Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities with Easter Seals

Help make a difference in the lives of children and young adults with disabilities at Easter Seals BC/ Yukon.  Since 1952, Easter Seals BC/Yukon has offered programs and services to children with disabilities and their families.  Building on the decades of experience, Easter Seals BC / Yukon is as trusted charity and established leader in the support of the disabled community.  In BC and the Yukon, children and families are supported and inspired through programs and services delivered at Easter Seals Camps and Easter Seals House in Vancouver.  

Volunteers are needed for the following positions (Please click the follow to view the posting):

Send resumes and cover letter to [email protected]


2019 Walk to End Social Isolation & Loneliness

Volunteers are still needed to join the team for the day of the event.  Some positions are still available in the welcoming committee, for route stewards and set up/take down.  This would be a great way to enhance your resume.  Please email [email protected]

Date / Time: Saturday, September 21st, 9:30am to 2:00pm

Register at: beyondtheconversation.ca/walk


Volunteer as a Literacy Mentor with Writers’ Exchange

Writers’ Exchange are now recruiting literacy mentors for fall programs, which begin in September 2019. Deadline for the September – December term applications is Monday, September 9, 2019.

Orientation dates for new literacy mentors:
Tuesday, September 17th, 6-9pm or
Saturday, September 21st, 11:00am-2:00pm

If you love reading, writing, and working with kids, then join our team of mentors! You can have fun while helping kids build their literacy skills and self-esteem through tutoring and creative projects, such as:

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Plays
  • Magic shows
  • Giving Tuesdays (where our kids give advice to adults!)
  • Movie marathons
  • And much more!

Who can volunteer? Anyone who is:

  • 16 years or older
  • Fully committed to attending the same 1.5- to 2-hour shift throughout the fall term
  • Able to volunteer during program hours, which are usually between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. for in-school programs and 3 to 5 p.m. for after-school programs
  • Passionate about children’s literacy and being an awesome role model for smart, creative kids
  • Adaptable, committed, compassionate, consistent, flexible, friendly, fun, genuine, kind, loves to learn, open minded, relaxed, team player, trustworthy, and understanding

How do I become a mentor? You must complete:

  • The application form—once we receive this we can help you with the rest of the steps
  • Criminal record check—free for anyone with a BC government–issued ID
  • A three-hour orientation session—where you’ll learn about the cool activities we do, what a typical shift looks like, safety stuff and some tips to make you a great mentor
  • An hour-and-a-half training session that focuses on how to support the kids’ emotional, social and behavioural needs

The entire process from application to being placed in a program can take up to two months.

Visit here to apply: vancouverwe.com/volunteerfall2019


Volunteer with the Vancouver Aquarium 

Vancouver Aquarium’s adult volunteer program is designed for those ages 19+ who are interested in making a difference in the community. With opportunities in over 35 departments, you are bound to find something exciting! Many of our roles have a high level of public interaction and allow you to gain knowledge in marine biology. Share your time and talents, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to our mission.

The adult (19+) recruitment for volunteers is now open. Please visit Vancouver Aquarium’s Volunteer page to look at the available opportunities  and register if there is a role you are interested in.

Volunteer positions available:

Gallery Educator

Informal Education Program Facilitator

Research and Administration Specialist

Wet Lab Marine Educator

Amazon Animal Observer




4ocean Beach Cleanup Volunteer 

4ocean is the world’s largest ocean cleanup company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The 4ocean Outreach Team plans free events that are both educational and experiential for ocean supporters who wish to join their community in good deeds for the environment. The goal is to inspire individuals to continue to work together for cleaner oceans! In a little over 2 years, 4ocean has grown tremendously. With more people finding out about the movement and creating excitement about the community cleanups, 4ocean’s events have gone from 60 to over 1500 people attending in just one year. 4ocean Volunteers have helped make these numbers a possibility!

Volunteers receive more in-depth information about how the event will be run to facilitate alongside the 4ocean Outreach Team for the day. Volunteers are the rockstars of the event because they create an exciting vibe as soon as participants reach the event space. Commitment Time: Sunday, September 22 from 7:30am-1:30pm

Citizen Scientists get to know marine debris on a deeper level.  They separate the trash from the recyclables to help collect data on the marine debris by counting specific items found during the cleanup. Commitment Time: Sunday, September 22 (10:15am-2:00pm)

  • What Makes a Great 4ocean Volunteer & Citizen Scientist:
  • Friendly and able to speak in front of large crowds
  • Positive attitude and can lift close to 50lbs with help
  • Accustomed to the Florida heat and also won’t mind getting dirty
  • Wants to live the 4ocean Lifestyle with a passion for cleaner oceans

Location: Garry Point Park, Richmond, BC 

Please register if you are interested in volunteering: 4ocean.formstack.com/forms/air_canada_volunteer




Volunteers are an essential and valued part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. They help to create successful world class events year-after-year.  The volunteer team of over 1200 volunteers, in collaboration with staff and directors, create an internationally renowned and appreciative space for filmmakers and audience members to share their love of film and the film industry. The Vancouver International Film Festival are looking for volunteers to help fill diverse teams and lead volunteer positions this year. If you love movies, the arts, and being a part of an amazing community – then there’s a spot for you!

Event Dates: September 26th to October 11th. Positions available beginning mid-August.

Please apply at: viff.org/online/volunteer 




Vancouver Fashion Week Volunteer Opportunity

The upcoming Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 season will begin with the Opening Gala on the night of October 7th. This event kicks o the week in style, creating local buzz and steering all attention towards the highly anticipated runway shows. Our guests will be treated to a night of sensory indulgence that will include music,performances, and a sneak preview of the designer collections. Our line-up of hand-picked talent from across Canada, and around the world, will showcase their designs over the week of Spring/Summer 2020 season.

Each season, the Vancouver Fashion Week relies on a group of over 250 incoming volunteers to ensure that every area of the runway productions runs smoothly.  Their commitments demonstrate Vancouver Fashion Week to be exciting and successful. Volunteering at VFW can also lead to in-office for our most dedicated volunteers

Volunteer positions available:

• BOH Registration/Door
• Designer Assistant
• Models Coordinator
• Shoes Coordinator
• Makeup/Hair Room Assistant

• Sponsor/Showroom Coordinator
• Front of House (FOH) Seating/Usher
• FOH Registration/Door

Please follow the link and fill up the form if interested in volunteering: https://forms.gle/u5EQNN8ncHU2wHRQA

Deadline for registration is September 15th, 2019 11:59:00PM 



Vancouver FRINGE Festival 2019

The Vancouver Fringe Festival is looking forward to another exciting year of friendly faces, great theatre, and fun times with people like you, who make up the talented cast of volunteers! The Vancouver FRINGE Festival fosters an inclusive and diverse environment, so people from various backgrounds are welcome to join and take part in one of the best theatre festivals in town!

Volunteer perks include:

  • A Fringe T-shirt
  • A Pass to see Fringe performances for free
  • Discounted tickets to our Fringe year-round programming
  • Snacks and refreshments at the Volunteer Centre
  • An invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • The chance to support the local theatre and arts community
  •  A fun, interactive volunteer experience

Visit Vancouver FRINGE Festival’s volunteer page for more information and application details.

Peer Tutor at Columbia College

Students can volunteer their time (commitment is 2 hours per week), and assist their peers with various computer skills. They can volunteer in the Library, Student Services computer lab, or in the Learning Centre. They are welcome to volunteer their support in: Microsoft Word and Basic Computer Skills (this includes the Student Portal).

The primary role of the tutor is to offer technology assistance by helping the tutee “learn how to learn” on their own. The peer tutor will not teach course material. They will receive training from the Learning Centre Supervisor and will participate in monthly volunteer meetings.

Please note: Peer Tutoring in the Learning Centre is provided by students who are chosen based on instructor recommendation, academic performance, and the ability to understand their own learning. If you would like to apply, please come to Student Services (Room 211) or the Learning Centre (Room 411) to pick up an application form.