Vancouver Heritage Foundation (Heritage Discovery Day and House Tour Event Volunteer)

Organization Name: Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Opportunity Title: Heritage Discovery Day and House Tour Event Volunteer
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: One Day / Special Event
Start Date: June 4, 2023
End Date: June 4, 2023

  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Are you interested in Vancouver’s unique heritage properties and looking for an opportunity to peek inside?

We are excited to announce that VHF’s popular in-person Heritage House Tour will return for the first time since 2019! On Sunday, June 4th, join us to discover the rich heritage and diverse stories of Strathcona.

Explore the places that have shaped this historic neighbourhood by taking a peek inside a selection of heritage properties to learn about their history, architecture, and design. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with local businesses and organizations through outdoor activations, self-guided walking tours, and a heritage scavenger hunt through Strathcona.

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist at Heritage Discovery Day and House Tour! Join us in delivering a highly popular full day tour engaging the community of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.

Location: Strathcona, various locations to be updated later
Event Date: Sunday, June 4th
Time commitment: 4 hour shift on event day + 1-hour training session.

Roles Available:

  • Ticket Checker
  • House Attendant
  • Information Table

Additionally, VHF is seeking House Lead volunteers who have previously volunteered for a House Tour and/or have experience supervising and directing a team. This position is a full-day shift (8 hours) and will have an additional in-person training session. Those that express previous experience, skills, and interest may be offered the role.


  • 16+ years of age
  • Positive and friendly attitude with great inter-personal skills and eager to connect with diverse audiences
  • Able to take direction and manage tasks independently
  • Willing and comfortable enforcing rules to the public
  • Knowledge about heritage, architecture or history is not necessary, but  very welcome

Support: Volunteers report to the Administration and Program Coordinator and will be supported on-site by a lead volunteer and other VHF staff members. Questions can be directed to

Volunteers will be provided with pre-event training, a t-shirt, a ticket to attend the tour when off-shift (non-transferrable), as well as snacks and beverages.

Please apply by filling out our form here:

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