Volunteer Opportunities

Content Developer and Copywriter Volunteer Positions

The Home Clicks is a Vancouver based startup in its pre-seed stage. We are a company that is actively working towards revolutionizing the way people live and rent.  

Home Clicks is seeking volunteers for a Content Developer and Copywriter position.  Please see the attached PDF for more information:

Content Developer Volunteer Posting

Copywriter Volunteer Posting


Volunteer with Variety BC 

Variety, which has been around for 54 years, focuses on fundraising for children who have special needs.  Variety does this through numerous events and campaigns.  Various events are hosted per year, such as picnics, Boat for Hope and the Variety Christmas Party.  Volunteers have always been a key component to the success of these activities.

Please see the attached PDF for more information about volunteering opportunities this upcoming fall – winter 2019:

Variety Fall-Winter 2019 Volunteer Opportunities

Register here if you are interested in volunteering: http://bttr.im/10ti6


Volunteer Opportunities with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Are you interested in the history of Vancouver’s Chinatown and Chinese culture? Would you like to develop your professional skills while working in a peaceful environment? Join our Volunteer Program and start your journey into Vancouver’s Chinese Garden today!  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an internationally recognized cultural and educational facility that offers extensive professional training for a range of individuals. The Volunteer Program offers direct work experience in events, retail, educational programming, garden tours, garden maintenance, and office administration. The joys of volunteering here are many, among which is an opportunity to meet great people, share your knowledge, and relish the Garden’s tranquil environment.

Current opportunities include:

  • Docent/Cultural Interpreter
  • Special Events Assistant
  • Garden Assistant
  • Gift Shop Assistant
  • Professional Practicum Placement

Visit this page for more information on volunteering opportunities: https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/support/volunteer-internship/


Volunteer at the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Every year the festival relies on the support and enthusiasm of more than 200 volunteers, and we’d love you to be a part of the team!  The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year when we celebrate the return of the Sun. The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival is a magical way for friends and families to celebrate, with music, art, and light. 

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Sessions are scheduled for:
– Granville Island: Saturday December 14, 2019, 12 Noon – 1:30 PM (False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright St).
– Yaletown: December 15, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews).
– Strathcona: Saturday December 14, 2019, 2:00 – 3 PM (Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street)

For Priority Scheduling, register before December 6, 2019. Make sure to apply early for your preference in shifts and locations!
Volunteer scheduling will begin on December 7, 2019
We will be contacting you by December 12, 2019 to let you know your shift.

The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival provides a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. From setting up our venues with fabric, lights and lantern décor, helping with food & beverages, box office, staging and safety, to assisting audio technicians and fire techs, there is the right and exciting experience awaiting every volunteer.  Volunteer role descriptions can be found at: http://www.secretlantern.org/volunteer-roles

Volunteer application forms can be filled out here: https://www.secretlantern.org/volunteer-form


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.


Volunteer with Gordon Neighborhood House

Gordon Neighbourhood House is a community service organization located in the West End of Downtown Vancouver.   Gordon Neighbourhood House’s goal is to strengthen our community through voluntary activity. When we as neighbours identify issues which voluntary action alone cannot address, Gordon Neighbourhood House secures the necessary additional resources.

Gordon Neighbourhood House’s challenge is to remain sensitive to the ever changing needs of the diverse groups of people who live in our neighbourhood, and to respond with innovative and effective programs and services.

Here are some programs where volunteers are required:

Community Lunch Program: This program is supervised by a staff member who guides a group of volunteers on preparing and serving meals to approx 30 guests. On Mon & Wed it is a pay what you can veggie/vegan meal, and on Tues & Thurs it is 3 courses for $5 with a meat based main. The food is always a nutritionally balanced meal. Volunteers assist to set up the room, prepare the food, serve the guests and clean up afterwards. Volunteers are needed from 10.30am-2.30pm

Attic thrift store: we have 2 thrift store locations, one on Davie St and one upstairs at Gordon House. Typically each store would have two volunteers per shift, shifts are between 11am-3pm and 3pm-6pm. One person would sort the clothes and the other person does the cash. It is a fun environment to be in!

Children’s programs are run throughout the week.  Students seeking to gain further experience in childcare or Early Childhood Education will be able to get hands on experience through this program.  There is an under 5s program that runs Mon & Wed mornings that needs help from 8.45am-11.30am.

Please fill out the volunteer application form if interested in applying.

Visit Gordon Neighborhood House’s homepage for more information: www.gordonhouse.org


Vancouver Christmas Market Volunteer Opportunity 

The Vancouver Christmas Market is celebrating its 10th anniversary!  The Vancouver Christmas Market is  in need of superstars like you to help make this holiday season more magical than ever.

• Positions available for the Street Team, Special Events Team, Kinder Igloo and Mascot team.
• Shift times are available between November 19th – December 24th during weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
• Volunteers will have the ability to pick their shifts at a first come first serve basis.

Please see the attached PDFs for more details:

Mascot Volunteer Opportunity Christmas Market

Volunteer Opportunity Christmas market

If you’d like to participate, please submit your information through the website at https://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/about/get-involved/volunteer/ The deadline to apply for volunteering will be October 9th 2019.

Volunteering at Science of Cocktails 2020

Science World British Columbia is seeking enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to support our annual Science of Cocktails fundraiser.

Volunteers will be supporting an important fundraiser as proceeds from this event will go towards providing field trips to Science World for students from under-served schools in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We expect attendance to be around 1,500 guests.

There are a number areas where we need volunteer support, including, but not limited to:

  • Guest Check-in
  • Coat Check
  • Food & Beverage
  • Onsite Fundraising
  • Event Ambassadors
  • Event Programming

Please register and visit the eventbrite page for more information.  


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



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.