Volunteers play an essential role in the Pearson community by helping to nourish the culture and extend the resources of the College. There are many ways to volunteer—we hope you find a way that fits your needs, challenges and strengths.
In addition to the opportunities mentioned below, there are special occasions and small projects that can always use helping hands from volunteers. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Pearson College, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 250.391.2416 or by email.
Host Families play a vital role in the Pearson College community, acting as surrogate families and providing much-needed respites for students.
Most Pearson students are far away from their own family, many for the first time, and need a home away from home. Families take their student(s) to their house for a night or a weekend or for one of our longer breaks. Students love to get a break from campus. They usually develop close relationships with their Host Families and describe their time with them as one of the most rewarding experiences of their two-year stay at Pearson College. The experience is equally cherished by the nearly 200 Host Families involved in the program.
To become a Host Family or to learn more about the program, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 250-391-2416 or by email.