COVID-19 Volunteering

We recognize that many individuals across British Columbia are eager to volunteer their time and support their communities through the COVID-19 crisis. Your interest in volunteering is appreciated. Volunteering during this time period will look different than it normally does, with an increase in virtual opportunities as people self isolate and practice social distancing.

For up to date health information on COVID-19 please visit the Government of Canada - Public Health page.

NEW: Stay connected and follow our Govolunteer Twitter account at @Govolunteer_BC. Here we now post volunteer tips, volunteer postings, and more!

Volunteers

We recommend you review:

  • Volunteer BC's comprehensive guide on volunteering during the pandemic
  • Volunteer Canada's checklist before you consider volunteering in person

If you are unwell, been in contact with someone unwell, or have recently traveled do not volunteer in person. 

Finding Volunteer Opportunities

When you are ready to start looking - check out the volunteer opportunities page and make use of the tags 'Virtual' and 'COVID-19' to find opportunities to support this crisis. Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Check out the platforms run by CharityVillage and Volunteer BC.

We want to recognize that many informal groups have formed to support communities and neighbourhoods throughout this time. We recommend you use utmost caution when exploring these options. Always put your health, safety, and privacy first. Govolunteer only includes volunteer opportunities organized by not-for-profits and charities. We cannot determine the safety of informal and grassroots initiatives outside our platform. If you are considering informal options, first consider if there are friends, family, or neighbours you know who can use your support. 

We appreciate your patience!

Not-for-profits are all impacted by this crisis and many have had to significantly change their programming and processes. Please be patient, response times might be a little slower than normal.

Not-for-profit Organizations

Vantage Point has a variety of resources and convening opportunities available to support not-for-profits during this time. From free one-on-one support to a free membership offer. See the full list here.

Volunteer Canada and Volunteer BC both have excellent resources with information on volunteerism during this crisis.

Here are a few highlighted resources available:

Would you like your post featured? Reach out to your membership contact (Vantage Point, Volunteer Burnaby, or Volunteer Sunshine Coast) to get your posting on our featured listings page or our brand-new Twitter account.