Volunteer Opportunities

At Journey Home Community, we believe volunteers are an integral part of achieving our organizational mission and vision. As such, we invite volunteers to participate in all areas of the organization. Volunteers come alongside families to provide resettlement support and relational care, assist with administration and support for community events, and assist us in fundraising and development activities. That means we have a diversity of volunteer support roles.

Goals of our volunteer program at Journey Home Community:

  • Volunteers will receive support & training from JHC.
  • Volunteers and paid staff share the same mission, values and goals.
  • Volunteers will benefit through the work they do.
  • Volunteers will be recognized for their contributions.

Are you looking for a place to share your gifts and develop your skills? Are you hoping to volunteer within a community environment where you will give as well as receive? Do you have a passion to welcome refugees to Metro Vancouver? If yes, please contact us to learn more about volunteering at Journey Home Community.

Available volunteer positions

Welcome House Core Hosts

Want to live in a faith-based community that accompanies and supports vulnerable people seeking refugee protection in Canada? We want to meet you!

Journey Home Community, a Christian humanitarian organization that serves refugee claimants in Metro Vancouver, is seeking two live-in volunteers (a married couple or single females) to live as Core Hosts in one of our Olivet Heritage Welcome Houses, located in New Westminster (10 mins from the New West skytrain station).

If you:

  • have a heart for the vulnerable and oppressed
  • desire to live into holistic relational welcome
  • enjoy providing hospitality and hosting a warm and welcoming space
  • are open to live alongside and learn about other cultures, religions, and ways of life
  • are friendly and compassionate
  • want to make cross-cultural friendships that will be a mutual blessing
  • would benefit from a reduced rental rate

...then please email Laura for a full volunteer description and/or application form at laurajourneyhomecommunity.ca.

Family Support Worker

Meet regularly with a refugee family to establish supportive friendship that includes practical tasks on occasion.

Bread Pick Up Volunteer

Pick up Cobs Bread on Tuesday and bring it to Journey Home's Community Dinner where it will be distributed to our program participants. Vehicle and safe driving record required.

"Ride for Refuge" Promotion Captain

Serve on our "Ride For Refuge" planning team and support promotional aspects of the Metro Vancouver RIDE for the participating charities; secure corporate sponsors.

Photographer / Videographer

Assist us to take photos and videos to tell the story of our ministry. Create marketing materials to assist us in connecting with our community and supporters.

Group Opportunity - Community Dinner Cook

This role is best for a small group of up to 4 individuals. On a monthly basis, prepare a dinner for our community and join us as we eat together.

Group Opportunity - Building Emergency Kits

This role would work well for a small group and would involve some financial commitment. Prepare emergency kits to be shared with families that are moving into their first Canadian home. Emergency kits help families by educating and preparing them for potential emergencies such as earthquakes.

If you are interested in volunteering (either for one of the roles listed above, or in any capacity), please click here to download and fill in this pre-assessment form. Send your completed form as well as all inquiries to: volunteersjourneyhomecommunity.ca