Non-Profit Housing Student Work Opportunities

Student Work Opportunities in the Non-Profit Housing Sector

Over 800 non-profit housing and shelter providers across BC support British Columbians in need. These providers are urgently seeking staff to support their work.

What is HousingJobMatch?

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant many people have lost their jobs, including students seeking summer work, co-op and practicum placements. For many non-profit housing and shelter providers, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused staff shortages, and stretched the capacity of existing teams that provide services to communities across the province.

BC Non-profit Housing Association (a provincial umbrella organization for non-profit housing providers) has launched a  website to connect British Columbians looking for work with the non-profit housing and shelter organizations that need their help now more than ever.

Who can apply and what is involved?

While all students looking for work are welcome to apply, the initiative may be of particular interest to the following areas of study:

  • social work or human services
  • mental health and addictions
  • criminology/criminal justice studies
  • nursing
  • conflict resolution, crisis prevention and mediation
  • counseling/psychology
  • Indigenous studies

Students may be working in organizations that provide supports to people with experiences of trauma, people with disabilities and mental health challenges and require compassion, social skills and must be able to work well in teams. Positions can include short-term, summer or one-term placements, as well as longer term part-time work opportunities for students.

Interested students can submit their profile directly at

If your post-secondary institution has any additional questions, you are welcome to reach out to Peer-Daniel Krause at