Volunteer at the SRC

The SRC is the go-to centre for seniors’ information in Metchosin. We connect people with information, resources, and referral services, be it recreation, housing options, home help, navigating the health care system, caregiver support groups, legal resources, transportation, social support, emergency preparedness, and more.

Volunteers provide:

Drives to medical, dental, eye appointments, social events | Drives for groceries | Friendly visits | Friendly phone calls | Peer listening | Computer help

A small commitment of your time yields a huge contribution to the seniors in our community! About ¼ of the local population is aged 65+. Volunteering helps seniors live independently in Metchosin. Volunteers give the gifts of time, care and kindness. One drive, one visit, one call at a time.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer drivers provide a reliable, friendly and affordable form of transportation for seniors to their appointments or to grocery shop, helping to break down some of the barriers in accessing such. These driving services could include driving the Better at Home registered seniors to medical appointments, or occasional Better at Home community event. Drivers should not think of their service as a ‘taxi cab’, but as an opportunity to connect to the senior and to provide an easy and hassle-free way for them to access these community connections. Learn more>>

Friendly Visits in Person and By Phone

Friendly Volunteers plays a vital role in alleviating the negative effects of social isolation. As a volunteer, you provide emotional support and social contact to a person who has become, or is in danger of becoming, socially isolated. Volunteers help to improve the senior’s quality of life, assist them to stay independent and increase their self-confidence.

Download the Volunteer Application Form