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These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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.

Volunteer as an International High School Tutor

Organization: EDU Beyond
Category: Children & Youth
Description:
Commitment: As a tutor at EDU Beyond, you will be required to commit to a student for a minimum of 3 months (the period can be extended if an agreement is reached between the tutor and the student). There is no requirement on the amount of hours/week as that will be negotiated between you and the student or their parent. However, we do expect you to commit to the schedule that you have agreed upon. 
Communication: In order to establish an effective work environment, we expect all tutors to respond to text messages/emails within 24 hours. Having a communicative tutor plays a big part in establishing an effective system.
Accountability: Though your role as a tutor is voluntary, we expect you to be accountable to both the organization and the student. This includes showing up to each session on time and preparing adequate material for each session.
Professionalism: At EDU Beyond, the goal is not only to provide free education but also to encourage involvement within the community. As you will be both a tutor and a mentor, we hope that you will maintain professionalism and a positive outlook during your interactions with your student. 

Research and Community Outreach Volunteer

Organization: GLOCAL Foundation of Canada
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Job Description:
  • Work closely with GLOCAL Research Analysts and supervisors to gather, enter, and analyse data on political representatives at municipal level. 
  • Conduct research and understand the political environment of the province. This includes but not limited to research on local issues, provincial policy concerns and regional politics. 
  • Provide support in GLOCAL’s social media engagement, create infographics and produce short videos on social causes. 
  • Assist in community engagement and outreach at local level. 
  Special arrangements can be made for online group volunteering with collaborative tasks for schoolers.   Qualifications: Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:
  • Good oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • A passion for creative writing, community engagement and partnerships development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Strong intercultural understanding. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced, flexible working environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Professionalism, punctuality, and reliability. 
  Hours Per Week:
  • This is a remote role and the volunteer is expected to dedicate 5-10hrs/week.
  • Accommodation for flexible start date can be made.
  • A minimum of 3 months commitment is required.
  Supervision: The successful candidate will work with the executive team of the Foundation. Ongoing support and mentorship will be offered by the Manager to ensure holistic development of the volunteer in capacities relevant to the job. A weekly meeting will be scheduled for the student to receive support and direction, as well as targeted opportunities and guidance for personal growth and development, such as future career planning. We aim to make this a comprehensive learning experience for the interns.     Learning Component: The volunteer will gain professional skills in research, business development, strategic planning, grants applications, communication, and leadership.   To Apply
  • Send one-page cover letter and resume in one file to nushrat.anjum@glocalfoundation.ca
  • Provide 2 References:
    • Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for two references.
  • Subject Line:  ‘Volunteer application - Your Province - Your Full Name - Date of Your Application’

Next Stop Canada Mentor

Organization: YMCA Next Stop Canada
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Major Duties: Next Stop Canada is an online portal for pre-arrival immigrants to virtually connect with professionals in Canada who are currently working in their desired field. All communication is done online via the Next Stop Canada platform, or via email with YMCA staff. Under the direct supervision of YMCA staff, volunteers:
  • Answer questions from pre-arrival immigrants and recommend resources to help them with their career and settlement needs.
  • Respond to questions within one week.
  • Share immigration experiences and provide practical settlement tips to pre-arrival professionals.
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 23
  • Preferably has life experience as a newcomer.
  • Post-secondary education and currently employed in specialized career industry (example: engineering, nursing, teaching, etc.)
  • Volunteers must be certified in their career field if industry standards require it.
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with people from different cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate some technological experience and usage of social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
  • Responsible, reliable and friendly while demonstrating a willingness to learn.
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
Benefits
  • Make a difference in your community by ensuring newcomers have a positive transition into Canadian society.
  • Expand your network.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision
Time Commitment: Six-month commitment preferred. Flexible hours; approximately four hours a month. *This position is entirely online.

Volunteer Opportunity: Street Store 7.0

Organization: Employ to Empower
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Calling all volunteers! We are currently searching for several different types of volunteers for the Vancouver Street Store. The Vancouver Street Store is a free outdoor pop-up store, facilitated by Employ to Empower, that takes place annually in December for residents in the Downtown Eastside. The goal of this event is to provide a dignified holiday shopping experience where residents are uplifted and offered a hand up rather than a hand out. Since 2014, the Street Store has made an impact in the community by working with 293+ volunteers, sharing 49,650+ donations and spreading holiday cheer to more than 5,667 residents. The Vancouver Street Store was the inspiration behind Employ to Empower, a registered Canadian charity that empowers people facing work and social barriers to cultivate community connections through entrepreneurship and self-advocacy opportunities. These opportunities include affordable microloans and business mentorship with the goal of having a long term impact on personal and economic well-being. Employ to Empower also actively advocates for positive social change in the Downtown Eastside community. This year, the Street Store will take place Saturday, December 12 at 58 West Hastings Street (10am - 4pm).  Ways to volunteer:
  • If you are interested in volunteering on the day of the event at the Street Store, please fill out this survey.
  • Donation Champions help us collect donations by organizing a collection drive as there are a number of priority items we need like warm outerwear, backpacks, blankets, toiletries, socks and shoes, to name a few. We have a kit that can help make this easier for you. If you would like to be a Donation Champion, please fill out this survey
  • If you’re interested in helping sort donations, please email me at events@employtoempower.com to let me know!
  • This year, Employ to Empower is looking to create a ripple effect of change through building a fierce group of FUNDRAISING CHAMPIONS to help fundraise by spreading the word to their circle of changemakers. Click here to sign up.
  • We’re also in need of a few volunteer hairdressers, so if you know of anyone willing to help out please give me a shout!
  • Donate to help us continue this tradition for the long term .
The safety of our volunteers and attendees of the Street Store is our top priority. In line with COVID-19 guidelines, we will be providing all volunteers with the appropriate protective gear such as masks, gloves, and shields. There will also be distancing measures and strategic scheduling in place to minimize contact. Your support would really help us continue this tradition for the 7th year and provide a festive and warm experience to residents in the Downtown Eastside.  Hope to speak with you soon, Dori Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) Employ to Empower

Volunteer Opportunity: Street Store 7.0

Organization: Employ to Empower
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Calling all volunteers! We are currently searching for several different types of volunteers for the Vancouver Street Store. The Vancouver Street Store is a free outdoor pop-up store, facilitated by Employ to Empower, that takes place annually in December for residents in the Downtown Eastside. The goal of this event is to provide a dignified holiday shopping experience where residents are uplifted and offered a hand up rather than a hand out. Since 2014, the Street Store has made an impact in the community by working with 293+ volunteers, sharing 49,650+ donations and spreading holiday cheer to more than 5,667 residents. The Vancouver Street Store was the inspiration behind Employ to Empower, a registered Canadian charity that empowers people facing work and social barriers to cultivate community connections through entrepreneurship and self-advocacy opportunities. These opportunities include affordable microloans and business mentorship with the goal of having a long term impact on personal and economic well-being. Employ to Empower also actively advocates for positive social change in the Downtown Eastside community. This year, the Street Store will take place Saturday, December 12 at 58 West Hastings Street (10am - 4pm).  Ways to volunteer:
  • If you are interested in volunteering on the day of the event at the Street Store, please fill out this survey.
  • Donation Champions help us collect donations by organizing a collection drive as there are a number of priority items we need like warm outerwear, backpacks, blankets, toiletries, socks and shoes, to name a few. We have a kit that can help make this easier for you. If you would like to be a Donation Champion, please fill out this survey
  • If you’re interested in helping sort donations, please email me at events@employtoempower.com to let me know!
  • This year, Employ to Empower is looking to create a ripple effect of change through building a fierce group of FUNDRAISING CHAMPIONS to help fundraise by spreading the word to their circle of changemakers. Click here to sign up.
  • We’re also in need of a few volunteer hairdressers, so if you know of anyone willing to help out please give me a shout!
  • Donate to help us continue this tradition for the long term .
The safety of our volunteers and attendees of the Street Store is our top priority. In line with COVID-19 guidelines, we will be providing all volunteers with the appropriate protective gear such as masks, gloves, and shields. There will also be distancing measures and strategic scheduling in place to minimize contact. Your support would really help us continue this tradition for the 7th year and provide a festive and warm experience to residents in the Downtown Eastside.  Hope to speak with you soon, Dori Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) Employ to Empower

Field Representative (Volunteer)

Organization: Latincouver
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: Latincouver is  a non-profit organization that for the past 12 years has been connecting over 100,000 Latin Americans with Latin enthusiasts living in Western Canada. As of  today, we are the point of reference within the Latin American community in British Columbia.   Job Description: Our promoter will be outgoing and energetic in addition to being responsible for seeking sponsors for Latincouver. This professional will go to restaurants, cafes, and diners, looking for sponsorship for our "Amigo Card"; the establishments would provide discounts for those who obtain the card. This is a temporary, short term volunteer position (4 weeks). If you are an energetic person and like the outdoors, feel free to apply!   Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Plan the itinerary of visits to raise possible sponsors
  • Completely understand the Latincouver’s Amigo Card purpose
  • Display confidence and present yourself to restaurants/cafes/diners owners
  • Analyze possibilities and strategies to increase the number of sponsors
  • Manage relationships with the sponsors
  • Other activities as assigned
  Requirements and Skills
  • High school or college diploma
  • Availability - at least 15h per week
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and very strong English
  • Experience in the Promotion or Sales field is an asset
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills and ability to build relationships
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Oral and written proficiency in a second language reflective of the Latin - American community (Spanish and/or Portuguese) is an asset.
  What you get from us:
  • Free Amigo Card - discount in restaurants
  • Expand your professional contacts through Latincouver’s rich network
  • Be part of a fun professional staff team
  • Learn new skills and practice English
  How to Apply: Latincouver Cultural & Business Society values diversity and inclusion and encourages all qualified people to apply.

Motion Designer & Video Editor(Volunteer)

Organization: Latincouver
Category: Computers / Technology / IT
Description: Latincouver is a non-profit organization that for the past 12 years has been connecting over 100,000 Latin Americans with Latin enthusiasts living in Western Canada. As of today, we are the point of reference within the Latin American community in British Columbia.   Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Research various design techniques to provide accurate designs for requested animations
  • Create high-level motion graphic videos
  • Animate text and graphics in a way that is exciting, emotional, and compelling
  • Editing and managing multiple post-production video projects
  • Ensure synchronization of frames and audio
  • Collaborate with the production crew
  • Accurately estimate time to assigned tasks
  • Other activities as assigned
  Requirements and Skills:
  • College diploma or degree in digital animation, design, fine arts or relevant field
  • High-intermediate English level, written and verbal
  • Previous experience with animation
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut Pro
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Significant attention to detail and patience
  • Time management and organizational skills
  What you get from us:
  • Expanding your professional contacts through Latincouver’s rich network
  • Being part of a fun professional staff team
  • Learning new skills and an opportunity to practice English
  • Reference letter upon completion of 3 months
  How to Apply: Send your resume to the email hranalyst@latincouver.ca or fill out the application on our website Latincouver Cultural & Business Society values diversity and inclusion and encourages all qualified people to apply.

Translator English-French (Volunteer)

Organization: Latincouver
Category: Language
Description: Latincouver is  a non-profit organization that for the past 12 years has been connecting over 100,000 Latin Americans with Latin enthusiasts living in Western Canada. As of  today, we are the point of reference within the Latin American community in British Columbia. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the marketing department with copywriting and translation of the written content from English to French
  • Translate a variety of digital and printed articles, news, guidelines, documents or text, maintaining the same content, context and style of the original
  • Revise and correct the translated material
  • Summarize documents, material and report as needed
  • Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy
  • Work effectively in a team environment; receive support from and provide support to colleagues
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to complete additional and other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skills
  • A college diploma or currently studying language, communication, or related field.
  • Professional experience as a translator
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in English and French
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Google Drive
  • Availability to work 3-5 days per week, 4 or 5 hours, for at least 3 months
  Benefits
  • Expanding your professional contacts through Latincouver’s rich network
  • Being part of a fun, professional and multicultural team
  • Learning new skills and an opportunity to practice English and discover other cultures
  • Upgrading your resume with experience in a Canadian organization
  • Reference letter upon completion
How to Apply: Send your resume to the email hranalyst@latincouver.ca or fill out the application on our website

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