AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaOntarioQuebec
Questions? Complete the form below to request FREE information!

By clicking the SUBMIT button above, I consent to be contacted by representatives of CDI College regarding educational opportunities, at the email, or phone numbers provided above, including text messaging or calls to my mobile phone if included above, via automated technology.

Request Free Info

Get Involved by Volunteering in Vancouver

Monday, October 15, 2012

Students who dream of working in the healthcare sector can get a head start on career experience through volunteer work. A number of healthcare programs geared toward providing support for youth in need, individuals with addictions and others within the community are available at CDI College, and when students are not studying or listening to lectures, they can sign up to become a part of the Vancouver Volunteer Corps.

How to Join
To become a part of this organization, volunteers must meet a few simple guidelines. First, they must be over 18 years old and live or work in the Vancouver area. Communication skills and a passion for helping others are also essential. The last two are necessities for students enrolled in healthcare courses.

There are a few minor commitments. A free training session organized by city officials, as well as a briefing session before each volunteer event is required in order to qualify for these opportunities. Once students have completed these duties, they can start searching for events that interest them and build up their experience.

Support the Elderly
The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is on the hunt for passionate fundraiser volunteers this fall. The facility is situated in the heart of Vancouver and asks for a 10-hour commitment per month. Students who are currently enrolled in healthcare courses can balance their school assignments and responsibilities with this additional commitment. The selected volunteers will meet with staff to talk about fundraising ideas and contact potential donors about supporting their advocacy group. The experience can help students understand the business side of nonprofit work and give them some professional background before they begin to apply for full-time jobs.

Coach Vancouver's Youth
Another fun volunteer opportunity in the city is with PLEA Community Services Society's KidStart Program. The group is looking for Kid Coaches who mentor at-risk children, providing their time and friendship to these young kids who might be going through difficult times in their lives. The commitment involves three hours of engagement each week, and volunteers must be 19 years of age or older.

This particular extracurricular activity is ideal for those who want to become more involved in Vancouver's community events. Volunteers can also bring their partners to city sporting events, music shows, fairs and marketplaces. They may even meet professionals who know of exciting job opportunities that they may qualify for down the road.

Students who are interested in a career as an Addictions and Community Services Worker in Vancouver can enroll at CDI College. For more information on related programs, fill out the form on the right.

October 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $4,200 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation

VANCOUVER, BC – October 3, 2016 – In honour of World Heart Day on September 29, CDI College spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health. Over $4,200 has been raised by our campuses nationwide. All proceeds will...Read More

August 23, 2016

ECEBC Announces New Student Bursary Program for Fall 2016

VANCOUVER, BC - August 23, 2016 - Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) has recently announced the launch of a new Student Bursary Program for new applicants this fall! For the semester of Fall 2016 (September - December), all students registered...Read More

August 18, 2016

You’re Invited to CDI College’s National Open House

Join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia, Alberta,...Read More

June 8, 2016

CDI College Congratulates Dental Assisting Grads on NDAEB Exam Success

CDI College's Dental Assisting Grads Score Higher Than National Average VANCOUVER, BC – June 8, 2016 – Congratulations to CDI College's Dental Assisting students from the Burnaby , Surrey , and Victoria campuses for not only achieving exceptional pa...Read More

May 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $6,100 at Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on May 1st, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – May 3, 2016 – This weekend, CDI College's campuses nationwide participated in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, raising over $6,100 for the Kids Help Phone. On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, CDI College's campuses across Canada too...Read More

March 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $3,400 for Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser

VANCOUVER, BC – March 3, 2016 – Last week, CDI College campuses across the country raised over $3,400 at the Pink Shirt Day fundraiser, in support of CKNW Orphan’s Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy’s anti-bullying initiatives. CDI College has always...Read More

February 22, 2016

CDI College Launches Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser to Support an End to Bullying

Vancouver, BC – February 22, 2016 – In support of Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, CDI College is encouraging all its staff, students, and everyone nationwide to wear pink to show support for anti-bullying programs across the count...Read More

February 10, 2016

Veterinary Assistant Info Session

Richmond, BC - February 10, 2016 - Start your path to a fun, playful, and exciting career as a veterinary assistant! How? Stop by CDI College’s Richmond campus on Saturday, February 20 from 10am – 12pm to learn more! Embrace your love for anima...Read More

February 10, 2016

Congratulations to the Abbotsford Graduates of 2016!

Abbotsford, BC - February 10, 2016 - Staff and students from CDI College's Abbotsford campus will celebrate the latest group of graduates at the spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, February 27,2016 from 1-3pm at the Cascade Community Church. The...Read More

February 9, 2016

CDI College's Burnaby and Surrey Dental Assisting Students Achieve 100% Passing Rates on NDAEB Exam

Burnaby & Surrey, BC – February 9, 2016 – Dental Assisting students from CDI College’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses should give themselves a pat on the back for achieving a 100% passing rate at this year’s National Dental Assisting Examining Boar...Read More