Dedicated volunteers are available to support low income seniors or adults with a disability to live independently in the home. The first step in applying for this service is a home visit by the outreach worker to assess for eligibility and needs. Please contact outreach worker Elizabeth Canjura-Jelks at 250-388-7844 Ext. 318 Cell: 250-216-0558 or Email her at ECJelks@jbcp.bc.ca
Assistance to medical appointments and errands for people who are unable to use other means of transportation (such as taxi or HandyDART) and are unable to get transportation support from friends or family.
Volunteers provide once a week in-home companionship to people who are isolated and would like to socialize.
A volunteer can help you with a minor household repair. Volunteers do not do the work of a journeyman or engage in renovations. You are responsible for purchasing the supplies needed for the repair.
Volunteer gardeners can help you maintain your garden and yard. You must provide tools and equipment. Volunteers can also help you set up your patio garden.
A volunteer will come to your home to walk with you for exercise or pleasure. Wheelchair walks are also part of this service.
Reading and Writing
A volunteer can help you fill out forms, applications, write letters and read to you for pleasure and information.
Shopping and Errands
Volunteers may shop with you or accompany you on errands. Volunteers without a car may go with you by bus, on foot, or by HandyDART.
For those who have a canine friend they can no longer take for walks, we have volunteers who can take your dog out for some healthy exercise.
Downsizing & De-cluttering
Volunteers can help you sort your belongings and re-organize your space or help with organising papers and files.
Basic Computer Tutoring
Volunteers can help you learn basic computer skills. You must provide your own equipment.
Course and events for seniors, youth, families and other community members at James Bay Community Project.