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.

Volunteer intake happens once a month through a volunteer orientation session. Please email volunteer@burnabynh.ca for the next orientation date.

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

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

Download the volunteer application form (under 19 years old)


Summer Daycamp Volunteer Opportunities

For more info click here!

*Please note the last Childcare training before summer is scheduled for Thursday, June 15 from 9:30am-1:30pm at the South House.




Volunteer Position: Driver – Seniors Together Program

When:  Wednesdays 11pm – 3pm and/ or Friday, 10am-1:30pm (BNH South Location)

Where: BNH, 4460 Beresford St., Burnaby

Description of Volunteer Duty: This position requires a class 4 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 – Social Activity Drop-in (12-3pm)

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 – Lunch Program (11am-1:30pm)

Driver leaves at 10am 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 1:30-2pm to drive them home afterwards. Volunteers receive free lunch!



– Class 4 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).


For more information please contact Ilse at: volunteer@burnabynh.ca

Or Eda at: seniors@bunrabynh.ca



Volunteer Position: Community BBQ

When and Where:

July 12. 4-8pm (Maywood Community School – 4567 Imperial Street)

July 19, 4-8pm (Gilpin Elementary School – 5490 Eglinton Street)

July 26, 4-8pm (Stride Ave. Community School – 7014 Stride Street)

August 2, 4-7:30pm (North House – 4908 Hastings Street)

August 9, 3-8pm (South House – 4460 Beresford Street)

Description of Volunteer Duty: Volunteers will assist with the set up, barbequing hot dogs, serving, making cotton candy and kid’s activities.

Number of volunteers required: 6-10


Volunteer Position: Digital café assistant

When:  Wednesdays and/ or Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm (BNH South Location)

Where: BNH, 4460 Beresford St., Burnaby

Description of Volunteer Duty: The BNH computer café is a drop-in centre open to adult learners of any language ability and computer proficiency. Volunteers assist learners with their questions which often range from setting up email accounts, social media, sending emails, attachments, navigating google maps, using smart phones or online job applications. If you have the patience and the passion to work with people of different abilities, this opportunity will definitely interest you.


Volunteer Position: Early years (0-5 year olds) assistant

When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays (North House)

Thursdays, 10am-1:30pm (Gilmore Community Kitchen – during the school year)

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


North House – 4908 Hastings Street

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

Clinton Family Place – 5858 Clinton St.

Description of Volunteer Duty: 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.

Additional Requirements: Cleared local criminal check, 1 hour early years training, copy of your immunization records (Preschool)


Volunteer Position: English Conversation Instructor


Variable Days and times (South House)

Tuesdays or Thursday afternoon (2 hours) (North House)


North House (4908 Hastings Street)

South House (4460 Beresford Street)

Description of Volunteer Duty: Volunteer-led ESL classes are available throughout the year for beginner to intermediate level students. We are looking for instructors who have strong English speaking skills and comfortable leading a group in conversation classes.  


Volunteer Position: Office Receptionist assistant


Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30am-8pm

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30am-5pm (South House)

M-Thurs 9:30am-4:30pm (North House)

– once a week, 2-3 hours

Where: South House (100-4460 Beresford Street)

North House (4908 Hastings Street)

Description of Volunteer Duty: 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.

Additional Requirements: Office training


Volunteer Position: Kitchen assistant


Cultural Dinners Last Wednesday of every month (except July, August and December) from 6:30-9:30pm or Fridays from 12:30-2pm

Rotary Lunches – Tuesdays 10-2:30pm

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

BC Housing lunches – First and Second Wednesday of the month, 10:30-1:30pm

Where: South Burnaby and Central Burnaby

Description of Volunteer Duty:

The cultural dinner event invites 60+ community members to learn about different cultures and sample their cuisine and entertainment. Rotary is a community partner and we support their work by providing weekly lunches. In partnership with BC Housing, we provide lunches once a month to two BC Housing locations. Volunteers are needed to assist with food prep, cooking, and washing dishes, pots and pans during the monthly sharing cultures dinner, weekly Rotary lunches, and/or BC Housing lunches. Volunteers should be physically able to lift heavier dish trays into the dishwasher. Volunteer can enjoy a meal when they volunteer.

To find out about the available volunteer positions, the job description for each position, and how to become a volunteer, contact Janice BNH Community Volunteer Coordinator at 604-431-0400, or email by clicking here.


Volunteer opportunities on GoVolunteer

For more detailed information on current volunteer positions, schedule, job description, and requirements please check our positions posted on govolunteer.ca by clicking this link:



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

After School Programs Volunteer Poster

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is looking for volunteers who LOVE TO COOK. We need a team of volunteers to run our Seniors (55+) Lunch Program on Fridays from 9:30am to 12:30pm. It is a great opportunity for you to further develop your cooking skills while preparing healthy meals for seniors at a new & beautiful commercial kitchen site. Contact Janice Volunteer Program Coordinator at 604-431-0400 or email volunteer@burnabynh.ca



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.