Who are we?
The Humanitarian Society of Vancouver is a non-profit organization that aims to create volunteering opportunities within the lower mainland and addresses various issues relevant to the community. Through the organization of several fundraising events, our organization is looking to do hands-on volunteer work in BC. We will participate in a broad range of volunteering activities, such as helping out at missions, food banks and clothing drives as well as schedule multiple volunteering activities a month. We will also assist non-profit organizations by giving them access to volunteer workers that will aid them in actualizing their events, fundraising efforts and servicing their members.
In our activities, we aim to create a platform for members to develop interpersonal skills while taking on responsibilities of the communities around them. Leadership, communication and teamwork skills are important life skills, but are not necessarily taught in the classroom. We believe in giving our members and prospective members the opportunity to develop these skills by allowing them to propose and take charge of new initiatives. Therefore, the events that we host and the frequency of the events are based on our members, what they aspire to do and what they will do.
We are passionate about issues that include, but are not limited to, disability, mental health, homelessness, education, health, and our environment. Giving student’s opportunities to apply their knowledge and impart their passion to address community issues is our goal. Due to the wide range of interest and current demands for volunteer workers, we select our agencies by prioritizing their requests. We were officially inaugurated as a society on October 3, 2020 as the Humanitarian Society of the Lower Mainland in specifically the Vancouver location.