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]

 

World Student Day 2019 Volunteer

Would you like to gain volunteer experience while meeting and having fun with other international students? This opportunity is for you!

Event: World Student Day 2019
Date & Time: Friday, July 26, 2019 / 9am – 4pm
Location: Robson Square
Transportation: Please use your Compass Card
Freebies: Each volunteer will get a food/drink ticket, a t-shirt, and a volunteer certificate.

Volunteer Positions:
1) Columbia College Activity Booth Volunteers (minimum one 2.5-hour shift between 10am to 4:30pm): Bring activity items from the school to Robson Square, set up the activity booth, attend the booth and encourage students at the event to join the activities at our booth, give out prizes to the winners of the activity, clean up the booth and bring items back to the school.

2) Languages Canada Student Volunteers (minimum one 2.5-hour shift between 9am to 5pm): greet incoming students, keep the venue clean, direct students to various activities and food booth, hand out food/drinks to attending students, set up/clean up the venue, etc.

Here is a video of the event last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0HH64_iC74

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the following form: http://tinyurl.com/y68ln7m2 before July 12 and Ginny, Dean of the English Learning Centre, will be in touch with you with more details by mid-July. The application will close when we have recruited enough volunteers.

 

 

Stanley Park Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for a great place to volunteer in the beautiful outdoors this summer? Want to spruce up your knowledge of local plants and animals? Want to learn interesting new skills and help with an important cause? EcoRangers work in pairs as roving naturalists in the park, answering visitors’ questions about local animals and plants, and providing other important on-the-spot interpretation. Be trained by experts on Stanley Park’s wildlife, plants and natural history, as well as in interpretive and public engagement skills. Stanley Park Ecology Society is a community-based, not for profit organization dedicated to encouraging stewardship of our natural world through environmental education and action. Volunteering as an EcoRanger is a great way to get valuable hands on experience in beautiful Stanley Park, learn more about nature and make new friends! 

The EcoRanger program runs 6 days a week throughout July and August. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 2 shifts (3.5 hours per shift) per week, for a total of 7 hours each week, for the duration of July and August.  Preference will be given to volunteers who can commit to multiple shifts per week. Volunteers must also commit to attend all of the training sessions in June. Please see “Training” below.    

Duties

  • Roam Stanley Park in pairs and educate park visitors about natural and cultural history
  • Operate an outdoor interpretation station and educate visitors about a particular species or ecosystem
  • Provide directions to and answer questions from park visitors
  • May be required to lead short interpretive walks for members of the public

Requirements

  • Have a passion for ecology
  • Love meeting and interacting with people in an engaging way
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic, and confident nature
  • High commitment level and reliable team player
  • Have a keen interest in nature and in Stanley Park; you don’t need to know everything, just be willing to learn
  • 16 years or older

Early application is highly recommended as these positions fill quickly. To apply, please email Alyx Coulter, Outreach Coordinator at: [email protected] 

Your email should include:

A subject heading as follows: EcoRanger – your FirstName LastName Eg. EcoRanger – Sandy Smith

One attached Word or PDF file named as follows: FirstNameLastNameEg. SandySmith.doc or SandySmith.pdf

This file should contain:

A short cover letter outlining why you would like to be part of this program

 

Women4Politics: A Mock Council Experience for Young Women

The City of Vancouver will be providing young women between the ages of 18 and 23 with an opportunity to learn about civic government and gain mentorship from members of Council.

Eligibility:

Women, trans and cis, between the ages of 18 and 23, who live, work, volunteer, or go to school in the city of Vancouver, including the University Endowment Lands are eligible to apply.

Applicants must commit to being available for a full day orientation on August 15, 2019, one to two mentoring sessions with an assigned member of Council, and the evening Mock Council meeting, October 29, 2019.

Successful applicants will be selected by Council based on the following criteria:

  • Previous volunteer experience and demonstrated interest in key civic issues and municipal leadership 
  • Demonstrated contributions to civic engagement, or actions that address broader issues facing our city

Please visit this page for more info on applying for this wonderful opportunity.  

 

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.