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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the next orientation date.
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*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: email@example.com
Or Eda at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
For those who are interested in working with kids we have opportunities for volunteering in our after-school programs.
See the brochure.
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 email@example.com