Individual Volunteer opportunities

Check out our current volunteer opportunities! 

YWCA Thrift Shop Assistant

The YWCA Thrift Shop helps to generate revenue to support over 50 YWCA programs and services and YWCA program participants are provided with gift certificates to shop for what they need. 

Date required: ASAP

Number of volunteers required:

Commitment: 2-6 hours. Mondays 10:30am-4:30pm

Main responsibilities:

We require an assistant to help sort, tag and steam clothing donations. Cleaning, sweeping, mopping, washing windows, etc. Plus also help with merchandising. 

YWCA Youth Advisory Council Member

Are you a youth ready to make a difference in the communities of Metro Vancouver?

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a grassroots program empowering youth in Metro Vancouver to become advocates for social change and achieve gender equality through media literacy. The YAC is a guiding body of 15-21 year old youth who are passionate about the following issues:

  • Digital literacy and media representation
  • Sexualization of girls and hyper-masculinization of boys
  • Intersectionality

Time commitment

Event Helper

The YWCA Focus@Work program helps women assess their skills and strengths, set personal and work goals, and develop skills to obtain meaningful employment. YWCA Focus@Work is currently looking for volunteers to help out with two celebrations in early July and early December. 

 

Date required: Summer MINGLE event in July and HOLIDAY event in December

YWCA Youth Education Programs Outreach Team

YWCA Youth Education Programs are committed to supporting grade 7 students with their transition to high school. These programs help grade 7's build their confidence and learn more about good decision-making and healthy relationship skills.

We need skilled and qualified volunteers like you! The goal of the YWCA Youth Education Programs Outreach Team is to spread awareness of the YWCA Youth Education Programs and to recruit volunteers to lead the programs in Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey.  

Responsibilities:

Actively recruit volunteers by:

YWCA Youth Education Programs - Adult Mentor (Wisdom Champion)

YWCA Youth Education Programs are committed to giving youth the tools they need to make healthy choices. 

Volunteer Description:

With your help, our youth programs work to build self-esteem and confidence in Grade 7 girls and boys, affording them essential life skills and the requisite tools to successfully transition to high school.

Youth Education Program - High School Ambassador

YWCA Metro Vancouver Youth Education Programs are committed to giving youth the tools they need to make healthy choices.

Volunteer Description:

With your help, our youth programs work to build self-esteem and confidence in Grade 7 girls and boys, affording them essential life skills and the requisite tools to successfully transition to high school.

Youth Education Program - Facilitator

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Youth Education Programs are committed to giving youth the tools they need to make healthy choices.

Volunteer Description:

With your help, our youth programs work to build self-esteem and confidence in Grade 7 girls and boys, affording them essential life skills and the requisite tools to successfully transition to high school.  

Photographers

YWCA Metro Vancouver is a registered charity, providing a range of integrated services for women, youth and children, and those seeking to improve the quality of their lives. From housing, child care, and support to innovative employment, wellness, and leadership programs, YWCA Vancouver touches lives in communities across the Lower Mainland. We are currently looking for photographers on an on-call basis in the various programs in Vancouver, Coquitlam and Surrey to shoot photography for events and shoot portraits for mothers and their children.

 

Qualifications

Piano Teacher

YWCA Metro Vancouver provides safe, affordable housing for single women and their children. Low-income single mothers sometimes cannot afford music lessons for their children. We are currently looking for piano teachers who can provide two hours/week piano lessons for children in our single mothers housing program in Vancouver, Surrey and Coquitlam. No previous teaching experience is required.
 


Qualifications
Love of music
Interest in teaching piano
Ability to read sheet music

Driver

YWCA Metro Vancouver is operating a 2nd stage transition house, a place of safety and support for women who have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship and their children. YWCA helps women and their children overcome the trauma of abuse with emotional support, legal aid and other specialized services.

Child Care Assistant

Description

YWCA Metro Vancouver operates four licensed early learning and care centres that provide quality, affordable care to families with diverse backgrounds.

The volunteer childcare assistant would support staff in caring for children up to the age of five years old in group settings.

Activities include singing, reading stories, making art, playing games and taking short field trips.

Volunteer Child Care Aides are needed to assist in the day-to-day running of YWCA Metro Vancouver's Early Learning and Care centres.