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We thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS). Volunteers are integral to the ongoing work of empowering newcomer women and their children across the Lower Mainland.

Please see our open volunteer postings below to see what would be a good fit for you.


Board Members 

The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is seeking Board Members to join our community of powerful, caring, and creative women, dedicated to the empowerment of newcomer women and their children. As a Board Member, you will contribute to the governance of the organization, providing leadership, oversight, planning, ideas and networks so that we continue to grow, engage our stakeholders and continually improve our brand and reputation within the communities we serve.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Emergency Food Hub Volunteers

In collaboration with United Way, PIRS currently operates two Emergency Food Hubs to address food insecurity among immigrant and refugee families. Our Food Hubs operate out of South Vancouver Family Place and Journey Home in Burnaby, where the majority of the women we serve are based. If you are interested in being an Emergency Food Hub volunteer, please contact Valerie Lai (Programs Coordinator)  at

Please also indicate your interest in volunteering at either or both locations, and let us know your availability:

  • Food Hub @ South Vancouver Family Place (Vancouver). Volunteer to help with food hamper sorting and packing. Full shift: Monday, 10:30-2:30 (4 hours), or half-shift: 10:30-12:30 (2 hours)/ 12:30-2:30 (2 hours). 
  • Food Hub @ Journey Home (Burnaby). Volunteer to help with food hamper sorting and packing. Full shift: Thursday, 10:30-1:00 (2.5 hours).