Want to make a difference in the lives of children and seniors in the Lower Mainland? Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the United Way of the Lower Mainland. A community’s success depends on the people who live in it. And United Way needs great people to make a difference in our communities.
Join United Way and thousands of volunteers to help strengthen our community's capacity to address social issues. Below are some of the volunteer opportunities available.
Volunteer with United Way
Help Children and Seniors
United Way funds many non-profits agencies that deliver hands-on programs to children and seniors across the Lower Mainland.
If you are interested in volunteering to support the prevention of child poverty, bullying or seniors isolation, here are some ways to find a role that is right for you.
Search www.govolunteer.ca. This is the best website in the Lower Mainland for anyone seeking volunteer opportunities and it is partially funded by United Way. Search for role type and by city, foor example, seniors care, Surrey.
If you are looking for more help to find the right match, United Way funds several volunteer centers that are dedicated to helping match people with the right volunteer opportunity:
Community Volunteer Connections (serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Anmore and Belcarra)
Options Community Services (serving Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley)
Call BC 211, a great number to call (simply dial 211) to find opportunities and social services in your area
If you already have a particular organization in mind or that is close by, contact them directly and inquire about opportunities. Check our list of non-profit partners.
Looking for a group volunteering opportunity? Click Advanced Search at govolunteer.ca and click on groups.
Union Counselling Program
The CLC United Way Union Counselling program is a cornerstone of the Labour and United Way Partnership that has been in place for over 30 years. The program is prevention based with a goal of helping union members in the workplace.
Please refer to the CLC United Way Union Counselling Brochure for more details.
Still Need Help?
Please contact Gabriel Avelar for more information about how to get involved in your community.