VOLUNTEERING IN BC
The Volunteer Centre Network
Volunteer Centres play an important part in communities to strengthen volunteering and citizen engagement. BC boasts over 35 volunteer centres, each providing unique mix of programs to fit the needs of your community.
Looking to volunteer? Need volunteers? Volunteer centres can help. Find your centre on our interactive map.
Not sure which Volunteer centre serves your area? Check the listing.
I want to volunteer. Where do I start?
Start with your local volunteer centre. They offer a lot of resources for anyone interesting in volunteering, including up to date listings of volunteer opportunities. Find your volunteer centre using the interactive map below or view the complete listing.
What is a Volunteer Centre? What do they do?
See our Volunteer Centre Fact Sheet for a list of all the great things they do in communities.
No Volunteer Centre in your community?
BC211 can help if you do not have a local volunteer centre. Schools, colleges and universities often have volunteer posting boards. GoVolunteer, Charity Village or Craigslist offer searchable online volunteer postings. Contact organizations you like directly to see if they have positions available.
Or find out how to set up a volunteer centre under the Volunteer BC Resource Section.
Your volunteer centre may offer workshops on volunteer engagement, post your volunteer positions or help you network with other volunteer-involving organizations.
I want to set-up a volunteer centre. Where do I start?
Contact Volunteer BC and we can offer guidance/resources. Go to our Volunteer BC Resources Page to find our handbook designed to take you through a step by step process in establishing a volunteer centre.
Funding is sometimes offered on a project by project basis. When Volunteer BC receives funding to deliver workshops or pilot projects, volunteer centres are our partners of choice. Become a member to find out about these opportunities first. We also offer travel subsidies to volunteer centre staff who need financial support to attend our Volunteer Futures conference, as funds allow.
Volunteer Centre Stories
As a social agency passionately committed to empowering individuals through services and training, KCR believes that a community is made stronger through the work of others. KCR is a not for profit agency that provides tailored service to meet the needs of the community, family or the individual to foster diversity, collaboration and resourcefulness.
We recently had the opportunity to ask Dawn Wilkinson, KCR’s Community Services Manager some questions about how KCR contributes to the community.read more
Volunteer Centres Listing
|Volunteer Centre||Located||Regions Served||Website|
|Community Volunteer Connections||Coquitlam||Coquitlam, New Westminster, Tri-Cities||volunteerconnections.net|
|Deltassist Family & Community Services||Delta||North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen||deltaassist.com|
|Hope Community Services Centre||Hope||Hope||hopecommunityservices.com|
|Kelowna Community Resources||Kelowna||Kelowna, Central Okanagan||kcr.ca|
|Langley Volunteers Bureau||Langley||Langley||LangleyVolunteers.ca|
|Nanaimo Volunteer & Information Centre||Nanaimo||Nanaimo||volunteernanaimo.ca|
|NexusBC Community Resource Centre-Volunteer Services||Vernon||Vernon, North Okanagan||nexusbc.ca
|North Shore Community Resources||North Vancouver||North Van, West Van, Bowen Island, Lions Bay||nscr.bc.ca|
|North Thompson Volunteer & Information Centre|| North Thompson Valley|| North Thompson Valley||norththompsonvolunteer.com|
|Oak Bay Volunteer Services||Victoria||Oak Bay||oakbayvolunteers.wordpress.com|
|Oceanside Volunteer Association||Qualicum Beach||Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose, Bowser, Errington, Coombs, Whiskey Creek and Qualicum Bay.||oceansidevolunteer.org|
|Pacific Community Resources Society||Vancouver||Vancouver||pcrs.ca|
|Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society||Surrey||Surrey||pics.bc.ca|
|Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives||Richmond||Richmond||rcrg.org|
|Simon Fraser University Volunteer Resource Centre||Burnaby||Burnaby||sfu.ca/volunteer.html|
|Smithers Community Services Association||Smithers||Smithers||scsa.ca|
|Sooke Region Volunteer Centre||Sooke||Sooke||volunteerconnections.net|
|Sources Community Resources Society||South Surrey, White Rock||South Surrey, White Rock||sourcesbc.ca|
|South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre||Pentiction ||Pentiction and area||volunteercentre.info|
|Squamish Volunteer Centre||Squamish||Squamish||seatoskycommunity.org|
|Sunshine Coast Volunteer Centre||Sechelt||Sechelt, Egmont to Langdale||scvolunteer.com|
|UBC AMS Connect (Volunteer services)||Vancouver||Vancouver||ams.ubc.ca|
|Volunteer and Community Resources Salt Spring Society||Salt Spring Island||Salt Spring Island||vcrsaltspring.org|
|Volunteer Campbell River||Campbell River||Campbell River||volunteercr.ca|
|Volunteer Comox Valley||Courtenay||Comox Valley||volunteercomoxvalley.ca|
|Volunteer Cowichan||Duncan||Cowichan Valley||volunteercowichan.bc.ca|
|Volunteer Fraser Valley||Virtual||Hope, Agassiz, Chilliwack and Abbotsford||volunteerfv.com|
|Volunteer Kooteneys||Cranbrook ||Cranbrook and area||kootenays.cmha.bc.ca|
|Volunteer Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows||Maple Ridge||Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows||comservice.bc.ca|
|Volunteer Powell River||Powell River||Powell River||unitedwayofpowellriver.ca|
|Volunteer Prince George||Prince George||Prince George||volunteerpg.com|
|Whistler Community Services Society||Whistler||Whistler||mywcss.org|