Giving the gift of time makes an important difference to the community we serve, FIRST UNITED, and the work we’re able to accomplish together. As a volunteer, you’ll help make a direct difference in the lives of our community members while gaining valuable skills and building strong relationships.

Volunteers support many areas of our programs and operations including special events, legal advocacy, our meal program, community help desk, spiritual care, and fundraising. There are both remote and in-person volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, with our base of operations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Current volunteer opportunities will be listed below as they become available. If no opportunities are posted, you can still submit an application to volunteer and we’ll be in touch as roles become available.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Santa’s Elves Volunteers

Every Christmas FIRST UNITED Social Housing Society works to make sure that families in our three apartment buildings have enough presents under the tree, by collecting donated gifts and matching them to children’s wish lists. This heartwarming effort is a lot of work but with your help we can make sure that Santa makes all of his deliveries this Christmas!

Sign up to Volunteer

Interested in joining the roster of engaged and caring volunteers? Let us know what you’re interested in by filling out the form below. If you have questions about our volunteer program please contact [email protected]

Stay in Touch

Sign up for email updates about announcements, invitations, and news about FIRST UNITED!