Community Engagement

At VDL, we believe in giving back to the community. We organize fun, meaningful charitable activities where we liaise with local non-profits and give back with our time and energy.

If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer and help others, or are a little nervous about going it alone, we’d love for you to join us! Just show up to an event, it’s that easy! Come hang out with other dodgeballers outside the court, gain exposure to the ways you can help out, and make a positive contribution to our local community.

If you are interested in helping organize or lead similar events, or have ideas to pitch for players to get involved in, the VDL Community Engagement team would love to hear fro you! Please contact Michelle at msz@vdldodgeball.ca

 

Upcoming Events

VDL Volunteers with SPES

VDL Volunteers with SPES

DETAILS
When: Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:00am – 1:00pm
Meet at: Stanley Park Nature House
What: Remove invasive species around Stanley Park
Who: Anyone who wants to lend a helping hand

Come learn firsthand about the threat invasive species pose to our local native ecosystems while making an important contribution to conservation and restoration in Stanley Park! VDL will be joining the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) to enhance Vancouver’s largest urban forest by removing invasive species such as English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, and yellow flag iris. Dress for the weather, rain or shine, and be ready to work with a great group of like-minded volunteers in a beautiful outdoor setting. Gloves, shovels, and other equipment will be provided.

Register below or find out more about SPES at http://stanleyparkecology.ca/about-us

Register Here

 

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities:

VOKRA

VOKRA: The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is a volunteer-driven non profit dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland. When kittens are discovered and called in, volunteers are needed to assist with the rescue effort! If a litter is found around our school areas, VDL will be called on to help coordinate volunteers to capture the kittens and drive them to the shelter in East Van.
Learn more about VOKRA through their website: http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/home/

How it works:

1) Sign up on our contact list.
2) A kitten litter or icy sidewalk appears near a dodgeball gym.
3) The “cat” signal goes out – let us know if you’re available!
4) Get together with fellow dodgeballers and make a difference.
Players on our contact list are notified first, but we’ll make an open call via VDL social media channels if additional help is needed. We hope to catch you out there in our community!
Both volunteer opportunities can be signed up for on our contact list!

Past Events

See some of our past events here:

Shoreline Cleanup 2018

Food Bank 2018

VDL and PADS 2018

VDL Blood Drive 2018

 

Christmas Wish Breakfast Toy Drive 2017