Volunteering at Kits House

Make a Difference in Your Community

 

KNH PROGRAMS PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to the COVID19 virus, most KNH programs are not running and there is no date for when they will resume.

We are working hard on a plan for Kits House programs to start up again if it is possible to to meet the necessary health requirements.

If you are interested in becoming a Kits House volunteer please read through the sections below and follow the instructions to complete an online application form.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House values volunteers and their commitment to share their skills, knowledge, ideas, time, and enthusiasm!

Volunteers are active at all levels, from the Community Board to administration and from direct service programs to program planning. The Kits House Volunteer Team donates thousands of hours each year to support Kits House in its programs and activities.

Getting Started
Do Kits House programs fit with what you would like to do as a volunteer? 
Prior to registering as a KNH volunteer browse the Kits House website and familiarize yourself with the programs offered and to see what interests you. 
Do the KNH programs with volunteer opportunities work with your schedule? 
Evening and weekend programs at Kits House are limited! 
Most program/volunteer opportunities occur weekdays during office hours when staff are working. 
Do you have time to volunteer?
Active Kits House volunteers contribute an average of 4 hours per month. 
*not applicable during COVID as many volunteer opportunities are on “pause”

Apply now to volunteer by completing the Volunteer Registration Form

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Apply now to volunteer through our Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Information Sessions
In person Volunteer Information Sessions are currently paused due to COVID19. We hope to meet with all new volunteers in the near future!
What happens at a Volunteer Information Session
  • Opportunity to fill in a Kits House Volunteer Registration & Criminal Record Check Forms
  • Overview of Neighbourhood House
  • Volunteer Software
  • Showcase of programs by Kits House staff
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • Tour of Kits House!

Volunteer Information Sessions are held monthly on a Tuesday afternoon at 4pm and are approximately 1 – 1.5 hours in duration – please allow time in your schedule if you are signing up to attend an Information Session. Check out the schedule to the right.

Info Session Dates
Volunteer Information Sessions are held once a month!
Tuesday at 4pm on these select dates

2020

May 26

June 23

July 21

August 18

September 22

October 20

November 17

December 15

Register for a Volunteer Information Session

Follow the instructions below to register and reserve a spot at the next Volunteer Information Session To: faithg@kitshouse.org Subject: VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION In the body of the email include this information: 

  • Information Session date you are registering for
  • Confirm that you have reviewed KNH programs on the website
  • Indicate which program(s) you are interested in
  • Attach your Resume in PDF or Word document format
  • Kits House Volunteers are also Kits House members! The annual membership fee is $10, payable by cash or cheque, at the Front Desk when you start to volunteer.

Not available to attend the information session? Connect with the Coordinator of Volunteers to arrange an alternate date and time. Volunteer Information Session spaces are limited and fill quickly! If you register for an Information Session and then find you can’t attend, please let the volunteer Coordinator know so that your spot can be given to another.

More Information
Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact the Kits House Coordinator of Volunteers, Faith G, at faithg@kitshouse.org or call her at 604.736.3588 x 124

Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of programs where there are often volunteer opportunities. Due to COVID, many of these programs been put on pause. We hope KNH programs and activities can start up again one day soon!

  • Grocery Shop for a Senior
  • Seniors Phone Visits
  • Better at Home | Drivers & Visitors
  • Seniors Programs
  • Out of School Care Programs (Dunbar/Kits House)
  • Bumble Bear Daycare
  • Bumble Tree Daycare
  • Special Event Volunteers
  • Front Desk Reception/Admin
  • Facilities Volunteer (leaf blowing, snow blowing, small projects)
  • Intergenerational Lunch Program Cooks
  • Income Tax Clinic Volunteer
  • Family Drop-in | Kits in the Park
  • Family Drop-in | Intergenerational Connectors
  • Family Drop-in | Story Tellers, Musicians
  • Mama & Papa Goose
  • Car Seat Educator
  • Computer Tutor (working with seniors)
  • Childminder
  • Community Food Market
  • Summer Camp

Volunteer Awards