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


Upcoming Events

VDL Blood Drive

Just because the dodgeball season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t get together and make a difference! Join VDL’s Community Engagement team in reaching our blood donation goal!

Location: Oak Street Location (map)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Date: Saturday July 20th, 2019

There are two ways to participate:

  1. Group Donation
    Join us on July 20th, at the Oak Street Clinic for a group donation. We have a limit of 15 spots open, so please make sure to RSVP

    Note: There will be drivers available to take people either home or to a skytrain station, if people aren’t wanting to drive.

  2. Solo
    If you can’t make it on July 20th, worry not! You can go in on your own to donate blood at any point and make sure to register as part of the VDL team. (VANC774596)

NOTE: If you are a regular donor, please sign up with VDL as a Partner for Life! That way our donation goes towards our pledge number too :)

Our partner ID: VANC774596

Join Our PFL Team

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Community Engagement team at


On-Going Volunteer Opportunities:


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:

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:

Community Garden Day 2019

Neighbourhood Clean-Up Wrap Up 2019

VDL Volunteers with Canadian Blood Services 2019

Lookout Society Christmas Meal Preparation 2018

VDL Volunteers With SPES 2018

Shoreline Cleanup 2018

Food Bank 2018

VDL and PADS 2018

VDL Blood Drive 2018


Christmas Wish Breakfast Toy Drive 2017