Category Archive for: Volunteering

A sense of gratitude this Thanksgiving

by NightShift

At NightShift Street Ministries, we love celebrating Thanksgiving Dinner and a shared sense of gratitude with friends in our outreach communities of Surrey and Langley.   NightShift’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner saw 80 friends in Langley and 140 in Surrey gather for a hot turkey dinner with all the fixings, pie for dessert, and coffee gift cards…

Stories of Advent – George and Wes

by NightShift

George and Wes share love, hope and purpose Our friends George and Wes first came to NightShift for help in their own lives – but they stayed to offer help to others. George and Wes have made a significant impact on our staff, volunteers and our friends on the street. Their presence is felt throughout…

Stories of Advent – Wayne

by NightShift

Wayne's Story of Hope and Recovery Wayne’s story is a powerful one of receiving, and giving, hope and love. After decades struggling with addiction, Wayne will spend this Christmas embracing life and serving others! Wayne embraced freedom from addiction and reclaimed his life through a very special recovery program that operates here at NightShift Street…

Stories of Advent – Kelly

by NightShift

Kelly's Story of Hope and Healing During the Advent season, we love sharing with you stories of people in the NightShift community. Sharing stories is a powerful way of connecting with others, and giving Hope. Kelly’s story is one of healing, hope and serving others. She is a committed volunteer at NightShift’s Welcome Centre drop-in.…

Thanksgiving 2021

by NightShift

NightShift’s Third Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was shared with friends in two cities this year – Langley and Surrey. Along with a hot turkey dinner, and friendship, a shared sense of gratitude were on the menu. In Langley, 80 hot meals were served, and in Surrey, 110 meals were served to people struggling with some of…

Restoring what was lost, and finding hope

by NightShift

Owen has been coming to NightShift's nightly outreach for over 15 years. The hot meal and the community he finds here nourish his hunger and his need for connection. NightShift's hot meal outreach provides Owen with a sense of comfort and stability, especially during a difficult pandemic year. "I suffer from asthma, and with this…

Stories of Advent – Jacki

by NightShift

We want to share with you a story about sharing a legacy of love with people in need, even after grief and loss. Jacki Love (yes, that’s her name!) has been serving at NightShift since 2014, after she read about the ministry in a Surrey newspaper article. The idea of helping people struggling on the…

Giving thanks during the pandemic

by NightShift

NightShift's second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was a beautiful team effort. Despite not being able to serve an indoor, sit-down meal, 135 friends on the street were treated to a fully-packaged turkey dinner and a sense of belonging! Our doors were open, as we served the dinner from the back outreach doors; handed out hot chocolate…

15 years of love, hope and purpose

by NightShift

For 15 years, people like you have come to NightShift to create a community of love, hope and purpose for people in need on the streets in our communities. That is worthy of celebration! And celebrate we did in NightShift's ourtreach lot on Sunday, September 15. It was our dream-party, bringing together NightShift volunteers, donors,…

Hope + Ham for Easter Dinner

by NightShift

NightShift's Easter Celebration Meal was absolutely wonderful! Because of the generosity of our sponsors, and people like you, about 130 friends from the neighbourhood, stuggling with poverty and homelessness, enjoyed a delicious ham dinner with all the fixings, and a special Easter treat bag that included a Bible, chocolate treats and more. Together with wonderful…