Looking for volunteer hours?

Check out these volunteer opportunities with a variety of groups in the Tri-Cities:

Check out these volunteer opportunities with a variety of groups in the Tri-Cities:

• Port Moody Ecological Society, a volunteer-operated educational and training facility, is seeking keen volunteers. Volunteers can be adults or students (over 16) and membership is as low as $5 (students). Hatchery is open every day except Sunday, 9 -11 a.m. There is a range of activities each day but no experience is required — club members will train and guide you. Info: 604-469-9106 or portmoodyecologicalsociety@hotmail.com.

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•  Share Family and Community services is looking for volunteers to work with seniors for its shop by phone and Friendly Visiting programs, and transportation to community resources. Info: kathie.rodway@sharesociety.ca or 604-937-6975.

• BC Angel Dresses is in need of Volunteers in the Tri-Cities. BCAD is a non-profit group of volunteers who collect donated wedding, bridesmaid and grad dresses; volunteer seamstresses transform them into Angel Dresses that are then shipped to hospitals across the province and offered to grieving families at no charge. Group needs dress collectors and seamstresses. Info: www.bcangeldresses.ca.

• KidStart needs volunteer mentors to provide caring and supportive relationships. You must be 21 or older, prepared to accept a young person unconditionally and able to spend three hours a week or more. Mentors are carefully screened and supported, and there are regular training sessions and ongoing support provided by staff. Info: www.kidstart.ca.

• Volunteers wanted for all positions at Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary thrift shop, located at 2811B Shaughnessy St., PoCo; applications available at the store during open hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Sundays.

• Hyde Creek Watershed Society is looking for volunteers to assist with programs and operations; society is made up of volunteers of all ages who donate time that will fit their schedules. A few hours during the month would benefit this group. If you have an interest in helping with hatchery tours, building operations or event planning, email hydecreek.info@gmail.com. Info: www.hydecreek.org.

• Volunteers wanted for Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary Weekend Coffee Program in the main lobby at ERH; openings for both Saturday and Sunday shifts. Info: 604-544-1470.

• The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support are provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit www.options.bc.ca. and follow the link for the crisis line. Next training starts soon.

• PoCoMo Meals on Wheels needs drivers on an ongoing basis. Meals are delivered over the noon hour and training is provided. Info: 604-942-7506.

• Scouts francophones is looking for volunteers to be youth leaders (who can fulfill practicum hours, too). Info: 604-936-3624.

• Big Brothers Program matches men over the age of 18 with boys 7-14 who have limited-to-no contact with a positive male role model. Big Brothers spend 2-4 hours a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 236 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com.

• Big Brothers’ In-School Mentoring Program matches men and women over the age of 18 with boys and girls from local elementary schools for one hour a week. Info: 604-876-2447, Ext. 236 or www.bigbrothersvancouver.com.

• PLEA Community Services of B.C is looking for volunteers 19 years and older who are interested in spending three hours a week mentoring an at-risk child or youth. Info: Jodi, 604-927-2929 or www.kidstart.ca.

• Canadian Cancer Society is looking for cancer survivors to be peer volunteers, providing one-on-one support on the telephone and/or in-person to people living with cancer. Training provided. Info: 604-253-8470.

• Coast Mental Health needs volunteers to be program assistants in forensics, social rec leaders and one-on-one workers at transitional forensics homes located at Riverview Hospital. Info: 604-675-2313, valm@coastfoundation.com or www.coastfoundation.com.

• Port Moody Station Museum is looking for volunteers for special events. Info: 604-939-1648.

• Physically fit volunteers needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. at the Share food bank to load and unload truck. Volunteers must be able to work with loads ranging from 30-150 pounds. Commitment of 3-6 months and access to a car are desirable. Info: 604-931-2450.

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