Since the beginning, and still today, volunteers are at the heart of the centre’s operations.
It all started in 1983:
The four Sutton churches got together to create a centre that could help the people in need of Sutton & Abercorn.
Over the years, the services have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community and reflect the involvement of its volunteers. We can be proud that the following services are still around today:
1984: Food Bank + Christmas Food Drive
Last year, 20 to 30 food baskets were distributed each month. At Christmas, that is 50 to 60 baskets that go out yearly.
1990: Meals on Wheels
Last year, 13 volunteers delivered 1 325 meals to 20 people, covering over 4 000 km.
2007: Collective Kitchen
Last year, 14 cooking sessions were held, amounting to 100 participations.
2010: Ressource famille
Our Family Outreach Worker provides support to over 100 families yearly with a variety of services: playgroups, access to vaccination for 0-5 year-olds, a toy library, car seat rentals, as well as referrals and support.
2012: Homework Assistance
During the last school year, 25 volunteers helped 20 Sutton School students.
2017: Ressource 50+
Since the start of this program, the Senior Outreach Worker has reached over 500 seniors by helping them access needed services or activities to enrich their lives.
35 years later… the adventure continues with RetroLabo!
RetroLabo celebrates the Sutton Volunteer Centre’s 35th Anniversary by turning the spotlight on the people who work behind the scenes. Two photographers have recreated 35 vintage photos, capturing the subjects’ timeless gaze and inner child. These portraits are accompanied by texts written by local children. These personal stories embody all those who have cultivated and kept alive the community spirit in Sutton & Abercorn.