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Volunteer with the Burnaby Neighbourhood House 

Our Neighbourhood House relies on the involvement of community members in reaching out to and helping their neighbours. Volunteering is one way that individuals can help out, and become involved in building a healthy community.

Learn more

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer with the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, please fill the following application.  Send your completed application to volunteer@burnabynh.ca. You can also drop by either location to fill out a form.  

Download the volunteer application form (at least 19 years old)

(This is a fillable PDF. Please download a copy to your device, save it as your name, fill out the PDF, and email back. Please do not print and scan document)

If you are under 19, please print and complete the following application.  You can drop it off at our South location for Marleen, the Youth Leadership Program Coordinator, or email it to her at youth@burnabynh.ca
Download the volunteer application form (under 19 years old)

Becoming a Volunteer 

In addition to filling out an application and attending an orientation, all volunteers are required to undergo an interview and complete a criminal record check. There may also be additional training necessary for certain positions.

 

Volunteer Opportunities Now

For more detailed information on positions, schedule, job description, and requirements please check out the Burnaby Neighbourhood House on Go Volunteer

 

 

New April-June Volunteer Opportunities

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Open Night Mic – Door and Concession Attendant

 

When

Thursdays, 1st Thursday of Every Month

Where

BNH Community Hall – 5024 Rumble Street, Burnaby

Description

Assist with tickets at the door and then assist with concession. Enjoy the show!

Requirements

Local RCMP criminal record check

1 Reference Check

Volunteer Orientation

Number of volunteers

1 volunteer needed.

 

Incredible Quest Special Event Assistants

 

When

Saturday, May 12, 2018 between 12-7pm

Where

Various locations in North and Central Burnaby

Description

The Incredible Quest is a race around North/Central Burnaby and involves teams of 4 to participate in mental and physical challenges. Volunteers will be stationed at various locations to assist with set up, clean up, supervising the challenges and giving out clues for the next location.

Requirements

Local RCMP criminal record check

1 Reference Check

Volunteer Orientation

Incredible Quest training (1 hour)

Number of volunteers

10-15 volunteers needed.

 

Hats off Day Special Event Assistants

 

When

Saturday, June 2, 2018 between 8:30-4pm (various shifts throughout the day)

Where

North Burnaby (meet at G & F Financial on Carleton & Hastings)

Description

Assist with barricades, give directions to the public, and keep traffic moving safely in the area between Gilmore and Rosser Avenue on Hastings Street. Assist with kids/family activities at G & F Financial.

Requirements

Local RCMP criminal record check

1 Reference Check

Volunteer Orientation

Hats Off Day training (1 hour)

Number of volunteers

20-25 volunteers needed.

 


 

PROGRAMS

 

EAL/ ESL

 

When

Monday / Thursday 1-3pm ASAP

Where

Burnaby Neighbourhood House (South)

Description

Lead the ESL class, by engaging with students and creating a fun atmosphere. This is not a structured class with prearranged lesson plan. The volunteer teacher will have a free hand in choosing teaching material based on the interest and knowledge level of students.

Requirements

Provincial criminal record check

1 Reference Check

Volunteer Orientation

Number of volunteers

1 or 2

 

Office Receptionist Assistant

When

South House Shifts:

9am – 12pm Tuesday or Wednesday

12pm – 3pm Tuesday

3pm – 5pm Monday, Tuesday or Thursday

5pm – 8pm Monday, Wednesday or Thursday

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Tuesday or Thursdays 9:30am-4:30pm (North House)   

(various shifts throughout the day)       

(Once a week, 2-3 hours)

Where

South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Description

Volunteers will welcome community members into the Neighbourhood House and provide basic information about our programs and services. Office duties include and are not limited to answering the telephone, assisting with the general tidiness of the reception area, confirming appointments, and general office tasks.

Requirements

Local RCMP criminal record check

1 Reference Check

Volunteer Orientation

Office Training

Number needed

 1 volunteer per shift

 

Early Years Assistant – Family Place Drop-In

When

Mondays or Thursdays from 9:15am to 11:45pm (South)

Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9am-11:45am (North)

Where

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

4460 Beresford St. – South House

4460 Hastings St. – North House

Description

The primary focus of the childcare volunteers is to provide a safe, happy atmosphere for the children to come to.  Children must be treated with respect and kindness; at the same time children need to be encouraged to express their thoughts.  Children’s physical well-being must be taken care of, i.e. providing a safe place to play, ensuring they have a healthy snack, etc. 

Requirements

Immunization Record/ Waiver

Provincial Criminal Record Check (we provide information)

2 Reference Checks

Attend Volunteer Orientation

Attend Early Years Training (1 hour)

 

Summer Camps – School Age (6-12 years old) Childcare Assistant 

When

Monday-Friday 3-6:00pm (once a week)

Where

Suncrest (3883 Rumble Street), Gilpin (5433 Ivar Place), Lochdale (6990 Aubrey Street), Douglas Road (4861 Canada Way), Stride (7014 Stride Ave) EXACT LOCATION TO BE ANNOUCED

Description

The primary focus of the childcare volunteers is to provide a safe, happy atmosphere for the children to come to.  Children must be treated with respect and kindness; at the same time children need to be encouraged to express their thoughts.  Children’s physical well-being must be taken care of, i.e. providing a safe place to play, ensuring they have a healthy snack, etc. 

Requirements

Immunization Record/ Waiver

Provincial Criminal Record Check (we provide information)

2 Reference Checks

Attend Volunteer Orientation

Attend Childcare Training (4hrs)

 

Preschool (2.5-5 years old) Assistant

When

Monday-Friday 9:30-11:30am, 12-2pm or 9:30-1:30pm (once a week)

Where

Clinton (5858 Clinton St.)

Description

The primary focus of the early years volunteer is to provide a safe, happy atmosphere for the children to come to. Assistants will develop a positive relationship with the children and engage in variety of activities. Other duties include keeping the program area clean, set up and take down of shared spaces and providing a safe place to play. 

Requirements

Immunization Record/ Waiver

Provincial Criminal Record Check (we provide information)

2 Reference Checks

Attend Volunteer Orientation

Attend Early Years Training (1 hour)

 

Miscellaneous

General Handyman / person – North and South Locations

When

As per volunteer’s availability

Where

South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Description

BNH is seeking a volunteer who can help out with handyman/ light home improvement type tasks. If you’re good with fixing locks, office furniture or equipment, this will be a great volunteer position for you. No work experience required, but some general handyman type experience is preferred.

Requirements

No work experience required, but some general handyman type experience is preferred.

Local RCMP criminal record check

1 Reference Check

Attend Volunteer Orientation

 

North House

When

As per volunteer’s availability

Where

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Description

BNH is seeking a volunteer who can help out with general cleaning of our space (outside and inside). Duties include sweeping, mopping, cleaning toys, wiping down furniture/counters/small appliances, dusting, etc.

Requirements

Local RCMP criminal record check

1 Reference Check

Attend Volunteer Orientation

 

 

School Aged Childcare – After School Program
When
ASAP – Mondays from 2:30pm-5pm
              Tuesdays from 2:30pm-5pm
              Wednesdays from 2:30pm-5pm
Where
Maywood Elementary – 4567 Imperial St, Forest Grove Elementary – 8525 Grove Drive
Description
Assist with set-up and take down and facilitate programing. Kids in the After School Program have been referred to this program for specific needs – volunteers are not required to handle any behavioural issues.
Volunteers must be willing to commit to volunteering for 3 months, until mid-June. Relationship building skills is important. Volunteers must attend Childcare Training,  provide 2 references, a criminal record check, immunisation record/waiver, and attend a volunteer orientation.
Number of volunteers
2 volunteers needed per location ASAP.
 
School Aged Childcare – Spring Break Childcare Centres
Monday March 19, 2018 – Monday March 30, 2018
When
Monday – In centre
Tuesday – Out trips
Wednesday – Local Park Trips
Thursdays (week one) – Out trip
Thursdays (second one) – In Centre
Friday (week one) – Out trip
Friday (week two) – In Centre
Where
Maywood Elementary, Marlborough & Suncrest
Description
Assist with kids, set up and take down, play games, make sure kids are safe and stay together on out trips. Volunteers must attend Childcare Training,  provide 2 references, a criminal record check, immunisation record/waiver, and attend a volunteer orientation.
Number of volunteers
2 volunteers needed per location.
 
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Preschool Fair

When

Tuesday, March 6th from 8:45-12pm

Where

Cameron Recreation Center (9523 Cameron St, Burnaby)

Description

Assist with face painting children 0-5 years old.

Number of volunteers

2 volunteers needed.

 

 

Diamond Ball Set up

When

Friday, February 23, from 4-8pm (To be confirmed)

Where

Burnaby Firefighters Hall (6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby)

Description

Assist with setting up for the event (decorate and prepare props for the themed event).

Number of volunteers

10 volunteers needed.

 

Diamond Ball Take down

When

Saturday, February 24 from 11:30pm-1am

Where

Burnaby Firefighters Hall (6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby)

Description

Take down of all the decorations and props will take place around midnight. You can arrive at 10pm if you want to enjoy the party and dancing. Must be 19 years and older.

Requirements

Must be 19 years and older.

Number of volunteers

6 volunteers needed.

 

Diamond Ball Photographers

When

Saturday, February 24

Where

Burnaby Firefighters Hall (6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby)

Description

One volunteer to work with a staff at the photo booth from 5:30 to 7:00pm. One volunteer to roam around during the cocktail hour and stay for the event to take photos.

Requirements

You must have your own digital camera and be comfortable with transferring the images to a USB stick or one drive/google photos/drop box for the BNH. Must be 19 years or older.

Number of volunteers

2 volunteers needed.

PROGRAMS

 

Sing Along Assistant – Seniors Together Program

 

When

Friday, February 23 (Last Friday of every month), from 10:45am – 12noon

Where

Burnaby Neighbourhood House (South)

Description

Assist with setting up for the Sing Along and facilitate the activity

Number of volunteers

1 (We offer lunch to the volunteer)

 

Drivers – Seniors Together Program

When

Wednesdays 11pm – 3pm and/ or Friday, 10am-1:30pm

Where

South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

Description

This position requires a class 4 or class 5 license, a clean driver’s record, and criminal record check.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House (BNH) is looking for a volunteer driver to pick up seniors in the south Burnaby area to attend our seniors programs. This transportation service is crucial to enabling seniors with transportation and mobility challenges to attend our programs, socialize with others, have a nutritious meal, and engage in their community.

A driver is needed on Wednesdays & Fridays. Availability on only one day, or on an occasional basis is welcome as well.

Schedule and Duties

Wednesdays

Driver leaves at 11am to pick up seniors in the Burnaby area, in the BNH van, to bring them to the neighbourhood house for the program. The driver leaves at 2:30-3pm to drive them home. The volunteer is welcome to participate in the program and interact with participants.

Fridays

Driver leaves at 9:30am to pick up seniors in the Burnaby area, in the BNH / Modo car, to bring them to the neighbourhood house for the program. The driver leaves at 1:30-2pm to drive them home afterwards. Volunteers receive free lunch!

Qualifications

*Class 4 or 5 driver’s license required
*Good interpersonal skills, friendly and sociable
*Enjoy working with seniors from all cultural backgrounds and different physical abilities, and treat them with respect
*Ability to assist seniors with mobility challenges in and out of the van (no lifting required).

 

BC Housing Lunch Assistant – Seniors Outreach Program

When

Thursdays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Until May 17th – please see below.

Where

Laurelynn Place – 3896 Laurel St. Burnaby.

Description

Volunteers will assist with preparing/serving for the day. After you have prepared/ served the snacks you will have the opportunity to take part in the program for the day. Volunteers should be able to make themselves available for the below date:

JANUARY

* Thursday, Jan. 18 @ 1:00 to 3:00pm – Activity: Relaxing Tai Chi & Coffee Time

FEBRUARY

* Thursday, Feb. 22 @ 1:00 to 3:00pm – Activity: Nutrition Talk & Coffee Time

MARCH

* Thursday, March 22 @ 1:00 to 3:00pm – Activity: Creative Arts & Coffee Time

APRIL

* Thursday, April 19 @ 1:00 to 3:00pm – Activity: Storytelling & Coffee Time

MAY

* Thursday, May 17 @ 1:00 to 3:00pm – Activity: Birthday Party & Sing Along

 

Tax Supervisor

When

March and April (South – Days/times to be announced, North – Tuesdays 12-4pm)

Where

South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Description

File income taxes for clients. Supervisors must attend a tax training, register for an E-file # and understand all the rules under the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Supervisors will also mentor tax assistants and teach them to eventually file on their own. Some experience filing simple taxes are required.

Requirements

Must attend a tax training, register for an E-file #

Number of volunteers

2-3 volunteers needed.

 

Tax Assistant

When

March and April (South – Days/times to be announced, North – Tuesdays 12-4pm)

Where

South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Description

Assist with pre-screening of client information to make sure they qualify for the tax program. Tax assistants must attend a tax training session. Tax assistants will occasionally do some data entry and/or act as a second pair of eyes for Supervisors.

Requirements

Some experience or interest to learn about the types of tax forms is suggested.

Number of volunteers

2-3 volunteers needed.

 

Tax Greeter

When

March and April (South – Days/times to be announced, North – Tuesdays 12-4pm)

Where

South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Description

Assist with greeting tax clients and collecting membership forms/tax waivers. Directing clients to tax assistants. Translators to assist clients in Farsi, Mandarin/Cantonese, and Arabic.

Requirements

Customer Service background is an asset, but not a requirement.

Number of volunteers

2-3 volunteers needed.

 

Childcare Assistant – Community Kitchen Program

When

Thursdays from 10:15am to 2pm

Where

Gilmore Community School – 50 Gilmore Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 4P5

Description

Childcare Assistant assists with the supervision of children aged 5 years old and younger during the Community Kitchen Program.

 

Kitchen Assistant

When

Tuesdays 9:30am – 2/2:30pmpm

Where

South House (100-4460 Beresford Street), 3rd floor kitchen

Description

The volunteer will be helping prepare meals for the Rotary Lunches that takes place every Tuesday. Volunteers should be physically able to lift heavier dish trays into the dishwasher. Prior to their duties, Volunteers are needed to assist with washing dishes, pots and pans after the lunches are served as well.

 

Early Years (0-5 Years) Assistant

When

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am (Clinton Family Place)

Mondays 9:30am-12pm or Tuesday 9:30pm-12pm (South House Family Place) 

Wednesdays 10:15-1:45pm (South House Community Kitchen) 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am (North House Family Place)

Thursdays, 10-1:30pm (Gilmore Community Kitchen)

Where

Clinton Family Place – 5858 Clinton St.

South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Gilmore Community School – 50 Gilmore Ave, Basement – Program room

Description

The primary focus of the childcare volunteers is to provide a safe, happy atmosphere for the children to come to.  Children must be treated with respect and kindness; at the same time children need to be encouraged to express their thoughts.  Children’s physical well-being must be taken care of, i.e. providing a safe place to play, ensuring they have a healthy snack, etc. 

 

School Age (6-12 years old) Childcare Assistant 

When

Monday-Friday 3-6:00pm (once a week)

Where

Suncrest (3883 Rumble Street), Gilpin (5433 Ivar Place), Lochdale (6990 Aubrey Street), Douglas Road (4861 Canada Way)

Description

The primary focus of the childcare volunteers is to provide a safe, happy atmosphere for the children to come to.  Children must be treated with respect and kindness; at the same time children need to be encouraged to express their thoughts.  Children’s physical well-being must be taken care of, i.e. providing a safe place to play, ensuring they have a healthy snack, etc. 

Requirements

Cleared local criminal check, 4 hour childcare training, copy of your immunization records

 

Preschool (2.5-5 years old) Assistant

When

Monday-Friday 9:30-11:30am, 12-2pm or 9:30-1:30pm (once a week)

Where

Gilpin (5433 Ivar Place), Clinton (5858 Clinton St.)

Description

The primary focus of the early years volunteer is to provide a safe, happy atmosphere for the children to come to. Assistants will develop a positive relationship with the children and engage in variety of activities. Other duties include keeping the program area clean, set up and take down of shared spaces and providing a safe place to play. 

Requirements

Cleared local criminal check, 1 hour early years training, copy of your immunization records

 

 

 

Volunteer with Seniors 

Volunteer with Children

For those who are interested in working with kids we have opportunities for volunteering in our after-school programs.
See the brochure
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After School Programs Volunteer Poster

 

 
 
 

4 comments:

SomayehSeptember 22, 2016 at 6:40 pmReply

I highly appreciate Abdul and all the staff of Burnaby Neighborhood House for their support, time and consideration.
In fact being a volunteer at BNH is one of my most precious experience and I would like to express my sincere gratitude for giving me an opportunity to be a member of BNH team as a volunteer.

MuslimaSeptember 24, 2016 at 2:29 pmReply

I am from Uzbekistan, Central Asia. It has been a pleasure to work with the Burnaby Neighbourhood House and get the first Canadian experience. It helped me to get an official job in Winners Store at Metrotown. I am ready to participate in volunteer initiatives of BNH office and I will definitely want to be in the volunteering list.

ZoraidaSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:41 pmReply

I have been volunteering in BHN for almost 2 years as an ESL teacher. Abdul gave me the opportunity to develop my career and improve my skills. The team working at BHN is just awesome! They believed in me and had treated me like family all this time. It has been an honour to be a part of my community.

Keep the hard work and keep being amazing! and thank you Abdul and Zelly for all your love and care!

FarinazOctober 26, 2016 at 6:50 pmReply

Thank you for the opportunity given to me to work as Farsi Interpreter. It was a great experience. It would be a pleasure for me if I could participate in other events too.

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