Volunteer Positions at Cowichan Neighbourhood House
9806 Willow Street, Chemainus, BC
***Please note: An RCMP vulnerable sector information check is required to volunteer.
Do you enjoy helping and socializing with your neighbours? Do you have a few hours a week to volunteer? Neighbourhood House has many opportunities to help others with whatever skills you have. Our motto is "Neighbours helping neighbours".
We have three main programs -- Resource Centre, Healthy Food, & Youth. Our resource time is daily 1-3pm weekdays, where people can drop in to use our resources, socialize, play pool, enjoy free coffee & soup with bun, or get help and referrals. We also have a Friday Free Store 11:30-2:30, where we hand out free clothing, food, and household items. We hold many free classes, workshops, community events, and other activities.
Our Healthy Food program involves a "Zero Waste" policy where we accept food from local businesses and farmers -- food that would otherwise be discarded. Volunteers pick up, sort, clean, prepare, and sometimes package the food to give to others. In non-Summer months, volunteers produce 250 cups of soup a week and freeze it for handing out to local families and individuals. We also hold free cooking classes and canning classes for adults and youth.
To volunteer, contact us and we will set up a time to meet with you to see what areas fit your interests and skills. A criminal record check is required, but free with a letter from us, which we will provide. We also have many free training opportunities that look good on your resume, such as free First Aid certification, BC Food Safe, and Non-Violent Intervention.
Afternoons, with flexible schedule. Pick any days you like, between 1pm and 5:00pm Mon-Fri. Youth Nigths Fri & Sat 7-10pm.
-- Free training, including First Aid certification and other workshops.
-- Great way to build your employable skills and gain a letter of reference
-- free lunches
-- free Criminal Record Check
-- Help contribute to your community through an organization that helps others
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