Volunteering at Kits House

Make a Difference in Your Community

 

KNH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM & COVID

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

In a non-COVID world the 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.

The COVID19 virus has meant Kits House has had to suspend, pause, or reinvent programming! We adhere to all public health orders that may be in effect, which means several of the regular KNH programs are not able to run in person at this time. Where it was possible programs have switched to an online format or are running in a very limited capacity. Others are not able to run at all. There is no date for when regular programming will resume. However, several new volunteer opportunities have been created to support the community during the COVID crisis and volunteers are needed!

If you are interested in becoming a Kits House volunteer, you will need read through the sections below and follow the instructions to complete the online volunteer registration. Once you have completed and submitted your registration you will be contacted about next steps in the onboarding process.

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

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

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