Become a Volunteer

Each school year volunteers help enable at-risk youth to change their lives at Take a Hike. The program is strengthened with the support of the larger community. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering!

Steps to becoming a volunteer with Take a Hike:

  1. Complete an online application:
  2. Initial conversation with Take a Hike team member (via email, phone or in person). If you would like to have a conversation about how you can share your time and talent, but the above roles are not of interest to you, please contact us via email at info@takeahikefoundation.org.
  3. Attend volunteer information session and/or interview.
  4. Submit paperwork including criminal record check
  5. Trial volunteer session
 

Volunteer Opportunities

Communications Strategy Project

Skills Required: communications strategy, social media, marketing, branding, promotion and government relations

Number of Positions: the project team will consist of 3-6 people with diverse backgrounds 

Overview: Take a Hike is looking to increase its public profile – with government, donors, potential students, educators and the public – with the result of expansion into new communities.

Time Commitment: The project will last for 4-6 months, with regular meetings and work between meetings. 

For More Information: send an email to info@takeahikefoundation.org and we will be in touch with more information

Human Resources Policy

Skills Required: human resources policy development for social services and/or education

Number of Positions: the project team will consist of 3-6 people with diverse backgrounds 

Overview: Take a Hike has grown from one paid staff person to a team of ten paid employees over the past three years, with plans to add additional staff in the coming years. Our Human Resources Policies need to be updated and expanded.

Time Commitment: The project will last for 4-6 months, with regular meetings and work between meetings. 

For More Information: send an email to info@takeahikefoundation.org and we will be in touch with more information

 

Burnaby Community Champions Committee Member

Skills Required: networking, public speaking, lead generation

Number of Positions: 8-10 members representative of Burnaby’s diverse make-up 

Overview: Community champions committee members help Take a Hike build awareness of the program, secure community support for students and generate fund development leads.

Time Commitment: The committee meets monthly, and committee members are asked to network on behalf of Take a Hike between meetings.

For More Information: send an email to info@takeahikefoundation.org and we will be in touch with more information

Risk Management

Skills Required: risk management in educational, social services and outdoor settings; insurance; vehicle fleet management.

Number of Positions: 2-4 

Overview: Take a Hike is looking for a group of volunteer advisors to review and improve risk management processes. Particular attention is paid to risks associated with front and back country wilderness settings, vulnerable youth, and student transportation.

Time Commitment: Volunteer advisors will be called upon on an ad hoc basis.  

For More Information: send an email to info@takeahikefoundation.org and we will be in touch with more information


 

We are actively seeking volunteers to support the West Kootenay program! 

 

 

Volunteer Data Policy

Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We use your information only to assess your suitability as a volunteer. We will not share your information with any party outside of our organization. If at any time you have questions about the data we have about you, how we use our data or would like to correct or delete the data we have about you, please contact us at info@takeahikefoundation.org or 604.638.3385.