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Position description: 

Volunteers work one on one with individuals and families coping with difficult situations. They help identify issues, provide practical assistance and connect people with needed community resources.


English Langauage skills.  A 2nd language is an asset.  Be of 19 years or older.  Offer resources and referrals within the community and government agencies.  Provide one on one help to clients with legal issues, housing and tenancy, adoption etc.






If you are looking for a challenging volunteer position and an opportunity to utilize your professional skills, especially in the areas of advocacy or social services work, we would love to hear from you! You'll be a good listener and able to work with diverse populations. Basic computer literacy including ability to research is necessary. Volunteers should be available weekdays, have lived in Canada for a minimum of 5 years and be familiar with Canadian social and legal systems. Fluency in English is required, and additional language skills an asset.

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

40 hours of communication skills, crisis intervention and knowledge-based training, including over 20 hours of specialized training in advocacy skills and information about community services. Job shadowing also provided.
• School and job references
• Gain communication and advocacy skills
• Learn about resources in the community
• Gain experience in poverty/family law issues
• One-on-one contact with clients
Requires police records check Coffee / Tea provided

How to apply: 
Application form available on website at
Contact person: 
Karamjit Jagdeo, Coordinator, Outreach & Advocacy
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Family & Children
Law, Advocacy & Politics
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
13 Aug 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Chimo Community Services
120-7000 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5