Vancouver Volunteer Corps

Mission Statement

Vancouver Volunteer Corps Mission Statement

The mission of the Vancouver Volunteer Corps is to harness the power of citizens through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to assist the public during local community events and disasters of all kinds.

Organizational Structure

The Vancouver Volunteer Corps (VVC) is an umbrella organization with multiple program areas, allowing volunteers to expand their skills into specialized teams related to emergency response. As a member of the Vancouver Volunteer Corps you are required to take an orientation session. Once you have completed your orientation you have 6 months to join one of our core emergency response teams in order to become a VVC member. Our core emergency response teams are as follows: 

  • Emergency Social Services (ESS)
  • The Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT)
  • The Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization (VECTOR) 

Once you have joined one of these teams you are encouraged to continue volunteering by participating in ongoing training, exercises, committees, activations, and special events in order to maintain your skills and knowledge.  


All volunteers must:

  • Live or work in Vancouver
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Work well with others


Volunteers are required to:

  • Attend one of our quarterly orientation sessions within 6 months of filling in your application 
  • Join a minimum of one of our emergency response programs (ESS, NEAT, VECTOR) within 6 months of attending your orientation session
  • Participate in a minimum of 3 volunteer activities per year

I would like to volunteer

Fill in an application

Already use to volunteer with this organization?
Log in to your account

Get Social

Share this