Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Frog Hollow. Our volunteers play a key role in building a community together. Due to COVID-19, we have a reduced number of volunteer opportunities available, and many positions are virtual. Even though our programs have been limited, we are so grateful for those who have been side-by-side supporting Frog Hollow during these challenging times. We love and appreciate you all, our volunteers!

See below to learn more about our volunteer programs and to get details about current volunteering positions.

Current Openings

Digital Support Volunteers

We are looking for patient and caring individuals with excellent computer savviness! Working collaboratively and under the general direction of the Seniors Program Coordinator, the Digital Support Volunteer will work with a culturally diverse team in support of seniors 50+ years of age.

Digital technology has been an integral part of many people’s lives, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while technology has brought connections between many people, some seniors in our community may be left behind due to the lack of access to devices or digital skills. Hence, we would like to change this!

We are seeking Digital Support Volunteers to be matched with 1-3 seniors to provide digital literacy tutorials for seniors. The goal is for seniors to stay active, engaged, and connected to their communities through using digital devices with confidence – from little to no knowledge of technology usage to independently using technology at home.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House is committed to providing a safe environment for all its staff & volunteers. COVID19 pandemic policy and procedures have constantly been updated in alignment with public health orders.

Position: Digital Support Volunteer
Hours: Minimum 8 hours per week
Method: By phone, or online using Zoom, Skype etc., or in-person
Timeline: Application – May 2021
Orientation & Training – June 2021
Start – July 13th @ Frogs in the Park

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Provide one-on-one tutorials to older adults to enhance their digital literacy
– Educate older adults with digital terms (i.e., wifi, internet, online, etc.)
– Teach older adults with digital skills to navigate the digital world, access services and connect with friends & families
– Support older adults with setting up internet in their households
– Set up and customize clients’ electronic devices with preferred applications (i.e., Zoom, Skype, WeChat, etc.)
– Maintain confidentiality and security of all client information
– Assist in recruitment of seniors who may benefit from this program

Benefits for applicants:
– Gain experience working with older adults
– Make a positive impact for older adults in the community
– Explore a career with a local not-for-profit and community organization
– Opportunity to learn new digital skills
– Improve communication skills while working with an all-ages team
– Fulfill graduation requirements; reference letter may be available

Training & support provided:
– Comprehensive training on a) tips on how to work with seniors as well as b) modules of the digital curriculum will be provided
– Weekly Meeting with the Program Coordinator and/or Program Staff for debriefing, information sharing and/or case conferencing purposes

Qualifications:
– Interest and/or experience in working with older adults
– Medium to advanced knowledge in navigating the virtual world (i.e., emails, social media, video calls, installing apps, surfing the internet, online security, etc.)
– Additional language competencies beyond English is an asset
– Experience working in a not-for-profit or public service context is preferred
– Strong communication skills (writing and speaking in English)
– Access to wifi, computer, and/or phone
– A strong attention to detail
– Proven ability to work interdependently in a collaborative environment with colleagues in a small team environment
– Commitment to and ability to meet deadlines

Please apply by submitting a Frog Hollow Volunteer Application Form, or a copy of your resume, by email to lysandra@froghollow.bc.ca

Garden Assistants

We are looking for individuals with a love for the natural world. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a garden and doing some physically demanding work. They will be able to work independently and with a culturally diverse team to support community programs. Working under the general direction of the Intergenerational Coordinator, the garden assistant will be contributing to a vibrant community that cares for and learns from the land.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House is committed to providing a safe environment for all its staff & volunteers. COVID19 pandemic policy and procedures have constantly been updated in alignment with public health orders.

Position: Garden Assistant
Hours: Minimum 2 hours every two weeks
Method: In-person
Timeline: As soon as possible! The growing season has begun 😊
Application – May 2021
Orientation – June 2021

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Watering the P’ipa:m Lelum Indigenous Garden at Clinton Park (2690 Grant Street Vancouver)
– Checking on the well-being of the plants in the garden
– Assisting with planting or caring for the plants
– Learning about Indigenous plants and how they are connected to the people of this land
– Connecting with community members at the garden and informing them of the garden project
– Disposing of any rubbish in the garden
– Adding vegetable and fruit compost to the worm bin
– Notifying Frog Hollow staff of any damage/concerns in or around the garden and Fieldhouse

Benefits for applicants:
– Gain knowledge about Indigenous plants and culture
– Improve gardening and communication skills
– Volunteer hours can be used towards fulfilling graduation requirements
– Gain experience working with community
– Light physical exercise to improve health and well-being

Please apply by submitting a Frog Hollow Volunteer Application Form, or a copy of your resume, by email to gloria@froghollow.bc.ca 

Community Resource Navigators

We are looking for a self-motivated, flexible, and organized individual with excellent communication skills. Language abilities, in addition to English, are an asset! Working collaboratively and under the general direction of the Seniors Program Coordinator, the Community Resource Navigator will work with a culturally diverse team in support of seniors 50+ years of age.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House is committed to providing a safe environment for all its staff & volunteers. COVID19 pandemic policy and procedures have constantly been updated in alignment with public health orders.

Position: Community Resource Navigator
Hours: Minimum 8 hours per week
Method: By phone, or online using Zoom, Skype etc., or in-person
Timeline: Application – May 2021
Orientation & Training – June 2021
Start – July 13th @ Frogs in the Park

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Provide one-on-one support to older adults to:
o navigate public systems (e.g. housing, transportation, finances, legal, income tax, health, employment, etc.)
o access community-based services
o prevent isolation and encourage active aging
– Maintain confidentiality and security of all client information
– Assist in recruitment of seniors who may benefit from this program

Benefits for applicants:
– Gain experience working with older adults
– Explore a career with a local not-for-profit and community organization
– Learn how to navigate the government system & programs
– Make a positive impact for older adults in the community
– Improve communication skills while working with an all-ages team
– Fulfill graduation requirements; reference letter could be available

Training & support provided:
– Comprehensive training will be provided by 411 Seniors Center Society to understand government programs such as OAS (old age security) etc
– Weekly Meeting with the Program Coordinator and/or Program Staff for debriefing, information sharing and/or case conferencing purposes

Qualifications:
– Applicants with interest in information, referral, and advocacy
– Applicants with interest in working with older adults
– Additional language competencies beyond English is an asset
– Experience working with seniors is preferred
– Experience in a not-for-profit or public service context is preferred
– Strong communication skills (writing and speaking in English)
– Access to wifi, computer, and/or phone
– A strong attention to detail
– Proven ability to work interdependently in a collaborative environment with colleagues in a small team environment
– Commitment to and ability to meet deadlines

Please apply by submitting a Frog Hollow Volunteer Application Form, or a copy of your resume, by email to lysandra@froghollow.bc.ca 

Don’t see anything that fits?

Based on your interests, please contact our program coordinators below to inquire how you can volunteer at Frog Hollow.

 

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