Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice!

Yarrow is a youth and senior driven organization in DTES and Chinatown with a vision of a thriving, equitable, and intergenerational Chinatown. We provide outreach to isolated seniors, interpretation and translation services, advocacy, and diverse programming that builds bridges between generations. We combine service provision and grassroots organizing, with a core belief that service work is political and that as a community, we have the tools we need to take care of one another. We empower seniors and youth to work together to improve their communities and tackle the difficult problems of oppression and violence.

1. Medical Accompaniment
Yarrow’s most commonly requested service is medical accompaniment. We support Chinese seniors in accessing healthcare by accompanying them to medical accompaniments, providing support on public transportation to and from appointments, and providing Chinese-English interpretation. Volunteers will be provided training prior to attending appointments.

2. Sticky Rice Collective
The Sticky Rice Collective is a group of youth who collaboratively plan intergenerational events in Chinatown. Previously, we have planned picnics, game show events, and festival celebrations. This year, intergenerational friendly visiting at Chinese senior residential buildings will be our main focus.

3. COVID-19 Senior Support
Grocery deliveries (car required)
Senior Phone call check-ins (car not required)

4. Language Access to Health Care Campaign
Yarrow’s campaign ensures that we address these urgent health care concerns and start building the foundation for a long-term system of care. We are building a team of people interested in supporting this campaign and call on you, our community, to join us in working collaboratively towards these goals! We welcome all skill sets and skill levels – artists, organizers, healthcare workers, data analysts, writers, researchers, etc. – there's a role for you! Teams include: Communications, Organizing, Strategy, External, Research, etc.

For full volunteer position descriptions and responsibilities, please read: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oeh1eKLnPt3O6NpimPaO53dspFbOQhOSwIL5ahnPcMU/edit

If you have any questions while filling out this form, please email Minnie minnie@yarrowsociety.ca
Email address *
Name *
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Phone number *
Which Language(s) do you speak? (It is not mandatory to speak a Chinese language to volunteer) If other, please specify. *
Which volunteer position are you interested in? (If other, please specify your interest!) *
Are you able to attend a 2.5 hour volunteer orientation held over Zoom? *
If you are interested in being a Medical Accompaniment Volunteer, are you able to attend monthly meetings to receive additional training and share experiences with fellow volunteers? *
If you are interested in being a Medical Accompaniment Volunteer, are you able to drive seniors to and from doctor appointments? *
If you are interested in the Sticky Rice Collective, are you able to attend meetings every other week to plan events and have discussions on social justice topics? *
If you are interested in the COVID-19 Senior Support are you able to attend meetings once a month to check-in with the program coordinators and other volunteers? *
Please identify the communities you have worked with/volunteered with/are familiar with: *
Please share a few sentences on why you are interested in volunteering with Yarrow! :) *
Please share any additional information or comments you think is important for us to know!
For times when we reimburse volunteers (ie. for mileage driven for medical accompaniment or grocery delivery), we use our Vancity account to wire money ($0.59 per km). Can we have your Vancity account relationship number? Leave blank if you don't have Vancity account.
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