“You vote in elections every few years... but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in." - Sue Premo, Community Organizer.
We value our volunteers
BFL relies on volunteers (regular and occasional ones) for service delivery, special events, office assistance, Board and Committee work, advertising, promotion and fundraising. Volunteers will be treated with dignity and respect. They are valued for giving that most precious commodity: their time and skills. Volunteers are oriented, trained, supervised, and in involved in decision-making, providing feedback. they are also evaluated and given a job description whenever possible. BFL encourages the involvement of volunteers who provide assistance in many facets of the service we provide to people in our community. Volunteers are considered a valuable resource to the organization and are therefore treated as such.
Open Volunteer Positions
Please click below to find out the available volunteer opportunities, job duties for each program, and program location etc.:
This is an on-call, as needed volunteer position that provides administrative support for programs delivered at the Pioneer Community Resource Centre by Burnaby Family Life.
This is a two hour fun-filled program for families with small children. Children will have routine of free play time with different activities, snack time, and circle time. Parents will socialize, meet other parents and receive community resource and support from staff.
The childcare service to LINC program is more than just a support for the participation of parents in English classes. It has become an integral part of the LINC program with activities geared toward specific outcomes for both children and parents. The service promotes the social, emotional, language and cognitive development of young children from immigrant families.
BFL's Children's Program offers free childminding to parents or caregivers who attend a educational or parenting program at the same site. Children program provides free childcare to the program participants therefore they can be part of the programs, receiving the support or education they need.
Burnaby South Childcare (Children 8 weeks to 3 years) The Young Parent Program provides a supportive environment for pregnant and parenting students while they continue their secondary school education. The childcare centre is licensed and operates in partnership with Burnaby South Secondary School. Hours of operation are 7:30am-5pm.
To apply for a volunteer position, please e-mail your resume to, or contact the Volunteer Coordinator:
Claire Chiang via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 604-312-3243.
Thank you for your interest!