Volunteers are recruited and trained to assist low income earners to complete their income tax returns.
All tax services are free of charge, but you must be a member of the BNH. You have the option to donate $5 or more to offset administrative costs. (cash or cheque only). Tax receipts are issued for donations greater than $15.
We have trained multi-lingual volunteers who are ready and willing to help in our community. If you know a neighbour or an organization that needs help with translation, interpretation or general support of new immigrants call Abdul at the Neighbourhood House and he will refer a volunteer to you.
We are especially looking for bi-lingual Mandarin, Farsi/Dari, Arabic and Korean volunteers to be trained. This project is funded by the United Way the BC Gaming Commission.
English classes are provided by volunteer facilitators. These classes teach basic English with a focus on everyday use. Classes take place two times a week, Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3pm. The registration is on ongoing basis. The classes are free, and there is only $20 registration fee for one term (10 weeks), which helps to cover the cost of materials and supplies. Please contact us for more information.
Would you like learn to use email, create files and documents, use excel, search the Internet or practice typing and writing skills on a computer? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help community residents one-to-one with their computer learning needs. The Digital Cafe meets Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 – 5. The program is free and drop-ins are welcome but this is a popular program so please come early. You can use one of the Neighbourhood House desktops and laptops or bring your own device.
Free Legal Advice clinics are offered to low income earners in partnership with the Western Canada Access to Justice Society. Appointments are scheduled with Volunteer Lawyers every Tuesday afternoon. This service is only available to individuals who cannot access Legal Aid.
Please call (604) 878-7400 to book an appointment.
Monthly nights are organized by a committee of local residents at various locations throughout Burnaby. Each night features a cultural theme and is a great place to relax, and meet your neighbours. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Reservations required. Call our office at 604-431-0400 for tickets.