Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Ronald McDonald House BC Vancouver Golf Tournament

Volunteers in grades 10 through 12 are needed for the Ronald McDonald House BC Vancouver Gold Tournament at Northview Golf Course in Surrey from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Interested students can sign up at:


Granville Island Canada Day

Volunteers are needed on June 30th and Canada Day, July 1st for the Granville Island Canada Day celebrations for a variety of positions including Information Ambassador to Parade Walker to helping with bike decorating, handing out Canada Day pins and flags, etc. Register and submit a completed form as soon as possible; shift scheduling begins on June 4th: www.granvilleisland.com/volunteer-on-canada-day.

Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada (Formerly the Richmond Chinese Mental Health Support Group and the Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada)

Students are invited to become Youth Ambassadors with the CMWA to promote mental wellness, and improve leadership, communication, and administrative skills. A program information session will be held on Wednesday, June 27th from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at #250 - 5726 Minoru Blvd, Richmond. For more information email: info@cmwac.ca or call: 604. 273.1791.

Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art for Preschoolers to Young Adults

Christianne's Lyceum is looking for volunteers to assist with their summer programs. For more information and to apply go to :


YMCA of Greater Vancouver

The YMCA has a variety of volunteer (and paid) work opportunities for youth age 14 and older (volunteer) and 16 and older (paid positions) including The First Tee, a youth development organization introducing the game of golf to young people. Please contact Nayan Murdoch for more information and/or to apply at: nayan.murdoch@gv.ymca.ca or 778-792-6059.

Soccer Dogs

Soccer Dogs, an inclusive soccer program for youth and adults (aged 4-21) with diverse needs, is looking for volunteers for their season, beginning early April and running until June (Saturdays). Students who are interested in volunteering can contact Abbe Gates at abbegates@gmail.com

Columbus Seniors' Residence

Student volunteers (age 16 or older), who are willing to make a six month commitment, are needed to spend at least an hour and a half each weekend, at morning socials with the seniors at Columbus Residence, located at 704 West 69th Avenue in Vancouver. Volunteers will visit with and play simple games with residents. Interested students can contact Kelsie Tham at kelsiet98@gmailcom.

Bumpin Bakery Bumpin Bakery in a student founded and run non-profit organizations serving coffee and muffins every Sunday morning at the corner of Main and Hastings. Student volunteers are needed to donate muffins and/or serve muffins, coffee, and kindness to those in need in the downtown east side. One dozen muffins donated equals one service hour for VC students. For more information to to www.bumpinbakery.ca.

Access Probono

Access Probono provides free legal advise to those who need it. Probono is looking for volunteers who are 18 years old to volunteer during school holidays and/or evenings for a variety of volunteer positions listed at: http://accessprobono.ca/information-non-lawyers. Visit their website for more information at www.accessprobo


Volunteers are needed to work with seniors in retirement homes, community centres, libraries, and neighbourhood homes to conduct tech lessons and workshops. For more information see the TechEasy website at www.tech-easy.c


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Volunteer Services recruits and trains volunteers, places them in appropriate assignments according to their skills, interests and preferences, evaluates their performances, and provides recognition of their contributions. S.U.C.C.E.S.S.provides services in settlement, English as a second language training, employment, family and youth counseling, business and economic development, health care, social housing and community and volunteer development.

Volunteers may be placed in various areas such as reception, clerical and administrative work, special programs, and fundraising events. They may also be referred to other service organizations such as schools, hospitals, community centres, and government agencies to help with interpretation and translation.

Volunteering provides an excellent opportunity for newcomers to connect with the community and gain valuable hands on work experience.

For more information visit: http://www.successbc.ca/eng/component/option,com_mtree/task,listcats/cat_id,64/itemid,/

Vancouver College Peer Tutoring:

Volunteers are needed to act as Peer Tutors to other students in the Senior School. Volunteers will be matched with students requesting a peer tutor based on availability and subject strengths. Peer Tutoring is held in The Learning Centre, Holler, either over the lunch hour or after school, on a once weekly basis. Interested volunteers can contact The Learning Centre.

Go Volunteer Vancouver: http://govolunteer.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?_id=16

Kerrisdale Community Centre: http://vancouver.ca/parks/cc/kerrisdale/website/volunteering.cfm

Riley Park Community Centre: http://www.rileypark.ca/contact

Champlain Heights Community Centre: champlaincc@vancouver.ca

Marpole Oakridge Community Centre: http://www.marpoleoakridge.org/volunteer_employment.htm

Contact the community centres in your neighbourhood for more volunteer opportunities close to home.

Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Burnaby

203 - 2101 Holdom Ave
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A4
Phone: 604-294-5533
Fax: 604-294-6814
Email: info@volunteerburnaby.ca
Website: www.volunteerburnaby.ca

Volunteer North Shore

Hosted by North Shore Community Resources

Capilano Mall, 201 - 935 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC
V7P 1S3
Phone: 604-985-7138
Fax: 604-985-0645

Email: nancy.hollstedt@nscr.bc.ca

Website: www.nscr.bc.ca

Volunteer Richmond Information Services

190 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5
Phone: 604-279-7020
Fax: 604-279-7038
Email: info@volunteerrichmond.ca
Website: www.volunteerrichmond.ca

Volunteer Surrey (Surrey Community Services Society)

9815 - 140th Street
Surrey, BC V3T 4M4
Phone: 604-584-5811
Fax: 604-584-7628
Email: alicec@scss.ca
Website: www.scss.ca

Volunteer Vancouver

1183 Melville Street

Vancouver BC V6E 2X5
Phone: 604-875-9144
Fax: 604-875-0710
Email: volvan@volunteervancouver.ca
Website: www.volunteervancouver.ca