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These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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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Be a Point of Light in Darkness - Volunteer for the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival on Dec 21, 2023

Organization: Secret Lantern Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: This Winter Solstice (Thursday, December 21st, 2023) join us to celebrate not only the 30th year of the lantern festival, but also the return of the sun! There will be the meditative and beloved Labyrinths of Light: one at Granville Island, and one in Yaletown. There will be lantern walks (and volunteers needed): on Granville Island, in Yaletown and Strathcona. There will be artists, music, and so much light! in the darkness - join us! Volunteers will help us make spaces beautiful, look after the labyrinths, help collect donations, assist performers, monitor visitor flow, and so much more. Most roles are focused on the day of the solstice on Thursday, December 21st, where the majority of the shifts are between 5pm and 11pm, though some roles will be available leading up to the one-day festival as well. To volunteer you will be emailed a link to complete an Impact profile, and scheduling will occur via self-selecting suitable shifts and roles on MyImpact. [/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;"]

Event Volunteer: School Outreach Activity Leader

Organization: The Society of We Are Canadians Too!
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Description: It’s that time of year again—LunarFest is returning, and so is our School Outreach program!   Every year, LunarFest brings arts and culture to classrooms across Vancouver. Through craft workshops and storytelling, we learn about the diverse cultures that make up our wonderful community.   Inspired by the Year of the Dragon, with the theme Born to Be Free, we are encouraging everyone to reach into the skies and the waters for a world where everyone can live their truest selves. If you like sharing stories, being creative, and dragons, volunteer to be a LunarFest Workshop Leader today!   Responsibilities: - Lead elementary school classes in virtual craft workshops - Carry out storytelling elements of the workshops - Interact with the students and teachers throughout workshop session - Share about LunarFest activities beyond the workshop   Availability: Jan 22- Feb 8 10 am - 12 pm 12:30 pm - 2 pm (Schedule assigned based on availability) Apply Here: https://since1867.ca/2024-school-outreach-activity-leader/ Note: Please sign up through our online application. We will only consider those that apply through our online application. Thanks for understanding. [/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;"]

Carousel Theatre is looking for Volunteer Ushers!

Organization: Carousel Theatre
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Carousel Theatre is looking for volunteer ushers for the run of Snow White at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island! Volunteer Perks For any show in our season that you volunteer for, you are entitled to 2 comps for any performance in that run An opening night invite to CTYP produced shows! A letter confirming hours volunteered available upon request General Information All shows for the 23/24 CTYP season will take place at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island except Mary Jane Mosquito, which will be outside at the Picnic Pavillion on Granville Island. Volunteer shifts begin 1 hour before the show, and you will be expected to check-in with a staff member from CTYP. General Duties Maintain the line-ups prior to and during loading the venue Assist with the management of school groups on weekday matinees as needed Ensure that patrons get in and out of the venue safely Assist individuals to and from their seats Answer questions and provide friendly customer service to patrons. Take tickets at the door if required Monitor the audience during the show to ensure safety and that theatre rules are being followed If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/hbw2cH3G1wACcY258 Any questions, please email Jessica Wong at guestservices@carouseltheatre.ca or check out our website: https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/about/volunteering   Carousel Theatre for Young People (CTYP) empowers young people and families through meaningful, imaginative, and accessible theatrical experiences. The productions we create and present engage youth, families, and educators in live theatre and platform stories for and about communities that are underrepresented; they develop emotional literacy, stimulate community, encourage growth, and inspire minds in a unifying experience. CTYP focuses on introducing young minds to new ideas and enabling them to talk about them. Volunteering with CTYP gives you the opportunity to enrich and be enriched by Vancouver’s leading theatre for young audiences, creating a great experience for hundreds of diverse patrons from all walks of life. [/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;"]

Event Volunteer - 2024 LunarFest

Organization: Asian-Canadian Special Events Association
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: The Year of the Dragon is approaching! Celebrate the Lunar New Year in a unique and fun way with LunarFest. If you like storytelling, arts, and culture, join our volunteer team today!  LunarFest is an annual festival in Vancouver that invites the diverse communities of the city to welcome the LNY through a variety of activities. This year, our theme is Born to be Free. With craft workshops, a live concert, public art installations, and a mini-arts market, 2024 LunarFest will be an experience to remember! Available positions: Event Volunteer - craft workshops  Front of House Onsite Photographers Event Volunteer - School Outreach Activity Leaders Build your leadership skills, make new friends, and learn about cultural connections. Volunteer with us and have fun this LNY! Please fill out our online application. [/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;"]

Jericho Stewardship Group Work Party: Invasive species removal and native species planting

Organization: Jericho Stewardship Group
Category: Environmental Improvement
Description:

*Note Date Change* Our Work Party has been moved to Jan 21 this month due to snow and cold weather forecasted for Jan 14.

The Jericho Stewardship Group will be hosting our monthly work party where we will be removing invasive species and planting native shrubs in the park!

Come join us in helping make sure that Jericho Beach Park remains a healthy ecosystem for Vancouver!

Sunday January 21, from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Sign up at this link

Please bring sturdy boots and dress for the weather as we will be getting dirty rain or shine! A snack, tea, and coffee will be available during our break, please bring water to stay hydrated while you are working.

Jericho Stewardship Group aims to be an inclusive space for all to have fun in the park, if you need assistance signing up, finding your way to the work party, or with anything else please email us at jerichostewardshipgroup@gmail.com, we are happy to help!

COVID is still going around, while our event takes place outside, those who wish to social distance or wear masks are encouraged to do so! Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

We hope to see you there!

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Jericho Stewardship Group Work Party: Invasive species removal and native species planting

Organization: Jericho Stewardship Group
Category: Environmental Improvement
Description:

The Jericho Stewardship Group will be hosting our monthly work party where we will be removing invasive species from the park!

Come join us in helping make sure that Jericho Beach Park remains a healthy ecosystem for Vancouver!

Sunday February 11, from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Sign up link!

Please bring sturdy boots and dress for the weather as we will be getting dirty rain or shine! A snack, tea, and coffee will be available during our break, please bring water to stay hydrated while you are working.

Jericho Stewardship Group aims to be an inclusive space for all to have fun in the park, if you need assistance signing up, finding your way to the work party, or with anything else please email us at jerichostewardshipgroup@gmail.com, we are happy to help!

COVID is still going around, while our event takes place outside, those who wish to social distance or wear masks are encouraged to do so! Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

We hope to see you there!

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Places That Matter Community Fair Event Volunteer - Multiple Roles

Organization: Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Come celebrate Heritage Week at the Places that Matter Community Fair. Bigger than ever, the focus will be on our community partners in a free, family-friendly fair-style event. This day-time event will take place 11am - 3pm on Sunday, February 25th and will be open to the general public. Community organizations and PTM sites will set up tables to share information and stories that connect us to the places that matter in our communities. We are seeking volunteers (age 16+) to assist in a variety of roles and two time options. The roles available are: Greeting, information table, & accept donations Refreshment table (including a cotton candy & popcorn machine) Assist community partners at their tables, with the scavenger hunt & craft activities NEW ROLE: Social media content assistant The time options to sign up for are: 9:30am - 1pm (assisting with set-up) 12:30pm - 4pm (assisting with take-down) To sign-up, please complete the online form or email Caroline. New volunteers will be required to go through the volunteer registration process. [/et_pb_blurb]

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Albert Schweitzer