Volunteer With Us!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on your community? Do you come from a diverse cultural background? Join the PICS Intercultural Volunteer Program(IVH) and become a part of a vibrant community of volunteers dedicated to enhancing diversity, community engagement, and personal growth.

What is the PICS Intercultural Volunteer Hub (IVH) Program?

The PICS IVH Program is your gateway to diverse and enriching volunteering opportunities. We bring together volunteers from various cultural backgrounds to participate in initiatives that promote diversity, innovation, and skill development. Whether you’re seeking to contribute your talents, learn new skills, or connect with like-minded individuals, our program is is designed with you in mind.

Why Choose Volunteering?

Embrace the myriad of benefits that volunteering with PICS offers:

  • Explore Your Passion: Gain hands-on experience in your field of interest while making meaningful connections within the industry.
  • Try a New Path: Test the waters of a potential career without a long-term commitment, allowing you to expand your horizons.
  • Develop Marketable Skills: Acquire valuable job skills and gain practical Canadian work experience, enhancing your employability.
  • Leverage Existing Skills: Put your existing skills to use and discover how they can bring value to employers in a new context.

What’s in Store for You?

Upon enrolling in the PICS IVH Program you’ll receive range of services to enrich your volunteering experience:

  • Future References: Secure valuable references for future job positions based on your dedicated volunteer work.
  • Volunteer Certificate: Receive recognition for your efforts through an official volunteer certificate.
  • Diverse Placements: Explore multiple volunteer placements that align with your skills and interests.
  • Skill Enhancement: Develop new skills and apply your existing ones while contributing to meaningful projects.

Our Offerings:

  • Tailored Training: We provide customized training certificates for different skill levels (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4).
  • Perfect Placements: Find placements suited to your qualifications through our comprehensive assessment process.
  • Real-world Experience: Gain practical experience that bridges the gap between theory and real-life application.
  • Flexibility: Enjoy the convenience of flexible time commitments that fit your schedule.
  • Guidance: Receive directions for various positions to ensure you excel in your volunteering role.

How to Join?

Getting started with the PICS Volunteer Program is easy:

  1. Apply Online: Visit volunteering.pics bc.ca to submit your application.
  2. Interview & Assessment: After receiving your application, we’ll reach out for an interview and assessment to understand your preferences and strengths.
  3. Tailored Match: Based on your profile, we’ll find perfect volunteer opportunity for the you and the organization.

Make a difference in your community, gain new skills, and connect with a diverse network of volunteers through the PICS Intercultural Volunteer Program. Your journey to meaningful impact starts here!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Welcome to the PICS Intercultural Volunteer Program’s FAQ section. We’re here to provide you to with answers to common questions about our program if you don’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to contact us for further assistance.

1. What is the PICS Intercultural Volunteer Program?
The PICS Intercultural Volunteer Program (IVH) is a platform that connects volunteers from diverse cultural backgrounds with meaningful volunteering opportunities. Our program focuses on enhancing diversity, community engagement, skill development, and personal growth.

2. How do I benefit from volunteering with PICS?
Volunteering with PICS IVH offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Skill Enhancement: Develop and apply new skills while contributing to valuable projects.
  • Career Exploration: Test out different industries and roles without long-term commitments.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals and expand your professional network.
  • Canadian Work Experience: Gain practical experience to enhance your employability.
  • References and Certificates: Receive future references and volunteer certificates for your efforts.

3. What services are provided to volunteers?
When you join the PICS Intercultural Volunteer Program (IVH), you’ll receive:

  • References: Obtain references for future job positions based on your volunteer work.
  • Volunteer Certificate: Get recognized for your dedication with an official certificate.
  • Diverse Placements: Explore various volunteer placements tailored to your skills and interests.
  • Skill Development: Enhance your skills through hands-on experiences.

4. How long is the volunteer commitment?
The typical commitment for volunteers in our program minimum 100 hours. However, the duration can vary depending on the specific opportunity and your availability.

5. How do I register for the PICS Volunteer Program?
To register for volunteer opportunities, follow these steps:

  • Visit our website at volunteering.pics.bc.ca
  • Complete the online application form.
  • After receiving your, we will reach out to schedule an interview and assessment.

6. What happens after I submit my application?
Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview and assessment. This helps us understand your preferences and strengths, allowing us to match you with the most suitable volunteer opportunity.

7. Can I choose my volunteer placement?
Yes, we strive to match you with a volunteer opportunity that aligns with your skills, interests, and qualifications. Your preferences are taken into consideration during the assessment process.

8. Is there training provided for volunteers?
Absolutely! We offer training for various positions to ensure you are well-prepared for your volunteer role. This training helps you excel and contribute effectively to your chosen project.

9. Can I volunteer if I have limited availability?
Yes, we understand that everyone has different schedules. We offer flexible time commitments to accommodate your availability.

10. How can I get in touch for more information?
If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at volunteer@pic.bc.ca or call our support line at 604-596-7722 Ext: 300

Get Started Today

Join the PICS Intercultural Volunteer Program today and embark on a journey of meaningful contributions and personal growth!