop supports dozens of vital community programs and services. 95 cents of every dollar raised at the Thrift Shop goes back into this community.
Click below to see a breakdown of where SOS funding comes from, and where that money goes.
We’d Love Your Help!
245 West Hirst Avenue
PO Box 898
Charitable Number: 107021537RR0001
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