The focus of Volunteer Services is to support the Society’s Mission by engaging volunteers in support of programs that provide information, support and services needed by the community. This year, volunteers have donated 27, 826 hours to Sources various programs.
Licensed Dentists and Hygienists volunteered their time to assist 194 clients last year. A total of 79 clinics and 379 appointments were facilitated to ensure that each clients dental care was current.
Shop by phone
The purpose of our Shop-by-Phone program is to provide grocery shopping services to residents who are coping with illness, injury or disability. This service is provided by our dedicated volunteers. 85% of our clients last year were seniors. Sources volunteers take grocery orders on Monday and fill the orders the next day. Groceries are delivered to the clients’ homes for a small delivery fee charged by the grocery store. “This is a very good service that I could not do without,” reported a senior Shop-by-Phone client.
The ability to get to essential medical and dental appointments is often challenging for many people. This is particularly true for our senior community members. Family and friends are wonderful sources of support, but often their busy lives prevent them from being able to assist with the driving needs of those living in White Rock and South Surrey as much as they might like. Our volunteer drivers provide assistance to residents of White Rock and South Surrey who are unable to use public transit and have no other means of reaching essential medical and dental appointments in the Metro Vancouver area. Volunteer drivers pick up and return clients to their residences. “The service is needed. Elderly or sick persons cannot stand long waiting times for a ride.”
Income tax Preparation
At Sources, we believe that connections between individuals and the community are critical to social wellness. We also know that economic and other barriers can restrict an individual’s access to resources in our community.The focus of Volunteer Services is to assist individuals to develop connections and access resources in our community. Sources Income Tax Service offers tax return preparation year-round to individuals with limited incomes.