Community Volunteer Support Hub

The City of Coquitlam’s Community Volunteer Support Hub is a new program providing workshops and resources for local not-for-profit organizations impacted by the pandemic, to enable them to continue providing value and services to the community.

Are you a non-profit looking for support? Here’s how you can connect with the Community Volunteer Support Program:

  • Check out the resources and information – You will find updates, helpful links and more information below. This page will be updated frequently, so check back often!
  • Subscribe for program updates – subscribe to the Community Volunteer Support Hub list through NotifyMe at coquitlam.ca/notifyme
  • Email staff – Contact us by email with your questions. 

What’s New

Fall Workshops for Non-profits

We are offering a number of workshops and webinars this fall. Check the Upcoming Workshops tab below for more information and to register for the following events:

  • Scarcity to Abundance: A Roadmap for Not-for-Profit Sustainability - Nov. 4
  • Non-Profits and their Legal Responsibilities - Nov. 16
  • Board Fundamentals: Roles and Responsibilities - Nov. 25

Community Support and Recovery Plan Grant Program

Open to non-profits and community groups supporting Coquitlam residents, the Community Support and Recovery Plan Grant program is available in values up to $5,000 for revenue recovery, and up to $10,000 for pandemic response for adaption of existing programs or the development of new programs.

To learn more, visit coquitlam.ca/csrp . Register for upcoming webinars on how to apply for the grant under the Upcoming Workshops tab below, or subscribe to the Community Volunteer Support Hub email list at coquitlam.ca/notifyme.

  1. For Volunteers
  2. Upcoming Workshops
  3. Grants & Funding Resources
  4. Resources

Looking for ways to make a difference in your community? Check out the opportunities and organizations below, where you can find meaningful ways to give back and get involved.

Youth Community Social Media Project 

Volunteers will set up and activate two to three social media tools (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for the participating community organizations.  Volunteers will build content for these tools using pictures and writing to promote the purpose of the organization and their programs, events and services.  

The goal is to get the word out about the organization using technology to engage followers and build new community connections. The pilot project will run until Dec 2021 with the opportunity for possible extension.

Minimum time requirement: 2hr/wk until December 2021

Why volunteer with the Social Media Project?
Volunteers will receive training and support in the areas of content development and usage, as well as on the business etiquette use of social media.  By volunteering, they will also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while also have access to networking opportunities and a chance to meet new people.  Participating volunteers will also receive a letter of recognition outline their role and responsibilities and confirming the number of hours volunteered.

To learn more about the Community Support Social Media Project or to sign up, please contact Chrissy Bennett at cbennett@coquitlam.ca.  

Calling Non-profits: If you are an organization interested in participating and receiving support from a student volunteer, please contact the social media project at supporthub@coquitlam.ca.

Looking for other ways to volunteer?

Check out these resources for more volunteer opportunities.

Community Volunteer Connections – Your local volunteer centre.

Volunteer Hub – Community Volunteer Connections provides a local directory of volunteer opportunities by topic.

Go Volunteer – Govolunteer.ca provides volunteers with a wide selection of opportunities that connects them directly with not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Volunteer BC – Volunteer BC’s online volunteer posting and recruitment tool.

Volunteer Canada – Pan-Canadian platform matching volunteers with volunteer opportunities.

Supporting the Community Through the Pandemic

The Community Volunteer Hub program is provided through the City of Coquitlam’s COVID-19 Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP), which is supporting all sectors of the community impacted by the pandemic. Visit coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn more.