Make a difference at the Gathering Place
We rely on volunteers to fill many roles, and on financial support from donors to fund programs.
Our low cost programs and services would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers and donors.
Support the Gathering place – become a volunteer or donor.
As a volunteer, you will receive meal tickets in exchange for your work. We're always looking for volunteers to fill positions in the following areas.
|Kitchen||Prepare food, bus tables, wash dishes, and bake|
|Cafeteria||Serve food and bus tables|
|Pool room||Monitor equipment and activities|
|Weight room||Monitor equipment and safety|
|Games room||Monitor equipment and activities|
|Reading room||Process books, manage the circulation desk and shelves, answer questions|
|Learning centre||Monitor the computer room|
|Health centre||Monitor showers, laundry, and free clothing room|
|Pottery room||Maintain security of equipment and space (some knowledge of pottery is necessary)|
|Special events||Help with community dinners, the Block Party, the Gathering Festival, and the Homeless Connect event|
Our volunteer program works with local community colleges to provide practicum placements for students.
If you want to volunteer, come to the Gathering Place and ask to meet with the volunteer program staff. A criminal record check is not required to volunteer in our essential service areas (kitchen, cafeteria, and health centre).
We appreciate community support and donations that enhance our programming.
Cheques for donations should be made payable to the Downtown South Gathering Place Community Centre Association.
Mail your donations to:
609 Helmcken Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5R1