Get involved with the work we do at First United and join a community in giving hope to those who need your support. Your time can change a life.
So, you’re ready to become a volunteer and you have some questions. We’ve got the answers to popular questions and more information about volunteering opportunities at First United.
Your community needs you!
First United is a vibrant community that welcomes the participation and contribution of people from all walks of life. Be a part of the change in your community by helping those facing homelessness or experiencing poverty or social injustice. Available positions include opportunities to work on the front lines, behind the scenes, and at special events. Volunteer with First United and join a network of changemakers who get involved to give hope to places like the Downtown Eastside.
First United accepts volunteers in many of its programs including storage, community help desk, fundraising, tax program, kitchen, and special events throughout the year including our golf tournament and Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. The First United shelter is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, at 320 East Hastings Street. Volunteers may also have opportunities to work with our advocacy program or in the housing society, both of which are located just a couple blocks away.
Volunteer roles at First United include:
Check out our volunteer job postings for the most up-to-date jobs available
Volunteer today! We’re always looking for new volunteers to help the community. Take a look at our available volunteer opportunities and feel free to contact us about volunteering your time.
We welcome volunteers of all ages and walks of life! If you’re an international student looking to join a volunteer abroad program or intern abroad program, we do that too!