Volunteers are recruited to assist low income earners to complete their income tax returns. Please contact us for an appointment. A $5 donation is requested for this service.
We have trained multi-lingual volunteers who are ready and willing to help in our community. If you know a neighbour or an organization that needs help with translation, interpretation or general support of new immigrants call Abdul at the Neighbourhood House and he will refer a volunteer to you.
A new session of volunteer training is planned for late June. We are especially looking for bi-lingual Mandarin, Farsi/Dari and Korean volunteers to be trained. This project is funded by the United Way the BC Gaming Commission.
English classes are provided by volunteer facilitators. These classes teach basic English with a focus on everyday use. Classes take place two times a week, Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3pm. The registration is on ongoing basis. The classes are free, and there is only $20 registration fee for one term (10 weeks), which helps to cover the cost of materials and supplies. Please contact us for more information.
Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help community residents acquire basic computer skills, such as operating a computer, connecting to the internet, creating an email account, working with Microsoft Office (word, Excel), and developing some basic typing skills. The classes are on Wednesdays from 3-5pm. The classes are free. Please call us for more info, or if you would like to register.
Free Legal Advice clinics are offered to low income earners in partnership with the Western Canada Access to Justice Society. Appointments are scheduled with Volunteer Lawyers every Tuesday afternoon. This service is only available to individuals who cannot access Legal Aid.
Please call (604) 878-7400 to book an appointment.
Monthly nights are organized by a committee of local residents at various locations throughout South Burnaby. Each night features a cultural theme and is a great place to relax, and meet your neighbours. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Reservations required. Call Branka for tickets (604) 431-0400.