We welcome volunteers for all EFry programs. If you already know where you'd like to share your time, please indicate your preference on our volunteer application form. If you aren't sure, one of our volunteer coordinators would be pleased to help you identify a rewarding opportunity for you. All volunteers must complete a criminal record check.
Some of EFry's volunteer openings include:
- Women Visiting Women (Maple Ridge)
We are looking for volunteers to visit with women who are serving their time in a medium security institution. Volunteers run a card making group on Saturday afternoons. Our programs help the women maintain meaningful connections with their families.
- New Westminster Drop-in Centre
Our Women's drop-in centre in New Westminster is looking for volunteers able to work 2-3 hours per week for a one-year minimum term.
- Storybook Recorders (Surrey, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford)
Calling all story lovers! EFry is looking for volunteers to record parents who are serving time in a provincial institution (jail) read books to their children as part of our Storybook program. Suitable candidates will have basic computer skills, and their own transportation.
- Downtown Community Court
- Burnaby Youth Custody
We need volunteers to be courtroom attendants / runners while trials are going on. They assist clients who are going through the court, as well as the judge, prosecutor and defense.
Visit with our young men and women who are currently serving time in custody. Volunteers lead a variety of activities, as well as tutor and mentor the youth. It is recommended that volunteers have their own transportation.