Volunteers needed for Abbotsford Connect

Annual event takes place on Oct. 18 at Sevenoaks Alliance Church

Volunteers are needed for the seventh annual Abbotsford Connect event on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sevenoaks Alliance Church.

Abbotsford Connect brings together service providers, local businesses, community and provincial agencies, and faith-based organizations to deliver services and support to people experiencing homelessness and to those who are at risk of being homeless.

These services include foot care, haircuts, vision tests, outreach and advocacy support, a clothing exchange, and mental-health and wellness services.

Last year’s event attracted more than 300 participants, more than 30 service providers and a team of individual donors and sponsor agencies.

Volunteer opportunities at the event include hosts, registration, breakfast and lunch servers, runners and floaters, hairstylists, clothing exchange volunteers, and information and resource volunteers.

For more information, contact Alison at 778-880-8516 or  alison@vibrantabbotsford.ca.