Volunteers

Our next volunteer training and orientation is on SUNDAY, November 19, 2017 from 12pm – 2pm.  snacks provided.  Please rsvp to Rasheed at  volunteer@dtesnhouse.ca

Current volunteer opportunities available:

Family Drop-in Program: This program runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Local families are invited to come spend time at the neighbourhood house after school. As part of the Family Drop-in program, we provide snacks, arts and crafts, guest speakers and end the evening by cooking and sharing a nutritious family meal together. The ages of kids present at the drop-in range anywhere from 2 months to 14 years old. It’s a great mix of people and a fun atmosphere.

We are seeking volunteers that can help us out one shift a week (either on Tuesdays or Thursdays). Your duties may include helping to set up the day’s activities, interacting and engaging with the families who attend, cooking meals, and clean up. Volunteer shifts ideally start at 3pm and end at 6:30pm. Please contact Rasheed at volunteer@dtesnhouse.ca if interested.

Tuesday Night Prep Group: Every Tuesday night from 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. Cooking and prepping food for Wednesday Community Drop-In, cleaning up and leaving House the way you found it.

Mobile Smoothie: Once/month on the Tuesday before Income Assistance cheque issue day. Volunteers meet at the House, form teams, load carts with smoothie kits and go to specific downtown east side locations to make and serve smoothies from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteer are assigned shifts either for the morning or the afternoon during these times. Upcoming dates are November 21st and December 19th

Banana Beat: Once/month on income assistance cheque issue day. Volunteers go in two teams and pass out bananas to residents of the downtown eastside.  Shifts are assigned from 7:45am to 9:30am. Upcoming dates are November 22nd and December 20th

On Call: Occasionally we don’t have enough volunteers for our programs and request last minute assistance. If you would like to be/willing to be contacted on short notice to help out please let us know and we will add your name to our volunteer list.

Donation Pick up driver: Once per month on the Tuesday before cheque issue day, we require someone (or team of people) to pick up 14 pre-paid cases of bananas from Whole Foods on Cambie and 8th and deliver them to the Neighbourhood House.

Please email Rasheed at  volunteer volunteer@dtesnhouse.ca for more information about these volunteer opportunities.

Please right click on link below for volunteer application forms:

DTES Neighbourhood House Volunteer Application Form

DTES Neighbourhood House Volunteer Agreement Form

DTES Neighbourhood House Volunteer Code of Conduct Form

Volunteer Criminal Record Check Consent Form

 

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