volunteer & employment opportunities

The North Park community is amazing because you are a part of it! Volunteering is just one way of getting to know your neighbours and feeling even more connected with your community. Here are the North Park Neighbourhood Association’s current volunteer & employment opportunities.

If you would like to get involved in a particular aspect of your community but you don’t see a posting below that matches your interests, please be in touch with us using the form below!

(Volunteer) Weekly Grocery Hamper Program: Delivery Driver + Sorters

Every Thursday the NPNA puts together free, weekly grocery hampers made up of produce, bread, dairy, some non-perishable items and eggs. The hampers are made between 10:00am-1:00pm, and delivered by volunteers between 11:30am-2pm. We are grateful to be able to use the Community Hall at First Met Church (932 Balmoral) as our home base of operations.

We are in search of volunteers to fill the following roles:

  1. Wholesale Club Pick Up + Sorter + Delivery Driver: Thursdays, 9:30am-11:30am: Pick up Wholesale Club order at Wholesale Club (846 Viewfield Road) on Thursdays at 9:30am and deliver to First Met Church (932 Balmoral). Help set up tables and unload donations. Assist with grocery hamper sorting! Then, deliver 15 hampers (in boxes for easier transportation) to a nearby apartment building. You will have help loading and unloading your vehicle. This role requires access to a large vehicle (SUV/van with foldable seats or larger), and ability to lift boxes (40 lb+).
  2. Delivery Driver: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm: Pick up completed hampers at First Met Church (932 Balmoral) and deliver to households in and near North Park. This role takes about 2 hours, requires a vehicle, and involves some lifting and carrying.

(Paid) Grocery Hamper Program Coordinator

The Grocery Hamper Program Coordinator is a honorarium supported volunteer position. This person oversees the North Park Neighbourhood Association’s weekly grocery hamper program which delivers a free, weekly grocery hamper to 80 households in and around North Park each week. This role includes scheduling, ordering, record management, reporting, volunteer coordination, and facilitation.  As the Grocery Hamper Program Coordinator, you would work independently, taking over all aspects of this project, reporting to the executive director.

Position description: See full description here.

Compensation: This is a volunteer position from January 10 – June 30, 2022. You will receive an honorarium of $210/week based on 10 hours/week at $21/hour.  You will receive $50/month for gas, and a one-time honorarium of $250 towards your phone and internet. You will be required to track your hours and submit a monthly invoice.  

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter  to Sarah Murray at executivedirector@npna.ca

(Volunteer) Land Use Committee Members

Are you interested in land use issues in North Park? Consider joining the Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) to stay up to date with developments happening in the neighbourhood.

CALUC members may expect to help coordinate and attend neighbourhood meetings with developers/proponents and provide feedback on proposed developments. You can also expect to work with the City and other local residents on community land use plans and initiatives.

Other roles/activities are dependent on members’ interests, skills, and time commitment.

We welcome a wide range of interests and skills on the land use committee. You do not need to have prior experience or knowledge of land use matters to get involved!

If you would like to talk more about a volunteer opportunity, please fill out the following form: