What areas can volunteers be involved in?
How to Volunteer
Want to join the RILS team? Volunteers can apply at either the False Creek or Steveston residence. Click below to fill out our volunteer application form.
What Do Our Volunteers Think?
Favourite memory? Can’t be one – every hour at RILS creates special memories – all through experiences, laughter, love and innumerable little things. Whether enjoying a coffee watching cruise ships at Canada Place; exploring world cultures through food, music & my travel photos; visiting parks, museums, landmarks; participating in musical events, or simply doing chores, each hour creates memories to last a life-time! The residents teach me something, always. They laugh both with me and oh, so often, at me! Sometimes tears are shed and even those tears create memories to be cherished. I’m grateful everyday for everyone at RILS!
I enjoy meeting and talking to a diverse group of people every Thursday (volunteers and residents) and love seeing all the happiness on people’s faces when they swim and do aquatic exercise’s. I have also made a very special friend with my swim mate. Volunteering takes me away from my regular personal and work life and provides a great sense of happiness to me.
Seeing simple actions or conversations make my swim mate erupt in laughter.
Favourite memory? I also used to do some recreational event in the residence even though going to yoga with Alison was my weekly assignment. I used to do the nail painting one. It was super fun. Loved it how everyone used to get happy to see their nails. To make people happy you do not have to do much, just care about them.
Your donation will have an immediate effect on the community that we serve. No matter the amount, we couldn’t do what we do without your timely partnership.