Volunteers at Rooftop Garden
How You Can Help

Volunteer

Join our network of YWCA volunteers to advance gender equality and support local women and families. 

With more than 60 programs and services across Metro Vancouver, we’ll be sure to find a fit for your skills and interests. 

Type

Individual Volunteering

 

Whether you’re teaching yoga, mentoring youth or helping us fundraise, there are many ways to make an impact. 

 

Corporate and Group Volunteering

 

From tending to our Rooftop Garden to preparing meals for families, corporate volunteers strengthen their teams while giving back to the community. 

 

Please contact Zoё Stronge at zstronge@ywcavan.org if you haven't found an opportunity that is suitable for you or your company.

Volunteer Opportunities

On Call Childminders Needed

Childminders are regularly needed throughout the YWCA to enable our program participants and members of our Housing Communities to be able to attend meetings, sessions and workshops. We are working to develop a list of potential Childminders that could be contacted when needed. 

You would be asked to assist with watching and entertaining small groups of children of various ages on an as needed basis in your area, according to your availability and interest.

 

Many Locations throughout the Lower Mainland - including Arbutus Ridge, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley
Date
On Call
Time
On Call
Individual Volunteering

Activity Facilitator

YWCA housing communities provide safe and affordable homes for single women and their dependent children. Residents have access to other YWCA programs and services, and a foundation to move towards health, well-being and economic stability. They are located across Metro Vancouver. 

Many different locations throughout the Lower Mainland, including Arbutus Ridge, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley
Role of Volunteers
Group Facilitators or Activity Coordinators in multiple areas of interest. Regular or One-Time volunteers appreciated.
Date
Open to Volunteer Availability
Time
Open to Volunteer Availability
Individual Volunteering

Vancouver Triathlon - many volunteers needed

Come out and volunteer with us as Vancouver Triathlon celebrates its 20th year! Proceeds from the race support YWCA Metro Vancouver.

Please refer to volunteer position descriptions below to see what is needed and how you can help. If you have a preference for a particular volunteer role, we will do our best to accommodate. However, volunteers may be reassigned on the day, due to changes in turnout.

 

Stanley Park
Role of Volunteers
Handing out water
Directing athletes
Event Tear Down
Helping at the Finish line
Date
Monday, September 5th, 2022
Time
5:30am - 1:00pm
Individual Volunteering

Gardening /Yard Maintenance at YWCA Como Lake Gardens

YWCA Como Lake Gardens provides affordable housing for single mothers and their children in Coquitlam.

We are looking for volunteers who can help to beautify our shared gardens. 

Tasks Include:
Garbage pickup, weeding, trimming bushes, beautify the space (e.g. remove dead ornamental grass leaves, pressure wash stonework), prep soil/sow grass seed on bare patches, plant bulbs in front planter areas

Como Lake Gardens
Role of Volunteers
Garbage pickup, weeding, trimming bushes, beautify the space (e.g. remove dead ornamental grass leaves, pressure wash stonework), prep soil/sow grass seed on bare patches, plant bulbs in front planter areas
Number of Volunteers
As available (4 or more due to volume of work)
Date
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday preferred, however can schedule Tues/Fri/Sat/Sun daytime with advance notice
Time
Anytime between 8:30am and 5:00pm
Corporate and Group Volunteering
Woman on computer

Didn't see a position that interests you?

We may be able to fit you somewhere else!

Contact your program of interest directly. Depending on the program's needs, we may tailor a position exclusively for you!

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