The Canadian Red Cross is accepting applications for its next Family Support Program training session.
The Family Support Program offers emotional, practical and emergency services to families whose children are staying at the BC Children's Hospital.
Trained volunteers provide support to families and caregivers through daily visits, coffee nights and seasonal buffets.
Emergency assistance is also provided to families in need who do not qualify for funding through other programs.
"Often I would just talk and listen to people," said Barbara Hindson, who has been volunteering with the Red Cross Family Support Program for more than 25 years.
"Talking may seem like a small thing, but sometimes it's exactly what's needed at the time. You realize what a difference your presence can mean to someone when they turn to you and say thank goodness you're here."
If you would like to make a difference to families whose children are staying at BC Children's Hospital, please consider volunteering for the Family Support Program.
To apply, contact Ginny Wong via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-709-6618.
The deadline for applications is March 8.