Through class collaborations, interacting with the leaders and residents of the Downtown Eastside, and our own events and projects, we hope to inspire first-hand learning on pertinent issues of poverty that exist in our own community.
We aim to be a platform for those who don’t have access to one – a mouthpiece for the often unheard – and to continue advocating for those whose voices are often neglected or unheard.
We provide opportunities to students and community members in the lower mainland to volunteer with non-profits and organizations that work with vulnerable populations
Who are we?
IGNITE THE WARMTH SOCIETY is a youth-led registered charity dedicated to providing opportunities and educational programs to students and community members in the Lower Mainland. Our goal is to use first-hand experiences, such as volunteer opportunities or class collaborations, to combat the stigma and prejudice surrounding those homeless or living in poverty. We hope to promote further awareness about the issues this marginalized demographic are constantly facing, such as the issues of the ongoing housing crisis in the Lower Mainland and how that influences the proportion of welfare money going towards shelter, or the fentanyl crisis.
UPDATE: 5th Annual blanket Distribution
We have been receiving tons of interest in our Annual Blanket Distribution event on the December. 17th, 2017. We cannot thank the community enough for your support in our organization. Unfortunately because of this, we have reached our max capacity for volunteers who will be handing out the packages.
However, we are still currently looking for individuals interested in volunteering on the day of as a driver, during the date of the distribution. Requirements: must have you class 5 and a larger car (truck, SUV, hatchback). By being a drive you are still able to take part in the event and be a vital component of how we run the drive.
Please email email@example.com if this applies to you and interests you.
Here is a list of upcoming opportunities to give back to the community. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about these opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org