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! To apply contact:

Janice Ho, Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs

Email: janiceh@burnabynh.ca          Phone: 604-294-5444

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Food bank or Food Distribution Volunteers
Do you have concern 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.

Office Volunteers
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.

Digital Cafe Greeter and Outreach Assistant
Are you digitally savvy or enjoy helping others on digital devices? Volunteers are needed to assist with greeting registered participants on site. Volunteers are responsible for asking participants to complete client and COVID intake forms, as well as assist during the program. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 10 am – 12:00 pm (North Burnaby location) and Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:30 pm (South Burnaby location), as well as occasionally during outreach events.

How to become a volunteer?

  • 1) Volunteer application form:
    • Please fill out the fillable application form on the computer (including signature).
      Save it as a PDF file under your name and send back the attachment.

  • 2) Informal Interview (10 minute interview):
    • At this time online interviews are taking place through the zoom app. If you are interested a link can be sent to do the interview. You will need access to a computer or a phone with internet access. Please email janiceh@burnabynh.ca to book a time. Interviews take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • 3) Cleared criminal check:
    • After you complete your volunteer application form and interview, the online link will be sent to you.

  • 4) Reference check:
    • We will contact your reference (friend, neighbour, classmate, or colleague) listed in your application. If possible, please provide their email.

  • 5) Volunteer orientation (30 minutes):
    • Online orientations will be conducted online. Once you complete your interview, a sign up link will be sent to you.

  • 6) Signed understanding of policies and procedures
    • Completed at the orientation

  • 7) Photo:
    • You can email a selfie or something current to me to add to your volunteer profile.


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!

Download the Youth Volunteer application form (under 19 years old)

(Non fillable, please print it and send us with parents signature)

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

Attention! The fillable form works only in Google Chrome browser.


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