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. 

 

Please note: Due to the pandemic, we have limited volunteer opportunities at this time. We look forward to welcoming our volunteers back soon!

 

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 note: Due to the pandemic, we have limited volunteer opportunities at this time. Please contact Vanessa Wellington-Clark at vwellington@ywcavan.org if you haven't found an opportunity that is suitable for your company.

Volunteer Opportunities

YWCA Youth Education Guide to High School Online Program Assistant

The YWCA Metro Vancouver runs online after-school programs to support Grade 7 students in their transition to high school. A team of staff and volunteers deliver pre-planned curriculum on topics such as healthy living, social media, friendship, peer pressure, bullying, and conflict resolution to a group of Grade 7 students. As a volunteer, you will provide mentorship and support to students by validating participant responses, welcoming and connecting with the youth in the chat, sharing personal stories on diverse topics, and answering participants questions.

Online on Zoom
Role of Volunteers
Guide to High School Online Program Assistant
Number of Volunteers
12-18
Date
Spring 2022
Time
M-Th, 3-5pm
Individual Volunteering

Mentors for High School Mentorship program

Are you passionate about supporting youth in Grades 11 and 12 and their professional growth? We’re looking for women and non-binary mentors! 

Share your experience and provide guidance and support to help shape the career of a young cis or trans woman, or gender diverse youth in your community.

Various
Role of Volunteers
Mentors
Date
September 2021 - June 2022
Time
Min. 1 hour per month
Individual Volunteering

Summer Youth Advisors

The YWCA Youth Education Programs is looking for 20-25 current high school students to volunteer as a Youth Advisor in our Summer 2021 cohort. In this role you will share your high school experiences and make recommendation for youth programs that discuss social media, relationships, friendship, bullying, advocacy, and peer pressure. Youth Advisors will also receive professional development on topics such as resumes and job interviews, facilitation, healthy relationships, leaderships, and more!

Online on Zoom
Role of Volunteers
Youth Advisor for Youth Education Programs
Number of Volunteers
20-25
Date
July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; August 3, 4, 5
Time
10am to 12pm
Individual Volunteering

Gardening at the YWCA Rooftop Garden

Our Rooftop Garden is one of the YWCA’s most beloved hidden gems. It is a healthy, diverse ecosystem in the middle of downtown Vancouver, and it yields more than 1,500lbs of food each year.

Every morsel goes directly into homemade meals served at YWCA Crabtree Corner Community Centre in the Downtown Eastside and to YWCA child care centres. 

Please bring: gardening gloves, water, hat and sunscreen

YWCA Program Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Role of Volunteers
Garden cleanup: Clearing out garden beds, weeding, planting.
Number of Volunteers
3-6
Date
Tuesdays beginning April 13th 
Time
1pm - 4:30pm  (minimum 2 hours, maximum 4 hours)
Corporate and Group Volunteering
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