Kwantlen St. Farmers Market
Summer 2016 Farmers Market
Location: Richmond Campus
Opportunities: Market Tour Guides, Market Set-up/Take Down, Market Information Table, and Children's Booth
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Being a member of RCM-SAR is one of the most rewarding volunteer roles there is. You will be part of a dedicated, professional team that is carrying on a proud 150-year tradition of volunteer lifeboats in British Columbia. By joining us, you will save lives.
Our volunteer program is designed to match your interests, skills, and availability. Positions range from active search and rescue crew to shore-based SAR prevention, maintenance, and fundraising roles.
Search and Rescue Crew
Being an active search and rescue crew member is an exciting, challenging and rewarding role. But is not for everyone.
You will be paged in the middle of the night and respond to emergencies in weather and sea conditions that most mariners avoid. You will be called on to navigate in fog and darkness, operate a rescue vessel in wind and waves, safely handle tow lines and other gear, use your first aid skills, follow orders, and give orders.
You will work in a dangerous environment. You will be coming to the aid of people who are frightened, confused, or injured. Some missions involve tragedy and death.
In other words you need to be skilled, brave, and tough.
But if you have the character and commitment, we will give you all the tools, training and support you need to succeed as a search and rescue crew member. The men and women who take on this task say the rewards of saving a life on the water are beyond measure.
SAR Prevention Member
Willing to offer your time and skills to support your local RCM-SAR Station.
Help your local rescue station with shore-based activities that support the safety of the search and rescue crews and maintain the readiness of the station to respond to emergencies.
Provide support in these or other areas:
A rewarding volunteer environment and an enthusiastic and supportive team dedicated to saving lives on the water.
A person between the ages of 16-19 with an interest in boating and search and rescue
Learn marine safety skills
Help promote boating safety
Learn about SAR
A rewarding volunteer environment and an enthusiastic and supportive team dedicated to saving lives on the water.
To join us, please contact your local station. They will be happy to talk with you about their current needs and the application procedure. For general information you can contact the RCM-SAR Regional Office at email@example.com or 778 352-1780.
The Vancouver Police Department values the many volunteers that give their time to make our crime prevention programs a success and our community a safer place to work and live. Volunteering is also a great introduction to the Department and to policing in general.
There are many ways you can get involved with your Vancouver Police Department and assist the VPD with its goal of making Vancouver the safest major city in Canada.
Block Watch is all about neighbours helping neighbours. Block Watch allows citizens to take an active role in preventing crime in their neighbourhood.
Citizens' Crime Watch
Citizens' Crime Watch (CCW) volunteers patrol the streets of Vancouver in teams in their own cars equipped with radios, calling in and reporting any suspicious or criminal activity to police. CCW volunteers act as extra sets of eyes and ears on the street for officers on patrol.
Speed Watch volunteers monitor speeds through the city, including school and playground zones. They use portable radio equipment and electronic signboards to make drivers aware of how fast they're driving.
Community Policing Centres
The Vancouver Police Department has nine Community Policing Centres, largely comprised of volunteers. CPCs are a great way to get involved in your community.
We need volunteers in the following areas:
The Processing Center is a bee hive of activity. The center receives incoming donations, sorts them and hangs everything up on rolling rack that will be taken to the events. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Help out for an hour or for the entire day….there is great flexibility on the days and times available. For scheduling reasons we ask for 7 days notice when you are able to come in. We may also have a call out when there is a large amount to process. We welcome groups. Note: Volunteers at this location are required to successfully complete a FREE criminal record check if you are volunteering between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm.
There are over 112 events planned for this year. Event days are exciting, rewarding and very busy. Many hands make light work. On those days we need your help with:
The events locations, dates, and times vary but most events are booked several weeks/months in advance and they are approximately 4 hours in duration from setup to clean-up.
For more information on joining one of our teams contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://clothesonwheels.org/volunteer/
The mandate of BC Cancer Agency Volunteer Services is to enhance the mission of the BC Cancer Agency and the experience of patients, family and friends during their cancer journey.
Many of us know the cancer journey, personally or by way of a loved one. It is not an easy road to travel; even harder without caring support. You can make a difference to someone traveling that road by volunteering with the BC Cancer Agency.
Whether you have been affected by cancer or just want to be involved in your community we welcome your application. Volunteers are a part of the multi-disciplinary team and play a vital role in the provision of high quality care and support to our patients, their family members, and staff.
The BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre is a diagnostic and treatment centre for Lower Mainland cancer patients. Volunteer Services plays a vital role in providing high quality care and support for our patients and their families, and the purpose of our screening steps is to create and maintain a safe environment for both the Centre community and the volunteer, as well as ensure an appropriate match between volunteer and the task.
There are no educational prerequisites but we do know that compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental individuals match our patients’ needs well. Those of you interested in applying who come with a background as a health professional please note that as a volunteer there are boundaries to your role and you will not be able to practice your professional skills.
Volunteer opportunities in the Vancouver Centre exist Monday to Friday, between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. We expect volunteers to commit to one 4 hour shift per week with preference given to those able to make a one year commitment. We DO NOT have volunteer opportunities for evenings or weekends.
NOTE: The BC Cancer Agency DOES NOT operate the volunteer driver program, it is run by the Canadian Cancer Society and Freemasons. If you wish to be a volunteer driver please contact the CCS office as noted below in the Grey box.
Applying to become a BCCA Volunteer:
Thank you for your interest in joining our team! We are currently accepting applications via our online system, the link is below. We are recruiting now to fill possible gaps with successful candidates who would start in January 2015. Only those roles noted below as Currently Recruiting would start earlier if the candidate is successful.
Note: If you submit an application we will keep it on file for 3 months. Once you have received the system's auto reply you can be assured we have received your application and will review it. Please note only those applicants whose skills and availability match a shift vacancy will be contacted for an informal interview. If you do not hear back from us it means that we cannot place you according to your skills/interests or availability. We will keep your application on file for 3 months.
**NOTE: Incomplete applications are removed from our system after two weeks.
If you wish to submit your volunteer application please click the link APPLY HERE.
If you are living in the lower mainland please consider our centre in Surrey (Fraser Valley Centre) or Abbotsford as they also may have volunteer shifts available.
The process for accepting new volunteers can take several months. We pre-screen and select individuals from the information provided, so please be comprehensive in completing the application form. Please fax or mail the completed application form to us. It will be kept on file to be reviewed and short-listed for the interview process.
There are many more volunteer opportunities available during the weekdays, so if your free time is primarily on weekends or evenings - please be patient.
It is important that you carefully consider your involvement and commitment as a volunteer. Not everyone is suitable or accepted for the programs offered.
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, BC Children's Hospital and the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children are fortunate to have many individuals who are interested in volunteering. If we have not been in touch with you within six months, please contact us to update your application.
If you wish to volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form (PDF, 61 KB).
Free Geek depends on volunteers. Almost 7000 people have registered as volunteers with us since we opened in 2006. No prior experience of any kind is needed: we will teach you everything you need to know. If you already have relevant skills, that's great too!
Tasks & Training
We take great pride in being able to teach our volunteers skill sets that are applicable in the real world. You will work with our dedicated staff and other volunteers who are all willing to share and learn new skills with you! Here are some of the tasks you can help with:
Electronics Dismantle: Take apart electronics for recycling
E-waste Processing: Receive E-waste, process metals, circuit boards, and wire for material recycling
Refurbishment: Refurbish computer components and electronics for reuse
Building: Build and refurbish desktop and laptop computers
Cleaning: Help keep the facility clean
Staff Assistance: Help the staff maintain the Thrift Store, the office, and the warehouse
Open Help Night: Provide free tech support to the community at large
Outreach: Promote Free Geek to the public
If you have skills in other areas or there are other ways you can help us out, let us know!
Make connections, build relationships, and find friends with similar interests
Gain experience and skills with computers and electronics
Learn about the computing industry, E-waste, and recycling practices
After 24 hours of volunteer time, qualify for the Adoption Program (see below)
Thrift Store: 40% discount on regular items, 20% discount on laptops
Once you volunteer 24 hours at Free Geek, you are entitled to a free desktop computer, called theAdoption Box.
If you're not not interested in the Adoption Box, you can instead opt to receive a $50 gift certificate that goes toward anything in our Thrift Store.
Applying & Starting
Prospective volunteers must first come to our facility and fill out an application form in person. Ask for a staff member to help you. From there, we will schedule your first shift, and you will start volunteering soon!
Volunteering with CPAWS can be a very rewarding experience for those who want to make a positive difference in their communities and who are interested in networking with other individuals with similar values and interests. Our volunteer positions provide valuable experience for individuals interested in learning more about the environment and protecting Canadian wilderness, and for those looking to gain experience in the environmental non-profit sector.
WHY VOLUNTEER WITH CPAWS?
Fill out our online Volunteer Application Form
If you have any questions about our volunteer application process, please contact us at email@example.com.
The following is a list of volunteer opportunities for our National Office. We always do our best to accommodate each volunteer's specific skill set and interests, and often have project-specific opportunities which are not listed here. If none of these opportunities are of interest to you, we encourage you to still submit an application and we'll work with you to find you the right opportunity. You can also check with yourlocal chapter for more opportunities.
Current volunteer opportunities in the National Office (Ottawa)
We are also looking for professionals to donate their services as in-kind or at a reduced rate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd be willing to donate your professional skills to the protection of our wild places and wildlife.
We are currently looking for the following professional services:
Information and Wayfinding-help patients and visitors find their way to their destination
One-to-one visiting – make friendly conversation with patients
Retail – sell items in the gift shop, gift cart or thrift shop
Patient libraries – keep library in order and help patients find books
Occupational therapy – support arts and crafts activities, bus outings, gardening programs, breakfast groups, computer sessions and recreation activities
Physiotherapy programs – help with ambulation and exercise groups
Pet visitors – bring your pet to visit with patients who love animals
Recreation and rehabilitation programs (on and off site) - fitness classes, shopping trips, art programs, swim programs and other recreation activities
Adult day centres – help deliver therapeutic and recreational activities in a group social setting
Telephone buddy – call seniors on a regularly scheduled basis for a wellness check and friendly conversation
Medical escort – accompany frail seniors via HandyDART or taxi to medical appointments
Friendly visiting – provide companionship to housebound adults and seniors
Group shopping – meet and assist program participants with their grocery or personal shopping (no driving required)
Shop-by-phone – take grocery orders over the phone at a local Safeway store and shop for housebound Vancouver residents
Children and parents
Child & baby clinics – greet parents and assist with weighing and measuring
Health clinic assistant – help at preventative health events such as parenting groups, health fairs and flu clinics
Home hospice – provide emotional and practical support through conversation, companionship, outings and other activities for palliative care clients
Volunteer opportunities at St. Paul’s Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s, Youville Residence or Tapestry Thrift Shop are listed on Providence Health Care.
Once you have reviewed the types of volunteer opportunities available, download and complete the volunteer application form below and mail or fax it to the site you want to volunteer.
Volunteer Application form
Complete your application online
The following areas have online applications. To complete your application online, you must first log into theMy Volunteer website.
Go to My Volunteerpage.com and search "Vancouver", select Vancouver Coastal Health – Community.
Including: Evergreen Community Health Centre; Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre; Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre; Raven Song Community Health Centre; South Community Health Centre; Three Bridges Community Health Centre
How much time do I need to commit?
The minimum volunteer commitment varies depending on the site and the specific volunteer position you are interested in. As a general rule, we ask volunteers to commit to two to three hours per week on a regular day for a minimum of four months.
You will be contacted for an interview as positions become available. All accepted volunteers must attend an orientation and training session.
Our Volunteer Program
Our volunteer program includes opportunities for adults of all ages and youth to get involved and give back to their community. The volunteer experience provides endless opportunities that will challenge your curiosity and encourage you to grow, learn and meet new people.
We adhere to the values, principles and organizational standards of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement and were awarded the Volunteer Manager of the Year Award by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Surrey Museum & Historical Park in Langley
Chimo Community Services
Volunteer Program Assistant
THE LEARNING BUDDIES NETWORK
Apply & Get Involved
Learning Buddies Network needs your help!
You can become involved as:
If you are a senior high school student or a university student looking for a meaningful volunteer experience we are looking for you to join us!
Through Learning Buddies Network, you will have the opportunity to work directly with a child and develop a supportive mentoring relationship to foster the child’s learning, self –esteem and attitude towards schoolwork. You will be in charge of the weekly lessons, and can use your own experiences and creativity as you wish. You will develop skills in planning, communicating and in nurturing a child, and in how to be an authority figure. You will develop valuable tutoring experience. Once you have experience as a tutor, you will have the opportunity to take on further responsibility as a site coordinator. This allows development of public speaking skills, peer mentoring, organizational skills and professionalism. These experiences will help you in your studies and work endeavors in the future. Perhaps the most important reason to join our tutoring team, however, is the satisfaction you can feel in making a difference in a child’s life.
What do you need?
You need TIME to devote to preparing for and attending weekly tutoring sessions after school. You need COMMITMENT to impart to your little buddy, who will respond with gratitude and improved skills and self- esteem. You need RESPONSIBILITY to be a reliable member of the team, You need a SENSE OF FUN and creativity to bring too!
THINK ABOUT IT…..
If you are a first year university student, we hope that you will join us and stay with us through your schooling. Each year as a tutor you will become more skilled and helpful to a child. You will have the opportunity to be a coordinator at your own site for one or more years. Experienced tutors and coordinators develop a wealth of experience and contribute valuable ideas that we seek and incorporate into our programme structure. The longer you are involved with our organization, the more ways you will contribute and feel a part of it.
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The Surrey Food Bank always needs volunteers who are motivated, hard-working and have the desire help and provide services to our clients.
Volunteer jobs available include:
Volunteer Process: Click Here
Are you looking to engage your students with a life changing day at the Food Bank?
Are you looking to have a unique team building experience that also allows your students and staff to give back to the community?
At the Surrey Food Bank we have developed a volunteer program unlike any other in the Lower Mainland. Our program offers unique team building activities that allow your students and staff to work together with a wide variety of individuals while giving a hand up to our low-income neighbors.
To learn more about our school or youth group volunteer opportunities, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Resources by email or call (604) 581-5443 ext. 106
NEW EVENTS HIGHLIGHT
Workshops & Conferences
These workshops/conferences are open to all students. Pump up your resume with leadership & volunteer skills and experience. Expand your network!
· Be a Volunteer; Be a Leader Workshop: kpu.ca/sld
· Be a Volunteer; Be a Leader Workshop: kpu.ca/sld
· KED TALK: Leadership,:kpu.ca/careers
· Be a Volunteer; Be a Leader Workshop:kpu.ca/sld
· Provincial Nominee Program Information Sessions:kpu.ca/oiss-events
· Intro to the Student Leadership Challenge:kpu.ca/sld
· Inclusivity Workshop::kpu.ca/positivespace
· Resume and Career Fair Prep Workshop: kpu.ca/careers
· Volunteer Expo: kpu.ca/careers
· Student Leadership & Service Conferencet:kpu.ca/leadership
Campus Recreation – KPU Rec and Active KSA
You can’t study all the time! Participate in a Campus Rec activity and work on that healthy body/healthy mind thing.
· Free Drop in Sports begin, Surrey gym – Every Wednesdays kpu.ca/recreation
· Sports Club Richmond & Kwantlen Ping Pong Club begin, Richmond Campus – Every Thursdays kusa.ca/activeksa
· OAK (Outdoors events): kusa.ca/activeksa
· Campus Recreation Fitness: kpu.ca/recreation
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