Mission Community Services Society truly appreciates the work of its many volunteers who give their time for the many programs that help others in the community.
To showcase some of the work being done, MCSS is featuring a cross section of its volunteers. If you wish to volunteer for MCSS, need special forms or would like to know who to contact, refer to our MCSS volunteer page HERE.
A familiar face for many Mission seniors is that of Suzan who has volunteered with MCSS Seniors programming since 2004.
She and her husband are known for their Christmas baking for Meals on Wheels before the Secret Santa program was established.
They also provide oranges and apples in special baskets and were active with the friendly visitor program.
Now, Suzan has for three years been engaged in the MCSS Better At Home program, doing clerical work, arranging medical and shopping rides for seniors.
Suzan is truly appreciated at MCSS by staff, management and clients. Thank you Suzan!
Marilynne Davis (at right pictured with her late mother, Leatha Boulton, 97) started volunteering with seniors connections at Mission Community Services in 2002.
“I’ve always worked with seniors in the medical field, and after having my mother (who passed away in February) at Chartwell Carrington House Retirement Residence in Mission and operating the Tuck Shop there first as a volunteer and then as an owner, I have come to understand seniors needs,” she said.
Marilynne moved to Mission in 1973. In addition to her volunteering with seniors for 18 years, she became a member of the MCSS board of directors in 2003 and served as its president in 2009 and 2010.
In 2014 she received an MCSS award for all her volunteering efforts.
You’ll find Marilynne delivering posters to recruit volunteer drivers and office workers, driving seniors to medical appointments and shopping, making calls to remind seniors about Lunch with a Bunch or asking for door prizes.
At income tax time, she is at the MCSS office to conduct seniors intakes. Often she is on the phone arranging for volunteer drivers to help local seniors get around.
“I’ve experienced four different MCSS executive directors in my time here,” she said with a smile.
And if all this isn’t enough, Marilynne volunteers each year at Canada Day in Mission and has served on the boards of Welton Towers and Fraser River Heritage Park.
Thank you Marilynne for all you do for MCSS and the community.
Simone has volunteered for MCSS Food Centre for three years and among her many jobs is creating food hampers. She volunteers three days a week.
She worked for Scotiabank for 40 years before she retired and decided to give back to the community.
MCSS thanks Simone for all her wonderful contributions of time.