Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization.
For every successful service we offer, there are many volunteers who work behind the scenes providing their skills, time, and energy to make our services possible—all while connecting with other like-minded individuals.
Current volunteer opportunities
Friendly Visitors Program (Seniors & Older Adults)
(Covid-19 Update: Friendly Phone Calls)
Our Friendly Visitor Program matches LGBTQ2SAI+ volunteers with LGTBQ2S+ seniors for social visits in senior’s homes, long term care facilities, or spaces within the community. Volunteers also accompany seniors to medical appointments or QMUNITY programs and events. This is a terrific way to add peer-to- peer social support if you’re a senior feeling you require more connection to queer, trans, and Two-Spirit communities.
Student Practicum Placements
QMUNITY accepts practicum students from a variety of programs in local institutions. Some of our past practicum students for our Youth and Older Adults Programs have come from UBC, Douglas College, Erickson College, Adler, Counsellor Training Institute of Canada, and The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.
For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]
Current placement opportunities:
QMUNITY’s Pridespeaks Program is a part of our education services. Pridespeaks provides meaningful volunteer and professional development opportunities for youth to facilitate workshops in schools, classrooms and other youth spaces (eg. after-school programs, clubs, etc.). The Pridespeaks workshops are designed to address LGBTQIA2S+ issues, sexism, gender identity and stereotypes in the classroom and provide tools for allyship and combat discrimination and bullying in school. Pridespeaks are usually delivered in teams of two, and provide students aged K – 12 non-judgmental information in an interactive setting.
Due to COVID-19, workshops will be taking place virtually until it is safe to return to in-person bookings.
Interested in starting a support group? QMUNITY runs several peer social and support groups, which are run by volunteer facilitators. Facilitation roles are well suited to those with lived experience with the subject matter of the group and who have backgrounds in social work, counselling, psychology, mediation, or teaching.