Volunteer at OCS

Volunteer at Options

The Volunteer Coordinator at Options Community Services (OCS) connects people with a desire to volunteer with a variety of opportunities.

Take a look or give us a call to see if what we are doing fits with your special interests and skills. 

*Postings for practicum students can be found under Careers

Position Title Program Name Volunteer Category Location
Career Mentor Newcomer Employment Support Program

Newcomer Support

Surrey, BC
 Social Mentor  Community Connections Program  Community Connections Surrey, BC
Literacy Facilitators and Tutor Immigrant Services
Services for newcomers
Surrey, BC
Crisis Line Volunteer Fraser Health Crisis Line Call Taker Surrey, BC
Volunteer Child and Youth Care Counsellor  Special Services to Children and their Families
 Children with Disabilities
 Surrey, BC

Volunteering Opportunities to Help Syrian Refugees

If you are interested in volunteering your time or sharing your expertise with the resettlement of the Syrian refugees, please contact: refugeesupport@options.bc.ca for more information.

Every year, hundreds of people donate their time and skills to the diverse array of programs at OCS. In 2011, over 23,000 hours were contributed and in 2012 this number rose to 28,000! Volunteers at OCS engage in a variety of activities, including answering distress call for the Fraser Health Crisis Line, mentoring and supporting families, youth or newcomers to Canada, cooking, teaching, crafting, researching, assisting with reception and clerical tasks, building playgrounds, landscaping, painting, IT-related tasks and more. Some programs require short-term or even one-time commitments such as special events while others may require regular commitments over a period of weeks or months.

At OCS, many of our volunteers are specifically seeking Crisis Line Experience. To find out more about the benefits of volunteering with the Fraser Health Crisis Line, click here.

Many of our volunteers are:

  • Looking for opportunities to build an employment resume
  • Looking for Canadian experience
  • New to the community
  • Recently retired
  • Students seeking to complete a project
  • Practicum students and interns
  • Multi-lingual and able to support people in languages other than English

All of our volunteers are people who want to connect with others and give something back to the world. Volunteers at OCS are deeply valued and appreciated.

As an OCS volunteer you can expect to receive:

  • thorough orientation to OCS programs and procedures
  • A supervisor to support you
  • A job description
  • Extra training where needed
  • Regular progress reports
  • Loads of appreciation!

To get started, take a look at the current list of volunteer opportunities. If you have a particular skill you would like to share that is not listed in the postings, give us a call or contact us by email. We will try to find an opportunity for you.

If you want to apply to volunteer with the crisis line, please click here and follow the directions cited under Ready to Apply?

If you want to apply to another OCS program, you can drop off your completed application at one of OCS’s main offices or email it to info@options.bc.ca.  

For more volunteer opportunities in Surrey please click here.


Phone:  604.596.4321
Email:  info@options.bc.ca