Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
Volunteers play a critical role at the West End Seniors’ Network. Almost all of our programs, events, and services are delivered directly by volunteers, and we offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. Over 260 volunteers contributed over 21,200 hours of their time to the West End Seniors’ Network last year, and we want you to join our team!
Clothes and Collectibles
Located in Denman Mall, Volunteers work at the cash register, accept donations, put priced items out to sell, and manage the flow of customers at the front door. Shifts are once a week for 2-3 hours Wednesday-Saturday. We are currently looking for a dedicated Saturday volunteer!
We are looking for Tech Coaches to provide 2 hours of one on one tech support to our members at Barclay Manor once or twice per week. We also need traveling tech coaches that can go to our homebound client’s homes for tech support.
Drop in Tech Coach
We are looking for a student who can help our members and clients on a drop-in basis in the Tech Lab at Barclay Manor.
On-Call Task Volunteers
We need volunteers with flexible schedules who are available for doing tasks or errands in the community for our clients. Some will be small admin projects at WESN or picking up and dropping off things for clients. Let me know if you’re available and what you would be able to do!
Friendly Visiting Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to visit older adults in isolation on a reoccurring basis to ease the symptoms of loneliness. Accepting dog volunteers as well!
IGA Grocery Shopper
Volunteers meet at IGA on Burrard every Thursday at 8:30 am to shop for local seniors’ grocery orders. Help seniors to access groceries!
Starbucks Goodie Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers who can pick up Starbucks goodies donations at the Denman and Davie location on Wednesdays between 9 AM-11 AM and a volunteer who can pick up at Thurlow and Davie on Wednesdays. Donations are usually 1-2 bags and would need to be picked up and dropped off at Barclay Manor.
Kay’s Place Information and Referral
Located in the Denman Place Mall. Volunteers meet with clients in person or over the phone, discuss their needs with them, and inform them about the services that are available to them at the local, municipal, provincial, and federal levels. One 3+ hour shift a week, Monday-Friday between 10 AM-4 PM.
Provide much needed transportation and company to isolated seniors. Volunteers drive WESN clients to and from medical appointments within the Vancouver area. Drivers must have access to their own car.
Do you have an idea for a new program you’d like to see at Barclay Manor? If you have a hobby or talent that you want to share, or know someone who does, let us know!
To apply or find out more, contact Miriam at [email protected] or 604-669-5051.