Volunteer Referrals

Contribute to your community…

The Squamish Volunteer Centre connects individuals with volunteer opportunities in the community.  We can help you get connected with an organization in an area that you are interested in. We also maintain a database with many different organizations in the Sea to Sky Corridor who are looking for volunteers: www.corridorconnector.org

Why Volunteer?

Greater Sense of Autonomy

  • ability to take on more responsibility
  • increased confidence to take the initiative
  • increased openness to explore new roles and new situations
  • greater sense of control over your own life

Increased Self-Awareness

  • better understanding of your personal abilities, strengths and interests
  • better understanding of the types of activities you do well
  • a chance to discover hidden talents
  • opportunities to clarify what you want to do with your life

Stronger Skills

  • improved work readiness skills (the ability to manage time, assume responsibility and see a task through to completion, etc.)
  • sharpening of your existing skills through practice in real-life situations
  • development of new skills through new experiences and special training
  • improved ability to work with others as a team
  • practical experience in problem-solving and decision-making
  • opportunities to develop your potential to be a leader

Increased Confidence

  • increased self-esteem and self-confidence
  • greater sense of personal worth and competence
  • more ease in relating to others
  • greater comfort in dealing with new people
  • experience dealing with people at different levels within an organization

New Insights and Perspectives

  • new knowledge by being exposed to new settings and new experiences
  • better understanding of individual differences by being exposed to people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, races, ages and abilities
  • increased awareness of the special needs and circumstances of others
  • stronger and more conscious set of personal values and beliefs
  • a stronger sense of belonging to your community
  • increased insight into social issues and community challenges