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Volunteer and Make a Difference!

We need your help at our Summer 2024 Pop-Up on Water Street. 

Meet New Friends

Give Back to the Community

Learn New Skills

Fun Volunteer Opportunity

Join our Water Street Pop-Up

For two months this summer we’re hosting a yello public space on Water Street dedicated to spontaneous connection and conversation. To make this happen we’re recruiting 200 volunteers to be volunteer facilitators. That’s a fancy way of saying you’ll be friendly and chat with people who walk by!

Who We're Looking For


We are looking for committed, open-minded and friendly Vancouverites who are passionate about connecting with others and making a difference in their community!

Here's How to Jump In! 


Apply Today! 

Our simple application process to confirm you’re available to attend a training and give volunteer time at our pop-up.


Attend a Training

Our training meet-up will give you all the tools you need to host in our pop-up space. And it’s a fun way to meet other team members.


Volunteer at the Pop-Up

Choose the times you can volunteer this summer. Then show up ready to make connections and new friends!

What You Get

Besides the personal satisfaction of making Vancouver a friendlier city. You’ll get...

  • Access to our Hello Yello slack channel 

  • Attend our meetup nights 

  • Chance to meet new, awesome people in our city!

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This Year's Location

Our first pop-up in Kits was a resounding success. This year we’re back and better than ever—with a longer activation, more teammates, and in one of the most iconic parts of our city!

This July and August, the City will transform Water Street into a vibrant pedestrian zone with public seating, local Nations art installations, expanded patios, community activations and more.

During the pilot, sections of Water Street and Maple Tree Square will be closed to vehicles to allow visitors a safe and comfortable environment to enjoy the neighbourhood, take in performances, shop, and dine in the heart of Gastown.

Volunteer Requirements

To volunteer with Hello Yello, we need a few small commitments from you: 


1. Attend a 1-hour volunteer training session (& afterparty) in June or July

2. Sign up for at least three 1-hour shifts in our space in Gastown (these can be consecutive hours, or spread out over the summer!)

3. Have a passion for people, community, and our city!

Are you ready to make a difference & meet some awesome, passionate people in our city? 

Apply Here

Upcoming Training Sessions

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