Volunteer with VHF

The Early Shift team at one of the Modern Homes on the 2016 Mid-Century Modern House Tour

Apply now to volunteer with VHF!

Volunteering for VHF is an opportunity to help VHF spread the message of the positive effects heritage conservation has on Vancouver while meeting new people and learning about our city’s history and unique architecture. VHF benefits from the skills and talents of a large and committed group of volunteers who are dedicated to the conservation of Vancouver’s built heritage. While some positions are continually seeking new volunteers, additional opportunities will appear on this page. Existing volunteers will occasionally receive invitations to volunteer for special events.

Please read the Volunteer Guidelines in full before applying to become a VHF volunteer. Every volunteer is required to sign off that they have read, understood and agree to abide by the Volunteer Guidelines. You will receive your own copy of the guidelines upon being invited to join our volunteer team. They will also remain posted here for reference.

Download the Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer Benefits

  • Personal access to events commensurate with volunteer hours
  • Additional opportunities to attend specific events throughout the year
  • Receive a VHF volunteer t-shirt to wear during events
  • Receive an invitation to our annual volunteer appreciation event
  • Be a part of a thriving community committed to the conservation of Vancouver’s built heritage

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Current Available Volunteer Opportunities

House Tour Event Volunteer

We are continually looking for volunteers who are outgoing, friendly, cooperative, and enjoy interacting with many different people. Our house tours are large events that require many volunteers and take place two to three times a year. Volunteering at a VHF House Tour is a chance to learn about a home and share that knowledge with visitors, help look after the house and share VHF's passion for heritage buildings. House Tour Volunteers take direction from a House Lead who coordinates with VHF staff. Tour day responsibilities can include checking tickets, welcoming guests, guiding them through the houses, enforcing visitor guidelines such as no photography, answering questions and serving as an engaging ambassador of VHF and heritage conservation.

Volunteering during a house tour requires standing for long periods of time and the ability to navigate sometimes steep or narrow stairs. You may also need to attend a pre-site visit at the home where you'll be stationed. In exchange for working half of the tour day, you will receive a ticket to visit other tour homes. Please note these tickets are not transferable to other persons.


If you are interested or have any questions, we would like to hear from you!

You can email Caili Bell, Office & Program Coordinator, with any questions at caili@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

Volunteer Junior Researchers and Photographers for VHF Online Resources

We are currently looking for volunteers who can help with research and photography. Most of the research will be to populate the over 2200 sites on Vancouver's Heritage Register. Please see VHF's Heritage Site Finder interactive map

Please contact our office at 604-264-9642 or email Jessica Quan, Special Projects Manager to apply.