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 Welcome Houses, located in New Westminster (10 mins from the New Westminster 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 Vanessa for a full volunteer description and/or application form at .

Family Support Worker

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

Community Bridge Builder

Assist a family with a connection to common community resources and institutions (i.e. food bank, library, community centre, etc.).

Child Care Volunteers

Provide child-minding during Journey Home Community events, legal and medical appointments, and to provide respite for single parents.

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 - Cleaning/Maintenance Projects

Assist us with support at a house cleaning, yard clean-up, or landscaping project day.

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.

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: .