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.
We are always open to new interest from anyone who wants to be a part of what we’re up to. We have a variety of volunteer positions—from special events and specific projects to weekly scheduled shifts. Come join us!
Be an ambassador
Be part of the movement to educate! Help us
facilitate and educate with our Queer Competency
Trainings that provide practical tools and key
concepts to create safer and more inclusive spaces
for LGBTQ/2S folks. We also have information booths
at various events where we showcase the amazing
work we do. Come be a QMUNITY ambassador!
Learn with us
QMUNITY accepts practicum students from a
variety of programs in local institutions. Past
students have come from UBC, Erickson College,
Adler, Counsellor Training Institute of Canada,
and The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Some
of our past practicum students have been placed in the following areas:
- The Youth and Seniors Programs
- Communications and Engagement
- The Counselling Program
Counselling practicums begin in January, May, and September of each year. Applications for counsellling practicum placements should be submitted 6 months prior to the student’s desired start date (for example, submit your application in July for a January placement, in November for a May placement, and in February for a September placement). Please be advised that a very limited number of placements are available, and that preference is given to students with lived experience in LGBTQ/2S communities. We are currently accepting applications for January 2019 starts, and have one space available.
Support our work
There is always a need for volunteers within every
program offered by QMUNITY. From being the
face of QMUNITY as our Information and Referral
Specialist to spending time with LGBTQ/2S elders
through our Friendly Visitors program and
inspiring youth by becoming a Youth Program
volunteer. Help us make a difference!
Make your voice heard
We want to hear from you! QMUNITY’s Program
Advisory Committee (QPAC) looks for applicants
with community development skills and a
commitment to contribute to the success of the
organization. The volunteer committee offers
ideas and expertise and provides feedback and
recommendations on QMUNITY’s programs and
Do you have a busy schedule and but still want to be
part of an amazing organization? Then sign up to
help out with our special events! We are always
looking for talented people to help us make our
events a success. Join us for:
- International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Breakfast
- Stack the Rack
Be a leader
Like telling your story? Passionate about leading a group?
QMUNITY runs several peer and social 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.
Click here to learn more on how to start a group.