Off-Campus Work & Volunteer Opportunities

Current Off-Campus work opportunities

Below you can find current opportunities in several industries.


Apple is Hiring! 

Do you love how it feels to help others? The Apple Store is dedicated to delivering a customer experience that’s unlike any other. It starts with you discovering customers’ needs. And with the support of your store team members, you match those needs with the right products. Every day is an opportunity for you to turn another Apple Store visitor into a loyal Apple customer. In this role, you could work full-time, part-time, or part-time temporary.

Interested in applying?Click here for more information.

Barry’s Vancouver hiring for Front of House and Facilities staff 

Barry’s is the Best Workout in the WorldTM®. Founded in West Hollywood in 1998, it’s the original strength and cardio interval fitness experience that provides an immersive, high-intensity, one-hour workout that’s as effective as it is fun. Our fitness classes alternate between working out with weights and
running on a treadmill. Each day focuses on a different muscle group in order to achieve real results and to prevent injuries. Our program is designed to tone muscle and maximize fat loss, while spiking the metabolism for up to 48 hours following the class.

The studio will be located Downtown Vancouver. If you are a successful candidate we will be holding interviews downtown Vancouver August 2021.

View job descriptions:

Bell Hiring for Retail Sales Associates

A day in the Bell store is fun, challenging and competitive, but we also make sure to recognize success. We offer competitive wages and incentives, flexible benefits and a path to great job opportunities. With over 500+ internal promotions and movements each year, Bell truly takes the time to invest in your career.

The tight-knit Bell Retail team lives and breathes the latest technology, thrives in a fast-paced environment and loves finding the perfect solution for our customers. We’re proud to offer our customers the best wireless, internet, TV, home phone products and services at Bell and The Source stores across Canada.

Click here to apply and view job description.

Chungchun Rice Hotdog Canada Hiring for Various Positions 

“Chungchun Rice Hotdog Canada” has started its first branch in Finch, Toronto and now 7 branches are open including Vancouver and Montreal. Currently, the company continues to grow rapidly, expanding the business through franchises all over Canada.  Currently hiring at the Robson & Denman location.

Please see job description for more details on available positions.

Compass Group Canada Hiring for Positions in Hospitality 

Compass Group Canada is Canada’s leading foodservice and facilities management company. From offices, schools and universities, hospitals and senior living communities, sports and cultural venues, to remote mining camps and offshore drilling platforms, Compass Group Canada provides exceptional foodservice to millions of customers every day.

See below for list of open positions:


General and Skilled Labourers needed at EMBERS 

Are you hardworking and reliable? At EMBERS, we hire full-time and part-time workers for construction sites in and around the Greater Vancouver area. We have various general and skilled labour positions available, so apply today! 

You can work as many days as you want, Monday through Saturday, and we will lend you the protective equipment you need for free. We have offices in Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminister, and Fraser Valley/ Abbotsford.

Workers must be
– Punctual and reliable
– Good communicator with a positive attitude
– Legally able to work in Canada and have a valid Social Insurance Number

EMBERS Staffing Solutions is Canada’s only non-profit staffing company with a social purpose. As a staffing company that focuses on people over profit, when you join the EMBERS team, you get:
– Competitive wages, including possibility for raises
– Extended health benefits after six months
– Opportunity to earn more money through additional training for the right candidates
– Free equipment lending library
– Free breakfast in the morning

If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]

Apply here if interested:

Hiring for Material Handler

Flocor Inc., is subsidiary of Deschenes Group Inc. and a leader in the industrial pipe, valve and fitting distribution industry. We are searching for a Material Handler (afternoon shift) for our Delta, BC Warehouse site. The individual is responsible for the daily movement of product, materials and machinery inside and outside of the warehouse facility using a combination of manual and mechanical means.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a warehouse environment. This position is responsible to complete customer orders, receive incoming shipments, re-stock inventory, pack and load orders for shipment and complete all necessary documents. Computer literacy and attention to details is required.

View job description here: Material Handler (Afternoon Shift) – Delta

Hiring for Part-time & Full-time Marketing Coordinators 

With almost 30 years of experience and a strong, trusted reputation, FSS has received a number of awards and recognition from highly respected leaders and associations in Canada. In addition, the professionalism of the company’s Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) has allowed FSS Canada to establish itself as one of the recommended study permit service centres of a good number of school districts in Canada.

FSS Canada is hiring for Marketing Coordinators to join their Indian Student Recruitment Team.

Please click here to view job description.

Please submit your application with a cover letter and resume to FSS Human Resource Manager ([email protected])

Security Guard Position for Students with Guardteck Security

Guardteck Security is a fast-growing security company in the Lower Mainland because we exceed our clients’ expectations with a “safety through customer service excellence” approach to security service. We also invest in our staff. As we grow, our staff grows with us.

Life as a student in Vancouver is challenging. Finding work that fits in your life doesn’t have to be difficult. We have opportunities that help with your expenses while pursuing your study in Vancouver. Working as a security guard for us, you could be attending concerts or sporting events as an event security. You could also be working regular hours at a shopping centre. At Guardteck, we will help you to find your ideal opportunity.

Go to this link to apply:


Hollyburn Family Services is hiring for Youth and Behavioral Support Workers 

We are Hollyburn Family Services, an industry leading organization that provides quality residential programs, counselling and support services to children, youth, and families since 1990. We value the uniqueness of each individual and their inherent capacity for growth. We rely on our core values to create a trusting and safe environment free from harassment and discrimination for our team and for our clients. We treat our employees, clients, and community with fairness, dignity and respect, and as such strive to hire and build a team reflective of these values. We are proud to have a diverse team, all of whom have unique abilities which to enrich the lives of their clients.

View all of Hollyburn’s Family Services job postings here:



Claims Administrators – Full-time

International Programs Group (IPG) is an independent third-party claims administration team that provides claims services for Lloyd’s, self-insured entities, and organizations with high deductibles. We are currently seeking Claims Administrators to report into our offices in New Westminster, BC.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 diploma required; however, a post-secondary diploma in Office Administration will be given preference
  • Previous insurance claims experience a definite asset
  • 2-3 years’ experience in an administrative support role is required
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required
  • All other computer applications – must have the aptitude and ability to learn as required​


Competencies Required to Succeed:

  • Previously demonstrated ability to execute high attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage changing priorities and proven organizational skills
  • Demonstrated behaviours showing initiative and follow-up skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated professionalism and work ethic
  • Proven ability to contribute to and work well within a team environment as well as independently



  • Receive, review, triage and accurately open new client claims in our claim database
  • Accurately enter claims and financial data in various client databases and reconcile with our internal claims system
  • Prepare financial and data reports as required
  • Create client loss runs and liaise with clients to clarify and confirm needs
  • Ensure policy declarations are accurate and interact with clients as required to obtain appropriate set up documents
  • Troubleshoot data conflicts directly with clients and examiners
  • Ensure claims are opened in a timely manner and in conformity with client data standards by researching and understanding the nuances of loss report details
  • Other duties as assigned such as: processing incoming and outgoing mail (regular and courier), financial recording of recovery cheques received, answering telephones, general services required to assist smooth operation of the office

Click here to apply. 

Openings for Full-Time Manufacturing Plant Worker

Intertape Polymer Inc. (IPG) is an acknowledged leader in the packaging industry. Leveraging its advanced manufacturing and technologies, extensive research and development capabilities and a comprehensive strategic acquisition program, the company believes it has assembled the broadest and deepest range of products in the industry. IPG is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of a variety of paper and film-based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use.

Manufacturing Plant Workers will assist the posted Press Operator with all duties and tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the presses. This must be completed while achieving quality, safety, and productivity targets. This position offers growth opportunities, competitive wages, an excellent extended medical package, and Pulp & Paper Industry Pension Plan.

Click here to view job posting.

Please submit your resume & cover letter to Tamara Peterson at [email protected] 

Opportunity Posting: Housekeepers Full-Time

The primary role of this position is to provide an extraordinary vacation experience for our Owners and Guests, while assisting in the maintenance of the five star standards and policies set out by Lodging Ovations.

All positions will be located in Whistler, BC.

Please view job description here for more information:

Housekeepers Full-Time

Summer Full Time Room Attendants

Send your resume and cover letter to Ravi Randhawa at [email protected]

MeeT Restaurants Hiring for Variety of Positions

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity for the summer, and potentially beyond? MeeT restaurants are hiring and we are looking for passionate and driven Individuals to join our TeeM(s)! MeeT has three locations in Vancouver, and we are hiring at MeeT in GASTOWN for the following Full + Part Time positions: 
1. Servers
2. Bartenders
3. Hosts
4. Dishwashers
5. Line Cooks
6. Prep Cooks

Do these positions spark an interest? We want to MeeT you! Please send your resume to [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you, and even more excited to welcome you to our growing TeeM.

Milieu Family Services Hiring for Community Support Workers 

Consider advancing your career by joining Milieu, a province wide social service provider. Milieu is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals. Our agency believes a diverse workforce will enhance our ability to fulfill the mission to empower and support people as valued, contributing citizens in communities.

We are seeking highly motivated, qualified candidates with a background in supporting people with developmental disabilities, child and youth care, mental health or addictions, who enjoy challenging and life changing work that fosters community inclusion for persons served. We are also seeking contracted shared living providers who are thoughtful, enthusiastic, exercise good judgement and thrive on supporting people to have the greatest quality of life.

Please visit here for more information on open positions within Milieu:

Neo Financial Hiring for Part Time Brand Ambassador

At Neo, we’re reimagining everyday banking from the ground up and shaping the financial future for millions of people in Canada. We’re a tech company consistently pushing for the next best thing, which provides many opportunities to grow and learn personally and professionally. Ready to materialize your passion into a connected purpose? Come join a high-speed startup in a community of high-achieving dreamers and doers, set on innovating the best solutions.

We’re looking for enthusiastic & self-driven Brand Ambassadors across Canada who want to jump on board to help build a leading-edge tech company. This is a part-time position with on the ground responsibilities. Candidates must be able to travel to a variety of locations and must be willing to commute to nearby communities when necessary. Owning a vehicle is preferred and candidates must have a valid drivers license.

You will experience the ins and outs of a fast-growing startup with the opportunity to make a real difference. You will get to learn and work alongside high-performing entrepreneurs in a fast-paced, innovative, and rewarding environment.

We are excited to have opportunity to get to know you better by seeing you front row and centre and allowing the real you to shine through. We’ve included instructions for a video submission as part of this application process.

Click here to view job description and instructions on applying.


Full-time and Part-time Security Guard positions with Paladin Security 

Paladin Security Group is the security company of choice amongst some of the most respected institutions in the country, protecting the public and government facilities. We are committed to offering the best employment and career development opportunities in the security industry because we want the very best and brightest people our industry has to offer.

Our current opportunities include full-time and part-time positions in hospitals and healthcare facilities, government buildings, post-secondary campuses, shopping centers, office towers, mobile alarm response drivers, warehouses, and more!

Find the latest openings at Paladin Security through their job search portal.

General Labourer at Pristine Labour

Pristine Labour is a temp work agency in Vancouver, offering skilled labour to clients in the Lower Mainland for warehouse, construction and other related.  Pristine Labour is always looking for temporary labourers of all experience levels (including ticketed carpenters) to work with our national clients. If you are handy with a broom, can swing a hammer or use a shovel, and want to work in the construction industry, contact us! We have work for you! We also have work for those interested in working in manufacturing or warehousing. What we offer is a friendly team to assist you to not only find work, but to keep you working. Moving from client to client, you get the opportunity to experience many different work sites, and to meet lots of travelers and friendly local Canadians

Please click here to view job description: Construction Worker Job Description

Go to this link to apply:

Purdys Chocolatier Hiring for Full-Time Positions 

Are you ready for a taste of the one of Canada’s Top Employers?

Purdys Chocolatier is delighted to have been voted by our employees as one of the Canada’s Best Employers. This esteemed award is a testament to the rich texture of our history and our more than 100 years of dedication to quality, trust, tradition, and innovation.

The Purdys difference is that we truly recognize the value of our people. We reward you with competitive compensation, recognition for your achievements, opportunities for ongoing training to grow professionally and personally, delicious perks, and much, much more.

See here for list of open opportunities:

Casual General Help

Customer Support Representative

Opportunities at Quest Food Exchange 

Quest assists individuals each month through partnerships with local social service agencies by providing their clients with access to our not-for-profit grocery markets and by delivering raw food materials to agencies for their own meal programs. In this manner, those helping Quest are also helping hundreds of other agencies and their clients.  Please visit for more information about Quest Food Exchange.  

The Grocery Market Cashier/Clerk is responsible for tallying client totals, and ensuring accurate financial transaction; customer service including assisting shoppers, suggesting products; maintaining the stock levels and shelf displays; maintaining current pricing and signage; preparation and cleanliness of the Grocery Market for daily operations and client shopping.

Location: 2020 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC

Full job description can be found here: Grocery Market Cashier-Clerk job description

The Warehouse Associate reports to the Logistics and Distribution Centre Manager in all aspects of warehouse operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures products are safely loaded and unloaded.
  • Able to lift heavy objects repeatedly – 25 lbs.
  • Building pallets to send out to different locations
  • Ensures products are stored in a safe and efficient manner
  • Compliant with security procedures and health & safety.


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Previous warehouse experience


  • 1 year experience as a Warehouse Associate
  • Pallet Jack Certification will be an asset
  • Driver’s License will be considered an asset
  • Experience driving 3 and 5 ton trucks will be considered an asset
  • Food Safe Certificate Level 1 will be an asset
  • Standard First Aid will be an asset

Please send your resumes to Sandra Mora at [email protected]

SAP Internship Positions 

SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, SAP remain true to their roots. That’s why SAP engineers solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with employees. SAP knows that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps competitive and provides opportunities for all. SAP believes that together people can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Available positions:

SAP iXp Intern – Analytics / HANA Support / BTP Cloud [Vancouver]

Full-time internships at SAP generally require 8 months of commitment.  Students who graduated from Columbia College with an Associate degree will be eligible to apply for these full-time internship positions within 6 months of graduation.  

Sienna Senior Living Hiring Roles in Healthcare and Culinary / Food Services 

Sienna Senior Living is actively looking for new team members to fill full-time, part-time, permanent, and temporary positions for PSWs (Personal Support Workers) , HCAs (Healthcare Aids), nurses, dietary aides, and servers.

Please see here for all open positions.

T&T Hiring for Temporary and Permanent Positions

At T&T, we are proud to continue supporting our community as an essential service during this unprecedented time. Join T&T and move forward together with us. We take great pride in serving and giving back to our community where help is needed most.

Please fill up an application form here:

Summer Helpers Needed – Vancouver branch

Tippet-Richardson, movers since 1927, is seeking Helpers & Packers.

  •  $16-18 per hour (Plus $1.00/hr. BONUS paid for every hour worked, if you work until Labour Day)
  • Full uniforms provided
  • Training provided
  • Weekday and weekend work available
  • Equal Opportunities Employer
  • COVID-19 safety precautions in place

Please note: The successful applicants must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

Get in touch with our Vancouver office!

8035 North Fraser Way
Burnaby BC
V5J 5M8

[email protected]
(604) 324-5015


The Universal Group Hiring for Variety of Positions 

The Universal Group is an industry leader in traffic control services, traffic management planning, equipment supply, landscaping, construction temporary labour, and occupational health & safety training. We are a growing organization that is looking for the right individuals to join our team! Depending on the role we offer full time, part time, and work from home structures. Current openings include: traffic control people, general & skilled labourers, receptionist, accountant, recruiter, and account manager.

Read more about available opportunities here: 


Retail Sales Consultant, Vancouver

At Virgin Plus, we don’t have “customers”, we have Members. And Members get access to exclusive music events, VIP treatment, and killer music, entertainment, fashion and travel deals from the world’s must-have brands.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to make Virgin Plus life even sweeter, then read on, my friend, because we want you on our team!

We are looking for someone who:
• Likes talking to people and genuinely enjoys helping others
• Is competitive by nature and loves the challenge of hitting targets
• Enjoys discovering or learning something new
• Thrives in a fast-paced environment and embraces change

If this sounds like you, apply now, and join our award-winning retail sales team at Virgin Plus!

Read full job description here:

UPS Hiring for Package Handlers

Explore your next opportunity at a Fortune Global 500 organization. Envision innovative possibilities, experience our rewarding culture, and work with talented teams that help you become better every day. We know what it takes to lead UPS into tomorrow—people with a unique combination of skill + passion. If you have the qualities and drive to lead yourself or teams, there are roles ready to cultivate your skills and take you to the next level.

View the job description here: Package Handler – Vancouver Night Sort 

Current open positions are posted on UPS job posting where the students can apply directly through the online platform: Working at UPS Canada (


Current Off-Campus Volunteer opportunities

The following organizations are currently looking for volunteers

Food Recovery Program Volunteers Wanted!



Focused on food security, A Better Life Foundation provides daily meals, training, education, and practice inclusive hiring and takes climate change action to make a direct, meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. We have been working to end food insecurity in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) and other forms of inequities in wellbeing and self-actualization including, barriers to employment, social isolation, stigmatization, or ostracisation, for the last ten years with a small team and a large amount of passion.

Our Volunteer Opportunity

As part of our commitment to sustainable practices, we developed a food recovery program, diverting literal tons of edible food from local grocery stores, yet headed to the landfill, and redistributing them through our meal programs and to other community groups. Since June 2020, we’ve saved over 71 metric tonnes of perfectly good food from being wasted and offset 76,000kg of Carbon!

We are looking for committed weekly volunteers to support our Food Recovery Chef in the prepping and cooking of 100+ meals and in the collection, sorting and redistribution of the recovered food intakes.

We have volunteer shifts available:

  • From Monday to Friday
  • 4 hours long
  • From 10am to 2pm each day

What to expect?

If you’re passionate about cooking, food rescue, and alleviating food insecurity, then this opportunity might just be the right fit for you!

With multiple programs and over 1500 meals to prepare and distribute per day, you will be volunteering as part of an energetic and lively team, chopping and mixing to the rhythm of our chef’s music playlist!

Some lifting may be involved but we organise the tasks according to everyone’s abilities.

Skills & Knowledge Students will Gain

We thrive in being able to positively influence young allies’ career paths and hope that the hands-on skills developed during this placement impacts their professional and personal trajectory. 

This position will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Be part of the community of advocates on the importance of food security for people living in the DTES.
  • Fostering empathy and giving opportunities for meaningful connection between communities of people.
  • We run an incredibly successful Training and Employment Program, partnering with local employment groups to provide training and jobs to hundreds of people with traditional barriers to employment. You will thus see first hand and learn first hand the positive impact that respect, care and practices that comes for furthering an inclusive and accessible workplace.
  • Learn foundational cooking, nutrition and sustainable practice skills.

What are we looking for?

  • Enjoys team work and dynamic environment
  • A fondness for cooking
  • Attention to details
  • Reliability and Punctuality

Where are we located?

We are located at the former Save On Meat Diner, at 43 West Hastings Street. Our entrance is accessible from the back alley and will give you the needed directions prior.

How to get in touch with us?

If you’re interested in assisting with this role, we have two ways for you to reach out to us:

  1. Send us a message directly on our organization’s email address: [email protected]
  2. Feel free to directly fill out our “VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM” which you can access through this link. This will give you the opportunity to give us more information about you, your expectations, and availability so we can evaluate what the best fit would be for you! 

BC 211: New Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program

A program that matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community who are willing to help. Volunteers required for grocery shopping and delivery, meal preparation, prescription pick up and drop off, and phone or virtual visits.

Please fill up an application form here.  

Better Sound Environmentally Sound Transportation is a diverse and an all-inclusive Non-profit organization that has been a leader in promoting sustainable transportation since its inception. We are working to enable sustainable and active transportation choices for the community through initiatives such as offering innovative social enterprises, programs and services. Our initiatives led to dramatic improvements to transportation policy and planning in the Greater Vancouver region, and across Canada. We strive to push for better urban planning, cleaner air, and sustainable, equitable and efficient transportation systems.

Open volunteer positions:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Bookkeeping Associate
  • Program Assistant (Living Streets/Bike Valet/Seniors on the Move)

See here for full volunteer descriptions.

Interested in applying? Please send your resume over to [email protected]

Volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society 

Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments and we wouldn’t be able to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without you.

When you join our nationwide team, you have the combined strength of volunteers from across the country standing behind you to help you make a difference in someone’s life.

At the Canadian Cancer Society, we strive to create a culture of volunteer engagement where volunteers find meaningful ways to support Canadians living with cancer.

Volunteer opportunities are available across BC and the Yukon. To learn about current openings, please view our volunteer position listings here.

Volunteer with CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) as a Vision Mate 

CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.  We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

Vision Mate Position Description:

Make a difference in the life of an individual in your community who is blind or partially sighted!  Volunteer for a couple of hours a week to provide community-based support through one-to-one sighted assistance and companionship for someone who is blind or partially sighted.

If you are looking to make that one-on-one connection and help someone within your community, this might be the opportunity for you. CNIB look for volunteers who are friendly, positive, empathetic, responsible, and comfortable working with individuals with vision loss, especially with seniors.  Our volunteers meet specific needs of people who are blind or partially sighted and are matched according to specific participant’s needs.  Matches take place based on compatibility, location and availability. Our volunteers are screened and trained in sighted guide techniques to properly assist those living with vision loss. Please note that Vision Mate volunteers do not drive, cook, provide personal care or clean.

Responsibilities & Tasks:
•Regularly visit a client in their home or other suitable environments at a mutually convenient time
•Activities are determined by participant need and mutually agreed upon
•Some approved activities are: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, and friendly visiting

Please click here for more information on how to apply.


Canadian Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities 

The Red Cross is there when Canadians need us most. Across Canada, we help build safer communities by providing local health services, water safety and first aid programs, education on the prevention of violence, bullying and abuse, and much more.

Whenever disasters strike – such as floods, wild fires, hurricanes, storms or house fires – the Canadian Red Cross is ready to help vulnerable communities. From building disaster resiliency to providing vital assistance to meet people’s basic needs, we’re there to give support thanks to our dedicated volunteers.

If you are looking for opportunities to give back to your community, meet new people, have new experiences, volunteering with the Red Cross could be the right place for you.  The Canadian Red Cross in British Columbia and Yukon offers an extensive network of programs and services that actively reach out and serve local communities throughout the regions. 

Please have a look at the following volunteer opportunities at Canadian Red Cross:

Health Equipment Loan Program – Client Services Volunteer

Emergency Management Volunteer

The mandate of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House is to provide programming and educational, leadership, social and recreational opportunities to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

The secular, grassroots Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House (DTES NH) embraces people of all ancestries, genders, ages and descriptions; annually welcoming almost 9,000 DTES residents in a community where 70% of our neighbours have low‐incomes, 700 are homeless and 5,000 are under-housed.

Our programming is community inspired and varied, a sampling of which has included a Chinese Elders Community Kitchen, Traditional Aboriginal Community Kitchen, Leadership Development, a Children’s Community Kitchen, Nutritional Outreach Activities (Mobile Smoothie Project and Banana Beat), The Healing Circle, Father’s for Thought, Table Talks project, Family Drop In: Families, Farming and Food, Community Drop-in and the production of a Right to Food Zine.

Volunteers needed for the following programs:

  • Community Drop-In
  • Family Drop-In Program
  • Monthly Banana Beat Program (DTES outreach)
  • Tuesday Night Prep Group
  • Cooking for CRAB Park

Please click here to view the volunteer opportunities and details to apply.



Social Media Assistant 

We are looking for Social Media Assistants who will be tasked to assist with the development and execution of FGI’s digital promotional strategy. This includes collaborating with the Board Members and Administrative Assistants to plan, write, schedule, and share promotional posts across multiple social media platforms for FGI. This is a longer volunteer position that will last anywhere from 2-8 months, ranging from 5 to 15 hours a week and this job experience will also help to gain meaningful work experience for your resume.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with development and execution of FGI’s marketing strategy
  • Generate creative and search engine optimized content including images, videos, and stories
  • Share posts in the relevant community groups
  • Perform tasks for Social Media Coordinator as required
  • Assist with the delivery of content and programming, archival coverage, and other event-specific tasks during event days
  • Reach out, connect, and work with local businesses in the community to explore and create program content fitting FGI’s agenda

Required Qualifications:

  • High-level proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative and methodical personalities
  • Ability to meet changing priorities while meeting set deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Time management skills
  • Proficiency in Google Office Apps and iMovie
  • Willing to adapt and learn new skills and software
  • Committed and highly motivated

To apply, please send an email with your interest, availability, and resume to: [email protected]

Frog Hollow empowers local residents in Hastings-Sunrise

Our volunteers play a key role in building a community together. Due to COVID-19, we have a reduced number of volunteer opportunities available, and many positions are virtual. Even though our programs have been limited, we are so grateful for those who have been side-by-side supporting Frog Hollow during these challenging times. We love and appreciate you all, our volunteers!

See here to learn more about our volunteer programs and to get details about current volunteering positions.


Volunteer with Greater Vancouver Food Bank 

Come and join us at one of our 13 community food hubs, community events, or our head office and warehouse. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and we couldn’t serve our clients without you!

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Event Volunteers

  • Community Food Hub Volunteers

  • Fresh and Dry Food Sorters

  • Admin Support

  • Warehouse Volunteers

  • Additional Seasonal Roles

Contact [email protected] or 604-880-7073 if you have any questions.  

Click here to learn more and to sign up for these volunteering roles.

Community Clean-up with Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre

Volunteers are the nucleus of the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre (HSCPC). They not only participate in programs and projects, but also play a significant role in the operation and leadership of the centre.

The Community Clean-up program is a year-round initiative that mobilizes volunteers and supports community members to remove litter and graffiti from Hastings Sunrise.We are looking for volunteers to participate in the clean-ups as well as to help organize events and support other participants.  

How do I get involved?

  1. Attend the next volunteer information session to learn more about the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre (HSCPC), our programs and volunteer opportunities.

  2. Submit our online volunteer application. The link will be provided to you after attending the info session.

  3. Meet with our volunteer coordinator to begin the application process and agree to a criminal record check.

  4. After your application and criminal record check have been successfully processed, we will contact you for follow-up

  5. Once you become a volunteer, after participating in our orientation and training, you will be able to choose from a variety of opportunities.

Learn more about the Hastings Sunrise Community Police Centre here:

Please send any direct inquires to Carmen MacLeod at [email protected]


Volunteer with Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House is a volunteer-driven organization, relying on participation and contributions to maintain and deliver programs.  There are many volunteer opportunities within the House from helping in the kitchen to volunteering with house programs or assisting with administrative activities.

Volunteer opportunities are available during the day and the evening.  If you want to have fun, meet new people, connect with other community members, build up your skills and give back to the community please join us!

Check out the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House volunteer page for more details on other positions.


Tutors needed for The Distance Computer Comfort at Neil Squire

Volunteer Tutors will teach basic computer and mobile device skills to adults with disabilities.  Looking for volunteers who will be able to commit up to 2 hours per week, for about 12 weeks.

Instruction typically includes word processing, Internet, email, social media and mobile devices. Other topics include MS Office software and Assistive Technology.  The program is based online and delivered through communication technology which means that the Distance Computer Tutor is able to work from home and on a flexible schedule (ie. mornings, afternoons, evenings, after work, etc).  We are especially looking for tutors who are available weekday mornings and afternoons.

The Distance Computer Tutor strives to increase each participant’s level of comfort and independence with computer and mobile device technology. Participants may be located anywhere across Canada. Training can be provided to ensure the Distance Computer Tutor is completely comfortable with the technology and software used.

Please see here to apply and to read more about the volunteer requirements.

Shelter Movers looking for Movers/Drivers

Shelter Mover’s is a volunteer-powered, federally registered charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to survivors and their children experiencing abuse.

In collaboration with community partners such as YWCA and victim services, our Vancouver chapter completes 25 moves a month, helping women, families, and people transition to safety. Thank you for making the community a safer place!

Shelter Mover’s is looking for new volunteers, especially movers and drivers, as well as move coordinators, fundraisers, grant writers, and volunteer coordinators, to join our amazing team of hard-working, compassionate volunteers! This is a great opportunity for those hoping to affect change on an individual and community level, gain trauma-informed volunteer experience, and connect with other compassionate volunteers.

Please read the volunteer description for more information.

If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to [email protected]

Strathcona Community Policing Centre Volunteer Opportunities 

The Strathcona Community Policing Centre (SCPC) is looking for students who are ready to get hands on experience while giving back to the community! The SCPC is one of 11 Community Policing Centres, working with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). Working in partnership, the SCPC provides various programs and services to the community. We are the bridge between the community and the VPD.

Volunteering with the SCPC will provide students with a number of unique opportunities and invaluable experience that will help their application in the future. Working closely with the staff and Neighbourhood Police Officer (NPO), volunteers will be trained and engage in the following programs/activities:

  • Information & Referral Services;

  • Community Outreach;

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED);

  • Diversity & Inclusion;

  • Patrol Programs;

  • Special Projects including participation in VPD training exercises;

  • Road Safety Program; and

  • Volunteer Appreciation

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer (must be 18+ years old), please visit our website at and complete the application form or apply in person at 872 East Hastings Street. Once the application form is approved, we will make an appointment for an interview. We only require our volunteers to provide a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected].

We highly value our volunteers and will provide you with ongoing training, support and encouragement so that you can work efficiently and make positive change in our community.


Community Safety Volunteers with Surrey Crime Prevention Society 

Surrey Crime Prevention Society is a not for profit organization an supports communities throughout the City of Surrey. We work in partnership with the City of Surrey, RCMP, Delta Police, ICBC, By-Laws, Business, Social Agencies and other not for profits. Our programs are measured and provide valuable input towards the enhancement of safety in Surrey.

Please see here for the volunteer description of the Community Safety Volunteers

Volunteer Applications can be submitted online at  

Vancouver Asian Film Festival 

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is looking for passionate, community-minded, and fun-seeking volunteers to join a dynamic group of arts & film lovers.  Volunteer to bring alive year-round programs and events leading up to the longest running film festival of its kind in Canada every November. In return, volunteers will get access to free movies, special events and a new family.

Looking for volunteers to support in:

To apply for these volunteer positions, please fill up an application form.  

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.  

BOSS Conference Digital Host Volunteer

The Digital Host will offer support to Vantage Point staff and session speakers during the BOSS Conference (November 15th and 16th). Read more about BOSS here:

The Digital Host will engage with a variety of conference attendees, session speakers, and team members in an event and virtual-meeting support role. All training will be provided online by relevant team members. This role will work remotely and requires use of laptop, phone, and stable internet connection.

See here for more information:

Gain Leadership Experience with YWCA’s Youth Education Programs

Guide to High School program is an all-gender after-school program that aims to support students in the transition to high school by discussing topics such as social media, holistic health, peer pressure, stress management, power dynamics and identity.

  • As a Facilitator, you will be supporting Grade 7s in their transition into high school by leading pre-written activities and discussions with a team of other volunteers.
  • In this role, you would benefit by: Gaining leadership and facilitation experience along with Inclusive Leadership and Facilitation Certificate
    Engaging with your community and connecting with like-minded people
    Developing and enhancing interpersonal skills including public speaking, teamwork, conflict resolution, and group management
  • The program runs from 3-5:30pm, once a week for 8 weeks from April to May. No prior experience needed and we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds! Training will be provided prior to the program as wel
  • For more information or to apply, please click here or visit

Interested in posting your organization’s job and volunteer openings?

Contact Columbia College’s Student Career Advisor, Ana Albuquerque, at [email protected] for more information.

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