WORK EXPERIENCE / VOLUNTEER / CAREER PREP OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Positions:

Remember: If you are going to volunteer at one of the positions below please see  Mrs. Sekhon for a Work Ed. agreement.

https://www.mapleridge.ca/495/Volunteering-Opportunities

http://www.comservice.bc.ca/volunteer

Volunteer Hot sheet Fall Winter 2017

The Alouette River Management Society is looking for Spring Break Camp Leaders. The theme is: The Science of Harry Potter! Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for either one week or two. Earn $50 honorarium each week. Must be at least 15 years of age. Training orientation provided. If interested, please contact Sophie by email at sophie@alouetteriver.org or call 604 467-6401.

Lantern Festival Volunteers Needed: Facilitate kids activities, set up and tear down, helping with silent auction, liaising with festival guests and keeping venue tidy. The Lantern Making Workshop is on February 12th and the Lantern Festival is on February 23rd.

Maple Ridge Home Show: is looking for the Student Coordinator position and also have volunteer opportunities in Staging, Hosting, Parking, Marketing, Family Fest and Kitchen. For more information check this   website: http://www.ridgemeadowshomeshow.com/

Fest Crew Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services: Join Parks & Leisure Services to support community events by being a part of FEST CREW! Learn about community, meet new friends, help with environmental supports and public education. The schedule is flexible, team focused and will be based out of a variety of locations. For more information, or to volunteer, email: festival@mapleridge.ca or call: (604) 467-7325.

Gardening/Cooking Intergenerational Garden: Volunteers are needed to share their love of gardening with children at the Intergenerational Garden at 22527 Edge Street in Maple Ridge. A project of the Seniors Network, the group is looking for volunteers who enjoy working in the garden, watering and weeding, or construction projects, etc. Volunteers are also needed to lead cooking classes! For more info, please call Heather, Garden Coordinator at (604) 837-8915 or email: gardencoord@gmail.com

Adapted Sports & Recreation Canucks Autism Network: Join their energetic team of staff and volunteers to provide adapted soccer, basketball and physical literacy programs to children and teens with autism! Our I CAN Play Sports and I CAN Be Active programs run on Sunday mornings (9:45-11:30 am) at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. Volunteers work under the direction of their trained and qualified staff to ensure that each child is receives the individualized attention that they need to succeed. Make an incredible difference in your community while gaining valuable, hands-on experience working alongside our coaches and support workers! To apply to volunteer, please visit http://www.caucksautism.ca/volunteer. For more information, call Peter Kaulfuss, Recruit Coordinator, at volunteer@canucksautism.ca.

Thrift Store Ridge Meadows Hospice Society: The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society Thrift Store is in need of volunteers to assist with: accepting and sorting donations; pricing hard stock (household items) and clothing; cashier and linen/sewing. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, benefit the community and gain retail skills in a supportive environment. Training is provided. For more information or to apply, contact Maureen, Thrift Store Coordinator by email at: thrift@ridgemeadowshospice.org or call (604) 463-7711.

Sports Assistants Special Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows Special Olympics BC depends on volunteers to power inspiring year-round sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities. No experience is required, just enthusiasm for helping empower people with intellectual disabilities through sport! SOBC is dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. For more information, please contact: Jacqueline Hubick 604.551.9475 or specialO2016@gmail.com

Literacy Champions Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee: The MRPMK Community Literacy Committee’s mission is to promote and support adult, community and family literacy and to coordinate literacy initiatives in our communities. We have many volunteer opportunities for passionate literacy supporters including: community outreach, book labeling and tutoring. Volunteer literacy tutors help other adults improve their reading, writing, math, computers or English-speaking skills. Free training is provided. To find out more, contact Elaine Yamamoto at facilitator@communityliteracy.ca or call (604) 721-3738.

Equestrian Support North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association: NFTRA is searching for program volunteers to assist with grooming, feeding, tacking up, leading horses and side-walking with riders during lessons. Must be physically fit and able to work outside (in a barn setting) with horses and people of all abilities. Visit http://www.nftra.ca to download and complete the Volunteer Package (drop off, mail or email the completed package).

Arts Ambassadors The ACT Arts Centre: The ACT Arts Centre is looking for youth ages 13 – 18 who are looking to get a head start on their future and become a leader in their community. The Arts Ambassador program meets once a month at The ACT Arts Centre. Participants works towards free certifications and training (Serving It Right, World Host, Food Safe, First Aid), gain leadership and event planning skills, participate in fun socials, build their resume, gain volunteer experience hours, and meet new people. For more information, contact Landrie Davies at volunteer@mract.org or (604) 476-2786.

Youth Restorative Justice Volunteer mentors are needed to engage in meaningful and supportive relationships with youth and young adults ages 12 to 24. Mentors provide encouragement, support, and guidance to youth while assisting them to complete their Youth Restorative Justice Agreements. Volunteers attend Restorative Justice conferences, volunteer training and meetings, and the occasional Agency training. For more info, visit http://www.comservice.bc.ca/node/87 or call Ranjit (604) 467.6911 ext. 1159.

Preschool Helpers Family Place Community Parenting Centre Family Place offers parent and tot programing for children 0-5 years, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers are needed to assist instructors in the classroom and support parents who may be attending with multiple children. The program is an opportunity for parents to enjoy positive one-on-one time with their children and an extra pair of hands to hold a baby or help with crafts is very valuable. For more information, or to apply, please contact Helena at (604) 466-8484 or email: hbrowett@comservice.bc.ca.

Pitt Meadows Earth Day Event: This year, the City’s Earth Day celebration will focus on the Zero Waste initiative. Volunteers will be required to assist in unloading/loading of vehicles, setting up tents, tables, and chairs, and standing in at participant booths for breaks. Volunteers also assist the event coordinator where necessary, respond to any inquiries. A variety of positions are available. Event: Friday, April 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pitt Meadows Spirit Square, 12007 Harris Rd. For more information or to volunteer for any of these positions, please email: volunteer@pittmeadows.bc.ca

Pitt Meadows Easter Egg: Hunt The annual Easter Egg Hunt is an eggcellent start to Easter morning for the kids. A fantastic, family-fun filled with activities, entertainment, and the search for the “Golden Egg.” Volunteers are needed to assist with handing out goodies, cookie decorating, crafts, set up, take down and clean-up. A variety of positions are available. Event: Sunday, April 1, 2018, 9 – 11 a.m. at Harris Road Park, 12474 Lougheed Highway, Pitt Meadows For more information or to volunteer for any of these positions please contact the Events Coordinator at 604-465-2432 or email: volunteer@pittmeadows.bc.ca

Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) Volunteers who love the outdoors can be involved with salmon surveying, water quality testing, storm drain painting, invasive species removal, stream cleaning. If you are more comfortable indoors, ARMS is always in need of administrative and fundraising support. To volunteer, complete the online form at: http://www.alouetteriver.org/volunteer or for more information, call (604) 467-6401 or email: voluncomm@alouetteriver.org

Thrift Store Cythera Transition House: Society Cythera Thrift Store is looking for help with receiving and processing donations, pricing & tagging items and merchandising. No experience necessary as training and incentives are provided. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If interested, please pick up a volunteer package from the Thrift Store, #101-22255 Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Maple Ridge during store hours. Questions, contact Tina Collinson at (604) 467-9939, ext. 224 or business@cythera.ca

Superhero Promoters Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Community Network (CN)Dynamic Community Superhero volunteers are needed to attend local events, chat with participants, apply temporary tattoos, offer face painting (it’s ok if you don’t know how!), hand out Superhero buttons, and blow soap bubbles and celebrate the value of doing good deeds in the community. This is a great volunteer opportunity for family or friends to do together! For more information, or to volunteer, contact Sunny Schiller at 778-242-3359 or email: info@resourceyourcommunity.com

The Maple Ridge Food Bank is looking for volunteer for Monday nights from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  If you are interested, please call Chuck at 604 466-3663.

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is looking for street team volunteers. Are you outgoing, responsible, personable and have a community pride? You will be interacting with families/businesses at local events providing them with materials from the foundation and working with the marketing staff taking pictures and videos. 2 – 3 hour shifts throughout the summer. Please contact marketing@mrcf.ca for more information and include a copy of your Resume.

Baptist Housing is looking for volunteers to help out with seniors in a variety of areas: social visits, reading, games, fitness, computer lab, book club, crafts, bus trips, shopping, special events, gardening, music, art, pet therapy and more. Fill out an application online at http://www.baptisthousing.org. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Anne Haikonen, Volunteer Coordinator at 604 318-7979 or email at ahaikonen@baptisthousing.org

Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for kitchen duties. No drop ins please. For more details please see Mr. Wiens or Mrs. Sekhon or you can directly to Sharon at 604 463-8296 ext. 108.

Royal Soccer Camps are looking for volunteers for this summer 2018. There are 2 locations, one in Coquitlam and one in Maple Ridge. July and August weeks available. For details please either call 1-800-427-0536 or visit their website at: http://www.royalsoccer.com.

The Special Olympics in Maple Ridge is looking for volunteers to join their local committee as Public Relations Coordinator. They are also looking for volunteers to help out with sports programs, including golf, soccer, swimming and track and field.  No experience is required, just enthusiasm for helping empower people with intellectual disabilities through sport. For more information please contact: Jacqueline Hubick at 604 551-9475 or special02016@gmail.com

Chartwell’s Senior Home is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Drama students that would be willing to come in and host activities like charades or pictionary? Music students that could host sing alongs, recitals, or name that tune games? PE students that could host indoor bowling, golf putting or simple chair yoga? Technical students who could host Wii bowling or golf, or give small presentations on “What is – twitter, tinder, email, facebook, instagram etc? Students interested in nursing or psychology who could do one to one visits, go out on bus outings, assist the Recreation Therapist in our small Care Unit or host simple support groups on emotions or general topics of interest. Students that have traveled who could do an armchair travel presentation on somewhere they have been. If interested, please see Mrs. Sekhon

Covenant House Vancouver Thank You Program: This is a volunteer opportunity for students wishing to help out that would like to make a difference. The Covenant House helps youth aged 16 – 24 years of age who have fled abuse or those who have aged out of foster care. Volunteers are need at the Thank Athon which acknowledges donors.  If interested, please call Amanda Merler at 604 639-8920 or email at volunteer@covenanthousebc.org.

Math4me is looking to hire student tutors. If interested please contact math4memapleridge@gmail.com or visit the website at http://www.math4me.ca.

Bibles for Mission Thrift Stores are looking for volunteers. For more information please visit bfmenterprises@gmail.com.

Cythera Transition Thrift Store is looking for volunteers to help out in their store on Saturdays or Sundays. If interested please pick up an application at the store.

West Coast Soccer Club in Pitt Meadows is looking for volunteers to help out with some of their events as well as helping out coaching for those involved in soccer.  For more information please contact Kristina Hyde at Kristine.hyde@westcoastfc.ca

Encounters with Canada: Spend an adventure filled week in the nations capital. Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. Expand your horizons and explore the possibilities for exciting careers that you’ve never before imagined! Visit important Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, develop your leadership skills and enjoy an extraordinary, bilingual experience. Select from one of 13 theme weeks. Don’t forget—first come, first served! Register online at: https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en/begin_your_adventure. Please see Mrs. Sekhon if you are interested.

Save On Foods along with the Children’s Hospital are looking for volunteers. Please contact Casey at kcb7@live.com or call her at 604 613-7671.. Please contact Casey at kcb7@live.com or call her at 604 613-7671.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters are looking for teen mentors to meet with an elementary student one hour a week.  If interested, please call Cassie at 604 820-3337.

The Family Education & Support Centre have volunteer child minding opportunities with children 0 to 6 years of age. A successful interview and clean criminal record check are required. If interested, please call Sheena at 604 467-6055 ext. 105.

Katie’s Place Animal Shelter always welcomes people who want to give their time for the animals. Help is always needed with cleaning and feeding; shopping or picking up donated items; simple sewing; making crafts for fundraisers; carpentry; cuddling the cats; fostering babies, elderly or special needs animals; fundraising; and grounds maintenance. There’s a niche at Katie’s Place for almost any skill set, and we can accommodate any schedule. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering, please call our volunteer coordinators, John or Sandra, at (604) 467-6259 or email us at volunteeratkatiesplace@shaw.ca,www.katiesplaceshelter.com

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Service

Volunteering Opportunities: http://www.comservice.bc.ca/jobs/volunteer-maple-ridge-pitt-meadows