Volunteering at Kits House

Make a Difference in Your Community

 

KITS HOUSE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM & COVID

Kits House adheres to all public health orders that may be in effect, we are slowly transitioning back to regular programming in a post COVID world.

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 would not be able to run.

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, which includes applying for a criminal record check specific to Kits House. It takes between 3-4 weeks to complete onboarding as a volunteer – mostly due to the time it takes for your criminal record check to clear through. There is no charge to the volunteer for the criminal record check. Note that Kits House does not accept criminal record checks issued to other agencies.

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

Programs often change and evolve over time. Below is a list of programs where there are often volunteer opportunities. 

  • Better at Home | Drivers & Visitors
  • Seniors Programs
  • Out of School Care Programs (Dunbar/Kits House/Tennyson)
  • Bumble Bear Daycare
  • Bumble Tree Daycare
  • The Collective Childcare Programs at Lord Tennyson
  • Summer Camp / Spring Break Camp
  • Special Event Volunteers
  • Front Desk Reception/Admin
  • Facilities Volunteer (leaf blowing, snow blowing, small projects)
  • Income Tax Clinic Volunteer
  • Family Drop-in | Kits in the Park (July/August)
  • Family Play Time (Sept-June)
  • Mama & Papa Goose
  • Computer Tutor (working one-on-one with seniors)
  • Childminders to support parenting programs