Special Event Volunteer

Are you interested in Vancouver’s lesser-known histories that shaped our communities?

We are seeking eight enthusiastic volunteers to assist at our annual Places That Matter Community Celebration. Join us in delivering a family-friendly evening showcasing our Places That Matter partners, community groups, and friends. Volunteers will meet like-minded generous volunteers, engage with diverse community organizations, and listen to impactful storytellers. 

Event Location: Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver) 
Event Date: Wednesday, February 22nd  
Time commitment: 5:00PM – 9:00PM (we can also accommodate a 5:30PM start)

Roles Available: 

  • Door Greeters – Set up information table, greet guests and answer questions, help with wayfinding, assist with door prize tickets
  • Activity Assistants – Assist with scavenger hunt activity, aid community participants at their tables when/if needed, help with wayfinding, keep dining and activity area’s tidy as needed
  • Refreshment Table – Set-up table, prepare coffee/tea/hot chocolate, handle and distribute food safely  


  • 16+ years of age 
  • Positive and friendly attitude with great inter-personal skills and eager to connect with diverse audiences and ages 
  • Able to take direction and manage tasks independently 
  • Knowledgeable about heritage, architecture or history is not necessary, but those skills are very welcome 
  • Food-safe Certificate or previous experience handling food is an asset 

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

Volunteers will be provided with on-site training, a t-shirt, as well as snacks and beverages. 

PTM Community Celebration 2023 Volunteer Form

Please fill out the application to your best ability. Only 8 volunteer roles are available. We will endeavor to contact all applicants by February 8th.
I have volunteered with VHF before:(Required)
All volunteers regardless of status will be required to review an updated Volunteer Handbook and complete a new Volunteer Registration Form.

Volunteer Role Interest

Please specify your interest in a specific role or any skills/qualifications that will help you succeed in your volunteer position.
I am interested in:(Required)
I have professional/voluntary experience working with food preparation or taken a FOODSAFE course before:
*An asset but not a requirement. Only applicable to those interested in assisting at the refreshment table.
I am able to start at:(Required)
By submitting this form you are confirming you are at least 16 years of age and consent to being contacted regarding the above volunteer opportunity(Required)