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

Food Truck Driver

Because our building at 320 E Hastings is in the process of being redeveloped, we have shifted our well-known community meal service to a Food Truck format, Monday through Friday at noon. This service is incredibly important to the DTES community, as it feeds approximately 200 people each day. We need skilled and experienced drivers to help us set up the truck at its location each day. You will also get the opportunity to help with the food service once the truck is in position.

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]

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