Volunteer Opportunity with Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the appreciation and conservation of our city’s historic places for current and future generations. VHF does this by creating opportunities and resources to learn about Vancouver’s history and heritage places, and providing practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: West End Heritage Tour - House Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who are outgoing and friendly, cooperative, and enjoy interacting with many different people to assist with our newest self-guided tour, the West End Heritage Tour, on September 29. This tour gives ticket holders the chance to explore this diverse and unique neighbourhood and learn about the built heritage and rich history of the area.

Our house tours take place two to three times a year and are large events that require many volunteers. Volunteering at a VHF House Tour is a chance to learn about a home or building, share that knowledge with visitors, help look after the house, and share VHF's passion for heritage buildings. House Tour volunteers take direction from a house lead who coordinates with VHF staff. Volunteering during a house tour requires standing for long periods of time and the ability to navigate sometimes steep or narrow stairs. You may also need to attend a pre-site visit at the home where you will be stationed. In exchange for working half of the tour day, you will receive a ticket to visit other tour homes. Please note these tickets are not transferable to other persons.


Tour day responsibilities can include:

  • checking tickets
  • welcoming guests
  • guiding them through the houses
  • enforcing visitor guidelines such as no photography
  • answering questions and serving as an engaging ambassador of VHF and heritage conservation


·         Can maintain a positive, outgoing attitude and be friendly with attendees

·         Able to stand for long periods of time and sometimes navigate steep or narrow stairs

·         A passion and interest for heritage, history, and/or architecture


Please visit our website and read our volunteer guidelines before applying. After reading through the guidelines, please fill out this application form, which is also available on our website.

If you have questions about volunteering for this tour, please email caili@vancouverheritagefoundation.org.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018