Offering Hope and Self Sufficiency


Downtown Eastside Vancouver Volunteer Opportunities

If you are passionate about helping your community, want to meet new friends and have some time to give, contact us to see how you can join our team!

EMBERS helps hundreds of people each year by providing training and hands-on support to start small businesses, as part of its EMBERS Ventures program, and offering employment and training opportunities through its social enterprise EMBERS Staffing Solutions. We also connect people in the Downtown Eastside connect to the world of work, earn income, and move along the Income Generation Continuum through EMBERS Eastside Works. Our mission is to help people living on low incomes to develop productive futures through employment and self-employment. For those that want to make a difference in people’s lives, we offer volunteer opportunities at our various office locations in the Downtown Eastside and Surrey Branch. Helping others is a great way to enrich your own life and gain valuable experience working in a non-profit organization.

EMBERS volunteers are the foundation of our continued success. As an active member of the Downtown Eastside and Vancouver community, EMBERS values face-to-face connections with individuals who share our passions of creating healthy and sustainable communities through the creation of economic opportunities.

Current Openings

  • Driver: EMBERS Staffing Solutions is currently looking for a volunteer to drive workers to their job sites on weekday mornings. The driving shift would typically start at 6AM and go for an hour or two depending on availability. If you have your own vehicle, we will cover mileage. To apply, please email your resume and a short cover letter to

If your skills don’t match one of our current openings, please email us at and the Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you shortly to discuss how you can join of our team of passionate and talented community members.