We would all love to change the world if we could. What better place to start than in our own backyard.
Hands In Service has opportunities, for those who want to make a difference, to give love back through tangible ways that can transform the lives of others. Washing dishes, sweeping the floor, doing the laundry, or making a simple meal; these are all basic activities that most are able to do without thinking; without even batting an eye. Yet these same activities are the source of stress, anxiety, physical pain and even debilitation for many others who are unable to perform them; who have no one to help.
Our volunteers are passionate people who have a heart to lift up the vulnerable and bring hope to the forgotten. They give of themselves because they have something to give; they have been loved in simple ways that many have not.
They are not the wealthy, nor do they have all the time in world. They are moms and dads, brothers and sisters, colleagues, friends, acquaintances and even strangers.
They are people just like you.
Energetic Hands Volunteer
Energetic Hands is a long-term cleaning and cooking support program for Hands In Service clients who are unable to perform basic household tasks for themselves. Volunteers cook and clean for clients on an ongoing basis, providing practical and relational support.
Time Commitment: 4 hours/month (3 month commitment requested)
Blitz Team Volunteer
In teams of 2 or more people, Blitz volunteers perform one-time cleaning assignments for clients; clearing out the clutter while restoring a sense of hope and dignity to those who desperately need it.
This is a great opportunity for families, teams, friends, youth groups, or individuals who wish to serve on an occasional basis but cannot commit to a consistent schedule.
Time Commitment: Flexible 2-3 hour assignments depending on volunteer availability.
Food Hamper Delivery
Many Food Bank clients have physical disabilities or mobility problems that do not allow them to pick up their food hampers on-site.
Hands In Service Food Bank Drivers deliver food from community food banks to clients who are housebound. They also deliver Kelowna Food Bank Tiny Bundles: a program for new mothers with children from pregnancy through to age 1 that provides weekly supplemental food and infant supplies.
Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hour/month on Thursday morning between 10am and 2pm. (3 month commitment requested)