Volunteer Opportunities

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


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.


UBC Fall Classic Run Eco-Team

Join the Green Team at Fall Classic Run, 2019. Fall Classic highlights the beautiful fall colours, offers fun, fast and measured courses. Stroll through an ever-changing display of colour and help make it a Green Event!   A volunteer Letter will be sent with the number of hours volunteered.  Also, learn how to recycle materials and meet new friends while practicing your public speakign skills.

Date + Shifts: October, 26, 2019

8:00 am – 1:00pm | 5 hrs
10:00am -2:00pm | 4 hrs

Click here to sign up and register as a volunteer: gcr-volunteer-fall-classic-run-oct-26


Flashlight Mysteries Event Support 2019 

Volunteers will help connect people to nature at our fun outdoor, escape room style, night-time event!  Looking for enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing people to welcome participants, to be a game master support person, to organize and set-up materials and to create decorations that will bring the event to life!  You’ll have fun, meet people, get great experience – all in a beautiful regional park.

Click here for more information about this event: https://www.govolunteer.ca/centres/vancouver/flashlight-mysteries-event-support-2019-richmonddelta

Please email your interest to [email protected] or call 604-520-6442 


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




Stanley Park Creatures of the Night Volunteers

Join SPES’ team and use your creative skills to connect people with nature in Stanley Park. Help the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) deliver an entertaining and educational nature program to take place in Stanley Park in partnership with the Halloween Ghost Train. This year’s theme is Alice in Nightmareland!  This popular event runs October 10 – October 31, with training taking place during the beginning of October. Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 1 shift (3-4 hours) per week. Shifts are available Thursday – Sunday evenings, as well as Saturday – Sunday during the daytime.  

Visit this page if you are interested in volunteering: stanleyparkecology.ca/volunteer/creatures-night-volunteers/



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 


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.