Circle of Friends is a social inclusion program for people who have experienced homelessness that is run by Mennonite Central Committee BC (MCCBC). Groups of 2-3 volunteers form a “circle of friends” around an individual transitioning from homelessness or shelter living back into the community. Circles meet for a couple hours each week over the course of one year. Circles participate in activities that are tailored to individual interests and needs, such as going out for coffee, attending a fitness class or spending time at the park. Circles become supportive and encouraging communities, acting as a bridge between loneliness and meaningful integration with the community.
Geographic Location: Abbotsford
Commitment Required: Minimum 1 year
- Must be older than 19 years of age
- Be patient, open-minded, friendly
- Submit a criminal record check with vulnerable sector verification
Supervision: Circle of Friends Program Associate
Benefits to Volunteering:
- Develop mutual relationships with other members of the community
- Position-specific orientation will be provided. Additional training for volunteers is offered on an ongoing basis.
Visit BC – Circle of Friends | Mennonite Central Committee Canada (mcccanada.ca) for more information or to submit a volunteer application
Hannah- Circle of Friends Program Coordinator
604-850-6639 ext 1112