New Members Supporting Volunteers in Surrey
We are thrilled to announce the following new members have joined SCPS and sponsored a volunteer for one year:
Learn how you can join as a member and sponsor a volunteer who wants to give back to their community while delivering our community safety programs.
Welcome to our new Board Member – Parveen Sandhu
Parveen has been with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General for the past 10 years, first as a Corrections Officer at Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre, and for the past four years as a Probation Officer in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Parveen has always felt a deep connection in volunteer service. Growing up in Victoria, Parveen started volunteering at the age of 16 with Victoria General Hospital, which led to various volunteer opportunities, including the Victoria City Police Department.
For the past 25 years, Parveen has been a resident of Surrey. She has dedicated time in various organizations, including BC Children’s Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, but is most proud of the 10 years she served as the President of the Parents Advisory Council at T.E. Scott Elementary School.
As a proud resident of Surrey, Parveen would like to see the youth of Surrey become proud parents and contributors to this beautiful city. Having pride in your city, achieving accomplishments within your community is a notion that Parveen holds to the highest degree. With her knowledge in the Criminal Justice Field, focusing on communication, training and public safety, Parveen looks forward to contributing to the Surrey Crime Prevention Society for years to come.
We are recruiting a part-time Community Engagement & Public Awareness Coordinator (10 weeks) to take a lead role in our database management. Volunteers with Surrey Crime Prevention Society deliver programs to enhance community safety in the City of Surrey. You must have been a full-time student prior to the summer and going back to full-time studies in the fall.
Send your resume and cover letter to Michelle Kumar, Director of Operations and Human Resources by 4:00pm on June 24th 2018
Surrey Crime Prevention Society Annual Activity Report 2017
We are pleased to share with you our Annual Activity Report – Final 2017. Highlights from this report:
As a not for profit organization in Surrey, Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) is a volunteer based organization responsible for the delivery of community safety programs throughout communities in the City. Over the past three years, our volunteers supported our many programs contributing over 95,380 volunteer hours.
Volunteers observe and report on a variety of issues and share this information with the respective community partners. Volunteers support a variety of other activities and programs throughout the City of Surrey.
In 2017, volunteers contributed 31,549 hours towards the enhancement of community safety in Surrey. Over 449 volunteers actively delivered community safety programs throughout the City. The majority of volunteers with SCPS are university and high school students dedicated to making a difference. There has been an increased interest from individuals specifically youth in the community to volunteer with our Society.
SURREY CRIME PREVENTION SOCIETY – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MAY 30TH
SURREY CRIME PREVENTION SOCIETY ANNUAL VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNERS
This year our volunteers were recognized for their on-going commitment to the City of Surrey.
Below are the volunteers who have demonstrated superior leadership and professionalism.
Volunteer of the Year – Charnpreet Basi
Charnpreet Basi’s greatest strength comes in the form of compassion. His desire to ensure the work he does is superior in his community. Charnrpeet encourages those he works with in his program and others around him to work to reach their maximum potentials. He has worked hard to achieve the goals necessary to be successful in his life. He has demonstrated tremendous compassion for others and his courage is remarkable. He is currently attending JIBC and wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement. Congratulations Charnpreet!
VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR 2017 – BY PROGRAM
Citizen Community Safety Watch | Kishan Pal
Community Safety Tours Newton | Gaurav Dhillon
Community Safety Tours Fleetwood | Denzel Seguit
Community Safety Tours Downtown Surrey | Nicholas Chen
Community Safety Tours Guildford | Gary Mahal
Community Safety Tours South Surrey Cloverdale | Eric Cook
Traffic Safety | Avneet Dhaliwal
Office Administration | Karanvir Singh
Special Events & Projects | Kuljeet Thandi
LEAP High School Work Experience | Samantha Mitchell
Community Safety Leadership Program | Christopher Epp
Pursuit of Excellence – sponsored by Trigate Properties Group – Gursharn Khattra
Congratulations to all our amazing volunteers who continue to support our valuable community safety programs in Surrey!
SURREY CRIME PREVENTION SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH SURREY SAFE SCHOOLS LAUNCHING A NEW PROJECT CALLED “CIVIC PRIDE”
SCPS in partnership with Surrey Safe Schools launched a new project called Civic Pride. With the support of volunteers, this unique project engages Grade 7 students in elementary schools throughout Surrey through interactive activities that focus on the importance of safety, community engagement and making positive choices resulting in a positive outcome for their future.
This project aims to engage students in elementary schools and support their understanding of the value of being part of their communities. Early adolescence offers a window of opportunity for prevention and early intervention.
“Civic Pride” will provide students with information on the importance of civic pride through mentorship from SCPS volunteers. Volunteers will share their experiences about what civic pride means to them and how their role as a volunteer in the community reflects their commitment to their community resulting in positive outcomes. Many students in Surrey are new Canadians who may not have an understanding of the sense of community involvement and the value of being part of something positive. There are students within Surrey who are at risk for being lured into negative activities when they are feeling isolated and not part of a group or community. These students ultimately may be pushed into a situation that results in them making poor choices. With these Grade 7 students who are about to enter high school, it is critical to empower them and give them tools to identify ways to become involved in a positive way in their community.
Surrey Crime Prevention Society is pleased to announce that our former volunteer Orandy Scarlett has been recruited as a member of the Vancouver Police Department.
We are very proud of Orandy and all our volunteers who continue to support community safety programs throughout the City of Surrey.
Westland Insurance Group has partnered with Surrey Crime Prevention Society supporting the Traffic Safety | Speed Watch & Distracted Driving Program delivered throughout communities in Surrey BC. This program is delivered by our trained volunteers who are committed to making a difference in Surrey.
Westland Insurance Group, one of Western Canada’s leading independent insurance brokers, was established in 1980 to meet the insurance needs of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. Today Westland provides personalized insurance services through over 78 offices located throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Westland’s vision statement is “To be the broker of choice in every community we serve”. Behind that statement is Westland’s professional team working to ensure that clients are offered the most comprehensive coverage available.
107.7 Pulse FM Partners with Surrey Crime Prevention Society
We are pleased to announce our partnership with 107.7 Pulse FM to support our public awareness and education public service announcements. This partnership supports the amazing work of our over 350 volunteers.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE! In order to qualify to volunteer with Surrey Crime Prevention Society you must be at least 16 years of age and be able to obtain a criminal background check with the police.
To learn more about how you can gain valuable experience while making a difference in communities throughout Surrey visit VOLUNTEER
Trigate Properties Group once again contributes generously to Surrey Crime Prevention Society to support the enhancement of community safety in the City of Surrey
As a long-standing business leader in the City of Surrey for over 50 years, Trigate Properties Group has supported this community in so many ways. We are pleased to announce their continued commitment towards the enhancement of community safety by once again, supporting Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) with a second generous gift of $50,000. This extraordinary gift is the second part of the largest individual donation in the history of the City of Surrey, solely dedicated, to enhancing the safety of the people of Surrey. The total contributions towards community safety programs in Surrey from Trigate Properties Group is $100,000.00.
Proceeds from this gift will support the expansion of community safety programs to include programs that engage students in Grades 6 and 7 on the value of being involved in their community. Volunteers and staff supporting the “Civic Pride Program” will work with Surrey Schools and focus on elementary schools with a large population of new Canadians and youth at risk.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2017 – SAMANTHA CLARK
Samantha has been a volunteer with Surrey Crime Prevention Society since January of 2016. She contributed over 300 volunteer hours towards the enhancement of community safety throughout the City of Surrey. Samantha is an exceptional volunteer who participates in several different programs and is always willing to go above and beyond in her role as a volunteer. She is always encouraging of other volunteers and is her strong leadership skills are always there to assist wherever needed.
Congratulations on your tremendous commitment to your community Samantha!
If you would like to join our team you can apply by visiting our website: preventcrime.ca
Join our team by visiting our website: preventcrime.ca