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

KNH 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. Without volunteer support many of our programs simply would not exist.

To get started, read through the sections below on this page to make sure you are a good fit with the programs offered here at Kits House. If you choose to proceed with onboarding as a Kits House volunteer, follow the instructions to complete the online volunteer registration. Once you have completed and submitted your registration the Volunteer Coordinator will connect with you about next steps in the onboarding process. It takes approximately 4 weeks to complete onboarding as a volunteer – mostly due to the time it takes for your criminal record check to clear through.

Kits House does not accept criminal record checks issued to other agencies and you will be required to apply for a criminal record check specific for Kits House. There is no charge to the volunteer for the criminal record check. Once you have registered you will be sent the access code for the online portal.

Pandemic Information

Kits House adheres to all public health orders that may be in effect as we continue to transition back to regular programming and volunteer opportunities that compliment those programs. To keep everyone safe we ask that volunteers who participate in indoor activities are double vaccinated, and practice social distancing. Masks are optional, but encouraged, inside Kits House public spaces.

Do Kits House programs fit with what you would like to do as a volunteer?

Prior to registering as a Kits House volunteer browse our website and familiarize yourself with the programs offered and to see what interests you.

 

Do the Kits House 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 are expected to contribute a minimum of 4 hours per month. (2 shifts)

Apply now to volunteer by completing the Volunteer Registration Form

After you register as a volunteer you will receive a “Next Steps” email from the Coordinator of Volunteers with further onboarding instructions, including how to get a criminal record check specific to Kits House.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Kits House Programs do change and evolve over time – not all opportunities are listed here. This is a very general list of programs where there are often volunteer opportunities.

Kits House volunteers are self-directed, and choose which opportunities and shift times that they want to schedule in for. This is done by using the Better Impact Volunteer Software – which is what you used to register as a volunteer.

Fully on boarded KNH volunteers receive email about current volunteer opportunities as they arise – so you can expect a few emails each week once you are an accepted and fully onboarded volunteer! Volunteers can also see and view all the regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities through the Better Impact volunteer software we use.

Seniors Programs

Better at Home | Drivers

Better at Home | Visitors

Seniors Lunch

Childcare Programs

Bumble Bear Daycare (Kits House)

Out of School Care (Dunbar/Kits House/Tennyson)

Summer Camp / Spring Break Camp

The Collective Childcare at Lord Tennyson (5 programs)

Family Programs

Childminders to support parenting programs

Family Play Time (Sept-June)

Kits in the Park (July/August)

Mama & Papa Goose

Community Programs

Computer Tutor (working one-on-one with seniors)

English Conversation Circle Hosts

Income Tax Clinic Volunteer (during tax season)

Neighbourhood Small Grants Review Committee

Youth Community Cleanups

Youth Neighbourhood Small Grants Review Committee

Miscellaneous

Admin Support

Drivers in several programs (pick up/delivery)

Front Desk Reception/Admin

Maintenance

Special Event Volunteers

Working with Food (chef/prep/distribution)

Can’t find what you’re looking for or you have a question?

Reach out to connect with Faith, the Kits House Coordinator of Volunteers.

Email is the best choice for a quick response: faithg@kitshouse.org

Voice messages can be left for her at 604.736.3588 x 124