Volunteer at Squamish Helping Hands

We are always looking for more helping hands!

Whether you are interested in volunteering for our kitchen, subcommittees, special projects, marketing, or sitting on our Board of Directors, we have a job to match your skill. If you’d like more information on how you can lend a hand, contact us at info@shhs.ca.

From the Ground Up Schoolyard Farms

From the Ground Up is our new garden program. We are working with local schools to grow fresh produce. Our goal is to connect children to food production and bring healthy, local food to Squamish residents through neighbourhood market stands. 
There are a number of volunteer opportunities:

  • Garden planting and working with students and community members
  • Garden maintenance
  • Harvesting and processing
  • Markets
  • Newsletters

Shhs From The Ground Up Schoolyard Farms Volunteer Positions

Contact Elizabeth at elaing@shhs.ca if you are interested in getting involved.

School Lunch Volunteers

Every child deserves a healthy lunch.

Squamish Helping Hands Society is seeking volunteers to help us distribute lunches in the schools to kids in need.

We are looking for warm, friendly volunteers who can donate an hour of their day to pick lunches up from Helping Hands and bring them to the schools to hand out.

Become a School Lunch Volunteer

Food Rescue

The Food Rescue program diverts food from heading to the waste stream and directs it towards community members in need, feeding adults, children and families. 

Volunteers collect donations of excess unspoiled perishable and prepared food from grocery stores and restaurants and redistribute it to the community through our various programs as well as through the Squamish Food Bank. In doing so, we reduce waste, reduce our food costs, feed more people in the community and deliver food where it is needed most.

Food Rescue Program Details

Other Ways To Volunteer

For families, groups and those unable to commit to a regular schedule, there are lots of other ways you can help Squamish Helping Hands.

Organize a Donation Drive 

Such as a sock drive, boot drive, or coat drive. Please check with us to find out what we need most.

Hold your own fundraiser

Your group could hold a bake sale or other idea to raise money for Squamish Helping Hands.

Volunteer at Events

From time to time Squamish Helping Hands holds events for which we need volunteers. If this interests you, we will put your name on a list and keep you informed of upcoming opportunities.

Bring your talents and interests to Helping Hands to help our participants

Some examples of this include leading yoga classes for participants, organizing a book club, or perhaps you are a stylist who can offer haircuts!

Be an on-call volunteer for the Food Rescue program. 

Our Food Rescue volunteers pick up food from grocery stores and other locations and deliver it to the shelter. From time to time, volunteers are unable to fulfill their shifts to do illness, vacation etc. On-call volunteers are able to fill-in when regular volunteers are away.

Board of Directors and committees. 

The board of directors oversees the governance and financial management of the Society and plays an important role in developing organization’s goals and strategy. There may also be opportunities to contribute on various committees for special projects or initiatives.