- WEST VAN PARKS NEEDS YOUR HELP
Want to help our environment while getting outside and meeting great people? Become a West Van Park Steward by joining other passionate volunteers to remove invasive species, enhance habitat and restore natural areas. You can find out about upcoming park stewardship events and many other exciting volunteer opportunities in West Vancouver.
As a volunteer, you will:
- love your local parks and want to protect habitats and biodiversity for future generations to enjoy
- are comfortable working outdoors, off the trail and on uneven ground in all kinds of weather
- can be on your feet for a long period of time and are able to take part in gentle to moderate physical work
- are 14 years of age or older
To become a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services at 604-925-2703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
West Vancouver Memorial Library
A variety of opportunities are available to students in Grades 8 to 12; shelver, Teen Advising group member, special events volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering at the West Van library, please email email@example.com
District of North Vancouver – Volunteer in a park
Volunteers are needed to help care for and maintain trails, greenbelts, creeks, and neighbourhood parks. As a volunteer, you can assist with ecological restoration, plant rescue, invasive species removal, trail building, and litter clean-up.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email the Trail and Habitat Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Food Runners
Vancouver Food Runners partners with food retailers, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer food runners to bring food directly to those experiencing food insecurity. If you can spare some time to deliver food to much-needed organizations, this is a great opportunity for families to engage in service together.
To learn more or volunteer visit: https://www.vancouverfoodrunners.com/volunteer
- Help Our Heroes
Help Our Heroes is a free service to find volunteers to deliver groceries, run errands and take care of urgent demands of Front Line medical staff, essential workers and others who are vulnerable who cannot take care of their needs.
If you want to show your appreciation for these members of our community and have an extra 1-2 hours/week to do a delivery PLEASE VOLUNTEER using this link. https://www.helpourheroes.ca/volunteer
Write for AdVerum
Students, share your stories during this time of online learning. We want to hear about different initiatives, projects and experiences regarding your thoughts, insights and responses to the pandemic.
Submit images, video footage, photos, or written stories to email@example.com.
Any ideas/leads people might have for stories, articles, etc. that they can suggest for us to write or report on will be accepted as well.
We will create and curate these as best as we see fit in our site and give credit to people who send us these stories (or even if they are just ideas/leads).
We will have sections like: recipes for cooking during the quarantine, heroes from our community, deep thoughts (opinion pieces and think pieces on relevant and current events or ideas), creative writing, updates on school events/activities, SGN (video episode that recaps and shares stories collected from the community and the adverum staff of good news within our community)
Hank’s Christmas Glitter
Hank’s Christmas Glitter is a non-profit on the North Shore. Hank will personally pick up your recycling and turn it into gift cards for the homeless and hungry.
Visit here for more information and to schedule a contactless pick-up.
- Senior Centres
The West Van Seniors Centre is looking for a donation of Ipads or tablets to support at risk seniors. All donations can be dropped to the West Vancouver Seniors Centre daily between 10am to 2pm.
- West Van BCSPCA
The West Van BCSPCA is collecting donations of dry and wet cat food to help folks in our community who cannot afford food for their pets during this difficult time.
Donations can be dropped off between 8:00am-5:00pm in the bin at the front door.