Northview Community Church exists to equip followers of Jesus to embrace their city to proclaim the Gospel in culturally relevant ways. As a Church, we believe that it’s important to be investing in our local community. We’re excited about the impact these ministries are having in the community and wanted to tell you a little more about them and how you can get involved in local missions in Abbotsford and Mission!

Punjabi Connection

Punjabi Connection is a ministry to the people of India. Some of our Punjabi specific ministries include Indo Canadian community groups, after school tutoring for Indo-Canadian kids ages kindergarten to grade 5 and English conversation classes. We are thankful that God has brought the Indo-Canadian community to our city so that we can welcome them and help them integrate into our community.

Current Service Opportunities:
      • Need one on one volunteers to help practice English.
      • Need families to adopt single moms to help meet practical needs.
      • Need soccer and basketball coaches to coach in the community.
For more information email Tiffany

Inasmuch Community Society

Inasmuch Community Society provides a safe home, comfortable furnishings, good food, quality clothing, medical care, transportation and more to refugee claimants. They walk alongside family members through the various stages of their application to remain in Canada; They help them find good jobs, and support their transition from the Inasmuch home to a place of their own. The families arrive with various levels of English proficiency, english teachers develop and conduct weekly lessons specific to each family member’s needs or job goals. Since summer 2017, they have hosted and helped 26 refugee claimants at their two houses and have helped another 17 outside of Inasmuch. They have also delivered over 220 hours of English education.

Current Service Opportunities:
        • ESL teachers to help refugee claimants with various levels of English.  Various day time and possible evening schedules available.
        • 2-3 people to help with bi-weekly maintenance of the houses and yards.
        • "On call" drivers to help folks get to appointments in Vancouver and locally.  Day time and usually weekdays.
        • Apply via application form at www.inasmuch.ca/volunteer. Contact Tammy Johnson, Community Engagement and Housing Manager at 604 850 9214.
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Cyrus Centre

Every night, there are homeless and vulnerable youth on Fraser Valley streets. Most of them have run away from an abusive home, were abandoned by their parents, have no money and no safe place to go. Cyrus Centre provides homeless youth, 18 and under, with a temporary, safe place to stay while working toward a long-term solution. Nationally, 1 in 5 homeless persons is a youth. Many are fleeing abuse, poverty, exploitation and drugs. Youth thrive when they can live, work and learn together and the staff at Cyrus Centre support them every step of the way.

Current Service Opportunities:
      • Meal Providers: Sign up on your own or with a community group, family or friends make and drop off frozen meals or serve a meal at the centre. We serve meals every single day so call to see what openings we currently have. (Abbotsford and Chilliwack).
      • Resource Centre: Spend 4 hours a week in Cyrus Centre’s Drop-In Resource Centre building relationships with youth and taking part in the daily routine. (Abbotsford and Chilliwack)
      • Food Bank Delivery and Kitchen Organizer: We need 1-2 volunteers to pick up food from the food bank on Friday mornings and bring them to Cyrus Centre. The volunteer(s) would be responsible for organizing the food in the fridge and kitchen. (Only Abbotsford)
      • Contact admin@cyruscentre.com or phone 604-859-5773 (Abbotsford) or 604-795-5773 (Chilliwack).
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Youth Unlimited

Youth Unlimited is committed to extending Christ’s love to youth who otherwise are falling through the cracks in Greater Vancouver. Their purpose is to see young lives transformed through relationships. Studies show that a trusting relationship with a caring adult makes all the difference for vulnerable youth. Because of this, Youth Unlimited workers are motivated to connect youth with safe and compassionate mentors in their community. Whether volunteers are flipping pancakes at breakfast club, leading art workshops or connecting with youth at a drop-in center, they are intentionally meeting teens where they’re at and walking alongside them.

Current Service Opportunities:
      • Noon hour support at local middle and high schools and various sports coaching opportunities (must have daytime availability).
      • An after school club for Middle School youth on Wednesdays from 2:15-4:15.
      • Two evenings a month (likely Thursday or Friday) for 3 hours for community youth nights.
      • Baking cookies for after school clubs and evening youth nights monthly (or as often as able).
      • Various volunteer opportunities with Jesters Theatre - Apply via application form at http://jesters.ca/volunteer/
      • Contact Dave Wiebe at dave@youthunlimited.com or phone 604-852-2725.
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Abbotsford Food Bank

The mission of the Food Bank is to Nurture families and cultivate community within our city by providing supplemental food assistance and other supportive programs. They believe that people should not go hungry, every person deserves care, dignity, and respect, and many people become poor due to circumstances beyond their control. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank is able to offer guests, free dental care at an on-site clinic, kids’ summer camps, seasonal fresh produce, and other exciting programs. The Food Bank serves roughly 4400 individuals every month. Food insecurity is in every community, families, single parents, seniors, our friends and neighbours, less than 10% of food bank guests are homeless

Current Service Opportunities:
      • Food Delivery: We need 1 volunteer to deliver food to partner locations a few mornings each week.
      • Food Recovery: Individuals or small groups needed to sort perishable food received each morning. Sign yourself up or grab 3-4 friends and sign up a team!
      • Apply via application form at abbotsfordfoodbank.com/apply/
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