Volunteer/Employment Opportunities


Volunteering in your community is a great way to build skills, gain experience and make friends! Don’t forget these hours can go towards your 30 required hours for Grad Trans. Hours can also count towards the 4 credit Work Experience course. Scholarships want to see someone that has volunteered and helped out in their community!!

Volunteer Form: volunteer

Remember: If you are volunteering at one of the positions below please see Ms. Lemieux or Ms. Domitruk for a WEX agreement.

Painter’s Helper: This is a permanent full time job, not just for summer (30 – 50 hours a week). Willing to learn, good attitude and must be ok with ladders and heights. No experience necessary. $16 – $18/hour. If interested, please call Randy at 604 552-3636.

Aquatic Lifeguard/Instructor: $23.17/hr. Completion of Grade 12 and volunteer aquatic experience or equivalent combination of training and procedures. To apply, please go to: http://www.maplerige.ca/2035/our-jobs

The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation and Culture has a wonderful leadership program called Youth Futures. The program is for high school students ages 13-18 looking to gain volunteer hours and expand their leadership skills over the summer. Students in this program will be volunteering in their various children’s programs and camps over the summer, being a positive role model to participants and learning to facilitate games and activities! The youth would partake in weekly training days on Wednesdays (learning about a different aspects of leadership), Eco Fridays (partnering with community initiatives for ecological sustainment) and developing a special project to promote and fundraise for an organization of their choice. At the end of the summer, the students will each receive a reference letter they can keep for further portfolios. This is an incredible opportunity for students to meet like-minded individuals and create long-lasting friendships while learning the skills to make an impact on their community! REGISTER Junior & Seniors – Call 604-467-7422 or online at mapleridge.ca/1484 (#5493). Information Package – Please ensure you download an information/registration package online at mapleridge.ca/1504. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alysia Bassani at abassani@mapleridge.ca

Teen Mentoring Program: Little Buddies in our school-based program come to us from a variety of situations, each with their own individual needs.  They may require a positive role model, assistance with challenges faced within the school environment, and/or simply a special friendship. The need for Mentors is ever increasing and we are very pleased that you are considering sharing your time and a part of your life with a younger student.  Applications can be found from your Counselor or Career Planning Assistant.

ROYAL CITY SOCCER CAMPSRoyal City Soccer’s Maple Ridge location is at 20601 Westfield Avenue. The camps run from July 2nd until August 30thCamps begins at 9am and run until 4pm, with the option for early drop off (8am) and late pickup (5pm). We are looking for volunteers to fill the Counselor in Training (CIT) position and for staff to fill counselor positions. For more information and to register, visit royalsoccer.com/volunteers.

Sunwood Retirement Home is looking for student volunteers to connect with seniors. By helping out with recreation activities, supporting events or spending quality time you can make all the difference. Email Teri at teri.clegg@reveraliving.com or call 604 463-5527 ext. 202

Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre Society: Volunteers are needed to help them run the Therapeutic summer camps for school age children with various needs. Volunteers can select one or both camps. Deadline for submission of all necessary paperwork is May 31st. If you volunteered last year, no additional paperwork is required. If you interested please email your interest to renuka.preocanin@rmcdc.com.

Alouette River Management Society (ARMS): Students if you are interested in summer jobs as camp counsellors, please email sophie@alouetteriver.org for more details. Note these are volunteer positions with honorarium only. Depending on age, they are hiring summer students for 8 weeks from end if June to middle of August. These are classified as full time lobs for the duration. Students should look out for job postings in Indeed in a couple of weeks or check their website at: www.alouetteriver.org

Volunteers who love the outdoors can be involved with salmon surveying, water quality testing, storm drain painting, invasive species removal, stream cleaning. If you are more comfortable indoors, ARMS is always in need of administrative and fundraising support. To volunteer, complete the online form at: http://www.alouetteriver.org/volunteer or for more information, call (604) 467-6401 or email: voluncomm@alouetteriver.org

Vancouver Chinatown Festival is looking for volunteer for August 10, 2019. If you are interested, please contact them at volunteers@vancouver-chnatown.com

Vancouver Specialty Cedar is looking to hire a variety of jobs such as general labour, planerman, and forklift driver. Current job posting are on Indeed. Please check out http://www.vanspec.com for information about Vancouver Specialty Cedar

United Way School’s Out Mentoring ProgramMeet new people, develop new skills and relationships, and create positive personal and cultural identity. For more information please email Mahshid Ghorbani at cmp@familyed.ca

As a member of the Canadian Army Reserve, there is no contract (can quit anytime), and you work one evening a week (7 PM – 1030 PM), one weekend a month (Friday 7 PM- Sunday 5 PM), and in the summer months (July-August) for training courses. Key benefits are outlined below: -Full-time Summer Employment (guaranteed employment between July-August); – Education reimbursement (post-secondary tuition reimbursement up to $2000/year, up to $8000 ); -Training (gaining various skill sets). Please contact Corporal J. (Jessica) Taylor at The Royal Westminster Regiment Canadian Armed Forces jessica.taylor@forces.gc.ca / Tel: 604-666-4282 for more information.

Family Education and Support Centre is looking for the potential mentors that can help with after school program in varies elementary schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt meadows. This opportunity can be a great way for teens 14-19 years old to gain different skills to improve our community. For more information please contact Makshid Ghorbani at (604) 467-6055 ext. 110 or by email at: cmp@familyed.ca

The Greg Moore Youth Centre is looking for Skate, Scoot, Bike mentors for the summer. Great opportunity for youth to get volunteer hours and some great skills. Please contact Charlene Moore (Youth Worker @SRT) at 778-772-7196 if interested.

Ocean Wise (Vancouver Aquarium) is looking for Work Experience/Volunteering students for Summer.  For more information please visit: https://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/work-experience/opportunities-available

Fest Crew Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services: Join Parks & Leisure Services to support community events by being a part of FEST CREW! Learn about community, meet new friends, help with environmental supports and public education. The schedule is flexible, team focused and will be based out of a variety of locations. For more information, or to volunteer, email: festival@mapleridge.ca or call: (604) 467-7325.

Gardening/Cooking Inter generational Garden: Volunteers are needed to share their love of gardening with children at the Inter-generational Garden at 22527 Edge Street in Maple Ridge. A project of the Seniors Network, the group is looking for volunteers who enjoy working in the garden, watering and weeding, or construction projects, etc. Volunteers are also needed to lead cooking classes! For more info, please call Heather, Garden Coordinator at (604) 837-8915 or email: gardencoord@gmail.com

Adapted Sports & Recreation Canucks Autism Network: Join their energetic team of staff and volunteers to provide adapted soccer, basketball and physical literacy programs to children and teens with autism! Our I CAN Play Sports and I CAN Be Active programs run on Sunday mornings (9:45-11:30 am) at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. Volunteers work under the direction of their trained and qualified staff to ensure that each child is receives the individualized attention that they need to succeed. Make an incredible difference in your community while gaining valuable, hands-on experience working alongside our coaches and support workers! To apply to volunteer, please visit http://www.caucksautism.ca/volunteer. For more information, call Peter Kaulfuss, Recruit Coordinator, at volunteer@canucksautism.ca.

Thrift Store Ridge Meadows Hospice Society: The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society Thrift Store is in need of volunteers to assist with: accepting and sorting donations; pricing hard stock (household items) and clothing; cashier and linen/sewing. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, benefit the community and gain retail skills in a supportive environment. Training is provided. For more information or to apply, contact Maureen, Thrift Store Coordinator by email at: thrift@ridgemeadowshospice.org or call (604) 463-7711.

Sports Assistants Special Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows Special Olympics BC depends on volunteers to power inspiring year-round sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities. No experience is required, just enthusiasm for helping empower people with intellectual disabilities through sport! SOBC is dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. For more information, please contact: Jacqueline Hubick 604.551.9475 or specialO2016@gmail.com

Literacy Champions Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee: The MRPMK Community Literacy Committee’s mission is to promote and support adult, community and family literacy and to coordinate literacy initiatives in our communities. We have many volunteer opportunities for passionate literacy supporters including: community outreach, book labeling and tutoring. Volunteer literacy tutors help other adults improve their reading, writing, math, computers or English-speaking skills. Free training is provided. To find out more, contact Elaine Yamamoto at facilitator@communityliteracy.ca or call (604) 721-3738.

Equestrian Support North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association: NFTRA is searching for program volunteers to assist with grooming, feeding, tacking up, leading horses and side-walking with riders during lessons. Must be physically fit and able to work outside (in a barn setting) with horses and people of all abilities. Visit http://www.nftra.ca to download and complete the Volunteer Package (drop off, mail or email the completed package).

Arts Ambassadors The ACT Arts Centre: The ACT Arts Centre is looking for youth ages 13 – 18 who are looking to get a head start on their future and become a leader in their community. The Arts Ambassador program meets once a month at The ACT Arts Centre. Participants works towards free certifications and training (Serving It Right, World Host, Food Safe, First Aid), gain leadership and event planning skills, participate in fun socials, build their resume, gain volunteer experience hours, and meet new people. For more information, contact Landrie Davies at volunteer@mract.org or (604) 476-2786.

Youth Restorative Justice Volunteer mentors are needed to engage in meaningful and supportive relationships with youth and young adults ages 12 to 24. Mentors provide encouragement, support, and guidance to youth while assisting them to complete their Youth Restorative Justice Agreements. Volunteers attend Restorative Justice conferences, volunteer training and meetings, and the occasional Agency training. For more info, visit http://www.comservice.bc.ca/node/87 or call Ranjit (604) 467.6911 ext. 1159.

Preschool Helpers Family Place Community Parenting Centre Family Place offers parent and tot programing for children 0-5 years, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers are needed to assist instructors in the classroom and support parents who may be attending with multiple children. The program is an opportunity for parents to enjoy positive one-on-one time with their children and an extra pair of hands to hold a baby or help with crafts is very valuable. For more information, or to apply, please contact Helena at (604) 466-8484 or email: hbrowett@comservice.bc.ca.

City of Pitt Meadows – Multiple Positions Pitt Meadows Art Gallery The Pitt Meadows Art Gallery has an opportunity for volunteers to gain valuable experience and personal fulfillment, while developing their skills and assisting in the operation of a new gallery. There will be two, three-hour shifts available per day Tuesdays to Saturdays. Additional shifts will be available for show openings which may occur on Thursdays and Saturdays. These positions require a minimum three-hour shift and a preference for a 6-month commitment. Orientation/training sessions are held to familiarize volunteers with the operation of the Gallery (12492 Harris Rd. in Pitt Meadows).

Thrift Store Cythera Transition House: Society Cythera Thrift Store is looking for help with receiving and processing donations, pricing & tagging items and merchandising. No experience necessary as training and incentives are provided. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If interested, please pick up a volunteer package from the Thrift Store, #101-22255 Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Maple Ridge during store hours. Questions, contact Tina Collinson at (604) 467-9939, ext. 224 or business@cythera.ca

Superhero Promoters Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Community Network (CN) Dynamic Community Superhero volunteers are needed to attend local events, chat with participants, apply temporary tattoos, offer face painting (it’s ok if you don’t know how!), hand out Superhero buttons, and blow soap bubbles and celebrate the value of doing good deeds in the community. This is a great volunteer opportunity for family or friends to do together! For more information, or to volunteer, contact Sunny Schiller at 778-242-3359 or email: info@resourceyourcommunity.com

The Maple Ridge Food Bank is looking for volunteer for Monday nights from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  If you are interested please call Chuck at 604 466-3663.

Baptist Housing is looking for volunteers to help out with seniors in a variety of areas: social visits, reading, games, fitness, computer lab, book club, crafts, bus trips, shopping, special events, gardening, music, art, pet therapy and more. Fill out an application online at http://www.baptisthousing.org. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Anne Haikonen, Volunteer Coordinator at 604 318-7979 or email at ahaikonen@baptisthousing.org

Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for kitchen duties. No drop ins please. For more details please see Ms. Lemieux or Ms. Domitruk or you can directly to Sharon at 604 463-8296 ext. 108.

Chartwell’s Senior Home is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Drama students that would be willing to come in and host activities like charades or pictionary? Music students that could host sing alongs, recitals, or name that tune games? PE students that could host indoor bowling, golf putting or simple chair yoga? Technical students who could host Wii bowling or golf, or give small presentations on “What is – twitter, tinder, email, Facebook, Instagram etc? Students interested in nursing or psychology who could do one to one visits, go out on bus outings, assist the Recreation Therapist in our small Care Unit or host simple support groups on emotions or general topics of interest. Students that have traveled who could do an armchair travel presentation on somewhere they have been. If interested please see Ms. Domitruk.

Covenant House Vancouver Thank You Program: This is a volunteer opportunity for students wishing to help out that would like to make a difference. The Covenant House helps youth aged 16 – 24 years of age who have fled abuse or those who have aged out of foster care. Volunteers are need at the Thank Athon which acknowledges donors.  If interested please call Amanda Merler at 604 639-8920 or email at volunteer@covenanthousebc.org.

Bibles for Mission Thrift Stores are looking for volunteers. For more information please visit bfmenterprises@gmail.com.

Cythera Transition Thrift Store is looking for volunteers to help out in their store on Saturdays or Sundays. If interested please pick up an application at the store.

West Coast Soccer Club in Pitt Meadows is looking for volunteers to help out with some of their events as well as helping out coaching for those involved in soccer.  For more information please contact Kristina Hyde at Kristine.hyde@westcoastfc.ca

Encounters with Canada: Spend an adventure filled week in the nations capital. Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. Expand your horizons and explore the possibilities for exciting careers that you’ve never before imagined! Visit important Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, develop your leadership skills and enjoy an extraordinary, bilingual experience. Select from one of 13 theme weeks. Don’t forget—first come, first served! Register online at: https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en/begin_your_adventure. Please see Ms. Lemieux if you are interested.

Save On Foods along with the Children’s Hospital are looking for volunteers .Please contact Casey at kcb7@live.com or call her at 604 613-7671.. Please contact Casey at kcb7@live.com or call her at 604 613-7671.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters are looking for teen mentors to meet with an elementary student one hour a week.  If interested please call Cassie at 604 820-3337.

The Family Education & Support Centre have volunteer child minding opportunities with children 0 to 6 years of age. A successful interview and clean criminal record check are required. If interested please call Sheena at 604 467-6055 ext. 105.

Katie’s Place Animal Shelter always welcomes people who want to give their time for the animals. Help is always needed with cleaning and feeding; shopping or picking up donated items; simple sewing; making crafts for fundraisers; carpentry; cuddling the cats; fostering babies, elderly or special needs animals; fundraising; and grounds maintenance. There’s a niche at Katie’s Place for almost any skill set, and we can accommodate any schedule. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering, please call our volunteer coordinators, John or Sandra, at (604) 467-6259 or email us at volunteeratkatiesplace@shaw.ca,www.katiesplaceshelter.com

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Service Volunteering Opportunities: http://www.comservice.bc.ca/jobs/volunteer-maple-ridge-pitt-meadows

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