Want to help out the community? Volunteer!
By Alex Keobke
Here are some popular volunteer options in Vancouver :)
Hearts on Noses! Wear your heart on your sleeve :)
A fantastic pig sanctuary that is always looking for more assistance :) Run with great love and 100% off donations and volunteer support!
Who doesn't love the Aquarium?
There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for those passionate about the aquarium. Ranging from diving to guest services, the aquarium is helped run by a vital volunteer force.
Vancouver Food Bank, can't beet it!
Helping over 9,000 people a week the food bank is always willing for enthusiastic volunteers.
PLEA, helping to give the support people need
"We believe, given the right support, every person can grow and thrive". I've been part of their KidStart mentoring for over a year and it's an incredibly rewarding experience.
Vancouver Park Board, embrace your love of green!
Isn't anything wrong with helping out everyone's Mother..Mother Earth (badum tsch). The VPB does a great job employing people of all ages with suitable tasks to help give back to communities.
Be a cop!
Okay not exactly, but you can still volunteer for the VPD! You may do speed patrol, street patrol or even work in one of 9 community policing centers.
Lets have FUN!
Fun of course meaning," Friends Uniting for Nature" (FUN) society. Who doesn't want to spread positive messages of a green planet to a younger generation?
Check out your local university!
Especially if you're a student! Most univerisity/colleges offer some great volunteer experiences. Get engaged with your school!
Literacy Volunteer! Help make reading cool
The " [Books for Me! Literacy Foundation](http://www.booksformevancouver.org/)" is currently looking for literacy volunteers, essentially enthusiastic people who want to help young kids pick out books!