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 zstonge@ywcavan.org if you haven't found an opportunity that is suitable for you or your company.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

YWCA Rooftop Garden: Gardening

The YWCA Rooftop Garden is located in downtown Vancouver on Hornby

5th floor - 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Role of Volunteers
Gardening
Number of Volunteers
2 - 10
Date
Tuesdays or Thursdays
Time
Anytime between 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Corporate and Group Volunteering

YWCA Rooftop Garden: Building and Structure Repair

The YWCA Rooftop Garden is located in downtown Vancouver on Hornby Street. It grows food for families with low-income at YWCA Crabtree Corner in the Downtown Eastside.

We are looking for a group of volunteers to build and repair garden structures. This includes:

5th floor - 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Role of Volunteers
Building and Structure Repair
Number of Volunteers
2 - 10
Date
Tuesdays or Thursdays
Time
Anytime between 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Corporate and Group Volunteering

YWCA Youth Education Guide to High School In-Person Facilitators

The YWCA Metro Vancouver will be running after-school programs this fall 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 mindsets to a group of 15-20 Grade 7 students.

elementary or secondary school in Surrey or Vancouver
Role of Volunteers
Facilitator
Number of Volunteers
80-100
Date
September to December 2022
Time
M-F, 2:30-5:30pm (please note times vary at different locations)
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 2022 - June 2023
Time
Min. 1 hour per month
Individual Volunteering

Backpacks for Children from Low-Income Families 

We are in need of 150 new backpacks and school supplies for school-aged children from low-income single mother-led families in Coquitlam, Surrey, North Vancouver, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.  Any quantity of backpacks would be much appreciated!

For a list of school supplies click here.

 

 

Multiple
Role of Volunteers
Put together and distribute backpacks and school supplies for children
Number of Volunteers
Unlimited
Date
Ongoing
Time
Flexible
Corporate and Group Volunteering
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