Volunteering at Kits House

Make a Difference in Your Community

 

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.

 

 

KITS HOUSE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

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.

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 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

Apply Now

Apply now to volunteer through our Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Information Sessions

Volunteer Information Sessions

Normally a monthly Volunteer Information Session is hosted for volunteers interested in joining the Kits House volunteer team. These were an opportunity for volunteers to ask questions and familiarize themselves with Kits House programs and volunteer opportunities. In person Volunteer Information Sessions are suspended until further notice as we adhere to any public health order that may be in effect. The Volunteer Coordinator will connect by email with any new volunteers who have registered online to become a Kits House volunteer to let them know about next steps.

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

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. Fully on boarded KNH volunteer receive email about current volunteer opportunities as they arise. Kits House volunteers are self-directed, and choose which opportunities they want to schedule in for.

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)
  • The Collective Childcare at Lord Tennyson (5 programs)
  • Summer Camp / Spring Break Camp

Family Programs

  • Kits in the Park (July/August)
  • Family Play Time (Sept-June)
  • Mama & Papa Goose
  • Childminders to support parenting programs

Community Programs

  • Income Tax Clinic Volunteer (during tax season)
  • Youth Community Cleanups
  • Computer Tutor (working one-on-one with seniors)

Miscellaneous

  • Special Event Volunteers
  • Front Desk Reception/Admin
  • Drivers in several programs (pick up/delivery)
  • Working with Food (chef/prep/distribution)
  • Admin Support
  • Maintenance