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Volunteers

Because of YOU, We CAN!

Behind all our work at Villa Cathay, there are people like you who get involved in big and small – but always significant – ways to ensure a better future for seniors and their families in our community.

Volunteers choose to give back through Villa Cathay every year, through innovative volunteer opportunities, events and campaigns. Donating your time and talents can create a lasting change in our community – and in the lives of our seniors.

Meet Others Like You

It feels good it give. It feels even better giving back with a group of people who share your values and passions. Find a home for your generosity at Villa Cathay. Nothing is more powerful than hearing someone say, “You changed my life” or “You made my day”. 

Do you believe better is possible? We offer community minded people like yourself the opportunity to give back using your experiences to help improve the quality of life for our seniors. Join us in taking care of our seniors!

Receptionist

Our Needs:

  • We need speakers with good Cantonese and English language skills to fill in for our professional reception staff after 5:00pm and on weekends.
  • This is an ongoing role with lots of openings.

 

Your Skills & Experience:

  • You have a good telephone manner and a willingness to meet new people including our residents, our families, our staff and other volunteers.
  • You will also be familiar with Microsoft Word.

 

Your Commitment:

  • Days of the week and the number of hours are flexible so please tell us your schedule. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

 

You will learn:

  • We will train you in the use of our telephone system and coach you in how to respond to a variety of inquiries.
  • This role is perfect for someone wanting experience in an office administrative role or for a retiree wanting to give back to the community.

 

Please contact us via email at info@villacathay.ca for more information.

Social Media / Graphics Specialist

Our Needs:

  • We need individuals with a passion for marketing & social media – in all its forms – to promote our community here at Villa Cathay.

 

Your Skills & Experience:

  • You will have good written Cantonese and English skills.
  • You will be familiar with the full Microsoft Office suite and WordPress.
  • You will also have a flair for graphic design in the context of Villa Cathay’s current brand image.
  • You will have a strong sense of what is relevant for Villa Cathay couple with a good attention to details.

 

Your Commitment:

  • With this role, you can do as much or as little as you’d like – and some of it from home.
  • Days of the week and the number of hours are flexible so please tell us your schedule. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
  • This can be an ongoing role or a project based role.

 

You will learn:

  • You will fine tune your design skills. You will strengthen your WordPress, HTML and MS Publisher skills.
  • This role is perfect for someone wanting to gain experience in an entry level marketing role or for a retiree wanting to rebuild their skills.
  • This role is also perfect for a high school or university student looking for a social media project.

 

Please contact us via email for details of our current projects at info@villacathay.ca for more information.

Data Entry Clerk

Our Needs:

  • We need individuals with accurate typing skills to assist our staff with a variety of typing projects.
  • This includes memos, letters, and reports using Windows 10 and Microsoft Word. It also includes data entry using Microsoft Excel, our staff scheduling system or our accounting system.
  • This is an ongoing role with lots of openings.

 

Your Skills & Experience:

  • You will be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel. We will train you on our other systems as required.

 

Your Commitment:

  • Days of the week and the number of hours are flexible so please tell us your schedule. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

 

You will learn:

  • We will train you in the use of our accounting and scheduling systems as required.
  • This role is perfect for someone wanting experience in an office administrative role or for a retiree wanting to give back to the community.

 

Please contact us via email at info@villacathay.ca for more information.

Special Events Coordinator

Our Needs:

  • We are looking for individuals who are able to plan, coordinate and execute small (10 participants) to medium (40 participants) sized events.
  • We are looking for individuals with the self-confidence to work directly with businesses and other community organizations to gain sponsorships and donations.

 

Your Skills & Experience:

  • You are up-beat, friendly, professional and organized.
  • You are comfortable working alongside other volunteers and staff.
  • Prior experience organizing events is an asset – but a willingness to learn and collaborate is just as important.
  • A valid BC driver’s license is an asset.

 

Your Commitment:

  • This is a project-based role and the hours will vary with the event.
  • Planning meetings with other volunteers often take place in the evenings and weekends – but occasionally during the business day.
  • We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

 

You will learn:

  • You will expand your leadership skills and further develop your collaborative skills.
  • You will meet a variety of new people including community and civic leaders.

 

Please contact us via email for details of our current projects at info@villacathay.ca for more information.

Specialist Volunteer Positions

We also have on-going opportunities for:

  • Recreational Program Assistants
  • Visiting Seniors Companions

Please contact us via email for further details of these more specialized volunteer roles at info@villacathay.ca.

 

Villa Cathay works with vulnerable seniors. All applicants for volunteer roles must be able to successfully complete our background screening process.

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