Surrey Christmas Bureau needs volunteers to stock shelves, sort items, help with registration and help in the office. Call 604-581-9623 to register as a volunteer.
Surrey Art Gallery tour guides: Volunteers are needed as tour guides (docents) at Surrey Art Gallery. Docents lead tours of art exhibitions for school groups on weekdays, share and develop skills, and build social networks. To learn more, visit www.surrey.ca/arts, email email@example.com or call 604-501-5198.
Delta Police Victim Services seeks volunteers 19 and older who have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills. Info: Call Kim Gramlich, 604-940-5019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer literacy tutors needed by Learning Disabilities Association: "Help a child who is struggling to read and write. You must have excellent English skills, love to read and enjoy working with children." Tutoring locations in Surrey and Langley. Extensive training provided. Info: 604-5915156, www.ldafs.org.
Seniors Come Share Society: "Do you enjoy people? Would you like to spend a couple of hours a week visiting a senior? Please call Heidi at Seniors Come Share Society to find out more. 604-531-9400, ext. 24."
Big Sisters of BC-Lower Mainland is looking for women, age 19 or older, to volunteer as Big Sister mentors. The organization provides Little Sisters with a mentor who is there to listen to her, have fun with her, and be a supportive friend.
Call 604-873-4525, email info@ bigsisters.bc.ca.
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at Surrey Libraries: Program enables teens to get credit for volunteer hours and gain valuable experience at public libraries. TAG is at City Centre, Fleetwood, and Guildford libraries. Info: Carolyn, 604-5987436, visit surreylibraries.ca/teens.
Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. To get involved, visit www.options.bc.ca and follow link for Crisis Line.
'Beat the Winter Blues' contest for teens at Surrey Libraries: "Love to write stories or songs?
Have an eye for art and design? We're accepting three types of entries (Song lyrics: 500 words or less, song lyrics or poetry on a winter theme), Super-short story (500 words or less, with the story taking place in winter) and Book cover redesign (Design a book cover for a book you love). The contest is free to enter and is open to ages 12-19. Six $25 gift certificates to Central City Shopping Centre will be awarded for the top six entries and your work will be featured on Surrey Libraries' website. Contest deadline is Nov.
26. Info: www.surreylibraries. ca/5563.aspx.
Calypso Hut Dance Society: Caribbean events hosted by not-for-profit group based in South Surrey. "Our objective is to provide social entertainment with a Caribbean flavour." Email email@example.com or call Orvis, 604-209-5081, 778-829 7107.
Nar Anon: "Do you have a friend or family member who has an addiction problem? Nar Anon may be the place for you." Group meets Tuesdays at 7: 30 p.m. at Bethany-Newton United Church, on corner of 60th Ave. and 148th St., Surrey. Info: naranoncbregion.org.
Fraser Valley Multiple Miracles: Non-profit society offers support for families of multiples (twins, triplets, etc.). Group meets monthly at Clayton Hall in Surrey on first Wednesday of each month (excluding Dec. and June), 7 p.m., providing support, friendship and fun for moms of multiples, exploring challenges and experiences. Special events, cooking classes, exercise sessions and more. Info: 604-5313107.
Parent Support Services Society of B.C. offers free weekly Parent & Grandparent Support Circles across the Lower Mainland led by trained facilitators. Learn new ways to nurture your child through discussing parenting techniques, challenges, stresses, and receiving support. Call 604-669-1616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Widowers Group: Self-help group for men held on fourth Wednesday of each month in tearoom of Victory Memorial Park, 6 p.m. start at 14831 28th Ave., Surrey. RSVP to Colleen, 604-536-6522.
Mental Health Family Support and Respite program for families/ caregivers with a family member diagnosed with a severe mental illness. For more info or individual support, call 604-574-1976.
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