Covenant House Volunteers share their skills, passion and experience. They send our youth a powerful message, that they are worthy of someone else's time.
There are a wide variety of volunteer positions available. Some volunteers help in our kitchens by serving hot meals. Others provide valuable administrative assistance in our offices. And some others even take our youth out on recreational outings.
You must be at least 26 to apply for one of these positions. We require a one-year volunteer commitment for a standard volunteer position because it is important for both volunteers and the youth we work with. It allows volunteers to learn and use the skills important to youth interaction, and it allows youth (who are usually not very trusting of adults) to become comfortable interacting with our volunteers.
These positions often focus on an event or short term project. For example, one of the most important projects we carry out is our donor Thank-A-Thon. A group of volunteers get together to phone donors and say thank you, all in a fun environment. We also usually have a golf tournament or large fundraiser once a year and a group of volunteers will help out with that day’s activities.
Our largest one-off volunteer position is helping sort clothes for our clothing room. We have a free clothing room for youth who arrive at our door with only the clothes on their backs, or perhaps they need a nice pair of pants and shirt for a job interview. We get a large number of clothing donations, but only about 1/3 of them are suitable for youth. Volunteers help us sort and organize these donations.
Our Mentorship Program ensures youth are given the opportunity to develop healthy and trusting one-to-one relationships with caring and responsible adults. Our Mentors are adult role-models that commit to supporting a young person in achieving their goals for one year. Orientation, training and personalized matches are provided. If you have questions please contact our Mentorship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: We are blessed to have received many applications for volunteers to become a mentors and we are not accepting mentorship applications at this time.
If you have any questions about volunteering with Covenant House Vancouver please email email@example.com