Volunteer With Us - Covenant House Vancouver
Volunteer with us

Volunteer With Us

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.

Standard Volunteer Positions

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.


Group Volunteering and options for volunteers under the age of 26

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.


Mentorship at Covenant House

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 mentorship@covenanthousebc.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. 


Apply to Volunteer

  1. Click here for a Standard application
  2. Click here for a Group Volunteer application
  3. Click here for a Thank-a-Thon application
  4. If you are under 19 and wish to volunteer for a Thank-a-Thon, please fill out a parental consent form

If you have any questions about volunteering with Covenant House Vancouver please email volunteer@covenanthousebc.org


Current Volunteer Openings:

Availability: October, November, January, February, March, April, May & June
Various evenings from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Duties: Thank-a-Thon's are fun-filled evenings where volunteers get together and call our donors just to say “Thank You”. Because we are primarily privately funded, it is important for us to be able to reach our donors and thank them personally for the difference they make in our young peoples’ lives. Learn more here.
Availability: Year Round and at various times including evenings and weekends. Duties: We love having group and individuals assist us with the sorting of our in-kind donations such as food, clothing, and household items. If you’re looking for a season activity for your group to get involved in this one is for you!