Community Drop-in Volunteer

Community Drop-in Volunteer
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
  • Food: Preparation / Service
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • Groups
  • British Columbia
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland

The Downtown East Side Neighbourhood House is looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve meals and take part in our Community Drop-in programs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (10:00 am to 2:00 pm). 

Our volunteers help us serve meals to neighbours, clear tables, wash dishes and prepare additional hot dishes as needed. Volunteers are encouraged to interact with staff, volunteers and community members during the drop in hours.

The Community Drop-in is the most attended of our programs and is home to a variety of activities, including our weekly Community Kitchens and the Right to Food initiatives.

During the Community Drop-in, our neighbours have the opportunity to mingle with other local residents and can enjoy healthy and delicious food that is lovingly prepared by our neighbours, volunteers and staff.

One of the key goals of the Community Drop-in is to simply animate a space that our neighbours recognize as being very much their own – it is a space that belongs to the community. The food that is prepared is based on our food philosophy: it is diverse and has the ingredients listed for all to see. We provide high quality and nutritious meals to our neighbours and are careful to avoid foods that are overly processed or high in starch, refined sugars, or sodium.

We provide an orientation and ongoing support to our volunteers. We strive to reward our volunteers for regular service - incentives range from t-shirts to free training programs for reaching different service milestones. We would love you to join our team and help us create a safe and welcoming space for our community.

If you are interested, please send us an email at

We are located at: 573 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P9