Volunteer with the Burnaby Neighbourhood House!
Volunteering is a great way to refresh old skills, gain new ones, meet new people, and make a difference in the community. Assist with or lead our programs & events!
If you have any questions about volunteering with BNH or you want to know more about our programs, please contact: Janice Ho, Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs
If you have questions regarding leading a community program, please contact Gisela Briceno, Community Engagement Supervisor
Phone: 604-431-0400 Ext.128
Food bank or Food Distribution Volunteers
Do you have concerns about food security or want to help those in need with accessing free or affordable food? We are looking for individuals who can help sort, bag, store, shop and/or deliver food for isolated individuals and/or seniors living in Burnaby. Times and days are flexible.
Do you want experience working in an office setting? Do you enjoy working with others or chatting with people? Or do you enjoy sorting and organizing information? We are looking for office volunteers to help out at our South office once a week for 3 hours.
We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with Seniors (55+) who can lead conversation groups (in person or on the phone), walks, or facilitate workshops. You must be available during the weekday and during the day.
If you are passionate or interested in increasing literacy in Burnaby there are several volunteer options available at this time. We are looking for Food Hub librarians, Online Outreach through Social media streams, and Working Task Groups that work to build and enhance literacy services, programs and networks in Burnaby.
Community Program Facilitator
If you enjoy bringing people together to learn and connect, the Community Program Facilitator volunteer role is the opportunity you were looking for. The Community Program Facilitator will design, develop, and implement an engaging program where participants will learn and develop skills, connect with each other, and build vibrant communities together. Times and days are flexible.
The time commitment will be 2-3 hours per week, to prepare and lead the sessions.
Tech-Savvy Volunteers (In-Person)
We are looking for tech-savvy volunteers to support the delivery of our in-person tech program for Seniors, Building a Community Online (BACO). Come and join us if you want to gain leadership/teaching experience, get tech-related professional experience, and work with seniors and vulnerable populations. It’s a great opportunity for you to improve your problem-solving & communication skills and it’s a space where you can be creative and see the impact of your work!
Note: Volunteers must be available from early September (for training) until October 21, 2021, and able to attend at least 4 workshops.
The workshop will be hosted at South Burnaby Neighbourhood House every Thursday from September 16, 2021 to October 14, 2021 (total 5 workshops).
EAL Teacher Volunteers
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to teach or assist community based EAL classes for adults for the following online classes: Mondays: 5-6pm (beginners), Thursdays: 1-2pm (intermediate) and Fridays: 1-2pm (beginners)
Digital Volunteers (In-Person)
We are looking for tech savvy, patient and multilingual individuals that are able to work one-on-one or in small groups with adult/senior learners. Volunteers need to be comfortable working in-person at both our south and north locations. Mondays 10am-12 pm (North House), Mondays 12- 2pm (South) – In-person and/or online and Thursdays 3-5pm (South).
After submitting your form on BetterImpact, you will be prompted to book a quick informal interview with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org your availability between Mondays to Thursdays. This is so we get to know a bit more about you, your interests and skills, and help you find the right volunteer opportunity match.
After your volunteer interview, you will be sent either a link or a letter to obtain a free criminal record check.
We will contact your non-family reference (friend, neighbour, classmate, or colleague) listed in your application. If possible, please provide their email as it helps expedite the process.
Online orientations will be conducted online. Once you complete your interview, a sign up link will be sent to you.
Completed at the orientation
Upload your photo onto the Better Impact site when you create your volunteer account.
We apologize for the long list of items, but we want applicants to fully understand the volunteer application process in the beginning. We look forward to welcoming you to our Volunteer Team!