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These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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 Digital Literacy Trainer at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Organization: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Description:
The Digital Literacy Project at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH) supports the community to increase overall digital literacy by providing one-on-one tutoring in basic computer skills and apps such as Zoom and Gmail, as well as supporting participants to access resources online.

Volunteer Digital Literacy Trainers work with the Digital Literacy Project Lead to provide one-on-one digital literacy assistance to those with high digital literacy needs, including isolated seniors, low-income families and newcomers. Many participants are new to exploring digital life.

Training sessions happen in-person and/or virtually, depending on participant needs and COVID-safety protocols. Examples of possible session topics include learning parts of the computer, browsing the internet, attaching a file to email, practising online safety, etc.

The Volunteer Digital Literacy Trainer:
- Facilitates a weekly, hour-long one-on-one training session with an assigned participant
- Prepares for sessions by developing lesson plans based on a template provided
- Checks in with program supervisor regularly and participates in a monthly de-brief with peers
- Follows all COVID-19 protocols in place at MPNH, including providing proof of double vaccination
- Program takes place weekdays during the day or early evening

QUALIFICATIONS
- 19 years or older
- Intermediate level English speaker
- Huge asset: A second language, especially Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese
- Confident in computer skills and smartphone basics
- Demonstrates an ability or interest in learning facilitation skills
- Empathetic, patient and respectful of a diverse group of people

All new MPNH volunteers must complete:
- Volunteer Application Form and Policy signing form
- Volunteer Interview and Orientation
- Criminal Record Check
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Walk so Kids Can Talk event day volunteers needed!

Organization: KidsHelpPhone
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description:

Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO

Sunday, May 1st, 2022 We are currently seeking volunteer support for our upcoming Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, in 17 communities across Canada. Support youth mental health and well-being in your community by volunteering on event day.  About Kids Help Phone Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national mental health service for young people, offering professional counselling, clinically-based tools, resource referrals and crisis support services in English and French. At Kids Help Phone, we are grateful to our committed and courageous volunteers, who are essential to achieving our mission - ensuring every young person has the support they need, in the way they need it most. Event Location Details David Lam Park 1300 Pacific Blvd Vancouver, BC Volunteer Roles:
  • Event Experience
  • Food & Beverage
  • Guest Services
To register, please visit https://walksokidscantalk.ca/Participate/Volunteer and click on VANCOUVER [/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;"]

High School Aged Volunteers Needed! - BC Education and Career Fair

Organization: Education and Career Fairs
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: We are Looking for Volunteers! – High School Student Volunteer Speakers   The Event The Education and Career Fair (ECF) is B.C.'s Largest Career Development Fair. This includes secondary students planning for higher education and exploring career options; young adults looking to transfer their work experience & skills to a different industry; and new immigrants seeking employment and further training to settle in Canada.   Since 1996, the ECF has worked hard in the aim of facilitating connections that drive career decisions and inspire growth for individuals and organizations in an evolving economy and job market. Over the years, they have helped students and young adults plan their education and career journey by connecting them with valuable tools and contacts.  ECF has attracted over 12,000 attendees across all fairs in British Columbia, and last year, they have expanded their scope to launch a series of fairs is Ontario as well.  ECF is today proud to be recognized by Business in Vancouver as "Top Trade Shows in the Lower Mainland".   The Opportunity We are looking for 2-4 volunteer high-school students to participate in an online web series as speakers to enhance students’ thought processes on different career pathways, as well as provide tools on how to best transition into post-secondary life.   We are requesting that each student present a 5 to 10 minute presentation on some of the possible topics below, but not limited to:
  • My experience using myblueprint
  • How I am saving to pay for tuition
  • How I decided my future career pathway and tips
  • Tips on school/work life balance
  * If the student is younger than 18 years of age, we will provide applicable documentation so the student’s primary caregiver can give consent*   The Timeline The overall design of each event is set as a short, pre-recorded presentation from an industry professional, a post-secondary institution and a current high school student.  Each event is tailored to approximately 45 minutes in length (30 minutes pre-recorded content and 15 minutes interactive live component).  The web series is scheduled to start at the beginning of June 2022. Therefore, speaker recordings would take place during the second week of May 2022 and each speaker may present up to 10 minutes. The total time commitment will be approximately 5 hours, including preparation, presentations and the live day   What’s next? Please send your inquiry to careers@icsevents.com [/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;"]

Looking Glass Foundation Reflections Gala - Event Volunteer

Organization: The Looking Glass Foundation
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Looking Glass Foundation was established in 2002 by families seeking care for their loved ones, who were suffering from life-threatening eating disorders. Thanks to the commitment, courage, and dedication of these founding families, and many others who came on board to support, the organization has become an important contributor to the continuum of care for those struggling with eating disorders. We will be celebrating Looking Glass Foundation's 20th Anniversary at this year's gala on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the stunning Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver (1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9). This event is an opportunity to bring the community together and raise vital funds that will directly benefit the programs and services provided by Looking Glass Foundation. For more information, please visit: www.lookingglassbc.com/reflections. We are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks during our Reflections Gala from 2pm to 11pm the next day. Tasks include: Set up/Tear down Coat check Greeting guests Registration Vaccine Passport Check Raffle Auction Management/Running Donation Gift bags You will be representing the Looking Glass Foundation and we require our event volunteers to be comfortable interacting with guests, be welcoming and engage with them about our organization and how they can support those in need in the community. Before registering, please note: - All volunteers need to be age 19 and above - All volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - All volunteers need to be responsible for their own transportation - Meals will be provided for the evening volunteer shifts - Dress code: A black shirt or top with black pants, shorts, skirt, or dress that reaches their knees and is easy to move in. Comfortable closed toe shoes, preferably black, with little or no heels To fill out a volunteer application form, visit this link: https://bit.ly/3rm2sVe We are accepting applications until Friday, April 22nd. For any questions, please contact us at volunteer@lookingglassbc.com [/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;"]

Route Marshal

Organization: Vancouver 2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description:

Join us as a Route Marshal and help make the 2022 Vancouver Walk a success! Your generous contribution of time, skill and effort will ensure that the Walk and festivities run smoothly.

  • Time commitment: a few hours on Sunday, May 29, 2022, between roughly 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM.

  • Role and responsibility: Route marshals are set up at various points along the walk route to cheer on walkers, make sure they are going in the right direction, and keep them safe along the route. If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity outside that can be done with a friend or in a group, this is the job for you!
  • Safety and wellbeing: All event day volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated. Please ensure your digital vaccine passport is set up. To learn more about proof of vaccination and the BC vaccine card, click here

Funds raised from the event will ensure that the Alzheimer Society of B.C. can continue to provide support, education, and information to people affected by dementia as well as research into the disease to provide a better future for the people living with it.

With your help, we can take a step together towards achieving our mission to build a community of care around the people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Please access the Walk website via the link here!

Thank you in advance for volunteering your time to make memories matter.

If you have any questions about the volunteer position, please contact us at vol4alzheimers@gmail.com

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Flower Pin Distributor

Organization: Vancouver 2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description:

Join us as a Flower Pin Distributor and help make the 2022 Vancouver Walk a success! Your generous contribution of time, skill and effort will ensure that the Walk and festivities run smoothly.

  • Time commitment: a few hours on Sunday, May 29, 2022, between roughly 11:15 PM and 1:30 PM.

  • Role and responsibility: Flower pin distributors help hand out pins to those who participate in the Walk. As these volunteers consistently interact with many walkers and volunteers, they often greatly contribute to the positive atmosphere of the Walk.
  • Safety and wellbeing: All event day volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated. Please ensure your digital vaccine passport is set up. To learn more about proof of vaccination and the BC vaccine card, click here

Funds raised from the event will ensure that the Alzheimer Society of B.C. can continue to provide support, education, and information to people affected by dementia as well as research into the disease to provide a better future for the people living with it.

With your help, we can take a step together towards achieving our mission to build a community of care around the people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Please access the Walk website via the link here!

Thank you in advance for volunteering your time to make memories matter.

If you have any questions about the volunteer position, please contact us at vol4alzheimers@gmail.com.

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Relay For Life Event Day Volunteers

Organization: Canadian Cancer Society
Category: Health / Medical
Description: POSITION Relay For Life Event Day Volunteers   WHY WE NEED YOU   Relay For Life Event Day Volunteers are an important part of the success of this event. Whether you will be helping with site set up/tear down, greeting participants, selling/decorating luminaries, photography or tallying donations, there is a volunteer position for you!   WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
  • Attend a location during your agreed shift
  • Variety of duties/tasks that could include:
    • Greet and engage participants during registration and activities
    • General accounting
    • Set up/tear down of tents, tables/chairs, banners
    • Waste management
    • Selling and/or decorating Luminaries
  TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY, ALL PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE OBSERVED   WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Great energy and enthusiasm
  • Team-oriented and community-minded
  • Communicative and works well in public environments
  • Passionate and eager to make a significant impact
  • Some roles might require good physical health (i.e. lifting heavy weights)
  WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
  • A fun way to make a difference in your community/neighbourhood
  • Direct connection to our mission, vision and values
  • Play an important role in supporting, remembering and honouring those we love who have received a cancer diagnosis
  YOUR COMMITMENT 
  • Availability on day of the event – June 11th (once registered, someone from the event committee will be in contact to confirm shift and role)
  • Shift commitment between 2-6 hours
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Relay For Life Volunteer Engagement Lead

Organization: Canadian Cancer Society
Category: Health / Medical
Description: BE a part of something BIG and here’s why… THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian fears cancer. BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way. We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than cancer. If you do too, read more… FOCUS Relay For Life Volunteer Engagement Lead WHY WE NEED YOU At CCS we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people with cancer live their lives more fully. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life brings together communities united by the same goal of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer. Relay is an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have lived in the face of cancer. Funds raised through Relay For Life will contribute to groundbreaking research, support programs and services that help people with cancer and enhanced advocacy efforts to governments on important cancer related issues. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING As the Volunteer Engagement Lead you will be responsible for:
  • Leading all aspects of volunteer needs
  • Recruiting volunteers to meet pre-event and event needs using CCS materials, liaising with CCS Volunteer Engagement staff to tap into additional supports.
  • Managing volunteer event shifts in CCS’s online scheduling tool, answering volunteer inquiries and preparing volunteers for a great event.
  • Working with all committee members ( Logistics and Community Engagement) to ensure all volunteer needs are fulfilled and a strong team of people are in place with flexibility to meet changing event demands.
  • Facilitating a well-organized and positive volunteer experience from check-in to check-out so that volunteers leave Relay knowing they’ve been part of something special and wanting to come back again!
  • Working with the Volunteer Experience Business Partner team to secure
event day volunteers 2 WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR You understand that cancer can change everything and that bringing community together in support of people who have been affected by cancer helps us prove that life is bigger than cancer. You are enthusiastic and supportive toward the efforts of others and with an eye on excellent customer service, work to make sure volunteers have a great experience. You have connections in your community and are excited about providing others the opportunity to make a difference by giving a few hours of their time. You enjoy helping people do their best work by setting volunteers up for success through orientation and clear communication. You are ready to do your best to make the volunteer experience a positive and meaningful experience as you connect with each volunteer on the day of the event. OUR INVESTMENT As an organization we will provide you with online resources, training and support to help you lead the volunteer side of this community event. You will also be supported by the Relay Director, Logistics, a fellow volunteer, who will oversee all aspects around implementing the actual event day. You will be part of the larger Relay community and have opportunity to learn and mentor as you engage with CCS staff and volunteers. YOUR COMMITMENT
  • This is an important leadership role. We are anticipating an ongoing level of commitment which will include regular monthly meetings with the entire committee.
  • Between the committee meetings, you will be reaching out to other committee members and venues in your area that may promote Relay For Life volunteer opportunities.
  • You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent communication between the other volunteers on the committee whose responsibilities overlap with yours. You will also stay connected with the Relay Director, Logistics.
  • As the event date approaches your time commitment will increase and on event day your leadership, as you ensure the event is safe and fun, will be critical in creating the sense of accomplishment that everyone will go home
with, knowing that their actions have created something bigger than cancer.  Relay For Life Volunteer Engagement Lead  [/et_pb_blurb]

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