Archived Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.

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Volunteer for the Vancouver International Film Festival 2022!

Organization: Vancouver International Film Festival
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: To Apply: go to https://viff.org/festival-volunteer/ Belong to an amazing group of film-lovers from around the world. With over 800 volunteers that will be part of our community, you are sure to find a new film-enthusiast friend! The Vancouver International Film Festival is back! With a hybrid in person and online festival, we are counting on our team of volunteers now more than ever to have a successful festival this year. Different teams are requesting volunteers this year! Get 1 voucher for every shift you sign up for and use it to watch films premiering in Vancouver! You will also get a Volunteer Pass that will allow you to watch as many films as time permits! To apply: go to our website, https://viff.org/festival-volunteer/ Read all the information provided, from teams and activities to the application you will fill up to volunteer! Great films, insightful talks and events, and a community of film lovers awaits. Applications are now open for VIFF 2022, come join us!   Please do not reply by email to fill an application. In case of needing support, please contact volunteerhelpline@viff.org or our helpline, 778.328.7814 Mon-Sun 12pm-6pm [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb admin_label="Blurb" url_new_window="off" use_icon="off" image="https://volunteeringvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2016/02/icon-sport.png" icon_placement="left" background_layout="light" animation="off" text_orientation="left" custom_css_main_element="margin-bottom: 3% !important;" custom_css_blurb_image="width:48px;"]

Volunteers for Turkey Trot and Great Trek events

Organization: RUNVAN
Category: Sports and Recreation
Description: Vancouver International Marathon Society welcomes you to join its family and help stage the greatest running events in the city. Volunteer Registration is now officially open for the 2022 Granville Island Turkey Trot (October 10) and Great Trek (October 22) events. Volunteer roles include: course marshals, information ambassadors, water station crew, among others. You can sign up as an individual volunteer or as part of a team, so don’t hesitate to share this opportunity with your family and friends! Visit the following web sites to learn more about available volunteer positions and register online for your role: Turkey Trot: https://turkeytrotrun.ca/volunteer/#roles Great Trek: https://www.greattrek.ca/volunteer/ No prior experience is required for these positions, but enthusiasm, smiles, and a positive attitude are must-haves! As a volunteer, you will receive a t-shirt and snacks during your shift. In addition, a certificate will be provided upon request.   For more information on RUNVAN, please visit: https://runvan.org/   [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb admin_label="Blurb" url_new_window="off" use_icon="off" image="https://volunteeringvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2016/02/icon-social.png" icon_placement="left" background_layout="light" animation="off" text_orientation="left" custom_css_main_element="margin-bottom: 3% !important;" custom_css_blurb_image="width:48px;"]

Municipal Elections - West Vancouver

Organization: Amir Alavi Campaign
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Field/Voter Contact members' responsibilities are: - Utilize your skills and talents on the field by mainstreeting and email campaigns. - time commitment required: max 15 hours / week / person ***The job requires strong interpersonal skills, patience, persistence, enthusiasm, good communication skills and the ability to work with all kinds of people*** For all of the roles, knowing Farsi or Mandarin is considered a big bonus. [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb admin_label="Blurb" url_new_window="off" use_icon="off" image="https://volunteeringvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2016/02/icon-event.png" icon_placement="left" background_layout="light" animation="off" text_orientation="left" custom_css_main_element="margin-bottom: 3% !important;" custom_css_blurb_image="width:48px;"]

Portobello West Artisan Market Volunteers

Organization: Vancouver Fashion + Art Market Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Do you enjoying meeting people and having fun? Portobello West Artisan Market is looking for friendly and motivated individuals to join our dedicated team of volunteers on Sat, Nov 26 and/or Sun, Nov 27. Responsibilities include vendor relations, public relations, setup, + teardown. Flexible schedule + work shifts available. Compensation includes Volunteer Certificate, free Holiday Market admission + complimentary lunch for work shifts over 6-hours per day! A great opportunity for students + people of all ages!  
Join us for Portobello West’s Annual Holiday Market returning on Saturday + Sunday, November 26 + 27 from 10am-5pm at Roundhouse Community Arts + Recreation Centre, located at 181 Roundhouse Mews in Downtown Vancouver! This much-anticipated shopping extravaganza in beautiful Yaletown, nestled in the heart of Downtown Vancouver will feature one-of-a-kind creations from a curated selection of more than 65-local BC artists, designers + producers including: fashion, jewelry, art, home decor, skincare, pet accessories, wine + spirits, gourmet treats, onsite Food Trucks, + more! Rain or shine! $5 Adults/ Kids Free 12-Years + Under!
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Property Restoration

Organization: The Nature Trust of BC
Category: Environmental Improvement
Description: The Nature Trust of BC  invites you to a restoration event in Chilliwack, on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Please RSVP for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/property-restoration-with-the-nature-trust-of-british-columbia-nature-chi-tickets-452157323727 The Nature Trust of BC’s Camp Slough Conservation Area contains 2,800 feet of river frontage with large old-growth cottonwood trees lining the waterway. This property provides important habitat values for many species of wildlife, especially migratory birds. Over 100 native bird species have been identified on the property, including blue-listed Great Blue Heron and Green Heron. Join the South Coast Conservation Field Crew and Nature Chilliwack for a fun volunteer planting and clean-up event. You will learn about this beautiful conservation property, and participate in planting 250 native trees and shrubs. After the planting we will walk throughout the property and clean up any rubbish found. Snacks and prizes will be on hand! This event is made possible thanks to the support of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and the EcoAction Community Funding Program. [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb admin_label="Blurb" url_new_window="off" use_icon="off" image="https://volunteeringvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2016/02/icon-enviro.png" icon_placement="left" background_layout="light" animation="off" text_orientation="left" custom_css_main_element="margin-bottom: 3% !important;" custom_css_blurb_image="width:48px;"]

Property Restoration with The Nature Trust & Nature Chilliwack

Organization: Nature Trust of British Columbia
Category: Environmental Improvement
Description: The Nature Trust of British Columbia invites you to a restoration event, in Chilliwack on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We will be planting native tree species and cleaning up rubbish found on the property. For more information and to RSVP, please visit our Eventbrite. This event is made possible thanks to the support of Nature Chilliwack, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and the EcoAction Community Funding Program. [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb admin_label="Blurb" url_new_window="off" use_icon="off" image="https://volunteeringvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2016/02/icon-edu.png" icon_placement="left" background_layout="light" animation="off" text_orientation="left" custom_css_main_element="margin-bottom: 3% !important;" custom_css_blurb_image="width:48px;"]

Let's InterACT: A Theatre and Improv Program

Organization: The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Description: The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation is seeking volunteers to participate as part of an improv ensemble, supporting fellow improvisers with developmental disabilities. Improvisation (improv) is acting without a script. Everything you see on stage is completely spontaneous and made up on the spot. Improv, like social interaction, is unscripted and depends on one's ability to assess the situation, perceive the behavior and social cues of others and then externally adapt, initiate, or respond appropriately. Many of the skills improv works on are similar for what is needed for successful communication: social and executive-functioning skills like perspective taking, predicting, inferencing, listening and interpreting social cues, making eye contact, turn taking and storytelling abilities. Through team building activities, theatre and improv games, participants will develop many of these social-communication skills in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment. Participants will learn to work collaboratively with others, develop their independent thinking and creatively, all while gaining confidence and trusting relationships in the process. This position requires individuals who:
  • Enjoy working with students with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
  • Are dependable and there when needed.
  • Can provide a criminal record check for vulnerable populations.
  • Can assist with the set up and take down of the theatre space.
  • Have a positive attitude, high energy and kind demeanor.
  • An appreciation for theatre and acting. No previous improv or acting experience required, just a willingness to learn along with your fellow improvisers and a "YES AND" attitude!
  • Can attend a 30-minute orientation.
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