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

Skills/Knowledge/Attitude Requirements:

  • 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 ( for more information or to submit a volunteer application


Contact Information:


Hannah- Circle of Friends Program Coordinator

604-850-6639 ext 1112