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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

Current Opportunities

ESL Teacher – South House

When: Thursdays 1-3pm

Where: South House – 4460 Beresford St., Burnaby 

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

 

ESL Teacher – North House

When: Tuesdays 1-2:30 or Thursdays 2:30-4pm

Where: North House – 4908 Hastings St. Burnaby  

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

 

Admin Assistant – Seniors Outreach Program    

When: The first and second Wednesday of the month from 10 to 1pm OR the last third or fourth Thursday of the month from 1 to 3:30 pm.

Where: South House – 4460 Beresford St., Burnaby

Description of Volunteer Duty: Assist the Seniors Outreach Coordinator with basic administrative tasks as needed.

 

Volunteer Gift Wrapper– Gift Wrap Fundraiser
When: November 24th – December 24th

Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway  

Description of Volunteer Duty: 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.

 

Shift Supervisor – Gift Wrap Fundraiser
When: November 24th – December 24th

Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway

Description of Volunteer Duty: 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, 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.

 

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

Where: South House – 4460 Beresford St., Burnaby

Description of Volunteer Duty: 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 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!

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).

Family Place Program Assistant

When: ASAP, Mondays 9:30am-12pm or Tuesday 9:30pm-12pm (training will be provided)

Where: South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

Description of Volunteer Duty: Volunteers assists with and interacts with parents and toddlers ages 0-5yrs as well as set-up, clean up and preparing of snacks.

Number of volunteers required: 2 per day

 

Community Kitchen Childcare Assistant

When: Starting last week of September – Wednesdays 10:15-1:45pm

Where: South House – 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby

Requirements: Volunteers are required to attend our early years training.

Description of Volunteer Duty: Volunteers will assist with children aged 0-5 years, during the Community Kitchen Program.

Number of volunteers required: 2

 

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 of Volunteer Duty: 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 dates:

  • Oct.4 (3896 Laurel St.) and Oct.11 (6038 Imperial St.)
  • Nov.1 (3896 Laurel St.) and Nov.8 (6038 Imperial St.)
  • Dec.6 (3896 Laurel St.) and Dec.13 (6038 Imperial St.)

Number of volunteers required: 2

 

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 

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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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