Volunteering can be a rewarding way of using your spare time to help those who work tirelessly to protect us and the ones we love. We have a fantastic team of volunteers but we could always use a few more helping hands. Help us at our fundraising events, greet our guests as they arrive at the house or just come and cut the lawn. There are so many different things that you can do to help us to help our heroes. It’s up to you.

Volunteering at the Honour House

Looking for a Career in the Military or Emergency Services?

Volunteering at Honour House can also be a valuable step towards beginning a career in Fire Fighting, Policing, Emergency Medicine and the Military. All of these employers look very favourably at prospective employees who have spent any time volunteering. At Honour House you’ll often meet and help serving and retired members of the Military and Emergency Services communities. You’ll also work alongside other volunteers who are trying to begin a similar career to you and many of our existing volunteers are either serving or retired members themselves.

How to Apply

We’re always looking for friendly motivated individuals to volunteer at Honour House. To apply you must be over 16 years of age and, following an interview, you must provide a criminal record check. You will also be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

If you’re interested in applying to become a volunteer please complete our volunteer application form or call us at 778.397.4399. We’d love to hear from you!

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Meet Some of Our Volunteers

Ashley Bergson

Born and raised In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ashley moved to BC in 2010 to start a new chapter in her life. She currently works as a Fire Dispatcher at Ecomm 911 and has aspirations to become a full-time firefighter. Volunteering is a huge passion for Ashley as she has been volunteering with Honour House since January 2017. She enjoys helping out at the house and likes to get out to raise more awareness at events and fundraisers. Ashley says, “Whether I live in the community or not, it feels good to give back. I want to become a firefighter one day so it’s the right thing to do to support those who have served on our front lines” 

Dylan Myers

Dylan Myers began volunteering at Honour House in 2013, he has become indispensable and highly regarded ever since. He is currently the Manager of Recreation Operations for the City of Vancouver. Dylan says, “I have the utmost admiration for our Canadian Armed Forces, Emergency Services Personnel and Veterans. Volunteering at Honour House Society provides me with a purpose and allows me to give back to those who make the ultimate sacrifices for my own safety and freedom“.

John Ragone

John was born in New Westminster and has been supporting Honour House and its guests since 2021. One of his great-grandfathers served in the Calvary in WWI, another owned a shipbuilding company producing warships for both World Wars and his grandfather was in the air force in WWII. Growing up with this family legacy inspired him to serve his community in uniform, contributing to him becoming a firefighter with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services. He understands the sacrifice that comes with active service which is why he continues to give back to Honour House and the service members and their families that turn to it for support.

Rob Bryson

New Westminster resident, Rob Bryson served with the BC Sheriff’s Service for over 31 years. He joined in 1974 when the organization was in its infancy. He acted as a Deputy Sheriff at all levels of BC’s court system and thoroughly enjoyed his long career serving the Province. “I’ve always had an interest in the history of our Military and Law Enforcement and after spending my life as a Sheriff, my respect and admiration for those who’ve served has inspired me to spend my retirement volunteering and giving back.” says Rob.

Pete Franks

Honour House volunteer, Pete Franks, served in the British Army for seven years with the Royal Irish Regiment and, during his service, he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010/11 and to The Falkland Islands in 2009. Pete is originally from Dublin, Ireland and moved to Canada in March 2018. He is a familiar face at Honour House, volunteering in his spare time. Despite having never skated in his life before moving to Canada, he took up hockey and competed in the Honour House “Play for Honour” hockey tournament to help raise funds for the house.

But if we have been willing to give our lives to this enterprise, which is for the honour of our country, I appeal to our countrymen to see that those who depend on us are properly cared for.

Robert Falcon Scott