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Volunteer

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. Here are the dates for volunteer orientations for 2017:

 March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4

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

 

To view ongoing list of volunteer opportunities at the Neighbourhood House click here (PDF):

MAY/JUNE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL EVENTS

What: Checkpoint assistant

When: May 7, 1pm -5pm, and an orientation on Thursday, May 6 at 6pm.

Where: Various points in North Burnaby (You will be stationed at once checkpoint.)

Description of Volunteer Duty: We are doing a fundraising event called the Incredible Quest. This is similar to the “Amazing Race” except the race will take place in North Burnaby. Volunteers will be set up at various Checkpoints and giving teams challenges, judging the completion of tasks, and then giving out clues to the next checkpoint. Volunteers need to commit to the whole afternoon and can attend the volunteer orientation.

Number of volunteers required: 10

 

What: Barricade Attendants at Hats Off Day

When: June 3, 8:30am-1pm or 12:30pm-5pm, and an orientation (May 28, 3-4pm or May 31, 6-7pm) before the event.

Where: Hastings (between Gilmore and Willingdon)

Description of Volunteer Duty: Volunteers will assist with attending barricades during the Hats Off day event. They need to commit to either the morning, afternoon, or both shifts and attend the orientation prior to the event.

Number of volunteers required: 20

 

PROGRAMS

What: Computer 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.

 

What: Office Receptionist assistant

When: M-Thurs, 9:30am-8pm, Fri 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

 

What: Kitchen assistant

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

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

Description of Volunteer Duty: This cultural dinner event invites 60+ community members to learn about different cultures and sample their cuisine and entertainment. Approximately 60+ seniors attend the Senior’s Lunch on Fridays. Volunteers are needed to assist with washing dishes, pots and pans during the monthly sharing cultures dinner or the Senior’s lunch on Fridays. Volunteers should be physically able to lift heavier dish trays into the dishwasher. Prior to their duties, Volunteer can partake in program and meet community programs and enjoy a meal.

 

What: Early years (0-5 year olds) assistant

When:  Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30-11:30am (Brentwood Family Place)

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

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

Where: Clinton Family Place – 5858 Clinton St.

Brentwood Family Place – 4430 Halifax Street

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

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

 

What: School Age (6-12 year olds) Childcare assistant

When: M-Fri, 3-6pm (once a week)

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

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, 4 hour childcare training, copy of your immunization records

 

What: Preschool (2.5-5 year olds) assistant

When: M-Fri, 9:30-11:30am, 12-2pm or 9:30-1:30pm (once a week)

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

Description of Volunteer Duty: 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.

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

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:

http://www.govolunteer.ca/membership/278

Volunteer Opportunities at the North Burnaby Neighbourhood House

To view the list of volunteer opportunities at the North Burnaby Neighbourhood House click here (PDF):

To find out about the available volunteer positions, the job description for each position, and how to become a volunteer, contact Janice at 604-294-5444, or email by clicking here.

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

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 by clicking here.

Kitchen

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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