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An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. ~ The World Health Organization

A decade ago, the World Health Organization announced the development of the Age-friendly Communities framework. 2016 marks a pivotal milestone in this global movement to create inclusive, welcoming communities for people of all ages.

So far, 287 worldwide communities are recognized as being “age-friendly” with Metchosin, proudly, one of 36 communities in B.C., with a Provincial Age-friendly Recognition Award.

The Metchosin Seniors Association (MSA) has aligned with this vision for Metchosin, and we continue to role model “age-friendly” for many other communities, especially those in the Westshore, with an increased number of dedicated volunteers.

Seniors’ Resource Centre Support Volunteers are willing and able to provide anything from transportation for our seniors, to basic companionship, perhaps answering phone enquiries, or supporting any of our many programs or special projects offered throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are varied and the time commitment is designed to meet your needs and schedule.

We are always looking for local volunteers to lend time to our members, board or programs.

  • Board volunteer
  • Driving to and from appointments
  • Committee volunteer
  • Fundraising volunteer
  • Grocery shopping
  • Library book pick up and return
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Phone calls
  • Program volunteer
  • Resource info updates
  • Member services and programs
  • Reception
  • Special events

Local Service Providers are qualified and commendable professionals who can be recommended to our members and users. Quality service providers conduct business in our local community and are able to communicate directly with, and deliver specific business services for a fee, to meet the special needs of our senior members.

We are looking for the following local Service Providers to deliver services to our members.

  • Carpenter
  • Chef
  • Companion
  • Computer Repair
  • Driver
  • Electrician
  • Family Support Worker
  • Financial Planner
  • Gardener
  • Hairdresser
  • Handy Person
  • House Cleaner
  • House Keeper
  • Landscaper
  • Massage Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Personal Shopper
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Professional Organizer
  • Real Estate Professional
  • Respite Caregiver
  • Yard Care Maintenance