What We Do

Volunteers are a key part of CNH’s success. Every year, hundreds of volunteers help support CNH in a variety of ways. They help out in the office, in the kitchen, on the rooftop garden, and in many of CNH’s programs and initiatives. Volunteering is a great way to get valuable experience and a wonderful way to contribute to making your community a better place!

For more information, contact Yndira Arteaga, Volunteer Manager, at volunteering@cnh.bc.ca or 604-366-9142.


Complete our online volunteer registration form (via Google Forms), or visit our locations and complete a printed form.

  • Main Site: 5288 Joyce St, Vancouver
  • Annex: 3690 Vanness Ave, Vancouver

As per the CNH Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they start their volunteering experience at CNH. Volunteer positions are open to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and others with valid work permits. We welcome people from all backgrounds and ages, but please note some requirements:

  • Work permit holders, visitors and international students need to send additional information to our office – connect with us!
  • Volunteers must review and agree with the CNH volunteer guidelines. All volunteers
    review these guidelines with their Program Manager /Supervisor on their first day of
    volunteering/orientation and volunteers will be required to sign the document if they
    agree to comply with the guidelines.
    • These guidelines are based on CNH’s mission and values. We encourage those
      interested in volunteering at CNH to read the guidelines before registering to
  • All volunteers are required to submit a valid BC criminal records clearance before they start volunteering with CNH (mandatory for volunteers 12+ years old).

Volunteer registration processing takes up to 6 weeks from the moment you register to be
a CNH volunteer.

You will receive an email with ‘next steps’ from our volunteer program to provide you with a link to request a free Criminal Records Check (CRC) online – Electronic Identity Verification (EIV) required, read about EIV here, focused in vulnerable sectors. If not able to provide EIV, you can apply for a CRC with a printed form – available in our office only. Connect with us as soon as possible to help you! IMPORTANT: Check your email inbox, even your spam/junk folder; if no info received, connect with volunteering@cnh.bc.ca

All CRC applications to the Ministry for volunteers are free in BC and it’s intended for volunteering in the province only.

Online CRC results will arrive directly to us in 2 to 3 weeks. CRC results applied with printed forms arrive within 4 to 6 weeks. If you have a Criminal Records Check with a Police Station or RCMP office – focused in vulnerable sector, you can submit a copy to us to start right away!

Once we have your CRC results you will receive information about your CRC and we will connect you with our Program Managers/Supervisors to start your volunteering experience. Your CRC results is valid for 5 years from date of issue.

Three youth program volunteers wearing matching tshirts and sitting at a event registration table

Volunteer Openings

Grocery Program Driver (#CS2024-8)

With your help, isolated and mobility restricted seniors can stay in their homes independently while receiving grocery deliveries! Open until filled.

Kitchen Assistant (#CS2024-9)

Help bring seniors, young families, and other members of the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood together through fresh, healthy meals!