Heritage Discovery Day and House Tour Volunteer

Are you interested in Vancouver’s unique heritage properties and looking for an opportunity to peek inside?  

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist at our annual Heritage House Tour – returning in-person this year as Heritage Discovery Day and House Tour! Join us in delivering a highly popular full day tour engaging the community of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. Volunteers will meet like-minded generous volunteers and engage with diverse and curious participants. 

Location: Strathcona, various locations to be updated later
Event Date: Sunday, June 4th  
Time commitment: 4 hour shift on event day + 1-hour training session. 

Roles Available:  

  • Ticket Checker – stationed at the house/property entrance. Responsible for checking tickets, enforcing tour rules for entry, and managing capacity 
  • House Attendant – stationed within a room(s). Responsible for guiding participants through the room at a reasonable pace, answering questions, and ensuring the safety of participants and security of the house 
  • Information Table – stationed outdoors. Responsible for directing participants, answering questions, and sharing VHF materials 

Additionally, VHF is seeking House Lead volunteers who have previously volunteered for a House Tour and/or have experience supervising and directing a team. This position can be a full-day shift (8 hours) or half day shift and will have an additional in-person training session. Those that express previous experience, skills, and interest may be offered the role.


  • 16+ years of age  
  • Positive and friendly attitude with great inter-personal skills and eager to connect with diverse audiences 
  • Able to take direction and manage tasks independently  
  • Willing and comfortable enforcing rules to the public 
  • Knowledge about heritage, architecture or history is not necessary, but  very welcome  

Support: Volunteers report to the Administration and Program Coordinator and will be supported on-site by a lead volunteer and other VHF staff members. Questions can be directed to caroline@vancouverheritagefoundation.org.  

Volunteers will be provided with pre-event training, a t-shirt, a ticket to attend the tour when off-shift (non-transferrable), as well as snacks and beverages. Volunteer shifts will be for half a day and volunteers are welcome and encouraged to participate in the tour before/after their shift. 

Learn more about our past House Tours.