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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 

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

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

BNH Gift Wrap – Supervisor 

When November 24th – December 24th
Where Metropolis at Metrotown (near Winners) 
Description Shift supervisors will be responsible for supporting other volunteers, handling cash and deposits, ensuring the safekeeping of client gifts, opening/closing procedures, problem solving and dealing with customer feedback. Supervisors will also need to understand Burnaby Neighbourhood House policies and be able to answer questions from customers.
Qualifications A strong ability to communicate in verbal English, experience with handling cash, a positive attitude & experience supporting other volunteers. 
Duties *Management of the shift duties include record keeping and cash handling procedures 
*Positive support of other wrapping volunteers 
*Positive interaction with mall customers 
*Clear understanding of BNH policy and ability to communicate agency information to customers
Requirements

*Gift wrapping Orientation

*Cleared Criminal Record check

*Commit to a minimum of 4 shifts (3-4 hours each shift) for the duration of the fundraiser.

 

BNH Gift Wrap – Wrapper 

When November 24th – December 24th
Where Metropolis at Metrotown (near Winners) 
Description Gift wrappers will be responsible for wrapping gifts, ensuring the safekeeping of client gifts, problem solving and dealing with customers. Volunteers will also need to understand Burnaby Neighbourhood House policies and be able to answer questions from customers. 
Qualifications A strong ability to communicate in verbal English, a positive attitude & experience supporting other volunteers. Volunteers need to be able commit to a minimum of 4 shifts (3-4 hours each shift) for the duration of the month-long fundraiser.
Duties *Positive support of other wrapping volunteers 
*Positive interaction with mall customers 
*Clear understanding of BNH policy and ability to communicate agency information to customers
Requirements  

*Gift wrapping Orientation

*Cleared Criminal Record check

*Commit to a minimum of 4 shifts (3-4 hours each shift) for the duration of the fundraiser.

 

Edmonds Festival of Lights Event Assistants

When November 25th, 2017 from 1-5:30pm 
Where Edmonds Community Center 
Description The Burnaby Neighbourhood House will be running a cookie decorating table at the Edmonds Festival of Lights event. One volunteer will be assisting at the BNH display board and 6 volunteers will be assisting with cookie decorating.
Qualifications Interest in assisting in a very busy environment and working with all ages.
Duties

*Positive interaction with the public
*Clear understanding of BNH policy and ability to communicate agency information to people

Requirements

*Must commit to the whole shift.

 

X-Mas Dinners Helpers

When December 13 and/or December 14 (11am-5:30am prep in the kitchen, 4-6pm set up, 6-8pm activity stations/serving)
Where South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby
Description

The Burnaby Neighbourhood House will hosting 2 X-mas dinners for new families in the neighbourhood, isolated individuals, and or those who do not have family during the holidays. This event is by invitation only. We will need volunteer to help in the kitchen, set up, assist with registration/activities, serve, and clean up.

Qualifications

Interest in X-mas activities.

Positive support in the kitchen or in the program room.

Duties

*Positive interaction with the public 
*Clear understanding of BNH policy and ability to communicate agency information to people

 

PROGRAMS

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 Wednesdays 10:00am to 1:30pm
Where Meet at South House – 4460 Beresford St; event at 3896 Laurel St. and 6038 Imperial St.
Description

Volunteers will assist with preparing lunches for the day. After you have prepared the lunches you will have the opportunity to take part in the program for the day. You would meet at BNH South House and be transported to the location for the day. Volunteers must be able to make themselves available for the below date:

  • Dec.6 (3896 Laurel St.) and Dec.13 (6038 Imperial St.)

 

Office Receptionist Assistant

When

M-Thurs, 9am-8pm, Fri 9:30am-5pm (South House) (various shifts throughout the day)

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

(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

Office Training

 

Kitchen Assistant

When Last Wednesday of every month from 6:30-9:30pm or Fridays from 12:30-2pm
Where South House (100-4460 Beresford Street), 3rd floor kitchen
Description

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.

 

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. 

 

Winter Break School Age Childcare Assistant

When

(Winter Break) Dec 27th – Dec 29th/Jan.2nd – Jan. 5th. Some days may be at the center or include an out trip. Times will be 9:30am – 3pm or till 5pm, if able to do a full shift or a short shift of 3pm – 6pm.

Where

Suncrest (3883 Rumble Street), Gilpin (5433 Ivar Place), Lochdale (6990 Aubrey Street), Douglas Road (4861 Canada Way), Maywood (4567 Imperial St)

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, and a copy of your immunization records. (Next training on Nov 20 from 9:30am-1:30pm).

 

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

 

ESL Teacher

When

Thursdays 1-3pm

Where

South House – 4460 Beresford St., Burnaby 

Description

Conduct ESL classes for members. Must be patient and have a good command of the English language.

 

Light Housekeeping at the North House

When

Flexible, twice a week

Where

North House – 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Description

We need a volunteer to come twice a week to clean toys, sweep, mop, and wipe down tables/tablecloths and cupboards.

 

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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